Arts & Entertainment Archives - Brown County, Indiana

Arts & Entertainment

Art isn't a hobby here, it's a way of life

Since the late 1800s, Brown County, Indiana's scenic beauty, remote location and down-to-earth residents have attracted artists and artisans looking for an escape from the worlds distractions.

A W Mathis Primitive Paintings

A W Mathis Primitive Paintings

Address:220 Kelp Grove Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-320-0747
Email:awmathisart@gmail.com
Website:http://amandamathisart.com

Amanda W. Mathis is an Americana / Folk Art acrylic painter. She lives, paints, and exhibits her work in the historic artists’ colony of Nashville. Painting scenes familiar to all, Mathis is known for pulling ideas out of memory and imagination, then adding a touch of humor and whimsy. By choosing not to paint facial […]

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Abe Martin

Abe Martin

Address:Franklin Street & Honeysuckle Lane , Nashville, IN 47448

Catch a glimpse of Brown County’s famed cartoon character, Abe Martin, on Franklin Street! Meticulously carved into a fallen tree by Chris Trotter of Wooden Wonders, the legend of Brown County’s beloved wisecracking hillbilly lives forever!

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All Together Now

All Together Now

Address:95 School House Lane , Nashville, IN 47448

Brad Cox (Cox Creek Mill) created this sculpture with the help of BETA Teen Group. All Together Now is an assembly of different faces welded together. Make sure to stop by and see this work of art in the parking lot behind Subway! Check out BETA Teen Center’s Facebook Page for pictures of the whole […]

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Amy Greely Studio

Amy Greely Studio

Address:118 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-1058 / 812-988-7925
Email:amy@amygreely.com
Website:http://amygreely.com

A jewelry artist by trade and nature lover at heart, Amy Greely creates stunning pieces of jewelry that are as unique as they are beautiful! Handcrafted artisan necklaces, bracelets, and earrings fill her shop (and studio) in the heart of the Village. Using various textures, patinas, and materials, Amy creates distinctive jewelry inspired by her […]

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Anabel Hopkins Fine Art / Les Nympheas Studio

Anabel Hopkins Fine Art / Les Nympheas Studio

Address:7867 Axsom Branch Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-340-8781
Email:anahoppy47448@gmail.com
Website:http://www.anabelhopkins.com

Anabel Hopkins Studio feature original impressionist landscapes, New Mexico landscapes, and contemporary abstract paintings. Discover Anabel’s outstanding talent and maybe even get to see her in action! Art studio located adjacent to Lake Monroe and the Hoosier National Forest. Just five miles south of T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Décor, pond and landscape inspired by […]

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Anne Ryan Miller Glass & Photography Studio

Anne Ryan Miller Glass & Photography Studio

Address:425 North Johnson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-9766 / 812-325-7485
Email:anstmiller@aol.com
Website:http://www.anneryanmillerglassstudio.com

Specializing in stained glass for residential, commercial and liturgical environments, Anne Ryan Miller Glass & Photography Studio has been creating unique and beautiful works of art since 1976! You won’t find anything else like it…especially since she invented the copper overlay technique seen in so much of her work. Using the glass as a canvas […]

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Arts Nature Adventure Mural

Arts Nature Adventure Mural

Address:61 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448

Painted mural on the wall of Out of the Ordinary Restaurant and Hickory Sports Bar. Coordinated by Arts Alliance and designed by Brett Volpp. Painted by local artists and students.

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Ascension Fine Arts

Ascension Fine Arts

Address:61 West Main Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6675
Website:http://www.b3.bussert.com

Ascension Fine Arts represents local and reginal art in a variety of media. We have a large selection of paintings, photography, mixed media, glass art, sculpture, and more. Works include a variety of styles from traditional to contemporary, to abstract. We sell both original works and prints.

