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March 2024

Updated: Feb 29

Hancock County Arts

Auction will close March 2, 2024 at Noon.


Join us - make a difference - by placing high bids on our incredible array of auction items.

Your generosity will directly impact our mission, allowing us to continue.

Pick up your items at the gallery on Saturday, March 2, from 3 till 8 or Monday, March 4, from 3 till 8. Items can be shipped.

When you are lucky, then Hancock County Arts is lucky.


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Exhibit at the Gallery

M A R C H 2 0 2 4

Hancock County Jr High and High School Students' Exhibit

Eastern Hancock / Greenfield Central / Greenfield Homeschool Co-op
Mt. Vernon / New Palestine

Here's a sample of some Mt. Vernon and Greenfield Homeschool Co-op.

Next generation artists will again prove that the Hancock County Art teachers are outstanding and phenomenal.

Come to the Artist Reception, 2nd Friday, March 8, 2024, 6:30-8:30

It is YAM - Youth Art Month.

Started in 1961 through The Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc. (ACMI), Youth Art Month exists to: Recognize art education as a viable factor in the total education curricular that develops citizens of a global society. Recognize art is a necessity for the full development of better quality of life for all.

Any accommodations needed for accessibility, please contact us at

or 317.967.2461, at least one week prior to any visit.


A "Pause for Words"

Lost forsythia

Who knew the ground would be soft in February, so that when I exhume what would be your corpse, the dirt eats the shovel. I will not leave you breathing in your grave; I’ve come back for you. But you resist, and I want to fall into your tangle of roots and stay here with you. Trust that I will make you grow again, or deliver your death with dignity. I am lifeboat and executioner. Trust me when I hack at your tap root; a violent gesture, like gnawing off one’s hand to escape the trap. Trust that I have to hurt you to save you. You offered your children easily, I’ve wrapped them in burlap to keep them warm. Now it’s your turn: Let go and come with me. 

Leah Lederman is a Hancock County writer and the director of the Midwest Writers Workshop. Hit her up at if you're interested in writing!


DATES TO SAVE - Fill Your April, May and Beyond...

Classes, Workshops, and Open Studios

Open Studios:
Open Painting - Tuesdays 9am-noon, Broadway Flats Studio
Still Life - Wednesdays 1pm - 4pm


During 2024, we will celebrate the 25th Anniversary

since Hancock County Arts Cultural Council received our designation as a non-profit.

Watch for our fun Summer Celebration from June through August.

You are invited to celebrate with us.

Hancock County Arts is

Promoting and Celebrating

Arts for

Hancock County.


Gallery Artist Call Out

  • April, 2024, Call Out

Total Eclipse of the Sun – Open to every Medium - Emphasizing FIBER

This will focus on art works of the eclipse and the sun, light and dark. This may include the effect of sunlight and shadows in works of art. 2D and 3D art can include paintings, and alternative media especially fiber artworks, sculpture and photography. Members-$30 for 2 entries, $5 for additional. Non-Member-$40 for 2 entries, $5 for additional. Monetary Awards - $100 and $50

MARCH 30, 2024 Planning a talk about what you can expect during the eclipse. More coming!

  • May, 2024, Call Out

Photography - What have you captured? We want to see all you do! Members-$30 for 2 entries, $5 for additional. Non-Member-$40 for 2 entries, $5 for additional. Monetary Awards - $100 and $50

  • June, Will Vawter Juried Art Exhibition and Sale

Annual Exhibition Intake is June 8, 2024 and will run through July 13, for Indiana Artists Exhibit.

Our Juror is Bruce Neville, a signature member of the Ohio Watercolor Society, an Associate member of the American Watercolor Society, and a Signature member of the Cincinnati Art Club. Neville has won numerous awards and honors including the RAM Richmond Art Museum Award of Excellence, CAC Viewpoint Award, Boston Mills Award of Best in Show, and two years Best in Watercolor at Carmel International in Carmel, IN. Neville has extensive teaching experience at the college level at the Cincinnati Art Academy and workshops throughout the Midwest. Let's welcome him.


Other Artist Call Out

  • Greenfield Parks and Recreation

They are accepting art for our Cosmic Art Callout! Don't miss the opportunity to have your space-themed art hang in Depot Street Park this year!

Entries due on March 8, for adults and all age groups

This is how your art may be shown!

