Welcome to Indiana, PA!

Learn more about the surrounding community and the details of the residency.

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Local Arts

Indiana is home to the Indiana Arts Association, the Indiana Arts Council, and the Artists Hand.

Indiana Arts Association - The purpose of the Indiana Art Association is to promote interest, appreciation, and participation in the arts. We aim to stimulate the artistic growth and development of our members as individual artists through encouragement, education, exhibits of work, and exchange of ideas. It is our desire to motivate public interest in the arts and function as aesthetically wise consumers and citizens ourselves. Visit them online at https://www.facebook.com/Indianaartassociation/

Indiana Arts Council - From the Delaney Chevrolet Westsylvania Jazz & Blues Festival, to the Youth Arts Celebration, to music a scholarship competition, to arts advocacy, and more, the IAC also serves as one of the area’s most significant voices advocating the importance of the arts for all its residents. Active in arts in education activities, the IAC works with schools and the Lively Arts, the College of Fine Arts, and other programs at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to support educational and outreach opportunities in the arts.


Artists Hand - Artists Hand is a art gallery featuring regional artists and a coffee shop with full espresso bar and tea services. They’re an eager friend to the arts in Indiana County, supporting a variety of mediums and individuals. Catch live music here on occasion.

Food and Restaurants

The Spruce selected its location in downtown Indiana, PA in part due to the thriving downtown and the delicious food in and around the area. While most of these restaurants are within walking distance, there are more incredible eateries within a short drive or bus ride.

Josephine’s Pizzaeria & Enoteca
1037 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
This family owned pizzeria and entoeca serves oven fired pizzas, traditional paninis, and a vast wine selection. Its sister restaurant, Naps Cucina Mia, sits next door as an excellent example of Italian fine dining. Visit them online here.

895 Wayne Avenue
Located about a 10 minute walk away from the apartments, Teerak Thai is known for impressing out of town guests and inspiring locals with incredible Thai cuisine. For long days in the studio, Teerak also delivers! Check them out here.

9th Street Deli
901 Philadelphia Street, Indiana, PA 15701
A 5 minute walk from the studios, this deli features a ‘regular’ sub that is two feet long. Also available for purchase are desserts, chips, candy, and drinks. Bring your school pennant here and they will proudly display it on their walls! See them online here.

Bob’s Sub
550 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
Featuring a late night walk-up window and hearty subs, Bob’s Sub is a college town favorite. Check out their menu here.

The Coney
642 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
With deals such as $2 Bud Light Drafts, it’s no wonder why the Coney is an Indiana, PA favorite. They’ve got hearty grub with a late night menu. Try the Grilled Pittsburgh salad - nothing like french fries on a bed of lettuce! Ice cream floats for $3.99 and alcohol specials every day of the week. Visit them online.

Crouse’s Cafe
660 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
Don’t sleep on Crouse’s! This cafe only serves breakfast and lunch, so be sure to stop in before their 2:30 pm closing time. They’re known for delicious breakfast foods. See them here!

Spaghetti Bender’s
563 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
It’s not often an Italian restaurant has a hearty gluten-free menu, but Spaghetti Bender’s is more than your traditional Italian restaurant. Get spaghettini every day for lunch for $4.99. Karaoke happens every Friday and Saturday night in their full service bar section. Enjoy their outdoor patio and selection of wines, beer, and other refreshments. Conveniently located on Indiana, PA’s main street. Causal dining at its best! Check it out here.

Six Hand Bakery
29 N 8th St, Indiana, PA 15701
Six Hand Bakery is an artisan bakery in downtown Indiana, PA featuring handmade breads and treats. We make everything from scratch on site with the highest quality ingredients. Co-owned by Stephanie Chandler and Jean-Yves Boulard. Their selection varies daily and weekly, so be sure to check out their planned bakes on their Facebook page!

Emergency Services
For all emergencies, call 911.
Police - (724) 349 2121
Fire - (724) 465-2400
EMT - 724) 349-5511


Palace Gardens Drive In Theater
225 Indian Springs Rd, Indiana, PA 15701
A 1950s treasure, located a 5 minute drive away from the apartments. The theater is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. The first movie begins at dusk, and the second one follows a brief intermission. The weekend line up can be found by calling their number (724-465-9032) or driving by their sign (located at 225 Indian Springs Road, Indiana, PA 15701). Tickets are available at the gate for $8 per person in cash. Listen to the movie through 1950s speakers, buy fresh popcorn at their concession stand, and enjoy the playground in front of the screen! There are less than 350 drive in movie theaters in the United States, so we feel very proud to have this one here! Check out their Facebook page.

Indiana Players, Inc
725 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
The Indiana Players is currently hosting their 40th season in downtown Indiana. This community theater troupe has a solid line up of shows and a rotation of auditions. Enjoy the theater for $12 a ticket! Their theater is housed a short four minute walk away from the studio building. Get tickets and see their upcoming shows on their website, here.