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B3 Gallery

B3 Gallery

Address:61 West Main Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6675
Website:http://www.b3.bussert.com

Representing over 25 artists, B3 Gallery is your source for handmade Indiana art! This locally-owned gallery offers a wide variety of functional and fine art, all produced by Indiana artists. You’ll find a huge variety of jewelry, pottery, photography, glass, painting, fiber arts, wood products, and more. That’s not all…B3 Gallery also has plenty of […]

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Big Woods at Hard Truth Hills

Big Woods at Hard Truth Hills

Address:418 Old State Road 46 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-720-4840
Email:hardtruthhills@bwqoht.com
Website:http://www.hardtruthhills.com

Dine the Big Woods way at Hard Truth Hills! Picture windows offer gorgeous views of the surrounding trees while guests of all ages can enjoy Big Woods favorites like BBQ pulled pork nachos, plus a series of exclusive campfire-themed entrees. The drink menu features signature Quaff ON! brews and Hard Truth spirits. Seating options include […]

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Brown County Art Gallery

Brown County Art Gallery

Address:1 Artists Drive , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-4609
Email:brncagal@att.net
Website:http://www.browncountyartgallery.org

Established in 1926, the Brown County Art Gallery put Nashville and Brown County on the road map as one of the most important regional art colonies in America! One of the oldest galleries in the country, the Brown County Art Gallery features work by the early art colony masters and modern-day talents. Works are for […]

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Brown County Art Guild

Brown County Art Guild

Address:48 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6185
Email:roberta@bcartguild.org
Website:http://www.browncountyartguild.org

Nestled in the heart of downtown Nashville, the Brown County Art Guild is the home to the Marie Goth Estate Collection, which includes major works by four of the Guild’s founding artists. It also features and sells the artwork of over 45 regional member artists and hosts a long list of special events throughout the […]

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Brown County Craft Gallery

Brown County Craft Gallery

Address:62 East Washington Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-7058
Website:http://www.browncountycraftgallery.com

A unique, cooperative gallery, featuring the work of more than 30 local and area artisans, the Brown County Craft Gallery has been a favorite place for visitors to discover professionally handcrafted works of art and gifts since 1978. All items in the gallery are created by artisans from Brown County and the surrounding area, some […]

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Brown County History Mural

Brown County History Mural

Address:70 Gould Street , Nashville, IN 47448

A collective of 9 paintings by different artists and is located on the wall of the Historical Society parking lot. You can read about each artist on the plaques places beneath each piece of artwork. The mural was created in 2013 to honor Brown County’s rich history.

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Brown County Playhouse

Brown County Playhouse

Address:70 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6555
Email:info@browncountyplayhouse.org
Website:http://www.browncountyplayhouse.org

Looking for some live entertainment? Check out the one and only Brown County Playhouse, a hit venue since 1949! Offering a diverse program of live theater, concerts, movies, and special events year-round, the over 400-seat Playhouse is a Brown County gem you shouldn’t miss! Tickets can be purchased at the box office on Thursday, Friday, […]

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Brown County Pottery

Brown County Pottery

Address:58 West Franklin Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-703-0130

A working studio since 1968, Brown County Pottery is one of those places that has kept the area’s handcrafted tradition alive! The original studio of potter, John Mills, Brown County Pottery features beautiful handmade, functional stoneware pottery. Made on site of course!

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Charlene Marsh Studio and Gallery

Charlene Marsh Studio and Gallery

Address:4013 Lanam Ridge Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-4497
Email:Char@CharleneMarsh.com
Website:http://CharleneMarshStudio.com

Charlene Marsh is an oil painter who paints en plein air (French term for out in the open air). Charlene enjoys hiking out into the forest in all four seasons to paint the woods, creek, and flowers. Studio paintings are inspired by the plein air work, as well as from still lifes. Admire framed paintings […]

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Chateau Thomas Winery and Gift Shop

Chateau Thomas Winery and Gift Shop

Address:225 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:888-761-9463
Email:bobs@chateauthomas.com
Website:http://www.chateauthomas.com

Chateau Thomas Winery opened in Plainfield, IN in 1984 when the owner, Dr. Charles Thomas, turned his wine making hobby into a full-time venture. Chateau made its way to Nashville over 20 years ago! Producing 15,000 cases of wine per year, Chateau Thomas has perfected its recipes, winning several awards both in Indiana and across […]

