The Tippecanoe Arts Federation, in collaboration with eMbers Venue, recently received funding through the National Endowment for the Arts to paint a "larger-than-life" mural on a downtown building. The mural, which depicts scenery and a bird is being painted by self-taught artist, Cameron "Camer1" Moberg. Camer1 comes from San Francisco and recently won Oxygen's Street Art Throwdown (2015), a street art competition series.

During Camer1's artist residency, eMbers Venue will host the following workshops and events:
June 14, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - free kids workshop (under 21 years of age)
June 15, 7:00 p.m. - free adult workshop (21 years of age and older)
June 20, 4:00 p.m. - Mural completion celebration (open to the public)
*Participants of the workshops are encouraged to wear paint clothes.

"We want the image of the bird to inspire those driving past to be creative, be yourself, rise above and set yourself free. There are endless possibilities in the world and the bird's freedom speaks to that." stated Ryan Mausch. Mausch is the owner of eMbers Venue in downtown Rensselaer which hosts a number of art and music events throughout the year.

The National Endowment for the Arts grant helps support rural communities beautify their neighborhoods in creative ways. Tippecanoe Arts Foundation and eMbers received $10,000 for their mural project. For additional information on eMbers Venue, visit Photos of the mural are being updated to