ARTISAN NEWS:
First Holiday Marketplace, Nov. 29 and 30, in downtown Fort Wayne...read more

  • THE HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
    THE HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
    PETE BAXTER WOODWORKS                         “Each box is authentically Shaker, and the finished work is uniquely original.”
  • THE HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
    THE HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
    KRISTY JO BEBER STONEWARE                   "My designs are my own and are always evolving. I've always been attracted to patterns."
  • THE HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
    THE HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE
    TERRY ARMSTRONG WATERCOLORS             “I have always had a need to draw or create, even as early as first grade."

These artistic entrepreneurs creatively develop, market and sell one-of-a-kind work impacting this state’s economy.
-- Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann
holiday marketplace
holiday marketplace

Three great opportunities are coming together this fall.  The Indiana Artisan application is online now, and all who apply by Oct. 15 have the opportunity to participate in the first Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace.  This new showcase, designed to reach gift buyers on the true first weekend of the holiday season, will be in downtown Fort Wayne.  To help improve Artisan sales then and year-round, Bruce Baker returned to Indiana for a Sept. 9 workshop open to all who create art or make value-added foods.  He focused on merchandising and leveraging regional and national trends for product development.