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September 11, 2022 @ 8:00 am 3:00 pm

This year the Hoosier Cruisers are hosting two events to help raise funds for their annual “Clothe a Child” shopping trip.

Saturday’s event starts at 7 PM at Gregg Park. Cars will drive through town and end up at the Riverfront Pavilion where there will be food trucks, live music, and door prizes.

Sunday’s event is the car show. It will start at 8 AM and run until 3 PM. There will be between 100-300 cars.

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September 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm

This year the Hoosier Cruisers are hosting two events to help raise funds for their annual “Clothe a Child” shopping trip.

Saturday’s event starts at 7 PM at Gregg Park. Cars will drive through town and end up at the Riverfront Pavilion where there will be food trucks, live music, and door prizes.

Sunday’s event is the car show. It will start at 8 AM and run until 3 PM. There will be between 100-300 cars.

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September 10, 2022 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Bring history to life through a combination of short presentations, games, and hands-on activities that combine social studies, language arts, math, and science.

Explore what a soldier’s life was like at Fort Knox II, and learn about the War of 1812 through a combination of short presentations, games, and hands-on activities that combine social studies, language arts, math, and science. Build a craft stick fort, play a War of 1812 version of Capture the Flag, see a demonstration of the Harrison-Tecumseh debates, and more. This event takes place at Fort Knox II, located at 3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road, Vincennes.

Recommended for ages 8 – 12.

$12 / youth, 25% discount for members
3090 N. Old Fort Knox Road
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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September 5, 2022 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

It’s time for the annual Labor Day parade. The parade will be on Main Street beginning at 10th Street and ending at Southside Park. Parade entry information can be found by visiting the city’s website at www.bicknell.in.gov or calling city hall at 812-735-4636.

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September 3, 2022 @ 8:00 am September 4, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

Join us in one of the premier annual events as we honor the veterans of WWII. We will have speeches, vendors, food, and reenactments. Check our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information about this event.

715 S 6th St
Vincennes, IN 47591 United States
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812-882-1941
https://www.indianamilitarymuseum.com

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September 2, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join friends at Art Space Vincennes, the Open Gallery, the Northwest Territory Art Gallery, the Shircliff Gallery, the Dragoon pop-up temporary gallery and the Democratic Headquarters for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, September 2.  Galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm. 

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will open Personal Perspectives, monoprints, collage, and watercolor artworks by retired Vincennes University Art Professor Deborah Hutchinson-Hagedorn.  These new works express this artist’s love of nature; the subject matter is often landscape, at times with a focus on a single tree. Deborah states, “The tree acts as a metaphor for life and rebirth through seasonal dying and renewal.” There are also abstract pieces that reflect inspirational life experiences, revealed through the artist’s deep understanding of expressive color and her expertise in the many-layered processes involved in creating a monotype print.

Due to the continued high rate of COVID infection in Knox County, masking is recommended.

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat Noon – 5 pm.  Other hours by appointment; call 812-887-6145

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will open their annual Members Juried Art Exhibition. Guild members will exhibit works in a wide variety of media and styles.  An outside juror will select awards which will be announced during the First Friday reception. 

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat 11 am – 2 pm. Additional hours by appointment; contact the gallery via Facebook.

The Open Gallery, 329 Main will open Drive-by Shootings, photographs by former Vincennes University Professor of Photography Arthur Fields.  Fields conceived this series idea during the lonely hours of the Coronavirus pandemic lockdown as a way to stay in touch with those things that brought him joy, including the art of photography.  The exhibition features a variety of people on their front porches, photographed from a street vantage point, framed by the outlines of their homes where they were obliged to remain for weeks.  The collection has at one and the same time a sameness about the small-town folks, and yet, upon closer inspection, the portraits reveal a varied and arresting cadre of individuals living together, separately, during a time of great worldwide upheaval. The exhibition will run through October 30.  A reception for the artist, who will visit from his new home in Texas, will be held during October’s First Friday Art Walk.

The First Friday Players will again provide rollicking good Irish music for visitors to enjoy. 

Regular gallery hours: Tue, Thu 12 – 5 pm, Sat 11 am – 4 pm and by chance. 812- 881-6475

The new Knox County Indiana Democratic Headquarters, 314 Main Street will give viewers another chance to see Fernando Lozano’s powerful prints on stretched canvas in his series Our Rights, Our Freedom, Our Vote.  These 13 pieces, each 20.5” x 3” address the historic difficulties many groups have faced in striving for the right to vote.  

For more information, please contact Marsha Fleming, 812-890-1688 or Fernando Lozano, 323-559-1954.

The pop-up gallery space at 517 Main Street will feature the exhibition Dragoon, photographs with sound interpretations by Ken Park.  This exhibition will only be available during the First Friday Art Walk.

