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Indiana Artisan Marketplace

Do you like unique gifts? Do you enjoy supporting local artisans? Are you looking for something fun to do this weekend? If you answered yes to any of those questions, then look no further! Indiana Artisan Marketplace is for you!The third annual marketplace is being held this weekend at the Indiana State Fairgrounds in the Expo Hall. Here’s the low down …

Saturday, April 6-Sunday, April 7:

  • Saturday Hours: 10am-6pm
  • Sunday Hours: 10am-5pm
  • Cost is $10 for everyone
  • Access to more than 150 artisans from Indiana and Kentucky
  • Buy one-of-a-kind artwork and foods directly from the artists who make it
  • Watch artisans create artwork
  • Enjoy Indiana music, live art and craft demonstration and food and drink tasting too!

Need more? Then check out this event on Friday night!

  • “Taste of Indiana Marektplace” Preview Party from 7-9:30pm
  • $35 admission
  • All food Artisans will provide samples, four wineries will pair their best with cheeses from Traders Point Creamery and a trio from the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra will provide lively music to entertain as you roam the Expo Hall

This is a wonderful opportunity to support local artisans AND find some unique items along the way. The Indiana Artisan brand includes paintings, woodwork, wine, jewelry, weaving and fiber art, specialty cheeses, glass, pottery, fudge, chocolates, popcorn and more.

Trust me … you don’t want to miss this event. And if, by some chance, you do have to miss this event (not sure why that would happen) make sure and check out IndianaArtisan.org. There is an online marketplace open 24 hours a day! Perfect for your next gift. Mother’s Day anyone!?!?

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis for over 10 years now, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now being at home with her four-year-old 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.