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HUE MURALS AND INDY AUTO MAN CAR DEALERSHIP ANNOUNCE INDY ARTS FEST Local Arts Business Teams Up With Car Dealership To Present New Festival Celebrating Local Artists And Small Businesses

Indianapolis, IN: On Labor Day of this year, Hue Murals, a mural business started by local artist Koda Witsken, and the local car dealership Indy Auto Man ( will host the inaugural Indy Arts Fest. The festival will take place at Indy Auto Man’s new service building at 3130 Madison Avenue, Indianapolis, IN, on Monday, September 6, 2021, from 11 AM to 7 PM. It will center around the creation of six 8 ft x 12 ft murals, painted live at the event by six local artists: Dan "Handskillz" Thompson, Julie Davis, Israel Solomon, Alexandria Hall, Becky Hochhalter, Lisa Sears & Hannah Johnson.

Zionsville resident Julie Davis will be one of the mural artists participating in the event. Julie has a BFA from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Texas and an MFA from Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

“Indy has great arts festivals,” says organizer Koda Witsken, “but we wanted to start a festival that specifically celebrates the wonderful artists based right here in Indianapolis. Our goal is to provide a new platform for Indy artists and small businesses to showcase their talents, while allowing the local audience to enjoy what their city has to offer!”

Sponsors of the event include Blonde Entertainment providing headliner The Doo!, as well as Rock Garage Music providing daytime entertainment. Other sponsors include Synergize, 31Svn Street Dance Academy, Grupo Folclórico Macehuani, ArtMix, and Party-Pod.

General admission tickets will be $10. VIP tickets will cost $100 and include prime parking with mural backdrop, exclusive Party-Pod access, and two drink tickets. Tickets can be purchased on the Indy Arts Fest website at General admission tickets will also be available in person the day of the festival.

About Hue Murals: Established in 2018, Hue Murals is an Indianapolis-area mural business centered on the work of local artist Koda Witsken. Witsken’s colorful style and optimistic themes adorn many businesses and buildings in the central Indiana area. Hue Murals strives to create art that helps businesses, spaces, and people rise “a shade above” - a little brighter, and a lot more united.

About Indy Auto Man: Established in 2008, Indy Auto Man is an Indianapolis car dealership with a focus on removing the stigma associated with used car sales. Indy Auto Man prides itself on an efficient, transparent, and customer-focused car buying experience backed with a 30-day price match and 7-day exchange guarantee. Indy Auto Man is proud to offer the best value inventory in the state, and to invest a percentage of profits back into the community to via the IAM4INDY vehicle donation program.

About Julie Davis Veach: Julie Davis Veach is an American painter, multi-media artist, and graphic designer based in Zionsville, Indiana. Through her mediums, she creates vibrant, visceral works that invoke states of being, including self-reflection, joy, healing, gratitude, and connection.

 Artist’s Statement

“There is an overwhelming need for light and healing in the world today. I can't ignore the voice that keeps reminding me to ‘be the change you wish to see.’ Throughout my life, the creative process is how I have healed from and overcome challenges and trauma. Art is also how I share my humanity, purpose, and connection to all that is. It is how I choose how I want to feel every day and how I want to impact others. 

In my work, I use water-based media, acrylics, enamel, ink, crayons, and pencils. Through these mediums, I aim to inspire self-reflection, joy, healing, gratitude, and connection. By balancing the artist's hand with playful design elements, my work is both intentional and feminine, visceral and sensual.”

Julie Davis Veach in studio
Julie Davis Veach in her Zionsville studio