Write It Down
Community Chalkboards Bring Public Art to Boone County
Compliments of Boone County Economic Development Corporation
Community chalkboards have recently been installed in Boone County thanks to a partnership between the Boone County Economic Development Corporation (Boone EDC), Indy’s Pro Graphix and local leaders.
The chalkboards, located in Whitestown and Zionsville, give community members the opportunity to say why they love their community. Both chalkboards are located along the Big 4 Trail.
Zionsville’s is near Town Hall and Whitestown’s is in the Legacy Core district.
“Earlier this year, the Boone EDC conducted a survey to measure residents’ opinions of their quality of life. One of the top opportunities that was identified was public art,” says Boone EDC Community Development Director Megan Swain. “This project exemplifies our commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Boone County.”
The chalkboards, produced and installed by Indy’s Pro Graphix, are four-feet high by 10-feet wide. Chalk is tethered to the boards and the boards will be monitored to make sure they are being used by the public properly.
“Placemaking and economic development go hand in hand,” says Boone EDC Executive Director Molly Whitehead. “Without quality of life amenities, we will have a difficult time attracting and retaining a talented workforce.”
Boone EDC officials plan to continue working with local leaders to bring the chalkboards to other communities throughout the county. For more information, visit betterinboone.org.