A place is nothing without its culture, and that holds true especially in Indiana. Hoosiers like Gene-Stratton Porter and James Whitcomb Riley have had huge influences on their respective fields. Indiana Avenue was a central hub for jazz in Indianapolis and the state as a whole. Much of “Ben-Hur” was written by General Lew Wallace in his Crawfordsville home. The link between Indiana and the arts is undeniable.
This tour highlights sites and homes across the state that have strong ties to individuals and groups who have produced major contributions to the arts in Indiana. From writers to artists to music, the Hoosiers and the Arts tour will provide you with an expansive look at Indiana culture. Discover Indiana invites you to take a journey across the 19th state and experience the relationship between Indiana and the arts!
Please keep in mind that each tour is by no means a comprehensive list of sites in Indiana related to each theme. Please be respectful of private property lines when visiting each of these sites.