Downtown Could Be Turning ‘Red’

Posted on October 12th, 2018

Vincennes could be seeing Red – but in a multitude of colors.

At their meeting last night, the Vincennes Historic Review Board heard from Fernando Lozano, an artist hoping to put a smile on the city’s face.

It is the hope of Lozano to hand a series of banners on the side of 418 Main to bring back the memory of Red Skelton. Every two weeks, a new 10×28 banner with a solid color background would be hung on the side of the building – in the heart of downtown. Each banner would feature a famous quote from the famous comedian, with a tagline at the bottom: “Vincennes: The City with a Smile.”

Not only would the artwork attract more eyes to downtown and help to keep alive local history, it would add a further sense of identity to Indiana’s first city.

Lozano is currently seeking funding for the idea, but received the full support of the Historic Review Board.

This entry was posted on Friday, October 12th, 2018 at 8:36 am and is filed under News.

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