More than 100 Indiana makers have been selected to celebrate 10 years of Hoosier Handmade for the Holidays at the Hoosier Artisan Boutique on Saturday, November 24, at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds, in Noblesville.
What began as a group of Etsy sellers looking for a handmade event on the Northside of Indianapolis, has now become indoor art fair and craft show helping artisans connect with the community. The event highlights arts and crafts produced by creatives from around the state of Indiana, and invites shoppers to come find out more about their one-of-a-kind, artful gifts directly from the artisans that created them.
In addition to supporting participating artisans, this event is a benefit for Toys for Tots of Central Indiana. Patrons are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for donation. The first 50 visitors that donate will receive a limited edition tote bag printed by Martha Latta, of Sunday Afternoon Housewife, in Indianapolis.
At 10a.m. on Saturday, November 24, the event doors will open at the Hamilton County Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall, and visitors will enter to find more than 85 boutique style artisan booths featuring the finest of Indiana made arts and crafts.
At each of the displays, visitors can browse selections of fine art and functional works including glass, fiber & textiles, wood, ceramics, paper, photography, painting, jewelry, and even artisan chocolates, all offered at a variety of price points. What’s more, each of the participating artists will be available to greet visitors, answer questions, and share details of their artistic journeys and processes.
“There is just something about getting to know the person that created something you love. When you talk to them and find out about the story behind their artistic journey, the piece becomes even more meaningful,” says event organizer, Megan Martin. “Seeing the joy and passion they put into their work is inspiring.”
Just recently melding the creative energies of husband and wife Nick and Emma Roudebush into EM Meld Co, of Noblesville. They make products for the home through a blending of wood, clay, steel, and wax, and are now making a living making. “We believe in handmade products and small family business,” says Roudebush. “There is nothing we would rather do than create beautiful products for the home, and it is our pleasure to share this love for making with you.”
Saturday, November 24, 10am-4pm
Hamilton County Fairgrounds
2003 S Pleasant Street
Noblesville, IN 46060

Toys for Tots alt=”Photograph: Ashley Hayhurs” /> Photograph: Megan Martin Photograph: Megan Martin

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