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Sep 08

[ARCHIVED] No, you're not seeing things - that's a polka-dotted bison on the Courthouse Square

The original item was published from September 8, 2016 12:20 PM to September 12, 2016 10:55 AM

The Courthouse Square in downtown Noblesville is the new (temporary) home for a 5-foot-tall fiberglass bison painted by Hamilton County artists in honor of Indiana’s bicentennial.

Part of the statewide Bison-tennial Public Art Project, the artistic animal arrived Aug. 31 after a summer tour that included appearances at the Hamilton County 4-H Fair and the Indiana State Fair. It will remain on county-owned property near the Historic Jail, visible from Conner Street, until being set out to pasture at Noblesville’s new Federal Hill Park in mid-October.

The piece was designed by artists from mobile art studio Caravan Classes thanks to a grant from LINK Advisory Council, a program of Legacy Fund, the community foundation for Hamilton County. It features 29 iconic Hamilton County symbols—including the Historic Courthouse—and a herd of polka-dot fingerprints.

Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday this year.
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