The Rivertown Art Tour takes place every May in Vevay, Indiana. Visit studios and locations at various sites around town to see and visit with artists and artisans at work. The Community Art Center at the corner of Main & Ferry will feature artisan demonstrations, as well as displays by several different artists. Many pieces are for sale as well. Call Ann at 812-427-3237 or Anita at 812-427-4048 for more information. New artists are welcome but must be juried in. This is a tour of fine arts and fine crafts Rivertown Art Tour Map
Markland Dam Park sits on a high bluff overlooking the Ohio River. Take concrete steps down to the beach to fish, search for driftwood or just enjoy walking along the sandy beach. The park has pavilions for picnicking, a children’s playground and ball fields. Entrance is just across State Road 156 from the Markland Bridge ramp. Features Baseball / Softball Pavilion Playground
Family owned and operated by Steve and Sam Jones-Ellard. Catering available from weddings and parties to intimate dinners. Community supported bakery featuring artisan breads by subscription. Menu includes several different breads, brownies, muffins and bagels. All of our food is handcrafted in a commercially licensed kitchen, here at the Farmstead. Visit our website for more details.
There is a paved walking trail at the YMCA. It winds up, down and around, through a wooded area surrounding the YMCA building at the corner of State Road 56 and 129. It is a beautiful walk under towering trees. Try it out and see how you like it, as a casual walk or a serious workout.
Since 1995, The Ridge Winery has been producing and marketing award winning wines! The Ridge Winery commemorates 200 years of American wine history by restoring the trade to Switzerland County, Indiana, home of America’s first successful commercial winery. In 1989 Tom Demaree, Winemaker, decided to turn his passion into a business and with the assistance of family and friends, Tom is seeing his vision become a reality. The Ridge Winery produces varieties of wines using blends of select fruits and grapes. The Ridge Winery’s “Swiss Heritage Red Wine” commemorates Vevay Switzerland County, Indiana as the first successful commercial winery in America. Our “Rural Cool Riesling” carries a beautiful art label depicting the Switzerland County Court House. Winemaker Tom Demaree takes pride in having available a wide range of Fruit Wines: Blackberry – BlackJack – Cherry – Peach Crush and Raspberry. The Ridge Winery now has a limited supply of barrel aged wine; using only Select Kentucky Bourbon Barrels to age their wines. Dam View Red, a grape blend and Barrel Aged Blackberry are currently two popular barrel aged wines. Wines are available at several retail locations shown on the wine list page. The Ridge winery tasting room, nestled on the […]
Sitting in and old, brick farmhouse overlooking the Ohio River, Melodee Stepleton quietly works as a five-foot-tall spinning wheel whirls in front of her. Other nights, her loom rhythmically thumps as the percussion intermixes with the crickets chirping outside. For Melodee, spinning, weaving and other fiber crafts are more than just a hobby. It is a way to connect with an age-old tradition. And, by creating her own pieces and demonstrating how it is done, she sees it as a way of keeping the centuries-old processes alive. In fact, her passion came from a connection to local history. “I got into weaving originally because my first loom came out of the family house in Vevay,” she said of how she wanted to learn to use the loom that came from the grandmother of her husband, Rob. “It started with weaving, and then Iearned natural dyeing, and then I got into spinning.” It was natural progression for Melodee. “I always was working with my hands, for as long as can remember. My grandma taught me how to crochet.” She extended that interest into weaving, spinning and dyeing in the early 1970’s by taking as many classes as she could. “I found […]
Fiber Arts. Weaving and Hand Dyed Scarves.
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The Vevay Historic District contains 300 buildings, houses and landmarks, bordered by the Ohio River to the south. The largest concentration of 19th century residential architecture can be found along Market Street, where you will see heirloom gardens and beautiful views of the river. The Main Street business district features historic 19th century buildings. The District has been listed on the Indiana State Register of Sites & Structures since 1981. An application for listing on the National Register of Historic Places is pending at state level. Visit the Life on the Ohio River History Museum and the Switzerland County Historical Museum, both located in historic buildings.
October 7 & 8, 2017 Visit historic sites in Switzerland County Hearth cooking, heirloom gardens, period music, early trades. The Thiebaud farmstead features a restored 1860’s house with period furnishings. The French-Swiss cottage at Musee de Venoge dates to the early 1800’s. Free Admission: Donations appreciated www.venoge.org Phone: 812-593-5726 www.switzcomuseums.org Stonehouse Creations & Greenhouse
The marina is located in protected waters and offers seasonal and overnight slips. Two shelter houses, wood heat, restrooms, showers and laundry. Open year round. By land, Florence Marina is located approximately eight miles east of Vevay on Hwy 156, and one mile east of the Markland Dam Bridge at 205 6th Street Florence, IN 47020.