Philly Street Escape Room
631 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
Located next to the studio building, this experience is a great way to warm up teamwork and critical thinking! Escape rooms are a type of physical adventure game in which people are locked in a room with other participants and have to use elements of the room to solve a series of puzzles, find clues, and escape the room within 60 minuets. Your team is locked in a fully themed room with two goals; collect the hidden asset and escape the room before time runs out! To complete your mission you will need your wits, teamwork & a lot of critical thinking. Read more about their services here.

Outdoor Recreation

Indiana County’s parks and trails system is one of the best in Pennsylvania with over 64 miles of rails to trails. The county boasts 792 acres of lakes; 5,452 acres of parks; and 12 miles of single track mountain bike trails.

Blue Spruce Park
1128 Blue Spruce Rd. Indiana, PA 15701-9342
Blue Spruce Park features many opportunities for outdoor recreation including hiking trails, ball fields, picnic areas, and more. A 10 minute drive from the studio building, this park is filled with a variety of activities. Read about it.

Yellow Creek State Park
170 Rte. 259 Hwy. Penn Run, PA 15765
Yellow Creek State Park provides easy walking trails for visitors of all ages. Enjoy the outdoors and take a break from the studio by spending an afternoon at Yellow Creek State Park, just 14 minutes away from the apartments. Plan your trip here.

Whites Woods
200 Forest Ridge Rd, Indiana, PA 15701
Enjoy the beauty of Whites Woods, located a mile away from the studios. This park is a bit smaller but more centrally located. There are a few short trails to roam around the woods. Learn more about it here.

Wineries, Distilleries, Breweries
Enjoy the craft of locally made alcohol! There are bars throughout downtown Indiana that feature cheap drinks and discounted shots, but for the eager connoisseur, these businesses are a treat.

Disobedient Spirits
30 S Main Street, Homer City, PA 15748
Featuring an array of spirits, including whiskey, vodka, gin, and brandy, Disobedient Spirits offers quite the selection of housemade spirits. Located 13 minutes away by car - or 30 minutes by the Hoodlebug Trail - this craft distillery is within your reach. Tours of the distillery are on Saturdays: 1:00 PM & 2:00. Check it out here.

Noble Stein Brewing
1170 Wayne Avenue, Indiana, PA 15701
Located a 4 minute car ride away from the apartments, Noble Stein is a delightful location to visit when you’re looking for good beer at good prices. Find them at 1170 Wayne Avenue, often with a food truck, live band, or trivia! Note their statement, encouraging community and friendship at their brewery, “At Noble Stein, we strive to bring our patrons the freshest beverages from the finest quality ingredients. Whatever your journey, your thirst will undoubtedly be quenched with our stylistically diverse beer offerings. The founders were born and raised in Indiana, so we developed many relationships over the years growing up in this wonderful town. Whether your're coming from near or far we know at Noble Stein Brewing Company, you'll feel right at home. Good beer, great people, and an atmosphere to write home about are just a few of the things you'll experience. So grab a pint and pull up a chair - we're confident the only thing you'll leave with is anticipation for your next visit. We look forward to sharing a pint with you soon - Cheers. We've always got something brewing. Visit our website: www.noblesteinbeer.com to stay current on all happenings or check us out on Facebook: Noble Stein Brewing Company

Levity Brewing Company
1380 Wayne Ave # A, Indiana, PA 15701
A six minute car ride away from the apartments, Levity Brewing Co., totes Serious Beer For the Light at Heart! They “enjoy many things about beer, like the way it brings people together to talk life, appreciate friendships, and build community. Share a flight of four samples, delight in a pint, fill a growler or even reserve a keg.” Plan your visit here.

Woody Lodge Winery
622 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701
Stop in and sample their many award winning wines. Buy wine to go or sit and relax with a glass of your favorite. These wines are the perfect addition to any relaxed evening in the studio. Located at 622 Philadelphia St, just moments away from both the apartments and the studios.

Historical Sites and Museums

IUP University Museum

Sutton Hall, 1011 South Dr #111, Indiana, PA 15705

The University Museum is located in John Sutton Hall, a beautifully restored and nationally registered historic landmark built in 1875. The mission of the Museum is to bring the material history and arts of the region together in an environment that encourages exploration, dialogue and enjoyment. This mandate is based on the belief that art and history are unbounded and essential to our understanding of who we were, who we are and who we want to be.

Jimmy Stewart Museum

835 Philadelphia St, Indiana, PA 15701

The museum is dedicated to world renowned actor Jimmy Stewart. Located in Indiana, PA, his birthplace. Career and personal history and artifacts, 50 seat movie theatre, and Gift Shop. Winter Hours  Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m.