East Central Indiana Regional Planning District received a $1,500 Walmart Grant in Albany, Indiana, in order to create public art features. NOW Art facilitated this community mural program alongside Walmart to showcase artwork in hundreds of locations across the nation. The grant was spent on art for the new splash pad in Albany. Public art can transform dull, blank spaces into visually interesting and attractive areas that people enjoy spending time in. This can enhance the character and identity of a community. For this reason, ECIRPD will be applying to other Walmarts in East Central Indiana to fund more of these initiatives.