Arts & Culture

Dubois County is a hidden gem for anyone passionate for arts and culture. The city of Jasper recently built the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center, which is home to Jasper Community Arts, the only arts commission ran by a municipality in the state of Indiana. Its mission is to stimulate and encourage an appreciation of and participation in the arts by citizens of all ages in Jasper and the nearby area. 

Also located in Dubois County is Traditional Arts Today, a nonprofit with a dual mission. 1. Create connections by providing traditional artists a venue to display and sell their art. 2. Create connections by offering classes in the traditional arts. Stop by the historic home on West 9th Street in Ferdinand to browse the unique gift shop and learn about their upcoming classes. 

Jasper Community Arts

Jasper Community Arts, located within the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center at 100 Third Ave Suite A, in the heart of downtown Jasper, IN.  Within the Cultural Center, the Arts Center offers three art galleries, featuring work of artsits from around the world. Click here for a schedule of their exhibits

Also be sure to check out the schedule for the 2022-2023 live performances that take place at the Jasper Arts Center, located on the VUJC Campus or at the Astra Theater around the square in Jasper. 

Traditional Arts Today

A unique gift shop located in Ferdinand that creates connections by providing over 100 local and regional artists a venue to display and sell their art in our shop, located in an historic home. Art classes are offered and led by instructors who are excited to share their skill and love of the arts! Classes are held in our 9th Street Studio located just behind Traditional Arts Today! 

Beautiful things! Such talent! Nice to see & have outstanding artistry in our area. Must check it out & support!

Emily Hanner

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The Astra

Located in the heart of downtown Jasper, The Astra Theatre  was revived back in 2018. The renovation, totaling nearly $1.7 million, replaced all major infrastructure while also allowing for the installation of a new accessible restroom on the first floor, an expanded stage, new seating throughout, re-opening the balcony, new sound and lights, a new men’s restroom, a renovated women’s restroom, a new concessions area, new doors, a refurbished marquee, new doors, refurbished windows, and on and on. Be sure to catch a live performance at this unique and historic venue. 

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Explore the Dubois County Museum

The Dubois County Museum is the largest County Museum in the state of Indiana with more than 50,000 items and an annual visitation that exceeds 12,000 visitors per year.  It holds over 50,000 square feet of exhibits, fourteen community murals providing a picture of each community’s early history, a 17-room main street reminiscent of the 1890s, a two pen log house built in 1885, a wild game safari display, a tremendous model train display, and two other outstanding exhibit rooms. The specialty programming continues to grow offering a variety of kids and adults activities.

What a hidden gem! We spent hours here with the kids and my mom and everyone had a blast! So much to look at and discover. The history, scavenger hunts, and all the hands on activities were a hit! This is a must visit for all travelers and local residents. Everyone will truly enjoy the meticulous work the staff has put into this wonderful gem!

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Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels

Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels

11896 U.S. 231, Dale, IN 47523

This one-of-a-kind museum offers a colossal collection of restored mechanical musical instruments from around the world.

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Dubois County Museum

Dubois County Museum

2704 Newton St, Jasper, IN 47546

Known as one of the largest county museums in the state, this museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of Dubois County.

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Jasper Arts Center

Jasper Arts Center

951 College Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

The 675-seat theater offers some of the highest quality professional performing arts events & programs currently on tour at affordable prices.

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Jasper Community Arts

Jasper Community Arts

100 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

Jasper Community Arts is housed in the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center and features 3 art galleries showcasing throughout the year.

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Schnitzelbank Restaurant

393 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

This premiere restaurant has gained an international reputation for its authentic German and American cuisine.

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The Astra

517 Main Street, Jasper, IN 47546

The Astra is a historic theater in Jasper, Indiana, featuring musical performances, movies, events, and more.

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Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

100 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

Home to Jasper Community Arts & the Jasper Public Library, this beautiful venue is available to rent a variety of spaces.

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Traditional Arts Today

314 W. 9th St., Ferdinand, IN 47532

Traditional Arts Today offers classes and a gift shop featuring local handmade items. Located in Ferdinand, Indiana.

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Dr. Ted's Musical Marvels

Dr. Ted’s Musical Marvels

11896 U.S. 231, Dale, IN 47523

This one-of-a-kind museum offers a colossal collection of restored mechanical musical instruments from around the world.

LEARN MORE

Dubois County Museum

Dubois County Museum

2704 Newton St, Jasper, IN 47546

Known as one of the largest county museums in the state, this museum showcases the rich German heritage and history of Dubois County.

LEARN MORE

Jasper Arts Center

Jasper Arts Center

951 College Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

The 675-seat theater offers some of the highest quality professional performing arts events & programs currently on tour at affordable prices.

LEARN MORE

Jasper Community Arts

Jasper Community Arts

100 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

Jasper Community Arts is housed in the Thyen-Clark Cultural Center and features 3 art galleries showcasing throughout the year.

LEARN MORE

Schnitzelbank Restaurant

393 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

This premiere restaurant has gained an international reputation for its authentic German and American cuisine.

LEARN MORE

The Astra

517 Main Street, Jasper, IN 47546

The Astra is a historic theater in Jasper, Indiana, featuring musical performances, movies, events, and more.

LEARN MORE

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

Thyen-Clark Cultural Center

100 3rd Ave, Jasper, IN 47546

Home to Jasper Community Arts & the Jasper Public Library, this beautiful venue is available to rent a variety of spaces.

LEARN MORE

Traditional Arts Today

314 W. 9th St., Ferdinand, IN 47532

Traditional Arts Today offers classes and a gift shop featuring local handmade items. Located in Ferdinand, Indiana.

LEARN MORE