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Unplug & Create at Nickel Plate Arts Weekend

This weekend artists, art lovers and just all around creative folks will “unplug & create” for Nickel Plate Arts Weekend. You can not only see art, but be a part of it too! Starting Friday, there are all sorts of Read more >

Support Indianapolis’ Art Scene, Save Money with Passport to the Arts

When I was a young professional living in downtown Indianapolis with my husband, we made a special effort to support the local arts scene. But with entry level salaries, we often had to pick and choose what performances we attended. Read more >

2012 Indy Fringe Theatre Festival, August 17 – 26, 2012

It’s August in Indianapolis, and that means it’s my favorite time of year: the Indy Fringe Theatre Festival is back! This will be my fourth festival and I always have a great time every year, watching shows, meeting the actors, Read more >

17th Annual Middle Eastern Festival of Indianapolis, July 20 – 22, 2012

The Middle East comes to the Midwest for the 17th year in a row, with the 17th Annual Middle Eastern Festival of Indianapolis on July 20, 21, and 22 at St. George Orthodox Christian Church (4020 N. Sherman Drive; Indianapolis, Read more >

Taste and Experience Artisan Maple Syrup at the Indiana Artisan Marketplace and National Maple Syrup Festival

In my opinion, nothing is more delicious than breakfast foods done right. Fluffy pancakes, cinnamon-y French toast, cheesy omelets, sizzling sausage or bacon—mmm! But there’s one thing you need to complete almost any delicious breakfast, and that’s syrup. Not a Read more >

Indiana’s Nicest Day, Penrod Arts Fair, September 10, 2011

I had a chance to visit the Penrod Arts Fair back in 2008 with my youngest daughter, an aspiring artist, and we were just overwhelmed by the art, the music, and the general atmosphere of friendliness and awesomeness. There were Read more >

Jasper Strassenfest in Dubois County, August 4 – 7, 2011

If you’re German, like Germans, or just want to hang around a bunch of Germans, visit the Jasper Strassenfest in Dubois County, from August 4 – 7. This year’s festival, with the theme “Living – Giving – Growing…Together,” celebrates the Read more >

Bloomington’s Entertainment & Arts District (BEAD), Home to Unique Businesses in a College Setting

A last minute trip to visit friends at Indiana University—spontaneity at it’s finest. Friday afternoon rolls around and after a disappointing loss to Xavier Thursday night, my friends and I were ready to get out of the Butler bubble for Read more >

Indiana Artisan Showcases Hoosier Art and Food

Throughout Indiana there are talented Hoosiers creating high-quality, handmade works of art and food. A craftsman in Madison uses Indiana hardwoods to produce acoustic, steel-string guitars. A group of nuns in Ferdinand make traditional Benedictine cookies to help support their Read more >