Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends

The Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends mural series honors Hoosiers whose talent, courage, and humanity helped make our city the vibrant place it is today–particularly those who were overlooked in the past because of their race, gender, economic status, or social class.

Meet the first three Bicentennial Legends and follow @artscouncilindy on social media for updates on the new Etheridge Knight mural and for an announcement on the final mural in the Legends series.

About the
Bicentennial Legends Series

The Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends series builds on Indy’s already-iconic murals of Hoosiers such as author Kurt Vonnegut, poet Mari Evans, and former Indiana Pacer Reggie Miller.

Each Bicentennial Legends mural is a unique collaboration among the artist, community partners, the building owner, and the neighborhood hosting the mural. The public was invited to nominate people for portraits and artists applied to create a mural through open calls. 

Murals depict people who embody the City of Indianapolis’ Bicentennial Commission’s guiding principles: History, civic pride, innovation, and legacy. To learn more, email Julia Muney Moore, Indy Arts Council public art director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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