The Carmel Winter Farmers Market has a new look courtesy of a mural painted on the wall by artist Jules Muck. The market is open Saturdays from Oct. 19 through March 28, 2020, at 610 3rd Ave. SW in the old Woods Wire Building.
Two small murals previously adorned the building.
“The murals began to fade badly,” said Ron Carter, president of the Carmel Farmers Market. “Last spring, we determined one of the things we needed to do for this Winter Farmers Market was to get the mural repainted or a new mural put in place.”
That’s when fate intervened. Muck, a muralist and graffiti artist, was planning to be in Indianapolis working on commissioned pieces.
“I had heard she was going to be in town, so I went to her website to contact her,” Carter said. “Within 45 minutes, she had gotten back to me saying she had time to complete the mural two days later. It all happened very quickly.”
On Aug. 21, volunteers met with Muck to give feedback about the type of mural they wanted to attract guests to the building. They watched while she worked.
“They gave her some suggestions on where things might go and what colors might be best to use,” Carter said. “She came with an idea in mind. It was primarily her design but with our input to make sure it was right for the community.’
Muck finished the mural of rabbits and vegetables in one day.
“We wanted to attract more people to the market through higher visibility for the space,” Carter said. “We wanted a mural with a sense of whimsy and something to carry on the artistic culture of the city of Carmel. She was so easy with which to work. It was a fun day.”
For more, visit carmelfarmersmarket.com/wm-home.