Nashville, IN, USA

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Nashville, IN, USA

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The art of Nashville

Nashville, Indiana was not unlike any small American community until the mid-20th century, when the area gained fame as a popular retreat for artists. With its idyllic mountain setting not far from Brown County State Park, the town’s natural beauty became a peerless muse for painters, sculptors, and craftsmen, eventually leading to the establishment of the Brown County Art Colony. Today, galleries, museums, and boutiques displaying local works line the main street, while Nashville vacation rentals close to the state park place the source of their inspiration at your doorstep, promising the perfect setting for the creative holidaymaker.

Nifty Nashville antiques

The bohemian vibe of Nashville is evident in the range of activities that operate in the surrounding area, but antiquing is a particular favorite of native Nashvillians. Bargain hunters can try the flea markets in nearby Gnaw Bone or the larger stores in Bean Blossom and Story, where great deals are always on offer. The array of items available is endless, from quilts, glass, and jewelry to art, collectibles, and Native American artifacts—so something’s bound to catch your eye. Nashville vacation rentals near Little Nashville are ideally placed for keen antiquarians, with many of the best stores just a short walk away.

Framing Nashville

The Brown County Art Guild has seen works produced across a broad range of styles—watercolor paintings, sculptures, stained glass art, and carvings to name just a few. Many of the more notable pieces can be seen at the Brown County Art Gallery, so it should be at the top of any art-lover’s must-visit list. Some of the most famous works exhibited here include Gustave Baumann’s Indiana pieces. This renowned woodblock artist lived in Brown County for some of the most productive years of his life, as demonstrated by the gallery’s permanent exhibition in his honor.

Nashville by season

Summer is the best time for long walks in Brown County State Park, with the days long and sunny and average temperatures hovering around 76°F. As a result, Nashville vacation rentals can be a little harder to find, so booking early is advised. The winter and fall months are cooler, with average temperatures falling as low as 31°F, but the area’s cultural pursuits are still in full swing and you’ll enjoy a wider choice of Nashville vacation rentals. The spring months are also a fantastic time to see the picture-perfect views from the local trails.

At one with nature in Nashville

Brown County State Park’s rugged landscape is the result of glacial activity during the most recent ice age, which created steep hills and peaks, deep gullies, and precarious ridges. All of these are yours to discover from one of the park’s many trails, which cater to every experience level. Rare Yellowwood trees line the paths of Trail 5, while the Brown County Nature Center houses timber rattlesnakes, which are endangered in Indiana. Keen hikers should consider a Nashville vacation rental in this area to make the most of the countless trails.