Albany Launches Fundraising Campaign for 3 Murals

Artwork in Downtown Albany, IN. Photo by Mike RhodesArtwork in Downtown Albany, IN. Photo by Mike Rhodes

By Lori Ritchey—

$10,750 goal to receive a matching grant through IHCDA’s CreatINg Places initiative

Albany, INAlbany residents will have three new murals thanks to the recently launched crowdfunding campaign.

The campaign is sponsored by the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) and offered through the crowdfunding platform developed by Patronicity. The campaign is led by the Beautification Committee of Albany.

“The Albany Beautification Committee’s mural project captures an important part of the historical heritage of our community. Each mural reflects a part of our past that has helped shape who Albany is today.  I applaud and support their efforts and hope our community gets behind this project.”  Steve Hall, Town Council President.

“As a lifelong Albany resident, I am really happy to see the Albany Beautification Committee’s work coming to fruition. Their plans for the incorporation of painted murals in Albany is exciting and can only help to make our town a more inviting place.  Anything that is done to improve the aesthetics of Albany is a worthwhile cause. We have all seen the positive impacts of artwork in other towns around Indiana and I invite everyone in our community to get behind and be supportive of the Beautification Committee’s efforts,” said County Commissioner Shannon Henry.

Murals create a sense of place and belonging. The crowdfunding campaign gives residents a chance to invest in local art that will create a sense of community and celebrate Albany.

If the campaign reaches its $10,750 goal by December 14, 2020 the Beautification Committee of Albany will receive a matching grant of $10,750 from IHCDA’s CreatINg Places program.

Click here for project details and to donate.

The funds raised will be used to create three downtown murals that celebrate local culture and history.

The CreatINg Places program is available to projects located in Indiana communities. Non-profit entities (with 501c3 or 501c4 status) and Local Units of Government are eligible to apply.

Eligible projects must have a minimum total development cost of $10,000, where the recipient will receive $5,000 in IHCDA matching funds should they successfully raise $5,000 through Patronicity. IHCDA will provide matching grant funds up to $50,000 per project.