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.

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 by the Brown County Junior High School.

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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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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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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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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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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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