Steeped in rich art heritage, Brown County has and always will be a haven for artists! Drawn to the area’s breathtaking vistas, lush scenery, and interesting characters, artists migrated to the region nearly a century ago to establish their own art colony, one of the first of its kind in the Midwest.
This September, Brown County will pay special tribute to its historic past and present-day art heritage during Art Colony Weekend, September 8-10!
Did you know that Brown County is one of America’s original art colonies? Did you know it’s also home to one of the oldest art galleries in the country? That’s right, around here art is more than just something to admire, it’s a way of life…and it always has been!
Dubbed the “Art Colony of the Midwest,” Brown County has deep artistic roots, stretching all the way back to the late 1800s! A long-standing haven for the arts, it’s still living up to the title today!
For the third time in five years, Fort Wayne area artist Fred Doloresco captured the first place prize at the Indiana Heritage Arts Exhibition and Sale at the Brown County Art Gallery in Nashville. The IHA Show, now celebrating its 39th year, is one of the largest art competitions in the Midwest and features traditional style work by the best Indiana artists.
Mother’s Day is right around the corner! What are you doing this year to show your mom how special she is? How about a trip to Brown County?!
Treat Mom to a getaway filled with shopping, art, outdoor adventure, live music, good food, great drinks, and so much more! Head to Brown County for the day or the weekend and make this Mother’s Day one that Mom will remember!