The Shircliff Gallery, First and Harrison Streets, will be showing Bone Deep, paintings by Michael K. Paxton.  Paxton, a well-established Chicago fine artist whose career spans more than forty-eight years, is also a sixth-generation West Virginian from the coalfields of deepest Appalachia. In his series, Bone Deep, he plumbs his Appalachian roots. Slides of coal miners’ black lungs are translated first to sketches, then larger drawings, then immense canvases.  The dark source images transform into richly colored compositions, bordering on abstract expressionism. They seduce the eye while raising awareness of a people and culture underrepresented in contemporary art. 

Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. 812-888-4316

Free

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August 7, 2022 @ 11:00 am 8:00 pm

The Party at the Pavilion! is back! Last year was such a blast, and we can’t wait for this year’s event! This is a back-to-school event with free haircuts by licensed barbers and cosmetologists for children ages 5-13. We will also have community resources, free food, school supplies and personal care items to get each child of Knox County prepared for the upcoming school year. The best part about this event? Everything is free!

The check-in will be located at the 2nd Street entrance of the Pavilion. In order to serve as many kids as possible, barbers and cosmetologists cannot do graphics, fades, layers, color, etc. Kids with short hair will be able to choose from two different haircuts: hair buzzed off or trimmed down to an inch or so in length. Kids with medium to long hair will be able to choose from two different haircuts: a trim or cut off their hair to a short, blunt cut.

If you would like to participate as a barber/cosmetologist or have a booth, please contact us via email at events@vincennesbest.com or text/call 812-518-6576.

102 N. Second Street
Vincennes, Indiana 47591 United States
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August 5, 2022 @ 5:00 pm 8:00 pm

Join friends at three downtown galleries, the Democratic Headquarters, and the Dragoon pop-up gallery for the First Friday Art Walk, Friday, August 5.  Galleries will be open 5 – 8 pm. 

Art Space Vincennes LLC, 521 Main will continue Otherside Visions, colorful calligraphic non-objective watercolor paintings on panel, and mylar by Gwaylon Leaf.  Leaf is an emerging artist whose work embodies multicultural complexity.  Raised in the US but surrounded by the Taoist philosophy and Chinese art that influenced his father, artist Bill Leaf, he embraces a “sense of otherness that experience with his cultures has granted him.”  His awareness of traditional Chinese art merges with the “aesthetic sensibilities of contemporary western artists such as Cy Twombly and Mark Toby.” Gwaylon Leaf earned his BFA from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and his MFA from the University of Nevada, Reno. He currently lives and works in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Due to the current COVID rise in numbers, masking is recommended.

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat Noon – 5 pm.  Other hours by appointment; call 812-887-6145

Northwest Territory Art Guild, 316 Main will feature works of members of the Watercolor Society of Indiana. This organization, headquartered in Indianapolis, seeks to educate Indiana residents about the discipline of the watercolor medium through exhibits, juried competitions, classes, discussions, demonstrations, outreach programs, and community service. Work by Guild members in watercolor and other media will also be on display and for sale.

Regular gallery hours: Tue – Sat 11 am – 2 pm. Additional hours by appointment; contact the gallery via Facebook.

The Open Gallery 329 Main will continue The Faces Behind Peace, Artwork by Fernando Lozano.  Lozano writes this about his work: “Art became my saving grace after the devastating tragedy of losing my son, and it is from that inspiration that I am presenting this series.  The idea to read and research about people who selflessly dedicated their lives to promoting peace and who had won the Nobel Peace Prize was a welcoming subject after finishing the series The Faces of Torture. Their characters surface slowly over the word ‘PEACE’, dictating the colors and composition of the canvas.  It was and still is a subject that I go back to when I need a reaffirmation of humanity, knowing that I am just scratching the surface because there are still so many great humans to know and celebrate.”

The First Friday Players will again provide rollicking good Irish music for visitors to enjoy. 

Regular gallery hours: Tue, Thu 12 – 5 pm, Sat 11 am – 4 pm, and by chance. 812- 881-6475

The new Knox County Indiana Democratic Headquarters314 Main Street will give viewers another chance to see Fernando Lozano’s powerful prints on stretched canvas in his series Our Rights, Our Freedom, Our Vote.  These 13 pieces, each 20.5” x 3” address the historic difficulties many groups have faced in striving for the right to vote.  

For more information, please contact Marsha Fleming, at 812-890-1688, or Fernando Lozano, at 323-559-1954.

The pop-up gallery space at 517 Main Street will feature the exhibition Dragoon, photographs by Ken Park.  This exhibition will only be available on First Friday.

Coming up: The Shircliff Gallery First and Harrison Streets, will open Bone Deep, paintings by Michael K. Paxton on Wednesday, August 17 at 11:00 a.m. Paxton is a well-established Chicago fine artist who is also a sixth-generation West Virginian from the coalfields of deepest Appalachia, with a career that now spans more than forty-eight years. In his series, Bone Deep, Paxton plumbs his Appalachian roots. Beginning with slides of coal miners’ black lungs, he translates them first to sketches, then larger drawings, then immense canvases where the dark source images transform into richly colored compositions, bordering on abstract expressionism, which seduces the eye while raising awareness of a people and culture underrepresented in contemporary art.

Regular gallery hours: weekdays 9 am – 5 pm. 812-888-4316

Free
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