Bardon announces program to highlight local artists

Artwork to be displayed at Wayne Township Government Center


In an effort to highlight the work of local artists and create more spaces for the public to view art, Thursdsay Wayne Township Trustee Jeb Bardon announce the Wayne Township “Artists in Residence” program.

Starting this month, Wayne Township residents will be able to display their artwork in public space at the Wayne Township Government Center, located at 5401 West Washington Street, at no cost. As the program grows, the goal is to rotate the work of local artists throughout the year and host periodic art shows at the government center.

“We are thrilled to able to provide a platform where our residents can display their work, but also a place where anyone can come in and experience it at no cost,” said Bardon. “Art is such an important part of any community and utilizing public spaces like this to make in more accessible to more people is a real win-win. We look forward to welcoming more artists to the program in the months and years to come.

The first artist to display work is Speedway resident Shannon McKeon, who is known for her mural along the B&O Trail at Girls School Road. A sports racing fan, McKeon’s work generally involves some kind of street or vehicle element – from hub caps and street signs, to skateboards and car hoods – making for unconventional canvases. Her work can now be viewed in the lobby of the Township Trustee’s Office.

To learn more about the program, or to submit artwork, please visit

Located on Indianapolis’ west side, Wayne Township is home to nearly 150,000 residents, vibrant neighborhoods, hundreds of businesses and important assets like the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indianapolis International Airport. The Wayne Township Trustee’s Office offers numerous programs and services to assist residents facing difficult situations and also oversees the Wayne Township Fire Department. For more information on the Wayne Township Trustee’s Office, visit