Three Cities. Two Lanes. One Great Time.
Located among the colorful hills of Southern Indiana is a 40-mile stretch of scenic highway that connects three distinctly different communities, each known for its rich arts heritage. Along Indiana's ArtsRoad 46 (State Road 46, traveling from East to West) Columbus, Nashville and Bloomington offer some of the most inspiring art, architecture, museums, galleries, wineries, small farms and natural beauty in the Midwest. There is perhaps no other place to experience three cultural destinations that are so completely different along such a short expanse of road. Visit the ArtsRoad 46 website.
One of the alluring features about Brown County is the twisting, winding roads, leading you through an inspirational journey. Around each curve of the twisted trails you will meet artists who are creating distinctive works of art; taste award winning wines; and discover the only place in the world where Shagbark Hickory Syrup is made. Meet a family of Alpacas on a working farm, and watch how a spool of yarn is spun into a pair of specialty socks, the finest pair of socks your feet will ever wear. Visit a quaint village founded in 1851 where the population is 7, and features a restaurant specializing in locally grown, raised and harvested food.
Traveling along the twisted trails takes time; we suggest spending at least a full day in each of the regions of the county. Contacting the artists in advance helps to plan your trip and allows extra time for you to weave a rug or throw a pot.Indiana Artisan supports entrepreneurs who create high-quality art, crafts and value-added foods in the Hoosier state. This collaborative program brings together Indiana's talented Artisans' one-of-a-kind art and food creations. Meet the artisans and share their stories. Your experience will be as valuable and unique as the art or food itself.
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