Young at Art: An Annual Youth Art Exhibit


Young at Art, the Arts Council’s annual youth art exhibit, gives local young artists in grades K-8 the opportunity to display artwork in a professional gallery setting.

Each artist (grades K-8th) is allowed one 2D piece, or one 3D piece.

Work can be dropped off at 212 Main Street during the following times:

April 9th through 12th, from 10 am – 4 pm.

Teachers can submit up to ten 2D pieces and/or ten 3D pieces per school.

Teachers: please email [email protected] to make arrangements if you need help getting student artwork downtown.

Exhibit dates:

April 23rd through May 10th

Artists Reception:

Saturday, April 27th

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Open to all students in grades:

Kindergarten – 8th in any school district

Homeschoolers are welcome!

Drop artwork off at:

212 Main

Evansville, IN

April 9th through 12th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Artwork pick up:

May 14th – 17th

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Next Steps: Fill out the registration form and turn it in with your student’s artwork during the drop off days and times at the Arts Council (212 Main Street in downtown Evansville). Make sure the artwork is labeled on the front of the piece with the student’s name, grade, and school (and title, media, and price if so desired). Then come celebrate the young artists during the casual open house reception on Saturday, April 27th from noon – 2 pm!

Please click the link below for the hard copy prospectus.
Check back soon for a link to an online registration form.

SHADOW AND LIGHT an exhibit celebrating the 2024 Solar Eclipse - 1

Shadow and Light: an exhibit celebrating the 2024 Solar Eclipse


The Arts Council is hosting a shadow and light themed art exhibit to commemorate the Solar Eclipse on Monday, April 8, 2024. With so many visitors in the area the weekend before the eclipse, it is a great time to show off our local and regional artists!

This exhibit aims to celebrate this celestial event with the use of shadow and light in either the artistic

Explore the new On-Ramp exhibit online

The newest ARTSWIN exhibit is a collaborative show curated by four artists who went through entrepreneurial training with the Indiana Arts Commission.

Southwest Indiana artists Joshua Bronaugh, Christina Robinson, Sarah Wolfe, and Zak Will have 40 entries on display int he Bower-Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery.

The exhibit is up until Aug. 26. A reception and concert are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13. Buck Rogers Clark will be performing On The Roof from 6-8 p.m. The concert and reception are free to attend and open to all ages. There will be a cash-only bar. 

For more information or to purchase a piece, please contact Gallery Director Andrea Adams.

Learn how to submit art for a new Juneteenth exhibit from ARTSWIN and EAAM

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana and the Evansville African American Museum are partnering on a fine arts exhibit in honor of the newest national holiday, Juneteenth.

“Lift Every Voice” is an exhibit celebrating Juneteenth and Black joy, but also an exhibit that will examine the ongoing struggle for social justice. Artists are encouraged to submit work around this theme, or to help educate the public about Juneteenth, the black experience, or the history of social justice in our country.

Juneteenth is a federal holiday on June 19 commemorating the emancipation of enslaved Black Americans.

Entry for this exhibit is a bit different. This exhibit will require each participant to be a member of the Evansville African American Museum. For more information and instructions how to pay museum member dues can be found on their website here. There are no other fees to enter this exhibit.

Accepted work will be displayed at Arts Council’s Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery from June 14 to July 15. There will be a reception on June 18 with a special On The Roof concert featuring Soul n the Pocket following the reception.

Here are some important dates if you’re interested in participating in this special exhibit.

  • June 1: pre-registration deadline
  • June 3: artwork drop-off
  • June 14 – July 15: Exhibit dates
  • June 18: Reception
  • July 18: Artwork pickup

Detailed information on this exhibit is available in the prospectus.

Atención: Próximamente material en español.

Calling all bands and musicians: We want your info

Help us help you get booked! The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana seeks contact information for Evansville-area bands and musicians to aid in booking and promotional efforts. In a normal year, the Arts Council regularly books bands and musicians of all genres (On The Roof, Brown Bag, gallery shows, exhibit openings). The Arts Council also hosts a recorded music series, Pocket City Songs, and will soon launch an arts-focused podcast and music blog to highlight original music acts in the region. The Arts Council is also often solicited by other organizations and groups about helping find bands and musicians to book for their events.

By providing this information, it doesn’t guarantee you will be booked for any of the above events or programs, but it will certainly help and it also gives the Arts Council a better view of the musical community in the region.

Megan Thorne

Arts Council reopening information

Arts council reopening information

Pandemic By Megan Thorne

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will reopen the Bower Suhrheinrich Foundation Gallery on Tuesday, June 30 with a new exhibit, Unsheltered.

The Arts Council will limit the amount of people allowed in the gallery to 20 at a time. Masks are required to enter the gallery.

The gallery hours for the summer season are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and open for appointments on Mondays.

To allow people to see the Unsheltered exhibit outside of daytime business hours, the gallery will be open noon-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. For those who wish to view the exhibit, but aren’t able to visit the gallery in person, the Arts Council will have a virtual exhibit on artswin.org beginning next week.

The Unsheltered exhibit features more than 80 entries made by local artists during the stay-at-home order. The eclectic mix showcases how local artists channeled the pandemic into art.

The Arts Council will be closed July 3.

Posted: June 25, 2020