Chaz Kaiser & Andrea Grimsley
This clocktower was inspired by European cuckoo clocks. The bezel incorporates leaves, acorns, and walnuts highlighting the native trees of southeastern Indiana. The two woodsmen saw a log at the top of each hour representing the lumber industry which helped found the community and insure its future prosperity. Local metal artisan, Chaz Kaiser, fabricated the bezel. Andrea Grimsley designed and painted the pieces. The name “Holzhackerbuam” translates roughly to “the woodsman guys.”
Children of Peace
Mr. Price’s works are included in public and private collections throughout the world. This piece was purchased by the Batesville Beautification League. It depicts both genders—representing all of mankind in the same noble effort. The children are shown holding doves, olive branches and roses (symbols of peace) which brought in the element of nature. In the sculpture, the children’s bodies form simple arches, simple and beautiful forms that represent peace, harmony, and eternity.
Chaz Kaiser, Mary K Cambron, Kyle Hunteman, Andrea Grimsley
A vibrant alley in the heart of downtown Batesville includes a custom-made guitar bench and a colorful music-themed ground plane mural. This space was revitalized by talented group of local artists and students in 2019 through the collaboration of the Batesville Main Street, Office of Community and Rural Affairs, City of Batesville, and the Batesville Area Arts Council.
Our Roots Start Here
The Mayor’s Youth Council took the initiative to write a grant to bring world-renowned street artist Kelsey Montague to Batesville to create this interactive mural in 2019. Montague, of Colorado, has painted nearly 300 murals around the world, including London, Hong Kong, and Dubai. The mural contains some beloved symbols of Batesville. You can see both the Bulldog mascot and an iconic Batesville marquee.
Farm to Table
This mural was painted by Jakob Schnitker in the summer of 2021 on the back of The Galley, a commercial kitchen and meeting space that supports local food entrepreneurs and businesses. It shows the bounty of produce and prepared foods that you can find in the space at any given time and adds a vibrant mural to this highly visible spot in downtown Batesville.
World renowned street artist Kelsey Montague created this mural as part of her #whatliftsyou movement that combines the power of art with social media to create an uplifting experience online. This mural depicts monarch butterflies and was featured in the August 2019 edition of Forbes magazine. Monarch butterflies were chosen because this mural is painted on the back of Baxter (formerly Hillrom), which makes the Monarch Airway Clearance System.
A Tale of Our Town
Crafted in a collage style, this mural combines images of the area's natural diversity intertwined with graphic black and white drawings connecting present and past. Highlighted in this work are milestones in Batesville’s history including farming, the railroad, and Batesville’s woodworking and furniture making industries. Elements of Batesville architecture are also dispersed throughout. This mural was painted on 25 metal panels in the artist’s studio and shipped to Batesville. The artist spent a week in Batesville completing portions of the mural directly on the building. Interestingly, the train in this mural is in the exact location as the railroad used to run through downtown Batesville.
BHS Students, Community Volunteers, Amy McCabe, Mary K Cambron
Growing Up Batesville
This beautiful mural involved hundreds of citizens, thousands of dollars and donated materials, over 2,500 hours of labor and many community groups working alongside the Batesville High School students to produce a 36 by 36-ft mural. "Painting bees” were held all winter long for the community volunteers to come and paint a section of the mural. The project was managed by local artists Amy McCabe and Mary K. Cambron.
BHS Students and Rebecca Davies
Historical Society Mural
This mural was painted in 2004 by Batesville high school students under the direction of resident artist Rebecca Davies. It depicts icons that represent the people and places in the history of Batesville. A special community celebration was held to unveil the mural. It was moved from its original location to its current home at the side of the Batesville Historical Society.
Explore 2 Learn
BAAC, Batesville Main Street, and Kids Discovery Factory collaborated with a southern California muralist, Hanna Gundrum of Little House Ink, to create a fun and colorful mural that embraces the elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) learning. The mural was painted on seven large panels and installed in spring of 2022. Local artist Donovan Freeland painted the extensions on the building.
The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the women's suffrage movement. This space honors five women whose visions and tireless efforts created organizations that continue to impact on our community today. It also provides a space for our community to enjoy outdoor events. The park features a sculpture designed by local artist Andrea Grimsley representing the many aspects of the feminine – invention, creation, protection, collaboration. It honors the required dedication to birth a community in all its facets.