  • First Brush of Spring April 17-20, 2024 New Harmony - 25 year Anniversary

Registration: To register for the paint out, see the schedule, register for Field to Finish, register for the Saturday Art Sale, go to either of the following links: 

First Brush of Spring –

  • INverse Poetry Archive Now Accepting Entries

Entries are due April 30, 2024

(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), in partnership with the Indiana State Library, announced today that INverse, the state poetry archive, is accepting entries.

INverse, an initiative of former Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, celebrates and preserves the diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers. The works of 57 poets were added to the poetry archive in October 2023. 

“We are excited to once again open the INverse archives to entries,” said Miah Michaelsen, IAC Executive Director. “INverse is celebration of Indiana’s creative voices, the wonderful literary talent of our state, and the preservation of Hoosier poetry. We are proud to partner with the Indiana State Library on the INverse program. ”

All eligible residents of Indiana are encouraged to submit poems to the archive for review.  Here are the links:

"The INverse Poetry Archive' is a great project and I really value the partnership that we have with the Indiana Arts Commission," said Jacob Speer, Indiana State Librarian.  "The Indiana State Library is honored to be part of this effort as it enters its fifth year.”

  • 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 / Contribute your Artwork, contact

  • 2024 Hancock County Children's Theater Application

Hancock County children currently in grades 4 through 8 are invited to apply for this year’s Children’s Theater Workshop.  Rehearsals will be held at Greenfield-Central High School in Greenfield.  The workshop will run from June 3 through June 28 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, Monday through Friday. The entry fee is $125.00 and is due after acceptance into the workshop.  Performances will be given on June 28 and June 29 at 7:00 PM, at the Greenfield-Central H.S. Auditorium.  Children may choose to participate in either the Art Section or the Performance Section of the theater workshop.  Students in the Art Section will work on set design, publicity, scenery, and props.  The art students will also assist with lighting and special effects.  Students in the Performance Section will be cast in acting, singing, and dancing roles in the production.  

This application should be completed carefully as it will be evaluated before acceptance into the program

Please be sure to indicate your involvement at your school in art or performance areas.  

All applicants will be notified by March 15, 2024 regarding their acceptance.

Please complete the information to apply if:*You will be able to attend 8:30 AM-11:30 AM Monday through Friday from  June 3 until June 28.  (You are not allowed to be absent more than two days.) *You can participate in both evening performances on June 28 and June 29. *You can make arrangements for transportation. APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED BY March 8, 2024


Develop your Art

Indiana Writer's Center - IWC:

Indiana Summer Institute for Creative Teaching Returns for 2024!

The conference will take place July 10-12 in Central Indiana.

Teachers are some of our state’s best creative problem solvers and innovators. Great educators take risks, learn, reflect, and collaborate. Those same attributes are the building blocks of creativity. The Summer Institute for Creative Teaching, which began in 2023, will return in 2024 with an expanded set of sessions, offering Indiana educators the chance to gain skills and knowledge on incorporating creativity into the classroom. For more information, sign up:



  • Would your place in Hancock County tell a story? We are looking for prior permission for artists to visit places on the morning of June 8th, 2024, just to paint. They will be painting and will not disturb you. If you are interested, the artists will make their works available first to you. It is up to you to roam at will or tell us to stay on the easement of public right-of-way. If a working farm or business or home of any kind, we are searching for a few more places to give the visiting artists permission to paint, Plein Air, just that morning. Contact us.

  • Businesses, would you like artwork for your walls? Let us know. Community Foundation of Hancock County have set a precedence, exhibiting artist's work for all visitors to see. We would like to push that activity more!

  • Address Changes? Please be sure to let us know your new address.

  • Did you donate? Just A Little at a Time... Kroger Community Rewards Hancock County Arts has registered for the Kroger Community Rewards. Please consider linking your Kroger card to Hancock County Arts and at no cost to you. . Kroger donates annually to participating organizations based on your percentage of spending as it relates to the total spending associated with all participating Kroger Community Rewards organizations. Thank you for your support.

  • 2024 - Hancock County Arts will celebrate our 25th Anniversary! Searching for music, song and entertainment from Hancock County. Email if you are interested.

  • Volunteers for Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, to continue to keep our gallery open. Please visit and enter as the creating email. Volunteer training as you would like. Thank you.

  • Wanted: Laser Copy Paper- Always

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


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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