The River History Museum is located in the former parsonage of the old church that houses the historical museum. It features a rare and diverse collection, depicting life and work along the Ohio River. An unusual collection of riverboat models, important documents from the steamboat days and many other interesting artifacts are on display. The River History Museum also has a gift shop for your shopping enjoyment! Open seven days a week from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
“I am a lapidarian jewelry artist. I take stones and rocks, cut them and bring them from rough rock all the way to finished jewelry pieces. A lot of times there will be an image, color or texture that just grabs me and that just leads me through the piece. You don’t really have typical pieces, because every stone is different.There are a lot variables in there that you have to consider when looking at a handmade piece like that.”
Artisan Jewelry, Lapidary, Smithing, Wire Wrapping
See Rose for custom embroidery, printwear, vinyl graphics, banners and more at Creative Images. Select from in-stock hats, shirts and totes. Custom orders of various colors. styles and sizes are welcome. Proudly display your company or organization’s logo on promotional products that work! 116 West Main Street Vevay IN 47043 812-427-3773 Rose Leap, proprietor
OUR LIVES ARE LIKE QUILTS, BITS AND PIECES, JOY AND SORROW, STITCHED WITH LOVE.” Browse large selections of fabrics and panels at only $5 a yard. Quilts on display and for sale with custom quilting available. Owner Helen Hounshell’s passion for quilting goes back 40 years and is evident in what she creates. OPEN 9 am-5 pm Tuesday – Friday. Saturday 9 am – 3 pm. Closed every third Wednesday of the month.
The Vevay Swiss Inn is located in the legendary LeClerc House, known in the 19th century as a welcoming hostelry. Completely restored with modern comforts it is located in the heart of downtown Vevay, with shopping and restaurants nearby. Call or make reservations online on the website.
Local team members playing vintage baseball. Some games are played with modern rules, and some are played with the old time rules. Join us for the 2016 season For information call Andy Haskell: 317-409-3209 2016 season schedule: Moscow Monarch, Vevay, IN Heart of Vintage, Coney Island, OH Losantiville, Losantiville, OH Batesville Lumberman, Batesville, IN Indiana vs Ohio, Rising Sun, IN Vevay Fall Classic, Vevay, IN Vevay games start at 1:00 pm at the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park ball park.
KYLE HOUSE The first hotel built on this site was known as the Kyle House. George Harrison Kyle took possession of the lot in 1853 from the International Order of Odd Fellows. He was an architect and builder and must have built the original hotel. It was destroyed by fire (date unknown) and was rebuilt by Thomas Delaney, who had bought the property in 1884. An impressive brick house, it then became known as “The Delaney House.” DELANEY HOUSE Delaney was an old Irishman. He came from Ireland as a hod carrier. “The hotel had an oil lamp in every room and had 22 regular boarders – the courthouse men, some school workers and lots of traveling men. They would display their goods in the sample room. There were lots of draymen who pulled wagons to and from the river. Storekeepers from all the country stores and from Ghent, Carrollton and Warsaw, Kentucky came to pick up goods.” PHOENIX HOTEL By 1898 the place was known as “The Phoenix Hotel,” because it had risen from the ashes. “There are thirty-two guest rooms, hot and cold water baths, is lighted by electricity and heated throughout by furnace. The culinary department and […]
Ferry Street Woodworks is owned and operated by Richard Yanikoski. Dick has been making furniture for more than 50 years, having finished his first office desk at the age of 13. Self-taught, he later studied at Rosewood Studio in Canada and at the Marc Adams School in Indiana. He has done work for homeowners, businesses, and institutional clients including Stonehill College, the U.S Air Force, and the Veterans Administration. His previous woodworking shop was River House in Illinois. At Ferry Street Woodworks, Dick can make custom hardwood furniture and furnishings (tables, stands, desks, bookcases, bed frames, chests, lamps, and more), ornamental turnings and architectural items (balusters, corbels, newel posts, mantels), and parts for furniture restoration. Clients seeking custom furniture are guided through a collaborative design process involving choice of style, wood, hardware and finish. Furniture repair is undertaken on a time-available basis.
