Shop, dine and discover downtown New Albany

Dragon King's Daughter, at 202 E. Elm Street in downtown New Albany

Secoy Richey, Staff

Tonight, those planning to venture to downtown New Albany can expect quite a few local stores and boutiques to keep their lights on later than normal for Night Out New Albany. This event, which happens the second Friday of every month, except October, was started in May by local business owners who want to bring awareness to the area and who want an opportunity to connect with and give back to the community.

Copper Moon Gallery, located at 221 Pearl Street, who won Louisville A-List for 2014 Best Art Gallery, is participating in the event. Kim Johnson, Copper Moon owner, along with a few other local shop owners, decided to start the new tradition in May.

“We did this as a way to really get the community involved and more aware of the awesome and unique things happening here in Downtown New Albany,” Johnson said.

Johnson said Copper Moon will offer wine and appetizers to customers who come in and check out the local artists and their work.

Laura Applegate from Regalo, at 243 E. Pearl Street, is another store owner involved in the new Night Out New Albany tradition. Her store carries a variety of gifts, knick-knacks, jewelry, coffee mugs and popular T-shirts. As a “thank you” for supporting her store, Applegate said they are offering $5 off of their “So. In” T-shirts, along with snacks and refreshments.

Colokial, a clothing and jewelry store at 138 E. Spring Street has also been participating since May. Store employee Rachel O’Connell, Purdue communication graphics junior, said it is a lot of fun staying open for the loyal customers and that she has even noticed the new customers returning after discovering the store during a Night Out. During these events, the store offers wine, cupcakes and cookies, as well as a sale on their jewelry.

Dragon King’s Daughter, a sushi bar at 202 E. Elm Street, adds their own flair to the way they support New Albany by showcasing different local artists during the Night Out.

“We love Night Out New Albany and participating in the event,” Doug Turner, manager, said. “Typically what we do is premier new works from local artists. If possible, we try to theme our food and drink specials with the theme from the work.”

He said he believes that it is always fun to see what the artist brings in, and how they can play off their creativity for kitchen specials. He mentioned that if any IU Southeast art student would like to be showcased to contact him at

Be sure to be on the lookout for “Night Out Nate,” a red sculpture that appears in a different areas around town for pictures.

Check out for updates on upcoming events and specials.


Other local business’ involved in Night Out New Albany:

Regalo – Locally owned unique gifts and art.

243 Pearl Street

$5 off t-shirts

Copper Moon Gallery – Original and handcrafted art.

221 Pearl Street

Wine and refreshments


Culbertson Mansion State Historic Site


We Studio

324 E. Main Street


Earth Art

209 E. Market Street


Strandz and Threadz – Spa, beauty and personal care.

322 Vincennes Street


Southern IN Paint

1994 Charlestown Road


Feast – Good BBQ, Drinkable Bourbon, Craft Beer

116 W. Main Street


J. Nicolle – Beauty Salon

113 E. Market Street


Mariposa – Boutique and consignment shop

222 Pearl Street


Savon – A luxurious bath & body boutique featuring handmade bath & body products

222 Pearl Street


Pearls on Pearl

302 Pearl Street


Colokial – International and eco-friendly boutique.

138 E. Spring Street

Discount on jewelry


Habana Blues – Tapas, vegetarian and vegan restaurant

148 E. Market Street


Muscle Monkey Grill – Award winning smoothies

147 E. Market Street


A Box of Chocolates

520 Vincennes Street


Bush Keller – Sporting goods store

340 Vincennes Street


Posh Salon

1615 E. Market Street


Sparrow Tree – Children’s clothing store

1825 E. Spring Street



1613 E. Market Street


Opal Gypsy – 75% Locally hand crafted, fashion & accessories, art & home decor.

201 E. Market Street


Dragon King’s Daughter – Original cuisine and craft beer.

202 E. Elm Street


Aladdin’s Cafe – Unique Middle Eastern restaurant

111 W. Market Street


Wicks Pizza – Italian restaurant

225 State Street


Daisy Mae’s – Country cooking.

223 W. 5th Street


Floyd County Democratic Party

312 Bank Street