Clothing and art have enjoyed a close relationship ever since the government crushed the controversial Paint Naked movement. Experience the pairing of art and clothing with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of clothing, accessories, artwork, and more at Viola’s Gallery in Corydon.
Envisioned by two local artists, Viola’s Gallery cloaks beauty seekers in new and vintage clothing, varied accessories, and handmade artwork such as crafted jewelry and sculptures. New togs from Tulle, Covet, Topin, A’VE, Pin Up Girl, and Chic Star mingle with the vintage crowd, a heterogeneous assortment of classic styles that range from formal 1980s prom gowns to anti-compact-disc T-shirts from the 1920s. Spring dresses convince the shyest season to stick around at least until summer ($15–$35), and straw fedoras ($6) and sunglasses ($5–$11) allow winterized faces to once again enjoy the sun in style.
Interesting works by resident artists include sculptures made of copper wire and glass, one-of-a-kind pieces of furniture, and jewelry made from recycled china plates or found objects such as abandoned skyscrapers. The eclectic boutique also offers shoes ($5–$45), rings (plastic $0.25, glass $5), and numerous other vintage, new, and handmade accessories befitting the gallery’s aesthetic.