Billy Hedel Studio
Billy is a Chicago native and former New Orleanian. He became a Haynie’s Corner pioneer in 2005 and has received numerous awards for both his art and civic contributions. Billy’s home, gallery and studio are located in a fully restored Queen Anne Cottage that dates to 1890. It was the Art District’s first live/work/sell experiment, but is now one of several. This is a different shopping experience, as visitors see the art in a home setting. The galleries are two Victorian parlors. The second story is a huge loft that serves as Billy’s studio. The adjacent Peace Garden is always open to visitors who want to explore the flower beds, sculptures, fossil-hunt, and study the outdoor bread oven and urban wildlife habitat.
Billy works in several media, but his paintings are what propelled him to popularity, particularly his unique ‘Billy-style’ portraits of Evansville landmarks and its urban and natural landscapes. His pictures are in several public spaces, including the Tropicana Hotel lobby and the Bokeh Lounge.
916 Southeast 6th Street, Evansville, IN, United States