Bonnie Peugeot has been painting since she was a little girl and feels that the act of painting is a sharing, an imparting of her soul to others through visual art. Her medium of choice is oil, but she is very versatile in her expression and also has a passion for mono-printing as well as chalk pastels on velvet paper. For Bonnie, it is the love of color that drives her passion to paint, “Color, to me, creates such mood and emotion which it then evokes from the viewer.” The majority of Bonnie’s paintings are traditional Flemish style with vague delineation of paintbrush strokes. She also has done a few impressionist style paintings and very unique acrylic abstract mixed media paintings. For Bonnie, it’s more about feeling free in her work and the color of having its own purity and expression. Throughout the early 1980’s, Bonnie was a regular exhibitor in the Madison Chautauqua Art Festival, and established her own art gallery in Madison from 1996 to 1998. Currently, Bonnie’s paintings are in collections at Oakland City University and England. Bonnie has a double major –in Art and in Education. She first attended Oakland City University for her undergraduate studies […]
Tony Catanzaro creates masterful sculptures from recycled materials. He combs the riverbank with his dog Mighty Joe and picks up treasures from flood debris and remnants of the past. With anvil, hand tools and torch, he makes poetry in metal. To meet Tony and see his incredible works, stop by the outdoor studio any day of the week.
Get ready for the uncommon ground at Dagaz Acres state-of-the-art zipline and challenge course! Soar high above the tree lines and experience the rugged wilderness from a bird’s-eye view. Soak in the stunning views while safely secured in a comfortable harness. Your adventure begins with a climb to the treetops of Southeastern Indiana and continues over scenic valleys and ravines in a way you’ve never experienced before. Try a Premier 1 hour zipline course if you’re short on time or new to ziplining. Experience the Ultimate 2 hour zipline and canopy course for the ultimate adrenaline rush or if you’re an experienced Zipper. Special discounts for groups and non-profits. For adventures 7 years of age and older. Located close to Cincinnati, Lexington, and Louisville. For reservations or more information, go to www.dagazacres.com or call 812-594-2727
It doesn’t matter what your age, Switzerland County has fun for all. Come on down to the Paul Ogle Riverfront Park and enjoy the view. Launch your boat, kayak, or jet ski out on the Ohio River. While the kids play on the up-to-date playground, parents or grandparents can take in the view of both Indiana and Kentucky. Bring a basketball and shoot some hoops or don some walking shoes and take a few laps around the scenic park. Grab a bite to eat in town or bring a picnic basket and dine at one of the park picnic tables. From May to October enjoy secluded riverfront camping spaces at the east end of the park. All electric hookups and water available. To experience more of Switzerland County, take a driving tour along any of our scenic country roads, where you’ll view magnificent barns, historic houses, beautiful farmland and lots of wildlife and domestic animals. It’s fun for the whole family! If you want to explore further, pick up a Walking Tour map at the Visitors Center on Main Street. Additional Information For more information please call 812-427-3237. For camping reservations contact Angie Priest: 812-571-1659
I like to wear jewelry that is colorful, with interesting shapes and textures. I began making earrings and necklaces about 13 years ago using gemstones, glass, crystals and pearls. Then I discovered polymer clay beads at a bead store. Polymer clay is a man-made, clay-like medium which comes in a variety of beautiful colors. The blocks of clay can be mixed into an infinite number of colors, tints and shades. It can be molded, carved, sanded, textured and combined in a myriad ways to make amazing shapes and designs. During the last 7 years, I have been constantly inspired to try new techniques with polymer to create pendants and beads for my necklaces and earrings. Many necklaces I make today include my own handmade polymer clay beads. I am a retired elementary school teacher, having taught in Indiana, New York State, Singapore, Libya, Japan and Kuwait. My husband and I live near Florence, Indiana, overlooking the beautiful Ohio River. We enjoy gardening, traveling in our RV, and cruising on the waterways of the eastern United States aboard our trawler.
I was born in 1953 and grew up in the Beautiful Rolling hills and farmlands of rural Indiana. I am largely a self-taught oil painter. Oil painting is a medium I have grown even more fond of over the years. In my earlier years, most of my creative work consisted of the use of metal sculpture, pottery, watercolor, pen & ink and many other mediums, in which I had some formal training. I also completed two years of instruction in Commercial Art. I have had exhibits in Southern Indiana & Kentucky. After some time of having my own studio and small gallery at the Mellwood Art Center in Louisville, I completed a larger studio on my own property in Elizabeth, Indiana, where I now do most of my work. I think my Landscape paintings are a reflection of those earlier years in rural Indiana. Most are serene and remind me of those carefree years of growing up there. However, in recent years, I have added still life and abstracts to my creative palate.
Oil Paintings, Mixed Media and Steampunk Art
This 35 room mansion was built in 1874 by Benjamin Franklin Schenck, son of a wealthy “hay king” of the steamboat era. It was the marvel of its time with a four storied tower and five bathrooms. If you’re interested taking a tour, you can schedule an appointment by calling Schenck Mansion at (812) 427-2787. Tours are $5/person. Visit their Website for more information.
