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JULY 2024

Updated: 11 hours ago

"Hancock County Arts thanks all our veterans, and all those serving, for your courage, strength and dedication to keeping us safe."

Two Excellent Exhibits

ending July 13th

In Hancock County

Will Vawter Juried Exhibition

and Art Sale

The best Hoosier Artists

at 20 N State Street


Plein Air Exhibit

and Art Sale

at 941 W. US Hwy 40

Thrive Center

Community Foundation of Hancock Co.

both ending July 13!

And Then

Artist Call Out for

An "Open Summer Exhibit"

will begin July 20th

Click on the titles below for more information.


JULY - at the Gallery

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Will Vawter Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

The Best Hoosier Artists Exhibit

Annual Exhibition will run through July 13, for Indiana Artist's Exhibit.

We have two original paintings by Will Vawter on loan. We will have a gathering and take time to see his use of color, composition, and detail. Take time to copy his stokes or simply appreciate them. Landscape on loan from The Riley Old Home Society and Summer in Nashville on loan from the Haan Museum of Indiana Art.

Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us at



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A "Pause for Words"

 Flashing an SOS


I miss the frenetic flickering of lightning bugs.

The thrill I had as a child, getting a Ball Jar,

Dad putting breathing holes in the lid

with his pocketknife so I could go on the chase,

guessing where one would blink next.

I could catch them and gently place each

inside my transparent jar filled with grass.

My prized friends I’d take home, put on my dresser

and watch them glow codes at me

before I drifted off to sleep.

The next morning, I’d set my lightning bugs free,

never worrying there’d come a time

where there wouldn’t be summer evenings

full of twinkling enjoyment.


Lylanne Musselman is an award-winning poet, visual artist, and playwright, who lives with her cats and creates in Eaton, IN. She is a member of Hancock County Arts. Musselman instructs writing classes of all stripes at Ivy Tech Community College in Indianapolis and at the University of Indianapolis.


The 25th Annual Putnam County

Spelling Bee,

the Musical

Two Weekends in July!

July 12, 13 and 14

July 19, 20 and 21

Fridays and Saturdays, 7:00 PM

Sundays 2:00 PM Matinee

It’s CrazyLake Acting Company at: H. J. Ricks Centre for the Arts

122 W. Main Street, Greenfield, IN

$10 tickets at Hometown Comics and Games

$12 tickets online at

$15 at the door



DATES TO SAVE - Fill Your July, August and Beyond...

Classes, Workshops, and Open Studios

Open Studios:
Open Painting - Tuesdays 9am-noon, Broadway Flats Studio, 210 S. Center Street

Writing class with Lylanne Musselman

Drawing with Sandy Hall

A Deeper Likeness - Kate Orr

Learn About How To Volunteer


Get ready to experience 25 Days of the Arts

brought to you by

NineStar Connect and

Edwards Pope Family Foundation

August 10, 2024

The Ricks Center for the Arts

at 2:00 p

with more like this...


celebrate 25 artists and art forms you can see in Hancock County.

Find the Arts on YouTube-Hancock County - 25 Days...


Artist Call Outs

Pendleton Art Society has invited Hancock County Arts Members to exhibit 2D artwork, during their August 3D exhibit at GALLERY 119. Contact for more information

Hancock County Arts Volume IV Coloring book

Can you submit some artwork to be included? Our sponsors in the past have helped us create a wonderful product. Be a sponsor or Contribute your Artwork, contact


Develop your Art

Indiana Writer's Center - IWC:


By ArtistNetwork Color Triads That Make My Day. Join today.



Hancock County Arts:

Dear Friends,

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits-a review site like TripAdvisor-is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their . Won't you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It's easy and only takes 3 minutes!

Many Thanks to our volunteers and random needs

  • THANK YOU to the Plein Air Exhibit Sponsor, Joyner Homes.

  • Volunteer Help Needed for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, to continue to keep our gallery open.

  • Volunteer Orientation this coming Saturday, July 27, at 12:00 p

  • Please visit and enter as the creating email. Click Search Icon at the top right. Enter our email and click on Search again. Opportunities will be shown.

  • Wanted: Laser Copy Paper- Always

  • Wanted: Crew of 3 to assemble heavy shelving in the basement-may take an hour.

Have you thought about...


P a r t o f t h e A r t s !

"Celebrating the freedom to dream, to achieve, and to be the best version of ourselves"

O u r M i s s i o n

Promoting and Celebrating



Hancock County Open Wednesdays and Thursdays and Saturdays 11 till 2

Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us

at or 317.967.2461, at least one week prior to any visit. 20 N State Street Greenfield, IN 317.967.2461


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