Welcome to The Village at Winona where your group can visit over 20 artisan store fronts offering demonstrations and hand’s-on experience of jewelry making, clay pottery, soap making, knitting, etc. The Village at Winona offers you the full artist experience from beginning, the process of creation, to the final product.
At the Poppy Cottage, the old becomes new again! Whether it’s a cherished piece of family furniture or a roadside gem, The Poppy Cottage can help you breathe new life into a classic piece that you will love again. The Poppy Cottage is the only retailer to offer the full line of decroative paint called Chalk Paint® and fabric line created by Annie Sloan. The Poppy Cottage also offers Chalk Paint® workshops.
On beautiful Winona Lake, have lunch at our group friendly Boathouse Restaurant. The outdoor seating gives an unparalleled dining experience. Offering an extensive menu including steaks, seafood, ribs, chops, pasta and gourmet sandwiches. Or learn what is like to have lunch presented in an artful way at Ceruleans. Ceruleans brings Asian Fusion and our local agricultural community to new heights. Every presentation is so beautifully displayed but eating causes one to ponder the combining of unique seasonings and ingredients. Whether you’re trying locally raised duck, ginger soba noodles or Potato salad with wasabi you can help but want to come back again and again.
After lunch, your group will then venture to Warsaw Cut Glass Company. Warsaw Cut Glass opened its doors in 1911, where the master glass artisan painstakingly hand cut each piece of crystal on belt-driven wheels. Free-hand design made each piece a true original. Today it is one of the last American facilities practicing the art of cutting glass. The technique and equipment have remained unchanged and so has the product. Warsaw Cut Glass has changed ownership just three times in the company’s history always remaining inside the firm, always in the hands of practicing craftsmen dedicated to preserving the art. Known by celebrities, Presidents, Kings and Queens from the world over, all the famous have purchased pieces from this local artisan store. Shop through the vast pieces of etchings in nature; blue heron, dragon flies, birds, and many varieties of flowers of all types with reasonably priced glass pieces.
Then your group will venture a few blocks away into downtown Warsaw to MudLove, the third stop of the morning. MudLOVE is a clay product shop where you can see their unique process of creating handmade wristbands, jewelry, mugs, and more! Your group will hear their story of how they got started in a tiny garage in 2009 and has now grown into what you will see today. You will get to see the staff work on their craft while you shop!
If you want to place a custom order, MudLOVE will happily customize a band and have it mailed to you. 20% of all sales support new and the repair of water wells in the Central African Republic. This helps give thousands of Africans clean drinking water! This company is truly one-of-a-kind with a fun, young-spirited atmosphere and inspiring products that Starts with Mud and Ends with Love.
Robert Hudson Art Gallery. Take a special tour of the Hudson Gallery and meet artist Robert Hudson. Robert will entertain your group with a stories of his adventures and paintings and can even be persuaded to play his cello upon request! Guests will take home a package of 12 postcards which contain prints of Robert’s original paintings.
What better way to live with art then to see art live with a performance at Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts! Wagon Wheel Center is one of Indiana’s oldest and largest theaters that is known for high quality theatrical productions in-the-round. The Wagon Wheel has championed leadership in the arts since transitioning from a simple tent to an innovative theatre-in-the-round in 1956. Be entertained by a fabulous musical, theatrical production or concert at the Wagon Wheel. This theatre has been entertaining families and groups for over 52 years and provides a unique experience by being a theater in-the-round where you will never be more than ten rows from center stage!
Your group will start off their second day traveling to North Webster. Future Heirlooms is a quaint art gallery where your group can paint their own masterpiece! You will see and hear about custom picture framing and learn about the restoration of old frames. Art supples are suppled and there are painted items also for sale.
The Oakwood Resort’s Pier & Back Porch restaurant strives to offer delicious food in a setting like no other! With both indoor and outdoor seating options available, we can meet the needs of your elegant “date night”, help you cap off a day of outdoor boating fun with casual drinks and relaxation, or we can accommodate your business group, event, or reception! Foodies rave about our fresh seafood and steaks cooked to perfection by our talented chefs at The Pier, where we also serve craft beers and cocktails. Plus, enjoy wonderful views of Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake.
What better way to end your 2-Day adventure than with a boat ride! Take a cruise on the Oakwood Tour Boat. Departing from Oakwood Resort’s pier, this 44-passenger boat offers tours by Wawasee Tour Boat Co. of Lake Wawasee, Indiana’s largest natural lake. Lake Wawasee covers over 3,000 acres which is a Midwest attraction that draws people from Chicago, Detroit, and Indianapolis throughout the year. There are over 1,000 beautiful homes on Lake Wawasee’s shores to see by land but even better by water!
Our journey with artists offered by Indiana’s Kosciusko County has given you the opportunity to experience, see, feel and hear art of many different forms. We hope you have enjoyed your Moments with the Artists Tour. We have a long list of alternative stops to make your itinerary customized for you motor coach needs. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with regards to all the other experiences we offer for your motor coach to Live Well in the Moment!
To view a current Kosciusko County Group Planner with a complete listing of attractions, entertainment, dining prices/options and lodging options, please click here. Contact Tina to discuss this tour and to customize a tour for your group!