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Indiana Artisan Marketplace

Only once a year, the state’s highest-quality Artisans come together to showcase their wares and it is coming – THIS WEEKEND! The 2015 Indiana Artisan MarketplaceIndiana Artisan Logo w-RThe marketplace provides the opportunity to meet the state’s exceptional artisans and share in their stories.Indiana Artisan Marketplace.Food aisle crowd Indiana Artisan Marketplace.Art aisleVisitors can even watch artisans create their work – potters throwing, painters painting, weavers weaving and some exciting looks at candy making are just a glimpse of what’s in store.Indiana Artisan Rosey Bolte 10169271_10203619186430350_799337702670077140_nHere’s what you need to know:

  • WHAT: 2015 Indiana Artisan Marketplace
  • WHEN: March 28-29, 2015
  • TIMES: Saturday from 10am-6pm; Sunday from 10am-5pm
  • WHERE: The Expo Hall at the Indiana State Fairgrounds
  • TICKETS: $10 at the door; 14 and younger are FREE!
  • WHO: 160 art and food artisans
  • PARKING: Four shuttles will run this continuous route all weekend.  Park anywhere on the Fairgrounds, take the FREE shuttle to the Expo Hall (#22 on the shuttle map).

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.

Hope to see you there!

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.