Arts Council

Arts Council presents awards

Aug 17, 2018

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana has honored members of the arts community. 

The Arts Council conducted its annual Arts Awards Celebration Thursday evening at the DoubleTree Hotel in Downtown Evansville.

Local community leaders presented six awards, including the Mayor’s Art Award, which went to the Martha and Merritt DeJong Foundation.

The foundation was established 25 years ago as a charitable trust to support the arts and education in the Tri-State.

Arts Council waiting to move into new digs

Jul 27, 2018
John Gibson

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana is packing up and moving…down the sidewalk. 

Arts Council Director Anne McKim tells WNIN the group is vacating its space in the Innovation Pointe building and moving to the former site of the Christian Science Reading Room at 212 Main Street…

"We have the opportunity to really expand our programing and our impact downtown by moving down the street." 

The new location is a long, narrow building that McKim said will provide more wall space for art, and no columns likes the ones in the current building…

¿QPM? 9: Arte, cultura and the conservative Midwest.

Jan 10, 2018

A look at how Latino art and culture has influenced the Midwest and how it's celebrated where it's people may not feel welcomed.  

Worthingtons win Mayor's Arts Award

Jun 16, 2016
John Gibson

The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana has announced the winners of its 2016 Arts Awards. 

Steve and Susan Worthington were named the recipients of the Mayor’s Arts Award. 

Mayor Lloyd Winnecke said the Worthingtons are strong supporters of the arts. He called them "the first to help, the first to attend or the first to contribute.

Haier looking for sculpture

Dec 1, 2014

An appliance company opening a plant in Evansville is looking for a sculpture to display outside its new facility.

Haier America will open it first technology center in the United States on Indiana Street, west of Willard Library, next year. And to celebrate the opening, the appliance-maker is commissioning an outdoor metal sculpture that will be visible from the Lloyd Expressway.

It will be displayed on the east side of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant, either on the ground or mounted on the wall.