About Us

The Art Center is a not-for-profit organization operated by a volunteer Board of Directors and volunteer Directors. Membership is available which puts you on our mailing list and offers several discounts at the Arts Center. Support of the Art Center is appreciated by your tax-deductable donations.

The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is housed in an 1851 two-story brick mansion owned by recording artist John Mellencamp. It is a Greek revivalist style with Italian details on the porches. The house has a unique history and has changed little over the years.

The Art Center has taken care to keep the home-feeling of the house while serving as an Art Center.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Southern Indiana Center for the Arts to provide art education and enjoyment to the surrounding communities, both in a gallery and studio environment and to draw the attention of the state and surrounding states to the area of Jackson County as an art conscious region.

Hours and Directions

The Art Center is open 12 to 5 Wednesday through Friday and 11 to 3 on Saturdays, or by appointment. If you are out of town and drop by when the Art Center is not open, you may call the numbers posted in the window and might possibly get someone to open for you. The Southern Indiana Center for the Arts is located off Highway 11 (Ewing Street) in Rockford. Rockford is located just north of Seymour’s city limit. Look for SICA’s sign on the west side of the highway across from the little white Methodist church.

If you are driving on I-65, use the Seymour-Jonesville exit (exit #55). Drive south on Highway 11 approximately three miles. After you cross the White River you will come to a stop light. Just after the stop light start looking to the right for the SICA sign. If you pass the “Welcome to Seymour” sign, you have gone too far!

We love visitors, so please stop by! You are always welcome at SICA!

2001 N Ewing St
Seymour, IN 47274

(812) 522-2278

*For directions, please click on our Contact page.