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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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:158 Old School Way , Nashville, IN 47448
Phone:812-988-0449
Website:http://www.schusterglass.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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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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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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