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Juneteenth is coming quickly and GoSoIN wants to help you find a celebration to commemorate this truly important American holiday.

While originating in Galveston, Texas, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually around the United States since 1865. The holiday marks the day that the final group of

Schimpff's Confectionery on Jeffersonville's Floodwall Mural
Artist: Molly Gruninger
Location: 139 Southern Indiana Ave. Jeffersonville, Indiana

“The Story Behind the Mural” is an ongoing series that provides a behind-the-scenes dive into some of SoIN’s well known (and lesser known) public art

The Opera House Mural
Artist: Carrie Johns
Location: 400 Pearl Street, New Albany

“The Story Behind the Mural” is an ongoing series that provides a behind-the-scenes dive into some of SoIN’s well known (and lesser known) public art pieces.

The sprawling opera singer mural that lives in Downtown

Creativity blossoms in Southern Indiana. With magnificent murals, striking statues and local galleries, SoIN is an art lover’s paradise!

Inspired SoIN Grand Prize

Don’t know where to start? The free Inspired SoIN digital passport makes it easy to explore SoIN’s eclectic arts scene. Simply sign up and pick from any of the 20

Whether you’re seeking shelter from the elements, or you’re looking to experience the local arts, when you head indoors in Southern Indiana, you get to bring the fun with you. These SoIN attractions give you plenty of options for indoor entertainment throughout all four seasons.

HANDS-ON FUN

Wimsatt Candle Bar

Throughout the seasons, Southern Indiana (SoIN) brings many opportunities for exploration and adventure. With lots of gorgeous spots to explore, SoIN is the place to check out intriguing historical sights, stunning natural landmarks, and adventurous parks.

Scenic SoIN Matt Poster Prize

Don’t know where to start? The free Scenic

Carnegie Center The Underground Railroad: The Still Family & Charles Nalle
Mark Priest giving a public lecture at Carnegie Center. Photo by Scott Recker.

For more than 20 years, Louisville-based artist Mark Priest has deeply researched The Underground Railroad, uncovering powerful and poignant narratives surrounding slavery and retelling those stories through his

Fall and Halloween season has arrived and that means it’s once again time for a spooktacular experience at SoIN’s oldest and scariest haunted house.

New Albany’s historic and legendary Culbertson Mansion is transforming its Carriage House in the backyard into a “fang-tastic” experience known as