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Welcome to the Brown County Art Gallery

Spring seems a little reluctant to appear this year, but spring events are underway at the Brown County Art Gallery. We also have some exciting plans for summer as well and we are confident the snow will be gone by then!

On Saturday, April 14, join us for a celebration of printmakers from the past and the present. “Indiana Printmakers Get Their Due” kicks off with a barbecue, exhibit and sale Saturday night. Join us for wine and food, cost is $20 per person, pay online or at the door.

“Indiana Printmakers Get Their Due” exhibit will feature the Gallery’s entire historic print collection and 18 rare sketches by Will Vawter. These items have been conserved and framed with a grant from the Indiana Historical Society. The Vawter sketches are studies for the illustrations used in the poetry books by James Whitcomb Riley and feature folks from Brown County. We will be adding some Vawter paintings and Riley illustrations from a private collection to the exhibit. Current printmakers get their due as well as we are featuring printmaking from three major print organizations from Central Indiana. Over 30 artists are bringing their work and all is offered for sale. Our Gustave Baumann, the Indiana Collection, will be open as well.

Three major workshops have been scheduled this summer featuring three nationally recognized artists, John Michael Carter in July, Bill Farnsworth in August, and Carolyn Anderson in October. Reservations are rolling in, so artists save your space.

One of our favorite events opens April 21 - The Mabel B. Annis Student Art Competition which features the work of Jr. and Sr. High School art students from seven surrounding counties. We have a record number of schools entered this year. The exhibit will take place in the Stevens Art Education Studio and will run through May 6.

This fall, we have a special event celebrating Marty Krause's newest Baumann Project. "Gustave Baumann's Of A County Called Brown". This wonderful new book will premier at the Gallery along with an exhibit and a program. Put October 27 on your calendar!

We hope everyone plans a visit to Brown County this spring. We are open 7 days a week, admission and parking are always free. 

2018 Annual Donor Campaign

We have officially launched our 2018 Annual Donor Campaign.

2017 brought a year focused on Brown County History, early potteries and basket makers, along with a celebration of important local landmarks. And thanks to a sponsorship from Sarah and John Lechleiter, as well as other donors, we were able to create a new one! Next year we will bring back our amazing tour of the Studios of Locust Lane, with some major additions. We are also working on a major exhibit of 18 rare Will Vawter sketches of Brown County folks created for the Riley books, along with the Foundation's newly restored print collection. Collector's Showcase 2018 explores the link between the Art Gallery and T.C Steele.

Support our events along with the annual Annis Student Art Competition, and our continuing work to preserve and upgrade our Permanent Collection. We remain debt free, continue to build our endowment and keep the admission to the Gallery free. Every dollar we receive will be carefully spent.

Click here to read more about the campaign and to donate online

Thank You for your support,
Lyn Letsinger-Miller
Brown County Art Gallery Foundation