Experience Art in Downtown Kokomo

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By Travel Indiana

KOKOMO — As the weather starts to get warmer and the exit ramp for Spring Break lies straight ahead, it may be time to think about a day trip or two with something for everyone in the family.

Kokomo, at an hour and 15 minutes north and a jog to the west, may be the ideal destination with its Art Walk Scavenger Hunt.

Many of downtown Kokomo’s side alleys have been transformed into public art spaces showcasing all forms of art, from paintings and sculptures to light and sound art in these open-air art galleries. Large colorful murals painted by local, regional and student artists can be found on sides of many buildings, and even bridges throughout downtown Kokomo. These murals make great backdrops for photo ops and selfies.

Kokomo is also home to the Kokomo Sculpture Walk. Opened in April 2019, this art walk features nine large-scale sculptures from artists across the Midwest. Located throughout downtown along Kokomo trails and waterways, these sculptures are on display for a two-year period (through April of 2021), giving visitors and residents the chance to explore art while enjoying the great outdoors. A self-guided tour can be found on the Visit Kokomo App.

Outdoor art never closes — the art alleys, wall murals and sculpture walk are open 24/7. But the best part is, they’re free.

For some scavenger hunt fun, visit the website at visitkokomo.org/downtown-art. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for 10 different artworks on display throughout the city.