The Arts Council invites you to nominate a Legend who embodies the City of Indianapolis Bicentennial Commission’s four guiding principles: History, Civic Pride, Innovation, and Legacy. Please review these brief guidelines before submitting your nomination via the form below. 

What makes a Bicentennial Legend?

Nominees must: 

  • Have strong connections to Indianapolis or Indiana.
  • Represent the rich diversity of our city. We are especially interested in those who were overlooked because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class. 
  • Have been leaders in their fields including entrepreneurship, arts and culture, science and technology, education, politics and government, sports, or community leadership.
  • Have had a significant impact on the people, culture, and history of Indianapolis and Indiana. In other words, years after they’re gone, you still hear stories about their talent, courage, and humanity.
  • Be deceased.
How are Legends chosen?

Legends will be identified through community conversations and public nominations. A team of historians, researchers, community leaders, and organizations such as Indiana Humanities, the Indianapolis Urban League, and the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, will review nominations. Because this is a long-term project, there is no way to predict right now when the murals will happen. We appreciate your patience. We will be in touch to confirm your nomination and keep you informed as the process progresses. 


Contact the Arts Council's Director of Public Art, Julia Muney Moore, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (317) 631-3301 x240.

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