Art on Main

Art on Main is BCEF’s collaborative venture to showcase BCSC student artwork for all of Batesville to enjoy. The program began in 2020 and is the brainchild of two BHS alumni and BCEF sponsors. It provides artists at our four school buildings a backdrop on which to display their creations. BCEF is the sponsor of the series, providing the funding for the mural materials, while BHS alumnus JImmy Rowland donates his installation time and fellow alum Nick Maple donates the use of the side of his building. BCEF board member Ryan Holcomb is the project coordinator.


2023-24 Artwork Theme:  “Education Everywhere”


Batesville Primary School

BPS second grader Jorja Cleghorn drew this picture to show how listening to music helps her learn other subjects.






Batesville Intermediate School

Front row, left to right:  Students Lincoln Brasier, Terra Bunn, Ailey Jones, Catherine Smith, Kate Shotwell, William Swaim, and Calli Oesterling. Back row:  BCEF Art on Main chair Ryan Holcomb, BIS art teacher Olivia Branch, BIS principal Dana Cassidy, and BCEF board member and mural coordinator Jimmy Rowland. Not pictured:  Lilly Reding






Batesville Middle School

Seventh grader Billy Cox created this mural, featuring bold colors in a unique design, to show a variety of places and ways to learn.







Batesville High School

BHS senior Abbey Wuestefeld, who will be attending Ball State University to major in Art Education, used acrylic paint to portray the story of a man looking back at his life and education. The blue portions of the artwork represent nostalgia, as he remembers his youth, his education, his graduation, and his travels.