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ISBA Courthouse Art Project on display at Conner Prairie as part of yearlong exhibit

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January 19, 2016

ISBA Courthouse Art Project on display at Conner Prairie as part of yearlong exhibit
Endorsed as an official Bicentennial Legacy Project!

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 19, 2016) – The Indiana State Bar Association’s (ISBA) Courthouse Art Project will be on display as part of a yearlong art exhibit at Conner Prairie, the interactive history park in Fishers, Ind. Established in 2007, the Courthouse Art Project is an initiative to collect original artwork of courthouses in all of Indiana’s 92 counties. The ISBA has secured 40 paintings so far, which will all appear in a phased approach at Conner Prairie in 2016. The Indiana Bicentennial Commission has endorsed the Courthouse Art Project as an official Bicentennial Legacy Project.

“We still have work to do in order to have all 92 counties represented with a work of original art,” said Douglas D. Church of Noblesville, past president of the ISBA and chair of the Courthouse Art Project Committee. “It is our hope that having public displays such as this will inspire those counties that have yet to contribute to the collection to get serious about it and find ways and means to donate a painting.”

Schedule for Conner Prairie exhibit:

Phase 1 (Jan. – May) 

Phase 2 (May – Sept.) 

Phase 3 (Sept. – mid-Jan., 2017)
Bartholomew County Allen County  Benton County
Daviess County  Boone County DeKalb County
Dubois County  Delaware County Elkhart County
Floyd County Fountain County Fulton County
Hamilton County* Hamilton County* Grant County
Knox County Hancock County Hamilton County*
Pike County Hendricks County Jasper County
Posey County  Henry County Lake County
Ripley County Madison County Miami County
Sullivan County Marion County Pulaski County
Vanderburgh County Montgomery County St. Joseph County
Vigo County Morgan County Tipton County
Washington County Shelby County Wabash County
Wayne County Tippecanoe County Wells County

 *Hamilton County submitted the first piece of artwork for the Courthouse Art Project in 2007.   


The ISBA looks forward to receiving original artwork from the remaining 52 counties. For more information about this initiative, please contact Doug Church at Click here for photos of each piece of artwork. Also, click here to view the official brochure. 




Founded in 1896, the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) is the single largest legal organization in the state. With more than 12,000 members, the ISBA serves and advocates on behalf of its members, their clients and the public interest as the independent voice of the legal profession. The ISBA’s office is located in downtown Indianapolis. For more information about the State Bar, visit

Media Contact: Carissa Long, Director of Public Relations & Social Media, ISBA, 800.266.2581,