This gallery owned by the Nance family focuses on fine art and has the best in display. It showcases original paintings, antiques, fine pottery items and some jewelery too. A fascinating array of curios from around the world are waiting here for you to own. Apart from these Nance Galleries also takes care of custom framing and restoration work. The display is placed in pretty old oak cases which makes the visit an out-of-the-world experience.
Perched right next to Ohio River, the Audubon Mill Park offers a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere to its visitors. You can simply sit on the wooden benches and read a book or watch the boats passing by. This otherwise serene space comes alive during summer, when its plays host to the summer concerts and festivals. DHP Summer Concert Series, W.C. Handy Blues Festival and Bluegrass in the Park Folklife Festival are some of the popular events held here.
A multi-purpose Convention Hall—Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Coliseum was built in the early 20th century. It has an expansive seating capacity of 2400 with the standing capacity almost doubling. This hall can host wedding receptions, plays, concerts, orchestra or just about any event. With the weekend special being the games & Bingo every Friday it couldn't be better. The Coliseum has non-smoking sections and exciting offers too. Also, this place is home to the Evansville Rotary Club, so various club events too can be looked forward to. All in all this is a nice place for whiling away time in fun.
The Mesker Music Center hosts a wide variety of musical concerts. Ticket rates are reasonable, especially if you'd rather spring for a lawn pass than for a seat close to the stage. Be sure to check what's happening down at the center; chances are, you'll catch a show that's right up your alley.
Founded in the year 2001, the Hartman Arboretum is located in the North West of Evansville city. This facility serves as an outdoor classroom for children and adults alike, where they can enjoy the beauty of nature and learn more about diversity of trees and shrubs found in the Southern part of Indiana. The venue is home to more than 500 varieties of trees, which includes 17 different Redbud cultivars and 18 types of oaks. There is also a wildlife garden developed by Master Gardeners, and includes nectar and host plants, which attracts a multitude of butterflies all round the year. Other attractions at the Arboretum is a hydrangea collection, a woodland garden, a collection of spring blooming trees, a blueberry patch, a wild meadow and a memorial garden. The venue is open to public on Thursday's and it is advisable to call before visiting.
Its hard not to miss the dark blue building standing solitarily on West Franklin Street. PG is the brainchild of Kate Horvath and Todd Huber. Eclectic in every way, right from its industrial decor in the front to its very cozy and inviting room, decked with rotating art works and a plush couch. This cafe and performance exhibition space has wowed the locals with its delicious food and live entertainment. PG is the short form of Pupienus’ Glove. Pupienus Maximus was a Roman emperor and PG is an inspired figment from Todd's mind to generate curiosity.
The very famous Willard Library was founded by Willard Carpenter in the 19th century. It's a magnificent structure with great interiors of wooden panels. A haven for the genealogists, this place has many archives & a vast collection of volumes to refer to. The the library is lined up with the best books one is looking for. There are several periodical educational tours & Disney or FunBrain games arranged for children as well. For the thrill seekers there are the popular Ghost Tours sponsored by the library, where one may come across the reminiscences of 'The Grey Lady.'
Veteran's Memorial Coliseum is a well-equipped multi-use convention center and auditorium in Evansville. It was built to honor the soldiers from Vanderburgh County who laid down their lives in American Civil War.
The Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse is a historic political hub of the state government. Located in the heart of the city, it was built in 1888 in the Baroque and German Beaux-Arts styles of architecture. It features on the National Register of Historic Places.