Unconventional Public Art Project Expands in Indiana
Jiffy Lube grows their Every Part Matters mural project to include ten new projects in the next 18 months
INDIANAPOLIS, IN (June 8, 2018) — In collaboration with the Arts Council of Indianapolis, Jiffy Lube of Indiana expands their Every Part Matters mural project to include ten new murals on exterior walls of their buildings around the state, with a focus on Indianapolis.
The project is facilitated by the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the murals will be created by Indiana artists. Muralists include William Denton Ray, who designs Sun King’s branding and cans, and Carl Leck, who creates popular murals throughout Indianapolis. Jiffy Lube of Indiana hopes to set an example of how businesses can contribute and support the community in creative ways not normally associated with their specific line of business.
“Public art is a place-based investment that can add to the cultural identity of a neighborhood,” says Dave Lawrence, President & CEO of the Arts Council of Indianapolis. “This partnership allows us to continue our work of ensuring quality arts experiences are accessible in every Indianapolis neighborhood. We applaud Jiffy Lube’s commitment to giving back to the community through the arts.”
Six murals will be completed in 2018. The remaining four will follow in 2019. The 2018 mural artists and locations are:
Blend Creative Minds — 5444 W. 38th Street (International Marketplace)
Carl Leck — 8175 Allisonville Road (Castleton)
Craig Martin — 2 S. Earl Avenue (Lafayette)
William Denton Ray — 6275 N. Keystone Avenue (Glendale)
Barbara Stahl — 1280 N. Green Street (Brownsburg)
Shamira Wilson Young — 5630 N. Georgetown Road
Current Every Part Matters murals can be found on the Jiffy Lube locations in Broad Ripple, Castleton, and Carmel at 116th and Keystone.
“Since 1985, Jiffy Lube of Indiana has been committed to Growing People Through Work and to the reality that Every Part (of our community and our business) Matters,” explains Jiffy Lube owner Steve Sanner. “We work hard to challenge our employees to reach their full potential and to expose them to things that may be outside their typical comfort zone. Our commitment to public art provides both internal and external benefits to our people and the communities in which we work and live.”
“We began this project with three murals in conjunction with The Department of Public Words. We are now very excited to expand our reach with the help of the incredibly passionate staff at the Arts Council of Indianapolis.” Sanner quipped, “We are also having fun with the element of surprise. As strange as it seems to us, most people have never used Jiffy Lube and public art in the same sentence… at least until now!”
ABOUT THE EVERY PART MATTERS PUBLIC ART PROJECT
Jiffy Lube of Indiana’s Every Part Matters public art project gives back to the community by showcasing artwork on the exterior of Jiffy Lube buildings. The murals are created by muralists and artists in the central Indiana area. Jiffy Lube hopes to set an example of how businesses can contribute and support the community in creative ways not normally associated with their specific line of business.
ABOUT JIFFY LUBE OF INDIANA
With 48 locations throughout Indiana, Jiffy Lube of Indiana is one of the largest systems of franchised service centers in the fast lube industry and employs nearly 400 individuals in Indiana. With the mission of helping Indiana drivers prolong the life of their vehicles through expert preventative maintenance, the core service offering is the Jiffy Lube Signature Service Oil Change.