Big Changes For Dillsboro Arts-Friendship Gallery

The Gallery opened in 2018 and has made many changes to the building since then.

 Photo contributed by Debbie Smith, Dearborn County Visitors and Tourism.

(Dillsboro, Ind.) - Saturday, May 11 was a day of celebrations and thank you’s as Dillsboro Arts-Friendship Gallery inaugurated their new indoor/outdoor sound system.

The gallery opened at the beginning of 2018 and since then has hosted an array of events including art exhibitions, and concerts. The building has undergone many renovations since the beginning with new walls and a new HVAC system.

Those who have made great contributions and were recognized on stage at the ribbon-cutting include:



Rebecca Davies & Thom Maltbie


Town Council:

Mary Lou Powers, Woody Fryman, Casey Finnegan, Tom Wafford, Dick Fedderman, Janice Sullivan, and Rita Stevens


Friendship Financial Services:

Tom Lewis, Julie Mathias, Bruce Murray, and Dana Bascom


Dillsboro Arts Board of Directors:

Rebecca Davies, Thom Maltbie, Mary Fields, Woody Fryman, and Alecia Fryman


Dillsboro Arts Program Directors:

Heather Tackitt and Sarah Mills


Dillsboro Arts Docents:

Mary Lou Powers, Linda Schierloh, Mary Fields, and Connie Mills


Lowes Community Heroes:

Frank Hamlin


Patronicity and Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority Donors:

    Beautification of Dillsboro Inc.

    Becky and Steve Chipman

    Wayne Disbro

    Karen and Paul Filter

    Janet’s Diner

    Mary Lou Powers

    Seth and Stacia McKeever

    Woody and Alecia Fryman

    Mary Fields

    Dillsboro Community Partnership

    Southeastern Indiana REMC Operation Roundup

    Ross Foundation

    Jerry Donselman

    Jason Sturgeon


Walsh Construction Project managers:

Craig Zehr and Jack Hagerman, Superintendent Mike Bailey, Randall Morris, and Shane Collins


Dearborn Community Foundation


Lawrenceburg Community Grant Program


Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce


Dearborn County Visitors and Tourism

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