The 46 for XLVI program is a partnership between the Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of Indianapolis. 46 for XLVI was created to elevate the arts and culture of the City in preparation for Super Bowl XLVI. Over the course of the program both local and national artists will create 46 murals around Marion County.
"The arts play a vital role in enhancing our urban environment. The "46 for XLVI" murals will beautify our neighborhoods and are an innovative and creative way to augment the extensive infrastructure work underway across the City."
- Mayor Greg Ballard
As the primary advocate for public art in Indianapolis, the Arts Council put out a national bid to solicit artists for the project. A selection committee was formed to evaluate applicants and possible mural locations. With over 100 applicants, the selection committee worked to create a diverse group of artists in both geographic location and technique. The diversity in mural location was equally important. Through assessments completed by the Arts Council, requests from the neighborhoods, and general inquiry, the Arts Council secured the 46 mural locations.
City of Indianapolis
Capital Improvement Board
John H. Boner Community Center
East 10th Street Civic Association
The Indianapolis Foundation, a CICF affiliate
City of Indianapolis, Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Lilly Day of Service, Indianapolis Downtown, Inc., LISC, Summit Realty, Sherwin Williams, East 10th Street Civic Association, Midwest Remediation, Sunbelt Rental, 2012 Super Bowl Host Committee
Public Art Selection Committee
Julia Muney Moore, Blackburn Architects
Patrick Flaharty, Indianapolis Art Center
Jeremy Efroymson, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art
Dee Schaad, University of Indianapolis
Jennifer Complo McNutt, Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art
Rachel Perry, Indiana State Museum
Gautam Rao, Butler University
Mindy Taylor Ross
Jeff Martin, Centerline Studio/Primary Colours
Quay Kester, Evoke Communications, Arts Council Board of Directors