What is the Hoosier Salon? It has nothing to do with hair! One of the definitions of “salon” is “an assembly of leaders in the arts.”
The Hoosier Salon legacy began in 1925 when Indiana artists’ work was exhibited in Chicago. In 1940, the exhibition was moved to Indianapolis, and has continued there each year since. This juried competition draws the finest artists from all over Indiana. The 89th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibit was on display in August and September at the Indiana History Center in Indianapolis. It then was divided into groups of approximately 20 pieces, and those groups are now on tour at different venues around Indiana. The Hancock County Arts & Cultural Council, with the assistance of sponsorship by Greenfield Banking Company Investment Management and Trust, is honored to be chosen to host one of the exhibit tours at the Creative Arts & Event Center in Greenfield. The exhibit will be available for public viewing during the Riley Festival on Oct. 4 and 5, 1 – 9 p.m.; on Second Fridays on Oct. 11 and Nov. 8, 6 – 9 p.m.; and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. from Oct. 15 through Nov. 7.
The Arts Council encourages the public to view these quality creations, all of which are for sale. The exhibit is also open to groups such as school groups and clubs. For more information, visit www.hancockcountyarts.com and www.hoosiersalon.org.