14 Ways To Refresh Your Spirit in Brown County, Indiana
#7: Explore artistic heritage
Brown County traces its artistic roots to painter T.C. Steele. In 1907, he purchased the land that now makes up the T.C. Steele State Historic Site and built a home that became known as the House of the Singing Winds. Artists from around the country came to visit Steele and to paint. Many stayed, forming the Brown County Art Colony.
Now, potters, painters, fabric artists and others work in studios in Nashville and in the surrounding countryside. Each artist's work is compelling in its own way. Elizabeth O'Rear (left) paints in an airy home studio, located beside a pond and surrounded by 10 acres.