Drive down scenic back roads, wind through woods decked out in their finest fall colors, and discover art on the 24th annual Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour.

While you’re here, you can follow links to this year’s participating artists, download a printable tour map, and learn about our sponsors.

Please check the Brown County Studio Tour Facebook page for updates.

17 Studios. 27 Artisans.

Come and see live artist studios in Brown County, Indiana.

Working artists will welcome visitors throughout the month of October. Juried artisans, a true representation of the arts in Brown County, will share a special glimpse into the lives of working artists and craftsmen.  Don’t miss the T.C. Steele State Historic Site while you’re here.

The Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour is a free, self-guided event designed to showcase the arts and crafts created in the present-day “Art Colony of the Midwest.”

Watch artwork take shape before your eyes, with artists and craftsmen demonstrating daily. Talk with artists and explore the spaces that inspire them. At some studios, you might even be able to take part in the creation in prepared activities. Educational and designed to broaden public understanding of the arts, the tour is an art celebration for the whole family.

This is a unique opportunity to meet artists doing what they love and to purchase artwork directly from those who made it. Collectors will relish the selection of new work made available especially for this event.

All studios are open Wednesday – Saturday 10:30am – 5:30pm daily in October. Many studios are open Sunday 10:30 am – 5:30 pm. Check the artist listing here for hours for each studio.

Most studios take credit card payments, but some do not, often because of limited internet service in backroads art studios.  So bring your checkbook or some extra cash along, just in case!

Participating Artists

Robb Besosa

Hoosier Barn & Table

Sandy Binder

Grandview Alpaca Fiber Studio

Mary Burkhart

Our Little World Studio

Catherine Coburn


Martha Hall Bowman

Martha’s Art and Jewelry

Brad Cox

Cox Creek Mill

Dixie Ferrer

Ferrer Studio

Caitlyn Gallagher

Sweet Meraki Designs

DeMaris Glazier

Mud Horse Studio

Lesley Haflich

Copper Leaf Art Studio

Jean Haley

Jean Haley Dye + Design

Juliette Herwitt

Alex Kulesov


Jason Nickel

Brown County Iron

Holly Salo

Holly Pots Stoneware

Martha Sechler

Lightspinner Studio

Joy Sims

Eclectic Glass Art

Ron & Connie Skyrme

Midnight Sun Studio

Tamara Smith

Felt from the Heart

Kathy Sparks

The Hand Maiden

Scott & Jill Stowers

Wood Frog Farm & Homestead

Terry Taylor-Norbu


Bill Walters


M.K. Watkins

M.K. Watkins Studio

Lory Winford

Here’s Home Studio

Ann Woods

Loretta Wray

Loretta Wray Pottery

2022 Sponsors

We really appreciate our sponsors, as they are a large part of what makes this tour possible.  Check them out if you are looking for an over night accommodation, interested in wine tasting, or a place to dine.  Nasvhille will take care of all your needs.  

Brown County Winery

47 E Main St
Nashville, IN 47448

Bear Wallow Distillery

4484 Old State Rd 46
Nashville, IN 47448

Brown County Convention & Visitors Bureau

211 S Van Buren St
Nashville, IN 47448

Cornerstone Inn

54 East Franklin St
Nashville, IN 47448

Farm House Café & Tea Room

5171 Bean Blossom Rd
Nashville, IN 47448

Gatesville Country Store

4525 Salt Creek Rd
Nashville, IN 47448

Helmsburg General Store

2268 W Main St.
Nashville, IN 47448

Hill O'Brown Vacation Rental

4118 E SR 46
Nashville, IN 47448

Nickels Vacation Cabins

3497 Clay Lick Road
Nashville, IN 47448

Hobnob Corner Restaurant

Corner of Main and Van Buren Streets
Nashville, IN 47448

Nashville Express Touring Train

Boarding at Fearrin's Ice Cream
Corner of Franklin and Van Buren Streets
Nashville, IN

Story Inn

6404 Indiana Highway 135
Nashville, IN 47448

Moondance Vacation Rentals

30 E Washington Street
Nashville, IN 47448

The 19th Hole

2359 State Rd 46 East
Nashville, IN 47448

Wild Olive

37 W Main St
Nashville, IN 47448

Brown County Inn

51 State Rd. 46 E
Nashville, IN 47448

Ferguson House

78 W. Franklin St.
Nashville, IN 47448

Ironweed Gifts & Floral

188 S. Jefferson St.
Nashville, IN 47448

The Nashville House

15 S. Van Buren St.
Nashville, IN 47448