Noblesville Schools announced on Monday the upcoming construction of a school-themed art sculpture at the Field Drive and Cumberland Road roundabout.
The art will celebrate the district’s distinctive N in the black and gold school colors with the words “Noblesville” and “Millers” highlighted. Two 17-foot aluminum N’s facing in opposite directions will be featured and will be angled into the roundabout to provide visibility from multiple vantage points.
The district launched a community art competition in 2019 to seek design inspiration for the project and received five submissions featuring a prominent N. These winning submissions came from:
- Carter Metzger, sixth-grader at Noblesville West Middle School
- Amelia Wiggins, tenth grader at Noblesville High School
- 2021 Noblesville High School graduate Kelsie Hayward
- 2019 Noblesville High School Graduate Jakob O’Dell
- Donna Hess, Noblesville Schools Receptionist
“The black and gold N design is iconic and honors the students, staff, alumni and families of Noblesville Schools – past, present and future,” said Marnie Cooke, Director of Marketing and Communications for the Schools of Noblesville. nobleville. “We hope this will become a special landmark that the community can enjoy for many years to come and we thank the City of Noblesville and Nickel Plate Arts for their support of this project.”
“Field Drive and Cumberland Road will be the city’s second roundabout with artwork, and I can’t think of anything more fitting than a group of Noblesville students and staff working together to showcase the school spirit of our community through this sculpture,” added Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen. .
The district chose this specific roundabout to showcase art thanks to its location at the center of several schools, educational facilities and sports venues, including the new Noblesville High School multi-purpose stadium coming in 2022.
The sculpture is funded by the same building bond used to build the stadium, with no impact on the tax rate and no use of class or referendum money.
The project is expected to be completed in October 2021.