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Adjacent to the Ohio River in downtown Evansville Indiana, a creative community of 4 neighborhoods (Riverside, Culver, Goosetown, Blackford’s Grove) define the Arts District. The heart of the Art District is a unique “corner” defined by a shift in the cities grid, multiple arteries meet at a fountain (constructed in 1979). Historically, the Haynie’s Corner” area has undergone multiple transformations. A symbol of community, advocacy, preservation, and regeneration its future sits with art, design, and architecture.

Come join us on First Fridays, and infuse your senses with the scene that is taking hold of the Haynie’s Corner Art District! There are new restaurants and bars showcasing art and music, a brewery, galleries, and retail and spa. More is coming and we can’t wait to share the dynamic changes that are happening in our district.

About the Corner

The Haynie’s Corner area has a long history, dating back to the first plat in the1830s. A node of special development, several neighborhoods converged here. The first special development here was in 1888 when George Haynie erected his drug store. The neighborhood took its name from this druggist and his store became the nexus of this special part of the city. The building of the Alhambra Theater across Parrett Street from the drug store in 1913 further sealed the special nature of the area. Other neighborhood friendly businesses followed.

First Friday


First Friday is a monthly celebration of arts and culture in the Haynie’s Corner Arts District in Evansville, Indiana. Enjoy Art, Live Music, Beautiful Architecture, Street Performers, Delicious Food and Drink Samplings as you peruse through Art Galleries, Historic Buildings and Unique Boutique and Retail Spaces.

Enjoy dinner and drinks at Haynie’s Corner Pub, Sauced, Bokeh Lounge, Dapper Pig, or Walton’s and make it a full evening of fun.

Businesses in the District will be open and partnering with a local artist to showcase their incredible talent!

If you haven’t been to this corner of town in a while, come see what you’ve been missing!

Get Involved!

The Haynie’s Corner Arts District was created through the work of passionate people who believe in the community and in the arts. This work is ongoing, with many volunteer opportunities annually.

Whether it’s beautifying the Corner’s landscaping, working at one of the many HCAD events, helping out at Patchwork Central, or just joining friends to carol in the neighborhood, you can be a part of the volunteer fun!

For information on opportunities please follow Haynie’s Corner Arts District on social media, contact us at hayniescornerartdistrict@gmail.com. All ages of volunteers are encouraged and welcomed!

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