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Cox Creek Mill

Cox Creek Mill

Address:4705 Annie Smith Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6690
Email:theirongatebybradcox@yahoo.com

Looking for a unique art experience? Head on out to Cox Creek Mill, home of the Iron Gate! Situated on 18-acres of beautiful Brown County scenery along Salt Creek, is a studio filled with original handcrafted metal art by Brad Cox. A master welder, Cox creates one-of-a-kind pieces that you won’t find anywhere besides Brown […]

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Dancer

Dancer

Address:Pat Reilly Parking Lot , Nashville, IN 47448

A gift from limestone sculptor William Galloway, Dancer commemorates Brown County’s 2012 Indiana State Cultural District designation. You can see Dancer in the Pat Reilly Parking Lot.

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Faerie Hollow Studio

Faerie Hollow Studio

Address:1650 Salt Creek Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-8378
Email:cheri@cheriplatter.com
Website:http://www.cheriplatter.com

Faerie Hollow Studio has been nestled between two hills in Brown County since 1992. Owners Dallas and Cheri Platter’s studio features lampworked beads by Dallas, precious metal clays in silver and bronze, jewelry designs by Cheri, and hand-painted silk scarves. Stop by the studio and workrooms Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., […]

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Fantasy Manor Art Studio

Fantasy Manor Art Studio

Address:2653 Lanam Ridge Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0222
Email:fantasymanorart@gmail.com
Website:http://www.facebook.com/FantasyManorArtStudio/

At Fantasy Manor Art Studio you’re sure to find the perfect gift or souvenir during your visit! This extraordinary art gallery features handcrafted, one-of-a-kind pieces you won’t find anywhere else. Fantasy Manor specializes in items made with genuine leather, carved wood spirits, mask wall hangings and wearable masks, stained glass, beaded and leather jewelry, sculptures, […]

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Gazebo at Hotel Nashville

Gazebo at Hotel Nashville

Address:245 North Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-8400
Email:kault@hotelnashville.com
Website:http://www.hotelnashville.com

Join Hotel Nashville at its grand outdoor gazebo for live music, food, and fun at one (or all) of its Gazebo Parties! Party on the hill, May through September from 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. There is no charge to listen to the music, only for your drinks and buffet dinner! The gazebo also is […]

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Hand Maiden

Hand Maiden

Address:5365 Tailhook Lane , Unionville, IN 47468
Phone:812-988-2377
Email:elmshoot@gmail.com

The Hand Maiden is the fiber studio of Kathy Sparks. Traditional brown ash baskets, made in the Shaker style, primitive rug hooking, spinning and weaving studio. Yarns are often dyed using traditional natural dyes. Open by appointment only or in October, as a member of the Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour.

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High Lonesome

High Lonesome

Address:15 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448

A sculpture of three wood and steel bluegrass instruments, High Lonesome is a Michael Evans work installed in June 2014. Find it in the elevated garden in front of the Nashville House and Spears Pottery!

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Homestead Weaving Studio

Homestead Weaving Studio

Address:6285 South Hamilton Creek Road , Columbus, IN 47201
Phone:812-988-8622
Email:chris@homesteadweaver.com
Website:http://www.homesteadweaver.com

Homestead Weaving Studio produces high-quality, hand-woven rugs, clothing, throws, and scarves. Chris Gustin is a fiber artist who takes recycling seriously at her studio in Brown County. Each year, she re-purposes more than a ton of industry excess into functional fiber art, turning it into contemporary art for the home. She also has been a […]

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Hoosier Artist Gallery

Hoosier Artist Gallery

Address:45 South Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6888
Email:mmonts@bluemarble.net
Website:http://www.hoosierartist.net/

Featuring contemporary and representational art and fine crafts, Hoosier Artist Gallery is a cooperative gallery of local and Indiana artists located in downtown Nashville. Inside the Gallery, you’ll find oil, acrylic, and watercolor painting; metal, wood, and stone sculpture; along with jewelry, stained and fused glass, photography, wooden scrollwork, functional and sculptural ceramics, weaving, hand-dyed […]