What started as a challenge to myself has become one of the most enjoyable and creative outlets in my life. I am a self taught stained glass artist who has been working in this beautiful medium since 1998. I’ve created many of my own designs and use others I find to be inspirational. There is an emotional connection – a passion – for creating art in glass. All pieces are individually hand cut and I use the copper foil method exclusively. I also enjoy making a piece look 3-D. I like to see the detail and definition in each piece of glass. The colors, textures and variations tend to inspire and motivate. Each project is truly one of a kind because no two pieces of glass are alike. I’ve learned decorative soldering along the way and like to add it to my glass whenever I can. I have some beautiful plates, vases and picture frames all made with decorative soldering. Each one is truly unique. From 2005 to 2009, I had the opportunity to design and create medallions for the wineries participating in the Swiss Wine Festival here in Vevay, The wineries are very proud of their medals made exclusively for […]
Drake’s Ridge is a clothing-free membership campground and all are welcome! Located in a private rustic setting within Switzerland County, Drake’s Ridge offers a wide variety of things to do including volleyball, swimming, hiking and just enjoying the beauty of the outdoors. Special events are held throughout the season including art shows and cooking competitions. Cabins and campsites are available. Located at 9641 Drake’s Ridge Road, Bennington, IN. Visit the website for more.
The Switzerland County Courthouse was built in 1864 and is in the classic revival style. The impressive courtroom is intact and has its original furnishings. Large windows line the exterior walls. A new addition has been added to the building using the same architectural style. The courtyard has a gazebo, a six sided privy and many old trees. A Veteran’s Memorial can be found on the southwest corner. The Courthouse can be visited whenever open.
The Historic Patriot Museum is located in the Town Hall, which has an observation deck overlooking the river. Find a fascinating collection of historic memorabilia and pictures, including several of the 1937 flood. Patriot was laid out in 1820 by Elisha Wade and James Herrick. It was originally named Troy, but this name was later changed to Patriot. Located near the museum is the plaque of Elwood Mead, engineer and Director of Reclamation responsible for building Hoover Dam on the Colorado River. Lake Mead was named after the Patriot, Indiana native.
Visit the Community Art Center at the corner of Main & Ferry Streets in downtown Vevay. The First Friday of every month features a new art exhibit, meet the artists, and displays of the work of other artists and artisans. Other activities around town include live music, dining out, and just visiting our wonderful and unusual shops. Come out to enjoy and visit with friends and meet new people. Hours are from 6 to 9 p.m.
Edelweiss is a full service florist with fresh flowers, balloons, and cards. Browse their selection of gift items including candles, ceramic angels, coverlets, plush animals, and more. Come in and enjoy this enchanting shop filled with wonderful items to decorate your home or office or to give that special someone for their happy occasion.
Come and enjoy a river view A-Frame home near Vevay, IN. This country home has a modern kitchen, 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, completely furnished with linens and cookware. There is a great room/dining room to watch the Ohio River with a cozy wood-burning fireplace. Satellite TV, fire pit, gas grill and furnace will make your stay very comfortable. Call for more information and rates. Owners: Bert and Debbie Allen.
Dedicated in 2006 to honor Veterans of all wars, Patriot citizens, Schools and current Patriot businesses. Located just one block north of State Road 156 in the heart of Patriot, the only incorporated town in the United States with this name. A moving tribute to our country and veterans was held here on September 11, 2012.
The Ridge Winery Tasting Room & Gift Shop Visit The Ridge Winery Tasting Room & Gift Shop at 11048 East State Road 156 about 4 miles east of Vevay. Enjoy its beautiful setting overlooking the Ohio River riverbank while sipping a selection of fine wines created in Switzerland County. Watch the boat traffic go by with a magnificent view of the Kentucky hills from its outside deck. The Ridge Winery is on the southeast Indiana Wine Trail. Additional Information For more information regarding the wine in Switzerland County please call 812-427-3380 or 812-599-3473. email@example.com theridgewinery.com
Just a little quirky, just a little off the beaten path & a whole lot of FUN! Featuring antiques, books, original art, specialty foods, boutique items, vintage treasures, jewelry, accessories, and stationery. Paintings, prints and cards by Sarah Headen on display. Surprise yourself! OPEN Thurs, Fri, Sat (& most Mondays) 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Tues & Wed by appointment or chance
