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Richmond has an incredible fine and performing arts scene that belies its relatively small size. It is considered by many to be the "cradle of recorded jazz." Some of the earliest jazz records ever made were recorded in the 1920s in the Gennett Records building, which still stands in the Whitewater Gorge.
Richmond features an active civic theater, and is also believed to be the smallest community in the country with a symphony orchestra. The Richmond Symphony Orchestra continues to entertain to this day.
This rich history of influential visual, recorded and performance art fills Richmond with an artistic spirit that is both surprising and inspiring to newcomers.
For a more detailed history, please read "Richmond's Arts Heritage (pdf)," an article with contributions from Earlham professors and artists in the Richmond community.
Archway Artisans105 West Main Street (Centerville)(765) 855-3673
Knollenberg Art Center807 East Main Street(765) 935-4547
Museum of Overbeck Art Pottery22 West Main Street (Cambridge City)(765) 478-3335
Overbeck House and Studio520 East Church Street (Cambridge City)(765) 478-5993(Tours available by appointment)
Richmond Art Museum350 Hub Etchison Pkwy.(765) 966-0256
Richmond Art Works829 East Main Street(765) 966-0249
Civic Hall Performing Arts Center380 Hub Etchison Pkwy.(765) 973-3350
Indiana University East Lively Arts Series2235 Chester Blvd.(765) 973-8240
Richmond Civic Theatre1003 East Main Street(765) 962-8011
Richmond Symphony Orchestra380 Hub Etchison Pkwy.(765) 966-5181
Richmond Civic Theatre Classic Film Series1003 East Main Street(765) 962-8011
AMC Showplace4701 National Road East1 (800) 326-3264