Association of United Ways (IaUW) is excited to facilitate the Bison-tennial
Public Art Project in partnership with the Indiana Bicentennial Commission. This officially endorsed legacy project aims
to celebrate Indiana’s rich and diverse history and unique features.
What better way to celebrate the state’s 200th birthday than
with a Public Art Project? Artists will
decorate 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison for public display throughout Indiana. The end goal is that at least one – if not a
herd – of bison will be on display in each of Indiana’s 92 counties.
The bison are expected to be complete around May of 2016, with
appearances in the local community throughout the summer. These public art pieces will also be
highlighted along the Bicentennial Torch Relay route, running from September 9
through October 15, 2016, culminating in Indiana’s Bicentennial Statehood Day
on December 11, 2016.
“We at United Way of Perry
County are excited for this unique way to engage our community in this
state-wide project. We believe this is a great opportunity to display our
county pride and individuality while boosting awareness about Indiana United
Ways and Funds’ community efforts and initiatives,” said Linda Reed,
President of the United Way of Perry County Board of Trustees. Contact Executive Director, Rebecca Fenn, at 812.547.2577 for more information on how you can help sponsor a bison in Perry County.
IaUW welcomes Hoosiers across the state to get involved in this project.
sponsors, artists and community organizations may contact their local United
Way or IaUW for county-specific details for the project. Information will be posted soon at www.indianabisonart.org.
encourage businesses and organizations to help sponsor a bison in each of
Indiana’s 92 counties! We understand
this would be the first-of-its-kind statewide public art project in the country.
Hoosiers may join forces with Indiana’s
United Ways in celebration of our 200th Statehood Day,” remarked
Perry Hammock, Executive Director of the Indiana Bicentennial Commission.