I am a farmer in South Eastern Indiana. I raise and show donkeys in the summer. In the winter, I don’t have much farm work, so I started turning wood. I started by making Christmas gifts, on a small cheap wood lathe. I made pen, bottle stoppers, and bracelets and Christmas decorations. I now have a good large lathe and turn every free moment I have. I make bowls of all kinds, vases, plates and platters, and one of a kind art. I love wood. Every tree is different and each piece of wood from the tree is different. There is a lot of character in every piece especially the crotch or where limbs fork off. I start with green or “wet” wood, turn it to shape and let it dry for 2-6 months and then turn to size, sand and finish. When I turn a bowl or vessel, I let the wood character show. I leave knots, holes, bark and repair cracks. A wood bowl is like furniture in your house, it shrinks when it is dry and swells when the humidity is high. That is why a lot of hand turned wood bowls have a wavy rim. If […]
Seasonal flowers and vegetable plants beginning in April. Located a half mile west of Markland Bridge. Look for colorful flowers, hanging baskets, and flats to decorate your home or garden. State Road 156 one half mile west of the Markland Bridge Bovard Lodge Now available on site for overnight visits Rosemary Bovard, proprietor Phone: 812-584-5555
Vevay Mercantile Vevay Mercantile is your Hardware, Lumber and MORE Store! Our goal is to provide the residents and visitors of Switzerland County the goods they need, without having to drive to surrounding counties and cities. We strive to stay competitive so you don’t have to spend more on time and gas. With basics in hardware and lumber, we also carry farm supplies such as fencing, chargers, posts, livestock feed and pet supplies. For our hunters, fishermen and outdoor persons, we have a mini Bass Pro Shop with a variety of items for sale. In the spring and summer look for our extensive lawn and garden offerings including live plants, bulk seed and mulch. In the fall there will be mums and live Christmas trees. We have a line of RV supplies for our campers here in the county, and have also introduced some Lodge Cast Iron cookware items. We also fill propane tanks, from the 20lb grill tanks to the large 100lb RV tanks. We carry Porter Paints and have a full Data Color Matching System. This means we can match paint to virtually anything you need. Need plumbing supplies? Look no further than our extensive plumbing department. From […]
Beverly is a wife, mother, histologist and potter. She was born in Havre de Grace, Maryland, which is located on the Chesapeake Bay. She grew up in the Baltimore area and received her education and histology licensing at the Harfard Memorial Hospital School for Histology and University of Maryland. Beverly married her husband Gene in 1974. They worked and lived in the Baltimore area until 1980. She and Gene have been blessed over the years with 3 daughters, and now 5 grandchildren. Bev began studying pottery with the Baltimore Potters Guild in 1975. She continued with the guild where she learned throwing, slab building, glaze preparation, and firing. She made her first purchase of a “Krebs Kick Wheel” and Paragon Kiln in 1976. Over the years, Bev and her family have moved from Baltimore, to Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, on to Media Pennsylvania, and to Pendleton, Indiana. Bev always had her kick wheel and kiln with her, creating pottery pieces all the while. She worked in hospital laboratories most of her life while raising the family. After moving to Indiana, she began working with Eli Lilly Pharmaceuticals. In 2015 Bev retired from Lilly Pharma. Having family still in Maryland and as […]
Handmade pottery of the housewares and decor variety
I love to be outdoors and paint the colors of spring and fall along the streams of Southeastern Indiana. As a small boy climbing the hills, wading the creeks was a real delight. The colors of the seasons jumping out, the smells of freshness. I try to capture the thoughts of being there once more. My self portrait of cooling off after a hot day on the Amazon, the jungle heat brings out the thirst deep inside of you. I enjoyed the challenge of this picture in painting the tables & chairs with the desk floor background and the memories of it brought back of the excitement of the Amazon.
Antique’s and collectibles! “Enjoy Yesterday, again today.” Enjoy a large selection of antiques, primitives, collectibles and vintage items. Hours: Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Open later on First Fridays New: Online Consignment In store: Booth Rental starting at $50 a month In-store Consignment welcome 108 East Main Street Vevay, Indiana 812-226-1018 Choose the best way to sell your items We will work with you
Famous locally for pizza, garlic buttered bread sticks and Italian cuisine. Wine by the glass. We have dine in or take out pizza, pasta, sandwiches and salads. We have seasonal specials. We are open for lunch and dinner Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. See Our Menu Below: Roxanno menu pg1 Roxanno menu pg2 Roxanno menu pg3 Roxanno menu pg4
1037 W Main Street Vevay Hours: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. -10:00 p.m. Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Closed on Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas Website “Offering quick and delicious subs and salads customized your way. Tuesdays are fundraising days, where a portion of all proceeds go towards the local schools, and we are a platinum Swiss Wine Festival member. Don’t forget, Wednesday is free cookie day!”
