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Visit Indiana Week is May 1-7

April 29, 2016

Indy Style - WISH TV (Indianapolis, IN)

6 Central Indiana Treetop Experiences

April 28, 2016

By: Olivia Lewis, Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN)

Whether you're in need of a team-bonding activity, want to test your wit or just looking for a fun time with friends and family, Central Indiana has a number of treetop experiences to fly through.

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Summer Travel Season Begins with Visit Indiana Week May 1-7

April 27, 2016

XRB Radio (Brownsburg, IN), USAgnet, 95.3 WIKI (Madison, IN), WFYI (Indianapolis, IN)

Lt. Governor Eric Holcomb and Visit Indiana are kicking off the summer travel season with Visit Indiana Week May 1-7. In celebration of Visit Indiana Week, the Indiana Department of Natural Resources is once again teaming up with Visit Indiana to offer a day of free gate admission to all Indiana state parks, reservoirs and state forest recreation areas on Sunday, May 1.

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Spring Arts Guide: 12 Fairs and Festivals

April 23, 2016

By: Justin Jacobs, Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN)

With the weather begging you to head outside and explore, summer in Indiana is the perfect season for festivals — and this year there are many from which to choose. Whether you’re looking to dip into the world of fine art, get on down to some bluegrass, or simply take a drive outside of town, we’ve collected some of the region’s best music and arts festivals right here for you.

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America's 20 Most Charming General Stores

April 22, 2016

By: Maria Carter, Country Living Magazine

You need to add these rural gems to your road-trip bucket list. ​

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Art History

April 15, 2016

By: Ryan Trares, Daily Journal (Franklin, IN)

Through two centuries of work, artists have helped the story of Indiana come alive.

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Hilly Half

April 14, 2016

By: Ben Kibbey, Daily Reporter (Greenfield, IN)

Running 13.1 miles up and down some of the steepest hills in Brown County State Park may sound more like work than fun. But that added challenge — and the beauty of the park in fall — is precisely what will draw runners to the Brown County Hilly Half, Race Director Bill Bartley predicts.

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Farmhouse Cafe and Tea Room: It’s Tricky to Find but Worth the Drive

April 8, 2016

By: Aubrey Dunnuck, Bloom Magazine (Bloomington, IN)

It takes a bit of effort to find the Farmhouse Cafe and Tea Room, but those who persevere are rewarded with a scenic drive through the back roads of Brown County and a unique dining experience when they reach their destination.

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5 Places to Get Your Hiking Fix Around Indy

April 2, 2016

By: Maureen C. Gilmer, Indianapolis Star (Indianapolis, IN)

Spring is the perfect time of year to get outside and explore the world around you. And there's no better way to explore than on foot.

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Hoosier Artists Featured in Bicentennial Exhibition at IMA

March 31, 2016

Tribune Star (Terre Haute, IN)

The Indianapolis Museum of Art will celebrate the work of T.C. Steele, Robert Indiana, Michael Graves, Bill Blass and other Hoosier artists in the upcoming exhibition, “19 Stars of Indiana Art: A Bicentennial Celebration.”

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Indiana Historical Society Celebrates Bicentennial

March 31, 2016

By: Rachel Hill Ponko, Ink Free News (Milford, IN); Kokomo Herald (Kokomo, IN)

The Indiana Historical Society continues the year-long celebration of the 2016 Bicentennial with a look back at Indiana’s landscape through the brush of one of the state’s most iconic artists. The life and legacy of Theodore Clement Steele is being commemorated with a special edition book, a storytelling event and a new exhibition.

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Bicentennial Minute – TC Steele

March 20, 2016

WANE-TV Newschannel 15 (Fort Wayne, IN)

Governor's Arts Awards Announce Recipients

March 20, 2016

Indiana Daily Student (Bloomington, IN)

The Governor’s Arts Awards had taken place every two years since 1973. However, last year they were delayed to coincide with Indiana’s bicentennial and the Indiana Arts Commission’s 50th anniversary. The awards will be presented April 9 at a ceremony at Butler University in Indianapolis, according to a press release from Indiana Arts Commission.

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‘Transformative Stories’: An Unusual Show of Songs and Science

March 11, 2016

By: Jeremy Shere, Bloom Magazine (Bloomington, IN)

On March 19, world-renowned neuroscientist Jill Bolte Taylor and acclaimed singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer will perform Transformative Stories at the Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, Indiana.

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Brown County/Art Colony, Indiana

March 6, 2016

By: Nadine Godwin, BestTripChoices.com

Personality Types that Like it Best: Mid and Centric-Venturers give high ratings, as do Centric-Authentics
Did You Know: Brown County hosts the world’s longest-running bluegrass festival, dating from 1967;
Artists came to rural Indiana for its vistas, inspired by the Impressionists who painted in the countryside;
County village names include Bean Blossom and Gnaw Bone, not to mention Stone Head.

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Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth at the National Maple Syrup Festival

March 6, 2016

WDRB 41 News (Louisville, KY)

Syrup, syrup and more syrup. Fans of the breakfast staple can indulge at the National Maple Syrup Festival Brown County, Indiana. Click here to watch clips about the Festival.

Gary Anderson Creates Whimsical Works of Art

March 6, 2016

By: Marcela Creps, Herald Times - Bloomington, IN (also published on Stryk.com)

It started as a temporary job. It was 1970. Jobs were few, and Anderson was living in Bloomington as his wife finished her degree at Indiana University. Needing work, he took a temporary job with a sign company.

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National Maple Syrup Festival

March 5, 2016

13 WTHR Indianapolis

National Maple Syrup Festival Shows Off Syrup Makers, Maple Cocktails and More

March 4, 2016

By: Louisa Chu, Chicago Tribune (Chicago, IL)

What’s widely considered some of the best maple syrup in the world is made not in Canada or New England, but at Burton’s Maplewood Farm in southern Indiana. And this weekend, there's a great excuse for an impromptu road trip to syrupville: the National Maple Syrup Festival. The festival, founded by syrup maker (not filmmaker) Tim Burton, runs in Brown County State Park in Indiana, near Burton's farm. It's about a four hour drive from Chicago, or an hour south of Indianapolis.

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Brown County To Host 2016 National Maple Syrup Festival This Weekend

March 3, 2016

WBIW 1340 AM (Bedford, IN)

The National Maple Syrup Festival takes place this weekend in Brown County. Geographically, Indiana holds the southern and westernmost position in the United States' Maple Sugar Belt meaning as winter gives way to spring the sap flows first in Indiana's maple stands.

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Brown County Indiana: Escape Comes Naturally