Give Now  »

wfiu logo
WFIU Public Radio

wtiu logo
WTIU Public Television

Choose which station to support!

Indiana Public Media | WFIU - NPR | WTIU - PBS

News Contact IPM News Indiana Public Media News

{ "banners": { "tv" : [ {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=TIU0819BNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=zK29dWB9DK4XsX%2f3Qawrnb1YhDw50SikSh2nq0qouhg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-21-19-wtiu-banner-new.png", "startingDate" : "1569027600000", "endingDate" : "1569211140000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=TIUCBABNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=rdFjMyvPPVXjQ9fwgNfItq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-3-19-country-music-passport.png", "startingDate" : "1567526400000", "endingDate" : "1568865540000"} ], "radio" : [ {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-17-19-predrive.png", "startingDate" : "1568692800000", "endingDate" : "1569297540000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-24-19-firstday_webbanner.png", "startingDate" : "1569297600000", "endingDate" : "1569383940000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-25-19-petday_webbanner.png", "startingDate" : "1569384000000", "endingDate" : "1569470340000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-26-19-gogreen_webbanner.png", "startingDate" : "1569470400000", "endingDate" : "1569556740000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-27-19-news_webbanner.png", "startingDate" : "1569556800000", "endingDate" : "1569643140000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-28-19-to-9-29-19-iubicentennial_webbanner.png", "startingDate" : "1569643200000", "endingDate" : "1569815940000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-30-19-am-lastdayv1wknd_webbanner.png", "startingDate" : "1569816000000", "endingDate" : "1569873600000"} , {"url" : "https://support.indianapublicmedia.org/alleg/WebModule/Donate.aspx?P=WFIUFDBNR&PAGETYPE=PLG&CHECK=tAXekcDG%2flgkr2wNtsqwhq1gzMC6uhq5nDjkJobrCdg%3d", "img" : "https://indianapublicmedia.org/images/banner-images/9-30-19-pm-lastdayv2wknd_webbanner.png", "startingDate" : "1569873660000", "endingDate" : "1569884400000"} ] }}
{ "item" : [ {"label" : "t", "mp3" : "as", "startingDate" : "1568692800000", "endingDate" : "1569124800000"} , {"label" : "h", "mp3" : "k", "startingDate" : "1568001600000", "endingDate" : "1568433600000"} ] }

Greencastle Grain Silos Transformed Into A Canvas For Large Murals

Greencastle's painted silos

(Mitch Legan, WTIU/WFIU News)

The Putnam County Mural Project unveiled its first mural this past weekend, and its medium might surprise you.

Four grain silos at the intersection of U.S. 231 and Veterans Memorial Highway are now covered from top to bottom with Indiana-inspired artwork.

The four silos depict a bald eagle, cattle, instruments and a covered bridge. 

While the art itself might be magnificent, the speed at which it was painted could be even more impressive.

New York-based artist Andrei Krautsou painted the entire mural with spray paint over the course of two weeks. 

"It was amazing," says Rick Woodall, who owns S&W Feed Center, where the mural is located. 

The community helped foot the bill, raising $34,000 for the artwork. The state matched $30,000 with a grant.

Woodall says the mural has already become something that the community can be proud of.

"In my opinion, it does take some old, drab concrete silos that have been there since 1953 and really spruces 'em up," Woodall says. "It also gives people when they come into Greencastle from the south end something to look at, something to talk about. It was amazing to me yesterday, the number of people coming by to take pictures, wave, honk, thumbs-up, all that stuff like that. So it really has been a centerpiece.”

Chris Cowans has been working at the McClure Oil across from the mural since July, when the project was still in the development stages.

He says it's been fun watching the artwork progress. But more importantly, it's been fun watching the community come together.

"I had a customer come up to me and tell me we should've done something like this a long time ago. And I agreed with her," Cowan says. "It's something to spruce up the town, something to add a little bit of color." 

Woodall added with the silos' completion, Greencastle is now home to one of the largest murals in the state of Indiana. 

Want to contact your legislators about an issue that matters to you? Find out how to contact your senators and member of Congress here.

Support For Indiana Public Media Comes From

Find Us on Facebook

Recent Business and Economy Stories