THE ANNUAL INDIANA ARTISAN MARKETPLACE
Only once a year, the Indiana Artisan Marketplace brings together a majority of Indiana Artisans so you can talk with the state’s highest-quality artisans in one place, as well as taste their foods, see their exceptional talent and abilities and buy their work.
Dates: March 29-30, 2014
Times: Saturday, March 29 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Location: The Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
Artists from the juried Kentucky Crafted program, and foodists from Kentucky Proud, join Indiana Artisans at this event each year. More than 150 artisans will participate in the 2014 Marketplace, and guests are invited at the 2013 ticket price. Admission will again be $10 for all visitors, and tickets are available at the door.
The Indiana Artisan Marketplace is a chance 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 also provides opportunity to meet the artisans and to share their stories. Visitors will be able to watch artisans create artwork, cultivate relationships with their favorite artisans and celebrate exceptional talent and creativity. In addition to browsing the booths, visitors again will enjoy Indiana music, live art and craft demonstration and food and drink tasting.
The work of well over 200 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 Indiana Artisan brand includes paintings, woodwork, wine, jewelry, weaving and fiber art, specialty cheeses, glass, pottery, fudge, chocolates, popcorn, and more.
SOME OF THE EARLY DETAILS…
Indiana Artisans registered so far for the 2014 Marketplace are listed here.
Everyone visiting the Marketplace receives a printed program carrying all the art and food details of the event. View an online version of the 2013 printed program here.
Click here to begin your tour of one or all of the nine Artisan Trails that will be at the Marketplace to help you explore Indiana’s arts, foods and culture year-round.