The Historic Hoosier Theater is the venue for plays, live performances, concerts and civic events. The “Old Theatre Building” was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. Built in 1837 as a warehouse and store, it has housed a saddlery, the post office, the newspaper, and a tavern. It became a venue for popular entertainment in 1926, when it was converted to a silent movie theater, with live organ accompaniment. The theater closed in 1955. In 1983 a group got together and rejuvenated the building, presenting “The Rainmaker” musical to enthusiastic audiences. Download Hoosier Theatre Flyer
The nature of watercolor painting seems to lend itself to portraying old, weathered buildings in harmony with their natural settings. There is a beautiful simplicity in architecture created for utilitarian purpose whether it is an old barn or lighthouse. They were built to withstand the elements like sentinels watching the march of time. Jay likes to record their presence before they succumb to nature or man, and to share that special feeling and emotion that can be felt when light touches a scene in a magical way. Jay Benzing grew up not far from the ocean in New York as part of a family that considered art a part of everyday life. He found encouragement from his father who loved to oil paint and his High School art teacher who was also an accomplished Madison Avenue artist. Jay majored in art education at Morehead State then taught art in Boone Co., Ky for 30 years. Upon retirement Jay and his wife Wanda moved to South East Indiana to be closer to his subject matter…and the water. Jay is a member of the Madison Art Club and Gallery and the KY Watercolor Society. His watercolors are available at River House Studio […]
David Beardmore, a native Iowan who spent his formative yearsin Iowa, Texas and Oklahoma before moving to Kentucky in his early twenties. He currently resides and works in Northern Kentucky but “lives” in Southern Indiana where he is involved in Switzerland County Art Center and Historical Society. He lives his Indiana life with his wife Dawn and is the proud father of three men, Ian, Alex, and Evan, and grandfather of Elizabeth, Ella and Evelyn. David is a fine artist specializing in watercolor and acrylic painting. David’s subjects over the years have gone through cycles of religion, people and architecture. For the last several years he has been on a cycle of architecture focusing on older buildings both beautiful and industrial. He attended the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in fine art. He continued his education at the University of Tulsa where he did graduate work with an emphasis in painting. He showed with the Agora Gallery in New York City in the early 90’s highlighted by the See No Evil group show in 1992. He followed this up with a solo show in Oklahoma City in 1993. After 1994 […]
What do rolling hills, river towns, antique & specialty shops, state parks, historic sites, B&B’s, galleries and cafes have in common? You’ll find them all along the Indiana Wine Trail in Southeastern Indiana! Kick back and enjoy a leisurely drive, stopping along the way to discover the quaint charm of the region and visit six artisan wineries. We invite you to visit Indiana Wine Trail’s six artisan wineries, each one reflecting the distinct style and personality of the winemaker. Sample their wines and learn how climate, soil conditions and the wine making process make every vintage a unique experience. The wineries of the region continue a history and tradition that began 200 years ago when Swiss immigrants planted vineyards near Vevay. We hope you enjoy your journey through the heart of the Ohio River Valley, the largest designated wine region in America Download a copy of our brochure here.
The Switzerland County Historical Museum highlights the local culture and life from the Native Americans to the Swiss settlers on through the 19th & 20th centuries, featuring important artifacts. The Museum is located in the former Presbyterian Church at the corner of Market & Main Streets. Surrounded by beautiful gardens and ancient shade trees. Your visit will be a pleasant one. OPEN everyday from 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. Visit our website for information on special events and changing exhibits.
Located in the Lobby of the River History Museum. Find unusual and interesting things, such as pottery mugs, handcrafted tinware and old time toys. Browse the shelves for fascinating books about history of the locale and river. We are next door to the Historical Museum at the point of Main & Market Streets.
Vevay Vintage Prop & Shop – Providing event, photography props, wedding, corporate rental props for events. Antiques & Vintage items for sale. Locally owned by Angie & Jeff Priest Hours: Open Wednesday & Thursday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Other days by appointment or chance Call 812-493-9572 for appointment. Location available for rent for your event also.
Ken was influenced early in life by his father, a talented designer in advertising and a skilled woodworker. As a teen, Ken was employed in a sign shop and, related to his love of cars, became well-known for his ability to do pin-striping and flame painting on customized cars and motorcycles. After attending Ball State (at the time “Teachers’ College”) as an Industrial Arts major and Art minor, he was hired by a Muncie corrugated container company as a package designer. He retired in 2003, after 37 years in the packaging business, as a Senior Designer for Inland Container Company in Indianapolis. Joyce, a retired high school art educator, considers herself an artist/designer. She embraces the challenge of using post-consumer waste (used, discarded and found objects) as her medium to create witty and somewhat provocative works of art in both two and three dimensions. Her assemblages, collages, and mixed-media drawings reflect her sense of humor as well as her multi-media background as an art educator. Active in historic preservation, Joyce and her husband, Ken, have restored two nineteenth-century houses in National Register Historic Districts. In retirement they “reinvented” themselves as “Sam and Izzy”, dealers in antiques and uniques. The “Uniques” […]
Mixed Media, Found Objects Assemblages, & Collage
The Art Center showcases the works of local and regional artists. On display and for sale are paintings, sculpture, woodworking, crafts, fiber arts, jewelry, and mixed media pieces. Located in the historic Grisard building at the corner of Main & Ferry, a new artist’s work is featured every month, opening on First Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 pm. First Friday, June 3rd, 2016 Art Show Opening Paintings by Ronald Devore Meet the Artist 6-9pm
The Switzerland County Public Library is your one stop for everything! From traditional books, DVDs, magazines and audio books, to downloadable formats, it’s all at the tip of your fingers. The Library offers a variety of programs for all ages – everything from book groups, computer instruction, craft classes and story time! Visit the local history room to learn about the area or research your family. The Library also has an interesting display of fine art, created by local artists, past and present. Public computers and free Wi-Fi can be used by residents and visitors. Faxing, copying, and printing are available for a fee.
