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  • JOHN BENNETT ARTIST BLACKSMITH, Rosedale, Parke County                          Intricate hand-forged metals joined the Indiana Artisan brand in May.
  • BEAR WALLOW DISTILLERY, Nashville      Four Bear Wallow whiskies, all from Indiana grains, joined the Indiana Artisan brand in May.
  • NANCY BRENNER SINNOTT, Mishawaka Scarves in wool and silk, as well as extensive work in tartans, joined the Indiana Artisan brand in May.

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

Indiana Artisan reviews applications in May and November, providing those whose work “juries in,” and becomes part of the brand, with business development and expansion opportunities. The online application is live now, with a noon deadline on Oct. 1. Successful applicants will join the 311 Indiana Artisans in 63 counties, whose work has been recognized by the State since 2008 for its exceptionalness. An application timeline, guidelines, advice and a link to both the art and food applications are here.