Full Tilt Arts is pleased to announce that it has been named a Visit Indiana Arts & Culture Passport Destination.
“Since its inception, Full Tilt Arts has been on a mission to bring art to public spaces in Fulton County. In an effort to explore the best ways to achieve our goals, we traveled across the state, visiting art installations, festivals, workshops and seminars to learn strategies for improving our community through visual art. accessible to the public,” a press release states.
Full Tilt is a non-profit organization based in Rochester. Its board members are Christine and Brian Walsh and Erica Coffing.
Over the past three years, Full Tilt has embarked on a window beautification project and completed two murals: the jungle mural, with seating for a photo op, on the side of a building north of The Times Theater in the 600 block of Main Street, west side; and one depicting the forced removal of the Potawatomi Indians in September 1838 from Fulton County, which is on the south wall of the Corner Market Mall in the 700 block of Main Street, east side.
It’s nearly complete with a third in downtown Rochester – in the parking lot west of Webb’s Family Pharmacy. The mural is a tribute to the beadwork and applique art of the Potawatomi Indians and includes native and medicinal plants that grew in Indiana when the Potawatomi lived there.
“Community buy-in to these and future projects has helped us be ‘on the map’ as an up-and-coming arts destination, potentially attracting visitors who we hope will boost the local economy through their patronage,” the statement said.
The organization says it’s excited that the Indiana Arts & Culture Passport will introduce new visitors to Rochester’s art offerings, including The Native Nook, The Times Theater and Elemental Art Studio.
To find the passport, visit www.visitindiana.com/indiana-passports/ and scroll down for a passport link. Full Tilt is listed under the public arts tab.
Full Tilt Mural projects are supported in part by the Indiana Arts Commission, through the St Joseph County Community Foundation.
– The Sentinel Report