Madison Arts and Cultural District
About the District
Sitting prominently on the Ohio River between the hubs of Cincinnati and Louisville, downtown Madison presents an outstanding collection of early American architecture - representing the cultural history of the river, founding of the state of Indiana, and the nation's expansion westward. Beautifully preserved, historic in nature, but, interestingly progressive and contemporary, it has the fresh vibe of residents who are choosing to live 'off the grid' in a rural yet, urban setting. The natural and built environment invites the visitor and inspires the artist to tell the story with their art, their words, and images that are unique to this lovely little city. Madison's history is deeply rooted in arts, crafts, and architecture. Every corner lies a history designed by traditional craftsmen, architects and master builders from the East Coast and the South. It is not unusual to find options for live music, artist receptions, figure drawing events, drum circles, painting classes, a play, yoga or massage, culinary event, poetry reading, a farmer's market, and a book review all in one day!