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Tippecanoe Arts Federation bringing first mural to Dayton

The mural on the Red Bird Cafe will be the town's first mural art piece, something the owners have wanted since they opened in April. They want it to be inspired by the building's history as a mechanic shop.

Posted: Nov 16, 2018 6:10 PM

DAYTON, Ind. (WLFI) - The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is looking for a mural artist to take on a new challenge. After the success of the Wabash Walls project, the TAF is looking to expand its reach to Dayton.

The mural on the Red Bird Cafe will be the town's first mural art piece, something the owners have wanted since they opened in April.

They want it to be inspired by the building's history as a mechanic shop.

"Then we got recommended to the Tippecanoe Arts Federation and that just made us super happy because it's going to make our dream come true to do something beautiful with our white building,” said Latrisha Brown, owner of the cafe.

She said they are hoping that travelers coming off of I-65 see the mural, they will be inspired to try their homemade country cooking, and learn more about the history of the town.

But it will also do more than just bring some color and history to the town.

"It really expands the footprint of making quality of life one of the most things in our community as we brand our county and really uplift the culture that we have,” said Tetia Lee, Executive Director of the TAF.

They are accepting applications for the project until 4 p.m. on December 14th. The artist will be given $5,000 to complete the project in a two week time frame. It will be completed not later than May 1st, 2019.

Click here to apply.

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