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Haynie's Corner Art District First Fridays

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Join us for First Fridays at Haynie’s Corner Art District!
Haynie’s Corner Art District Association is up and running in their first season of the First Friday Series. The series will involve both locally owned businesses and organizations and the arts community. The goal behind this programming will be to spur economic development for Haynie’s Corner Art District and feature the cultural assets and talented artists and performers in the neighborhood. Check out the calendar below, and scroll down to see how you or your business can become involved with this brand new series! Visit to read more about the series!

First Friday Calendar:

  • March 6, 6-9pm
  • April 3, 6-9pm
  • May 1, 6-9pm
  • June 5, 6-9pm
  • July 3, 6-9pm
  • August 7, 6-9pm
  • September 4, 6-9pm
  • October 2, 6-9pm
The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will be accepting artist applications to participate in the upcoming First Friday Series. You can find the link to the application below.
It is free to participate for artists, performers, and businesses. The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will be matching up artists and performers with businesses for each First Friday event.


HCAD Business Participation
Are you a Haynie’s Corner Art District business? Want to participate in First Fridays? It’s free for businesses to participate. Just fill out the business application and return it to the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana by email at [email protected] or drop off the form during gallery hours at 318 Main Street in downtown Evansville.

First Fridays Business Applications

Sponsorships Available!
Want to support this programming in Haynie’s Corner? Email Reva at [email protected] for more information on how you or your business can become a sponsor of First Fridays.


Questions about artist/business participation or sponsorships can be emailed to Reva at [email protected] or by calling (812) 422-2111.



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Project Reveal's Embrace Your Body Event

Project Reveal

October 3, 2015
7-10 p.m.
Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
318 Main St., Ste. 101, Evansville, IN 47708
(Adult event)

Fun and inspiring evening ahead… for women and men!
Photo Exhibit
Live Music
Photo Booth
Hors d’oeuvres
Cash Bar
…and a few surprises!!

Suggested attire: dressy casual/cocktail attire

Embrace Your Body is a gala featuring a photo exhibit of real women and their natural beauty. Our hope is that these photos will encourage you to do as the women and girls in these photos did — embrace your body. All photos are tasteful and artistic and will be displayed during this one-night only event.

Embracing and loving our bodies is a conversation that needs to be ongoing. Models of all sizes, ages and ethnicities participated, and we’re excited about embracing their bodies.

Features photographers are Erin McCracken, Rhonda Taylor, Cliff Ingram and Michael Webster.

The proceeds from our gala will give us the opportunity to reach and inspire more women with our events and television series on PBS at 9 p.m. Thursdays.

Make reservations at
You DO NOT need a paypal account for the purchase. You can choose to pay with a credit/debit card.

Tickets will not be issued. We will have a registration  table with a list of those who have registered.

To find out more about the event or about Project Reveal, visit or email [email protected]

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The Alhambra Theater

Alhambra Theatorium (also known as The Alhambra Theater) is a historic movie theater in the Haynies Corner Arts District of Evansville, Indiana. It was designed by Frank J. Schlotter and opened on September 27, 1913 as a movie theater. The Alhambra was one of many influenced by the Alhambra Palace in Spain. Although Alhambra theaters opened all over the world, only a traditional playhouse built in New York in 1905 predates Evansville’s in the United States.

The theatre cost $18,000 to build and was one of the largest movie theatres in Evansville at the time. It included a cigar shop and a confectionary, and spurred new business in the area now designated as the Haynies Corner Arts District. The theater ceased operation in 1956.

The Alhambra has been renovated a few times in the past 100 years and is in the process of being restored. It was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.


The Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana will host a public forum regarding the future of the Alhambra Theatre on Monday, September 14th from 4 to 6 pm at Kirby’s Private Dining (located at 1119 Parrett Street).  The discussion will be moderated, and will be an opportunity for neighborhood stakeholders to share thoughts about the restoration and ideas for a sustainable future of the building.  Please contact the Arts Council at (812) 422-2111 with any questions specific to this event, or email [email protected]

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