Mural Celebrates Cleaner Waterways and Culture Through Art
INDIANAPOLIS – Citizens Energy Group is excited to announce that our 2021 DigIndy Art Project mural is complete and is reflective of the vibrant Latino culture found on our city’s west side.
Located at 3750 W. Washington St. in Indianapolis, this year’s artwork brings to life the vision of local Mexican American artist Samuel Peñaloza, who interpreted Aztec mythology by featuring Tlāloc, supreme god of rain, earthly fertility, and water. The art highlights the influence of water on our city and in nature.
Citizens partnered again this year with Big Car Collaborative to tell the story of the DigIndy Tunnel System. In past years, the DigIndy Art Project featured original art hand-painted on manhole covers around the city and a mural on a Citizens building at Meridian Street and Westfield Boulevard. This year’s mural is part of Citizens’ ongoing efforts to educate the public about the transformational benefits DigIndy is providing our community.
“The 2021 DigIndy Art Project is a celebration of our local waterways and the rich Latino culture in the mural’s westside neighborhood,” said Jeffrey Harrison, Citizens President & CEO. “Citizens is grateful to Big Car Collaborative and artist Samuel Peñaloza for their partnership and vision, and to the community members who provided their input on this inspiring piece of public art.”
The open portion of the DigIndy Tunnel System already has prevented more than 2.5 billion gallons of sewage from entering our local waterways. When the entire system is complete in 2025, it will capture up to 6 billion gallons of sewage annually, restoring our local waterways to levels not seen in more than 100 years.