Fine and Performing Arts

JazzRichmond 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 Artisans
105 West Main Street (Centerville)
(765) 855-3673

Knollenberg Art Center
807 East Main Street
(765) 935-4547

Museum of Overbeck Art Pottery
22 West Main Street (Cambridge City)
(765) 478-3335

Overbeck House and Studio
520 East Church Street (Cambridge City)
(765) 478-5993
(Tours available by appointment)

Richmond Art Museum
350 Hub Etchison Pkwy.
(765) 966-0256

Richmond Art Works
829 East Main Street
(765) 966-0249

Civic Hall Performing Arts Center
380 Hub Etchison Pkwy.
(765) 973-3350

Indiana University East Lively Arts Series
2235 Chester Blvd.
(765) 973-8240

Richmond Civic Theatre
1003 East Main Street
(765) 962-8011

Richmond Symphony Orchestra
380 Hub Etchison Pkwy.
(765) 966-5181

Richmond Civic Theatre Classic Film Series
1003 East Main Street
(765) 962-8011

AMC Showplace
4701 National Road East
1 (800) 326-3264

 

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47374-4095
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