VINCENNES, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — The historic city of Vincennes continues to develop and bring in new and exciting experiences for the community.
With the city having its First Friday events well-established, the community is looking to expand the event to take up a whole weekend, while also looking to install the 25th sculpture in the Vincennes Art Space Public Sculpture Program.
“How do we get our second wind as a town, so to speak? And so one way to do that is to create this artist community here to kind of expand themselves, so that’s what we’re working on, we’re hoping that it’s going to be not just great for artists, but also great for our town as a whole. We’re just we’re really working hard right now to see what we can do to create that community here,” said Janice Barniak Executive Director of Vincennes/Knox County Visitors and Tourism Bureau.
Barniak noted that the First Weekends will expand to include not just art, but also musicians, performance guests, art classes, and more.
Alongside the expansion of the First Fridays, the city is looking to bring a new event to the Red Skelton Museum as well by refocusing the museum to center on comedy as a whole and less specifically on Skelton’s personal life.
“They used to really focus on Red’s life and now they’re kind of focusing on the Museum of American Comedy aspect. They hosted their first comedy show and we’re building a comedy community so that next year we can have a festival on Red Skelton’s birthday,” Barniak said.
People in the Knox County community will have plenty of new, exciting, and creative events to look forward to in the area.