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Indiana Red Barn Jamboree

Indiana Red Barn Jamboree

Address:71 Parkview Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:866-420-2276
Email:indianaredbarnmusic@gmail.com

If you’re looking for a night of fun, look no further than the Indiana RedBarn Jamboree! Offering its own unique spin on live entertainment, the RedBarn is 100% original, delighting its guests with top-notch performers and a down-home, rustic charm that you just won’t find anywhere else. Not your typical concert venue, you’ll be so […]

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Lawrence Family Glass Blowers

Lawrence Family Glass Blowers

Address:36 East Franklin Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2600
Email:staff@lawrencefamilyglassblowers.com
Website:http://lawrencefamilyglassblowers.com

Jim and John Lawrence have a long family tradition of artistry in glass and glass-blowing, and are known for their originality, detail, quality and artistic flair! Stop by the Lawrence Family Glass Blowers to admire their work and watch them in action! No molds necessary…each item is unique and made by hand. You can also […]

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Lightspinner Studio

Lightspinner Studio

Address:4460 Helmsburg Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-703-3129
Email:lightspinner13@gmail.com

Martha Sechler has been using watercolors for 45+ years, and is still finding new and exciting ways to “spin light into art.” With the natural world as her inspiration she awakens line, color, and pattern in nature that is not always seen by the casual viewer. Martha’s mixed media art often combines the various textures, […]

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Lost Lake Studio

Lost Lake Studio

Address:1581 North Lost Lake Road , Columbus, IN 47201
Phone:812-988-0198
Email:michelepollock@gmail.com
Website:http://www.lostlakestudio.com

At Lost Lake Studio, Michele Heather Pollock creates hand bound journals, stitched paper work, paper sculptures, stitched paper bookmarks and more! Lost Lake Studio is in Pollock’s home, but is a dedicated workspace with permanent gallery displays. There is about ½ mile of gravel road to reach the studio, and it is set back in […]

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Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center

Maple Leaf Performing Arts Center

Address:200 Maple Leaf Boulevard , Nashville, IN 47448
Website:http://mapleleafperformingartscenter.com

COMING SOON! Projected opening date in Summer 2019. With art and music at its core, Brown County will officially be adding a 2,000-seat performing arts center to its entertainment repertoire.

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Melchior Marionette Theatre

Melchior Marionette Theatre

Address:78 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:317-535-4853
Email:melchiorpearson@gmail.com
Website:http://melchiormarionettes.com

Since 1983, The Melchior Marionette Theatre has performed for tourists, senior groups, reunions and scouts in its intimate and quaint outdoor theatre in downtown Nashville. The handcrafted and half life-size marionettes have been seen in Mexico, China, Italy, Germany and throughout the Midwest. Be sure to check out the marionette’s 20 minute musical revues…great for […]

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Mike’s Music & Dance Barn

Mike’s Music & Dance Barn

Address:2277 West State Road 46 , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-8638
Email:mikerobertsonconster64@gmail.com
Website:http://mikesmusicbarn.com/

Enjoy live music from country and ballroom to oldies, catch a dance lesson, or listen to Mike play his saxophone…no matter what you do when you’re there, Mike’s Music & Dance Barn is a guaranteed good time! The Barn also can be rented for private parties, showers, and receptions. Please call for event availability on […]

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Rhoden Art

Rhoden Art

Address:2510 State Road 135 South , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6525
Website:http://rhodenart.com

Creating rhythms, movements, and vibrations of light and color, award-winning Impressionistic painter Patricia Rhoden (Bartels) crafts masterpieces that you have to see for yourself! Slashing emotional brush stroke of thick paint, applied in the impasto technique, Patty creates flickering touches of light and color that can be seen in all her works. She has painted […]

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S3 – Shared Studio & Maker Space

