Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN

October 9, 2013

Artisan marketplace to showcase local creations


Hendricks County Flyer

---- — A Central Indiana arts and culture celebration will return for a second year, as more than 30 artisans converge in Plainfield for the Hendricks County Artisan Marketplace.

The event, which is hosted by the Hendricks County Arts Council and supported by the Rural Routes to Main Street Cultural Trail and Visit Hendricks County, will boast displays, one-of-a-kind art pieces, demonstrations, and more from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at The Palms Banquet & Conference Center (formerly Primo West by Five Star Catering), 2353 Perry Road, Plainfield.

“Last year’s inaugural event was a great opportunity to introduce people to the wonderful talents of our local artisans,” said Stephen King, a local artist and marketplace committee member. “Many left with one-of-a-kind purchases to enjoy for years to come. That success has inspired us to improve on offerings this year as Hendricks County continues to develop into a destination for the arts.”

Some of the best juried artists in the region will represent numerous artistic genres with an array of price points including studio art, glass, wood, fiber, sculpture, photography, music, food, and more. Guests will also be able to learn about various cultural experiences in the area as organizations such as the Hendricks Symphonic Society and the Hendricks County Historical Museum, among others, host informational booths.

New this year, the Very Special Arts (VSA), an international organization founded by the Kennedy family to provide arts and education opportunities for people with disabilities, also will have a booth with information about their organization, demonstrations, and artwork showcasing their talented students.

Organizers envision business leaders coming to this event to fill their offices with local art as well as residents finding items for their home. Each booth will be draped in white linens and will include special lighting to showcase exclusive pieces.

Visitors will have an opportunity to meet the artists, hear their stories and inspirations, witness art created before their eyes, purchase items or order artwork based on their specifications, and sample local foods. Live entertainment also will entertain guests throughout the day.

Tickets may be purchased at the door for $5 per person. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Hendricks County Arts Council. For more information, call 718-8750 or visit the website at www.HendricksCountyArts.org.