Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Lilly Project Lands in Guinness Book of World Records

A mural on a 1,230-foot-long wall along Madison Ave., located just south of downtown Indianapolis, has achieved recognition as a new Guinness World Record, according to Eli Lilly and Company.

The mural was among 60 beautification projects completed in partnership with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc., and more than 50 local community organizations during Lilly's inaugural Global Day of Service held last May.

Lilly and KIB submitted the mural for consideration by Guinness, and recently were notified that the mural has been confirmed as the largest paint-by-number mural in the world. The record was held previously in China.

A former Manual High School/Art Institute of Indianapolis student Patrick Viles designed the mural to showcase fun, hard work, and healthy living in Indiana. Well-known Indianapolis landmarks are featured, including the Indianapolis Zoo, The Children's Museum of Indianapolis and the city's south side.

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