Historic Market Street Take a walking tour along Market Street, the heart of the “Vevay Historic District”. Walking west from Liberty Street, enjoy a leisurely stroll for several blocks. You’ll find beautiful old homes of varying architectural styles surrounded by well kept gardens, and lovely views of the river. See the 1840’s mansion at 209 West Market, built by U. P. Schenck, known as the Hay King. He owned several steamboats and was instrumental in the economic development of the county in the 1800’s. Notice the “Roxy” house on the south side near Tell Street. This was the home of Aunt Lucy Detraz, and dates to the early 1800’s. Main Street Enjoy the architecture & ambiance of a classic 19th century American Main Street. Bustling with activity during days of the Riverboat trade, Main Street is now alive again with shops, restaurants and friendly people. Schenck Mansion Visit the Benjamin Franklin Schenck Mansion at the top of Main Cross Street. Now a bed and breakfast, its park-like grounds feature a fountain, gazebo, goldfish pond and grape arbor. Group tours are available by appointment or book a room for the night or weekend. 812-427-2787 Museums The Switzerland County Historical Museum and the Life on the […]
Formerly the Riverhouse, Boondoggles Pub & Grub has reopened with new owners, Jerry and Martina. Nice local bar located at 212 Ferry Street in Vevay. Full-service bar with delicious food. Live music on Saturday nights. Great drinks, good food and good times!. Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. Click to see our Menu
You’ll love camping in our shaded space right on the riverbank. Lots of room for walking for both you and your pets. Beautiful river views can be enjoyed from shore or from your fishing boat, canoe, kayak or jet ski. Come on down and enjoy the friendly folks in Vevay, and have a relaxing time on the river. Seasonal Openings It is seasonal, open spring, summer and fall only. Camp Sites The primitive camping sites are on the East side; down the 2nd drive on the left, past the old boat ramp, in the shaded areas. There are 12 Full Service water and electric units and shower house on the West side, down the first drive, on the right-past the first shelter house. There are eight with gravel pads shaded on the East Side, down the second drive, on the left, past the old boat ramp. Shower House & Dump Stations Shower house and Dump Stations available the West Side of the park. Guest Limit The number of guests permitted per lot is four (4). Each additional person is an additional charge. Pets must be on a six foot leash. Campfires are permitted using downed wood or driftwood in the […]
The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This French-Swiss cottage is one of the few remaining examples of French colonial architecture that characterized the early settlement of Switzerland County. In 1805, a French-speaking Swiss, Louis Gex Obousser, bought 319 acres along the Ohio River; a portion of that property is what we now call Musee de Venoge. The house is posts-on-sill, timber frame, mortise-joined and wood-pegged. Brick nogging insulation supports the first-floor plaster; rare hand-split accordion lath supports the second floor. An exterior stair leads to the second-floor storage and sleeping rooms. Letters were found written by Jacob Weaver, who in 1813 traveled to the Swiss settlement of New ‘Swisserland’, then in Indiana Territory in 1813. They tell of the journey and life with his young Swiss wife, Charlotte Golay and their small children. They moved to the Venoge site in 1828 with seven of their 10 children. The letters help us interpret the material culture of the early French-Swiss settlers with domestic arts, hearth cooking, and trades. The kitchen garden features plants common in the early 19th century. The outdoor bake oven is used and cooking on the hearth is done in the summer when […]
A native of Switzerland County and a Veteran’s Association Nurse by profession, Brian began chainsaw carving in 2007. He started by sculpting bears from river driftwood. People liked them and bought them. At this point his hobby became a passion and his skills developed quickly. Brian strives to create carvings that are a cut about the ordinary. His work is diverse in subject matter and ranges from benches to animals and more recently a life sized eagle. He has demonstrated his talents at chainsaw festivals in Pennsylvania, Indiana and Georgia. Existing works can be found at his outdoor workshop on East Main Street at Market Street in downtown Vevay.
