What once was an inconspicuous gallery hidden on Evansville’s far East Side is now a neighborhood art space closer to the city’s center. Twymon Art’s new location at 1015 Lincoln Ave. opened March 25, but owner Billy Twymon has envisioned it for almost a year.
“As soon as I saw it, I was like, ‘This would make an ideal art space,’” he says. “My hope is that especially some of the younger artists are aware that they have a spot in their own neighborhood they can come to now.”
Residing in a two-story home in the Old Towne neighborhood, the gallery has the same high-quality, hyper-local caliber art as his former space, which was featured when Evansville Living first met Twymon in the March/April 2021 issue.
Twymon Art’s 17 artists have their work displayed in the main floor galleries, while musicians and podcasters have a recording room, which Twymon runs with Steve Amos, a co-founder of the Under the Radar concert series, upstairs next to his private studio.
Visitors can pop into the gallery from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. You can’t miss the classic Evansville home decorated with Twymon’s signature red and black painted onto the columns and yard sign by artist Kori Pope, and a custom-painted concrete porch by Mac Paint of Evansville.
Twymon Art was the recipient of the Recognition for Business or Organization Achievement – Arts Award from Leadership Everyone’s 2022 Celebration of Leadership.
“I don’t deserve the award personally, and the gallery and the award belong to all of the artists, all of their contributions,” says Tywmon. “And it just inspired me to continue doing what I’m doing, even though they tell me that I’m 70 years young.”