Since 2016, our mural project has brought beautiful art to our store exteriors and helped Indiana artists grow through their work. This mural project is part of our Growing People through Work initiative, a franchise-wide commitment to build up our employees and the communities where they live and work. The murals are presented in partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis.
In 2019, the Jiffy Lube of Indiana mural project received the Americans for the Arts’ National Arts and Business Partnership Award. Jiffy Lube of Indiana is the first Indiana-based company to receive this honor since 2013.
“It is an exciting time to be part of a project like this,” says Steve Sanner, owner of Jiffy Lube of Indiana. “It’s positively impacting our business, but more than that, it is improving our communities and inspiring our people.”
This project has impacted more than twenty Indiana artists. Hear from the artists about how they’ve grown through their work.
We have 25 murals across our 51 Indiana locations featuring impressive murals by local artists. In 2022, seven new artists and one apprentice artist have been commissioned for murals across Indiana.
Aaron Scamihorn: 532 S. S.R. 135, Greenwood
Aaron’s work focuses on digital portrait illustrations and hand-screened prints. He’s passionate about illustrative imagery, and his style displays a retro and vintage vibe. What is less known is that he pursues mural-scale street art with a more whimsical approach. Aaron is also the founder of Craft Brew Doodle Crew, a group that meets at Indiana City Brewing to collaborate and create art.
Ashley Nora: 3998 S. East St., Indianapolis
Ashley did not initially pursue art as a vocation. In 2012, she graduated with a BS from Anderson University and started her career as a Chemist. Although she enjoyed it and experienced success, eventually, Ashley realized she still loved art. In 2017 she started accepting commissioned art projects part-time to fuel her passion, then ultimately made the bold decision to leave her career in science to pursue art full-time. Ashley is currently the Vice President of The Eighteen Art Collective, and her “Keepers of Culture” mural at the Stutz is has made a massive impact on our City’s growing reputation as an art destination.
Johnathon Arce: 5920 Broadway, Merrillville
Johnathon’s art uses a range of mediums including acrylic, vinyl, oil, spray paint, and silkscreen. As a child, Johnathon’s art was influenced by a book on Mayan and Aztec art, and as a teenager, his interest shifted toward graffiti. Because of these influences, his artworks hover between figurative and abstract, formal and symbolic. Johnathon refers to himself as “German, Spanish, Mexican, and American; a mix, a mutt.”
Lyndy Bazile: 640 N. Wayne St., Angola
Lyndy is a Northern Indiana-based artist. As a multiracial woman of color born and raised in the Hoosier state, Lyndy uses her artwork to explore her Haitian ancestry in an attempt to better connect with her roots. Her work also celebrates larger body types and emphasizes feminine strength to celebrate multiplicity and evoke pride in diverse identities.
Martin Kuntz with apprentice Chelsie Liberati: 1270 S. Rangeline Rd., Carmel
Born in the Netherlands, Martin has lived in Indiana since the age of three. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore in 2008 with a BFA in Painting. Martin is no stranger to large-scale murals. You might recognize his recent work at Tappers Arcade and Indy CD & Vinyl.
Chelsie Liberati is working as an apprentice on the project. An Indiana-based muralist and illustrator, Chelsie is currently illustrating her second children’s book and is looking forward to creating more large-scale murals.
Megan Jefferson and Avon High School students: 7825 E. US 36, Avon
Megan is an Indianapolis-based abstract and landscape artist who painted the existing mural on the west wall of our Avon location in 2019. Megan was also part of the very first JIffy Lube mural project in 2014 as a member of the artist collective Department of Public Words. This year, she will be guiding and mentoring art students from Avon High School to complete a mural on the east side of the Avon store.
Shaunt’e Lewis: 4930 S. Emerson, Indianapolis
Shaunte’s first experience with the Jiffy Lube Mural project was in 2020 when she was selected as an apprentice in creating Anatomy of a Moment with artist Artur Silva. Shaunte’s bright and bold abstract work ranges from smaller paintings on canvas to digital illustrations to murals. We are honored to welcome Shaunte back to create another large-scale mural!