Brown County Indiana Artists, Galleries & Studios
Nashville Indiana Historic Hoosier Artists' Colony
Brown County is an unique area in Southern Indiana. One hour south of Indianapolis.
This area has a rich history and heritage and is known as The Art Colony of the Midwest.
Brown County's picturesque landscape, a gift of the Ice Age, has inspired many artists, and visitors.
The glacier that flattened most of Indiana, stopped just over the Brown County line and created
the hills and valleys and the "blue haze" that has Brown County Indiana well known as the "Little Smoky Mountains".
Brown County's first Art Gallery, established in 1926, offers varied works by current artist members plus consigned old Indiana art. The museum features beautiful renderings of the founding artists, the renowned wood block prints of Gustave Baumann and the world's premier Henshaw collection.
Recognized artists T.C. Steele, Adolph Schultz, Will Vawter, V.J. Cariani, Marie Goth, C.
Curry Bohm, Dale Bessire were among the first full-time resident-artists here.
Art galleries, guilds and associations followed.
Today, many Indiana visitors continue to enjoy browsing
through our galleries to discover and collect works by
historic and newly discovered artists.
The Indiana Heritage Arts holds a juried show each year.
Don't miss the "Paint Outs" at T.C. Steele Historic site and West Baden.