S3 – Shared Studio & Maker Space

Address:61 West Main Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-6675

Located within B3 Gallery, this dedicated work space is designed to provide a melding of art and technology tools, as well as provide a place for makers to work in community. The space includes a variety of tools, including a laser cutter, 3D printer, alternative process darkroom, woodworking tools, a kiln, jewelry making tools, stained glass […]

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Sleepy Cat Studio

Sleepy Cat Studio

Address:4687 Yellowwood Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2318
Email:cagle@sleepycatstudio.com
Website:http://sleepycatstudio.com

Sleepy Cat Studio is a treasure trove of original art by Monique Cagle. You’ll find acrylic semi-impressionistic paintings, jewelry, hand-painted glassware, felted and crocheted items, blank journals, and more in Cagle’s personal studio. Fun fact: the studio itself is a converted grain silo!

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Soaring by Elder Heart

Soaring by Elder Heart

Address:10 North Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448

Soaring is piece of public art is a huge asset to the community. With the guidance of respected local artist, Jim Connor, and the work of Southern Indiana Veterans, Elder Heart, which is now Mission 22, created this art piece for the purpose of healing the community and Veterans through the experience of creating art. […]

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Spears Gallery

Spears Gallery

Address:15 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-1287
Website:http://www.spearspottery.com

Head to Spears Gallery to admire pottery by the one and only Larry Spears! Working with primarily functional forms in various stoneware and porcelain clay bodies, Larry brings a rich color palette to his wares with a wide variety of glazes and glazing techniques. As a primarily self-taught potter, Larry has been working at his […]

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Sweetwater Gallery

Sweetwater Gallery

Address:145 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0449
Email:dogwood474-sgs@yahoo.com

Ron and Penny Schuster have had a studio and gallery in the artist colony of Brown County for over 35 years. Ron is a self-taught glass artist working in stained glass and blown glass. Penny makes small quilted items. While the stained glass is available exclusively through Sweetwater Gallery in Nashville, the blown glass may […]

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TC Steele State Historic Site

TC Steele State Historic Site

Address:4220 TC Steele Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-2785
Email:tcsteeleshs@indianamuseum.org
Website:http://www.tcsteele.org

Discover this hidden gem of Brown County! Attracted by its natural beauty, famed Hoosier Group impressionist artist Theodore C. Steele (1847-1926) was the first major artist to settle in Brown County, now the “Art Colony of the Midwest”. The TC Steele State Historic Site offers regularly scheduled tours year round of Steele’s painting-filled studio and […]

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The Emerald Pencil

The Emerald Pencil

Address:23 North Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:917-304-5285
Email:pkeech100@gmail.com
Website:http://www.emeraldpencil.com

The Emerald Pencil is the studio and shop of artist and writer Pamela Keech. Set in a sweet old Victorian/Gothic house next door to Michael’s Flowers, it features art and curiosities from three centuries. Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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The Wood Frog Farm

The Wood Frog Farm

Address:1294 McLary Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-345-4711
Email:scott@thewoodfrog.com
Website:http://www.woodfrogfarm.com

Born out of a journey back to the roots of what is really important like healthy food, quality products, caring for the environment, and a simpler way of life, The Wood Frog Farm is a cool, modern day homestead! Head to the farm to select handcrafted wood items, some tasty jams prepared in small batch […]

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Through the Looking Glass

Through the Looking Glass

Address:Antique Alley, 75 South Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-1742

Stop by Through the Looking Glass in Antique Alley to admire some of Brown County’s best handcrafted work! You’ll find hand-carved stone signs, stone carvings, glass art creations, routed and sandblasted wood signs, and more.

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Uncommon Gourd

Uncommon Gourd

Address:4021 Vaught Road , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-322-3398
Email:roseyzw@gmail.com
Website:http://www.roseysuncommongourd.com/

A must-see spot, check out Rosey’s Uncommon Gourd! Wind your way along the beautiful back roads of Brown County as you make your way to Rosey’s charming and inviting studio/gallery. There you’ll find whimsically painted gourds, jewelry and other unique folk painting. While you’re there, be sure to stroll the garden, where Rosey grows all […]

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