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: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 […]
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 […]
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: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 […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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: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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]