Coming Soon!

Together with Batesville Main Street we are bringing an awesome new project to Batesville this summer! Over the next few weeks we will continue to reveal more pieces to the puzzle; follow our accounts to discover what's in store!

INverse Poetry Archive

Now Accepting Entries

(Indianapolis, Indiana) The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) in partnership with the Indiana State Library announced Indiana's poetry archive, INverse, is accepting entries. 

Now in its second year, INverse, an initiative of former Indiana Poet Laureate Adrian Matejka, celebrates and preserves the diverse range of Indiana poetry for future generations of Indiana writers and readers. The works of 32 poets were added to the poetry archive in October.

"An archive is a valuable tool to collect a legacy of creative expression and embodies the perspectives, voices and passions of our people. We are pleased to have the INverse poetry archive in Indiana." said Lewis Ricci, Executive Director of the Indiana Arts Commission.

Calling all musicians!

If you are interested please contact Kendra Basler at kibasler@gmail.com for more information. 

Batesville Memorial

Public Library 

After Hours Zoom Concerts

Saturday, April 10, 7:00-8:00PM : Ron Jones Duo (Jazz saxophonist from Louisville – standard jazz favorites)


Saturday, May 15, 7:00-8:00PM : Laughing Jack (4-piece band from Indianapolis – Celtic tunes and shanties) / This concert will be videoed in advance and introduced live. 


Saturday, June 12, 7:00-8:00PM : Wild Carrot (Acoustic duo from Cincinnati – folk, Americana)

Saturday, July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM : The Tim Brickley & Michael Beck Band from Indianapolis. 

Song favorites from the 60s through the 90s.


Saturday, August 14, 6:00 – 8:00 PM : Matthew Ball “The Boogie Woogie Kid” from Detroit. 

New Orleans and Swing Era tunes from the 20s, 30s, and 40s.

Saturday, September 18, from 6:00 - 8:00 PM:

Electric violinist Cathy Morris & Collage. Contemporary smooth jazz originals, classic jazz, latin, funk, and R&B grooves.  Band members are from Indianapolis and Bloomington, IN, and Louisville, KY.

All After Hours Concerts will be available via Zoom.  Please click on the link below for more information.

Call for Entry to Women’s Work

The Indianapolis Art Center has an amazing new juried exhibition coming up that's looking for artists to submit!

The basic details are as follows:

  • The Indianapolis Art Center has announced a Call for Entry to Women’s Work, a juried exhibition centered on gender and feminist politics.

  • Submission is open to all women and non-binary artists over the age of 18 residing in the United States.

  • All mediums are eligible, though work must be made within the last two years and cannot have been previously shown at the Art Center.

  • Submissions are due May 12.

Umbrella Sky Project

June - October 2021

Shrek the Musical

Postponed until Summer 2022

Prairie Fire Children's Theatre

Postponed until Summer 2022

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Liberty Park

Fiesta Hispana

Project 229 Book

If you haven't ordered your book yet they are still available to purchase online or you can come to one of the following events to purchase your book.

Get in touch



P.O. Box 307

Batesville, IN 47006


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