The Umbrella Sky Project in Batesville, Indiana is a Colorful Dream

(This art installation has ended — this article will no longer be updated 4/7/2023)

What does Batesville, Indiana have in common with Paris, Lisbon, and Stockholm?

Just 60 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, in the city of Batesville, there’s a magical art installation that is absolutely irresistible.

Hundreds of brightly colored umbrellas are magically floating in mid-air. Nearly as long as a city block and tucked in the middle of the quaint downtown area, the Umbrella Sky Project is a must-see for all art-loving families. In fact, anyone who loves color and beauty will take joy in this display of 464 colorful umbrellas. 

The delightful installation is world-famous and has only been seen at five different locations in the United States.

The Umbrella Sky Project will be on display in Batesville from mid-June through mid-October 2021. Programs and events will take place under umbrellas. Look for Farmers’ Market dates, live music performances, magicians, and other fun community events.

If you like interactive art installations, check out the musical swings in Lawrence.

Things to do in Batesville

Kids Discovery Factory
Coming soon, a world-class field trip and regional tourism destination, engaging thousands of kids from across southeastern Indiana in the areas of science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

Batesville Memorial Pool
Batesville Memorial Pool has a splash play area, a swimming pool, and a 13-foot depth diving pool with a water slide.

Batesville Parks & Recreation
Enjoy a variety of parks with playgrounds, sports fields, and even nature and biking trails.

The Gibson Theatre
107 North Main Street Batesville, IN 47006
FREE Summer Movie Program June 9 to July 21, every Wednesday at 10 AM.

Batesville Farmers Market
121 Shopping Village Batesville, IN 47006
8 AM- 12 PM Saturday (mid-May through mid-October) and June 30th until September 1st Mid-week Market on Wednesdays from 3-6 PM.

Restaurants in Batesville

Pizza Haus

Lil’ Charlie’s Restaurant and Brewery
Family Friendly Restaurant & Brewery

Biergarten/ Bier Hall
Family Friendly Restaurant & Beer Garden/Hall

Izzy’s at Hillcrest

Big Four Cafe

The Toros Mexican Restaurant

Written by Beth Anderson

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