Owner, Mohammed Moussa is a gourmet chef. Now serving dinner seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Lunch specials every day plus salads, paninis, wraps, and delicious desserts. Lunch hours: 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Full bar along with evening specials. Live entertainment on weekends. Bar hours: Weekdays 5:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. Saturdays 5:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. Call 812-427-9744 for carry out. See Our Menu Below Moasis p1a Moasis menu p2 Moais menu p3 Moasis menu p4
Visit two historic houses, 1820’s Venoge and 1860’s Thiebaud farmstead. Enjoy country hospitality as you step back in time to Christmas in the past The pleasures of hearth cooking, and entertaining of the times in rural southern Indiana, come to life in these beautifully restored National Register sites. Plan to attend in December of 2017. Musee de Venoge, 175 Hwy 129, Vevay IN 47043 Phone 812-593-5726 Thiebaud Farmstead, 5147 Hwy 56, Vevay IN 47043 Phone 812-427-3560 www.venoge.org www.switzcomuseums.org
Splinter Ridge Fish and Wildlife Area is dedicated to providing quality hunting opportunities while maintaining 2,460 acres of woodland and steep hills. Named after after the major ridge and historic logging road, it was purchased by the state from Charles Perin in 1997. With direct contributions from the Indiana Bowhunter’s Association, the Indiana Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Indiana Deer Hunter’s Association and the Indiana Sportmen’s Round Table, the Department of Natural Resources was able to purchase the land.
Belterra has much to offer guests: top name entertainment in the Center Stage Showroom, live music in the Lobby Bar on weekends, and a new sports bar named The Stadium. Luxurious rooms await the overnight visitors. This upscale hotel has wonderful shops, and a bountiful buffet. Visit the floating casino for your favorite gaming experience, from slots to roulette. For the sports minded we have a Tom Fazio designed golf course, in ground pool, and fully equipped workout room and spa. Check in at the Visitor Center for information on other attractions in the surrounding area. Restaurants: 19 Steak & Seafood – Fine Dining The Stadium – Sports Bar atmosphere with great food The Buffet – Bountiful smorgasbord Nosh – Coffee Shop with healthy snacks & pastries
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Painting: Oil, Acrylics, Tempra, Water Color Sculpture: Lexan, Acrylic, ABS, Wood, Metals, Plaster, Stain Glass, Cork/Bronze Wall Hangings, Scrimshaw, Walking Sticks, Canes, Bird Carvings, Fishing Lures, Golf Club Conversions to Cane, Large Pump Organ Sculpture, Tiki Pole, Golf Ball Clock
Designed by legend Tom Fazio, this world-class championship course was ranked in the top 20 casino golf courses in the U.S. by Golfweek. Created to highlight the natural surroundings, winding through lakes and over 2,200 trees, the par 71 course challenges players with water hazards and bunkers set amidst the beautiful rolling hills.
The Thiebaud Farmstead is located on the Ohio River near Vevay, Indiana. It was settled in 1817 by Frederick and Harriet Thiebaud who emigrated from Switzerland. By the late 1840’s the family was actively involved in the hay culture, which drove the economic development of Switzerland County at that time. It was bolstered by the use of the Mormon hay press, patented in 1843. The present house dates from the 1860’s and is furnished to the period. OPEN by appointment or for special events, which include the Rural Heritage Tour and A Country Christmas. Open Sunday afternoons from April – October.
Visit Ann Farnsley’s studio at her historic 1885 house on Market Street in Vevay. View her colorful & whimsical paintings and ceramics. Enjoy the metal ballet dancer sculpture in the yard, and the concrete gargoyle by the east entrance. Beautiful abstract canvas window hangings can be seen in the front windows. A whimsical horse mural peers out from behind the bamboo. OPEN by chance or appointment.
Walk back in time to the jukebox and 50’s style decor of Shell’s Ice Cream and Grill. Ice cream cake for a special occasion is always a treat. Sandwiches, soft serve and hand dipped ice cream are available daily. Use our drive-thru or relax to the jukebox music inside our restaurant. Come enjoy friendly people and delicious food. Shell’s Ice Cream and Grill is Open: Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Many of our country roads offer scenic views of beautiful Switzerland County. Stop in at the Visitor Center at 128 W Main Street in downtown Vevay, Indiana to pick up a county tour map Or email request: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 812-427-3237 Or just be adventurous and explore on your own, discovering historic homes, wildlife, and beautiful farms.
OPEN seven days a week. Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. First Friday of every month until 9:00 p.m. Located on the north side of Main Street in the Visitor’s Center building. Come in and enjoy, full espresso bar and homemade Amish pastries. Free Wi-Fi.
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Vevay, Indiana offers so many fun things to do. From shopping, to boating, camping. You can enjoy your hand at Lady Luck, take a Wine Tour or enjoy our art rich community. Scroll through the categories to find your next get-away.