Arts & Culture

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.

Reese Moore

The Henderson Area Arts Alliance kicks off their 25th anniversary season with a free show featuring Ranky Tanky at 7:30pm on Saturday, August 18th in Henderson's Central Park. The band, featured on Fresh Air, mixes traditional Gullah songs with jazz, gospel, and R&B among other genres. HAAA Executive Director Alex Caudill talks to WNIN's Mareea Thomas about Ranky Tanky and other upcoming shows. 

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.