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Indiana Artisan Marketplace

FIFTH ANNUAL INDIANA ARTISAN MARKETPLACE

Only once a year, the state’s highest-quality Artisans come together, and the Indiana Artisan Marketplace provides that opportunity.  Talk with the state’s exceptional artisans,  recognized by both art and food jury panels, taste their foods, wines and beer, see what makes them the best at their craft, and enjoy the opportunity to take home some of their work.

2015 MARKETPLACE

Dates: March 28-29, 2015
Times: Saturday, March 28 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Tickets: $10 at the door, 14 and younger admitted free
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Artists from the juried Kentucky Crafted program, and foodists from Kentucky Proud, join Indiana Artisans at this event each year, and you are invited at the 2013 ticket price.

The Marketplace is a once-a-year opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and foods directly from the artisans who make it. Here is a great example, of Indiana Artisan Megan Winn making one of her leather-covered journals. The event provides opportunity to meet the artisans and to share their stories. Come and watch artisans create work – potters throwing, painters painting, weavers weaving, and some exciting looks at candy making are just a glimpse of what’s in store.

The work of more than 250 artisans in nearly 60 Indiana counties has been juried and is part of the Indiana Artisan brand. An Indiana Artisan is a Hoosier recognized for careful attention to detail, knowledge of a craft and an entrepreneurial spirit. His or her talent contributes to Indiana’s reputation for quality work, and the Artisan brand includes glass, wood and leatherwork; oils, watercolors, acrylics, and colored pencil; wine, jewelry, weaving and fiber art, specialty cheeses, pottery, fudge, chocolates, popcorns, and more.

DETAILS…

Indiana Artisans already committed to the 2015 Marketplace are listed here.

When you arrive at the Expo Hall, you will receive a printed program like this one from 2014, carrying all the art and food details.

A great video that captures the event perfectly is here. DoItIndy’s coverage of the 2012 Marketplace also was great, and that video is here.

Click here to begin your tour of one or all of the nine Artisan Trails.  These four were  at the 2014 Marketplace to help guests explore Indiana’s arts, foods and culture year-round.