INDOT invites students to ‘Paint the Plow’

The Indiana Department of Transportation is launching a program for high school art students in its Southeast District. Organizers say the program is designed to inspire creativity and promote safe driving during wintertime weather events. They say that “Paint The Plow” challenges student artists to “conceive and execute graphic treatments reflecting school spirit—or artwork calling attention to INDOT snow operations.”

INDOT says it will provide the thousand-pound snow plow blades. Student artists will paint on the 12’ X 4’ pre-primed metal. They say the plow blades will be on exhibit at community events this summer and fall, then put into use on snow routes near participating schools next winter.

Paint The Plow is open to all high schools within INDOT Southeast District boundaries. Counties include Bartholomew, Brown, Clark, Dearborn, Decatur, Floyd, Franklin, Harrison, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Owen, Ripley, Scott, Switzerland and Washington.