Since 1812, Downtown Evansville has been the center of the tri-state. Since 2018, The Downtown Evansville Economic Improvement District has served the property owners, residents, businesses, and visitors to Downtown Evansville. Antiques, gift shops, and much more provide ample shopping opportunities in Downtown Evansville. Local artwork and exhibits can be seen at the Arts Council Bower-Surheinrich Gallery. Enjoy numerous restaurants featuring Italian, Mediterranean, Korean, Spanish, Chinese, and local cuisine. Nightlife can be found at several bars, restaurants, and nightclubs. Live theater, music performances, and sports events are at the Ford Center, the Old National Events Plaza, and the Victory Theatre.