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.



The Great Outdoor Art Contest

Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7am-4pm

The cornerstone event of Art Colony weekend is back! Registration materials for the Fall PaintOut will be available for download on this website in August. Early bird (discount) registration runs August 1-30th. Regular registration rates will apply September 1st-10th. The first twenty artists to register will receive commemorative Brown County Redware mugs in late summer and fall themes by Susy O’Donnell, as a thank you for speedy registration! The GOAC’s First place and People’s Choice winners will be displayed at the Brown County Art Guild following the PaintOut through September 30th.

At 1:30pm Celtica will play an outdoor concert until 3:15pm. Ralph and Ava’s will have lunch to sell, and the beer tent will be back! Rumor has it that kettle corn will also be available for purchase! Parking for the general public is $3


 ”Indiana Impressions” show and release of the 50th Anniversary edition of The House of the Singing Winds!

April 21-July 9, 2016 at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis

The release of the 50th Anniversary edition of The House of the Singing Winds is almost here! It features new color pictures, a new introduction by Rachel Berenson Perry, and a new size: a coffee table book. Happy 200th birthday, Indiana!  The Indiana Historical Society has a show not to be missed, featuring 43 of Steele’s paintings in the show “Indiana Impressions: The Art of T.C. Steele” at the Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center in Indianapolis. The show opens April 21st and closes July 9th!






Mark your calendars for our upcoming events at the site!

Sunday at Home: Gustave Baumann Talk and Printmaking Demo, April 10, 2016, 2-4:30pm

31st Annual Wildflower Foray, April 22-24, 2016

Festival of Flowers PaintOut,  Saturday, May 21, 2016, 7am-4pm.

Studio Centennial Party, Saturday, June 4, 2016** Special Bicentennial site event! 12-4pm

Spring Mill State Park Plein Air Painting Workshop, Saturday, June 18, 2016, 1-4pm**Registration required. Program in Mitchell, Indiana

Sunday at Home: Limestone Carving Demo with June Artist in Residence, Cheryl Anne Lorance, July 3, 2016

The Great Outdoor Art Contest, Saturday, September 10, 2016, 7am-4pm

T.C. Steele’s Bloomington, Friday and Saturday, October 7 & 8, 2016** Special Bicentennial event in Bloomington!

Friends Member Art Show and Sale, November 1-30, 2016.

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

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