Shelby Nower

Shelby Nower is a muralist and fine artist who specializes in creating psychedelic, colorful characters. She is currently a senior as Herron School of Art and Design in Indianapolis as a Drawing and Illustration major. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Shelby has made her home in Decatur, Indiana as a member of the creative group Artisan Collective Enterprise 40.8 )ACE 40.8).

Decatur, IN


The Witch's Familiar - 2022

Every good witch needs a companion, and this colorful kitten is the perfect familiar for any spellcaster or potion master.

The Best Job in the World - 2021

“Some say your job is only good if you like your co-workers. And when your co-workers are a Saint Bernard, a Golden Retriever, a Chow Chow, a Miniature Schnauzer, and a Chihuahua, you may have just found the best job in the world. All the dogs are modeled after my family’s dogs, including my own Saint Bernard: Watson.”

Punk Rock Barbershop - 2020

The Punk Rock Barber Shop is a crazy, colorful sculpture illustration, playing with the possibilities of storytelling through experimental mediums. This piece relishes in the pride that comes with being completely yourself, no matter how unique that look may be. From pink braids to rainbow dreads, the possibilities for self-expression are endless.

Titanium Sponsors

Adams County Community Foundation
Arts United / Indiana Arts Commission
Porter Family Foundation

Platinum Sponsors

City of Decatur
Decatur Arts Commission
Fifth Third Bank
Hoosier Pattern Inc

Gold Sponsors

3Rivers Federal Credit Union
Adams Memorial Hospital
Adams Public Library System (In Kind
Ambassador Enterprises
Backroad Excavating
Berne Ready Mix
Complete Printing Service
First Bank of Berne
John Brune Digital Video