Columbus makerspace to add murals at airport facility

The Propeller maker space at the Columbus Municipal Airport will have two new murals by Indianapolis based artist Nick Abstract.

A selection committee chose Abstract from more than 20 submissions for the airport mural project. Lulu Loquidis, principal architect with the LAA Office, organized the process that led to the choice. Organizers say that Abstract’s blend of contemporary aesthetics and storytelling led to the decision.

Abstract has previously worked in Columbus in the Sixth Street Arts Alley creating a mural that represents the city’s modern design legacy.

Propeller is a 9,000 square foot makerspace organized by the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce that includes a 3D printing lab, welding bay, metal shop, woodworking shop, electronics lab, and a classroom. It’s home to the Columbus Area Arts Council studio and three entrepreneurial tenants.

The walls will be primed in early September with painting expected to be complete by September 30th.

Funds for the Propeller space exterior upgrades were raised through a crowdfunding campaign and matching grant from Indiana Housing and Community Development Corporation.

Artist’s rendering courtesy of Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce.