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.
Address:220 Kelp Grove Road , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Address:118 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-1058 / 812-988-7925
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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, […]
Address:58 West Franklin Street , Nashville, IN 47448
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!
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 […]
Address:225 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
Address:4705 Annie Smith Road , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
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.
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., […]
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, […]
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 […]
Address:5365 Tailhook Lane , Unionville, IN 47468
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.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Address:71 Parkview Road , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
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 […]
Address:4460 Helmsburg Road , Nashville, IN 47448
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Address:2277 West State Road 46 , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
Address:2510 State Road 135 South , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
Address:61 West Main Street , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
Address:4687 Yellowwood Road , Nashville, IN 47448
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!
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. […]
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 […]
Address:145 South Van Buren Street , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
Address:4220 TC Steele Road , Nashville, IN 47448
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 […]
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.
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 […]
Address:Antique Alley, 75 South Jefferson Street , Nashville, IN 47448
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.
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 […]