What’s Happening at T.C. Steele

Activity and serenity coexist naturally at T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Art- and nature-related programs and events fit well into this peaceful and inspiring setting, providing a variety of year-round activities for all ages.




Steele’s Country Christmas, Sunday December 4, 2016

Go back in time to the early 1920s, when the Steele’s celebrated the holidays at the House of the Singing Winds, inviting neighbors and friends into their home.

St. Nicholas will visit the Large Studio at the T.C. Steele State Historic Site, where children and families can have their photographs taken with him. Visitors will have the opportunity to make ornaments and small, hand-crafted gifts. There will be live jazz by “2 Daves” and refreshments as well.( House tours available during event)

1pm Event Begins, All Ages welcome at Craft Tables!

1:30-3:00 St. Nicholas and Belsnickel join guests in the Large Studio

2:30-3:30 “2 Daves” performs traditional Christmas music.

4:00 Event Ends, Craft tables close.

ADMISSION: $7 adults; $6 seniors; $4 child (4-12); children 3 and under free


December 9, 2016, 3:30-4:30pm

December Artist in Residence Sean Oswald will offer a portrait workshop to teens (ages 12-18) at the Brown County Public Library. Please call the library to register. Limit 12. 812-988-2850.

December 17, 2016, 12-2:00pm

December AIR Sean Oswald will offer a portrait painting demonstration in Steele’s Large Studio on Saturday, Dec. 17th from 12-2pm. Free with standard site admission.

The AIR Program is made possible by the Friends of T.C. Steele State Historic Site, the Indiana Arts Commission, and the Brown County Community Foundation.



Mark your calendars for our upcoming events at the site!

Steele’s Country Christmas Sunday, December 4, 2016, 1-4pm

Portrait Demo by December Artist in Residence Sean Oswald in the Large Studio, Saturday, December 17, 2016, 12-2pm

32nd Annual Wildflower Foray, April 28-30, 2017Festival of Flowers Paint Out,  Saturday, May 20, 2017, 7am-4pm.

The 28th Great Outdoor Art Contest, Saturday, September 9th, 2017, 7am-4pm; Registration forms here:   http://www.tcsteele.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/GOAC-16_revised.pdf

Friends Member Art Show and Sale, November, 2017

Friends members, display up to 2 pieces of your own artwork in Steele’s Large Studio during the month of November! The registration deadline to submit artwork to the show is in late October.
The show will be up in November
The registration form and guidelines can be downloaded here:  http://www.tcsteele.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/Member-Show-GUIDELIINES-2016.docx

Please call the site 812/988-2785 for questions.