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Penrod Arts Fair a Local Favorite

Penrod Arts FairA much loved, Indianapolis tradition of mine is attending the Penrod Art Fair that occurs every year in early September at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. For me, nothing rings in fall like an outdoor festival with great art and music, not to mention, a lot of delicious local food.

I highly recommend marking your calendars for this yearís 45th annual Penrod Arts Fair on Saturday, September 10th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Fair has over 300 artistsí work on display and for sale. There will also be six stages of entertainment and more than 50 arts-related non-profit organizations at the event. You can stop by local booths to get information on plays and concerts coming to town, you can sit and relax and watch local dance companies perform in the middle of the gardens, or you can splurge on lemon-shake-ups, Bazbeaux’s pizza, and freshly made kettle corn.

Penrod Art Fair at Indianapolis Museum of Art Photo courtesy of

Penrod Art Fair at Indianapolis Museum of Art Photo courtesy of

The Penrod Art Fair is not only a time to experience the lively environment on the beautifully landscaped IMA grounds, but itís also a great opportunity to experience the local culture and to support community artists.

Whatís really convenient is the parking and shuttle services that are offered; you can park at places like Crown Hill Cemetery, the International School of Indiana, and Clowes Memorial Hall and then hop on a free bus to the Fair.

Tickets are $12 in advance for the public and $17 the day of the event, and kids 10 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased at Marsh, Hubbard & Cravens and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. For more information, you can check out

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