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INDIEana Handicraft Exchange 2017 Summer Show
June 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Vendors have been announced for our INDIEana Handicraft Exchange 10th Anniversary Show! To see the full list, head to our vendor page!
Our 10th Anniversary Summer Show will be held at our usual venue, the Harrison Center for the Arts, located at 1505 North Delaware Street Indianapolis, IN 46202 on Saturday, June 17th. The event begins at 12 noon and will end at 8pm and is held in conjunction with The Independent Music + Art Festival, known as IMAF. Admission is free to the public!
Now in its 16th year, IMAF was created to honor local musicians and artists who perform original live music and create original work, and provide a unique opportunity for interaction with other local artists and the community. Bands scheduled to appear in the courtyard of the Harrison Center include: Brandon Wadley Music, The Yellow Kites, Ray Wyatt, Coyote Talk, Crescent Ulmer, Bonesetters, Spissy, Bullet Points, Legacy of Triumph, Native Sun, Joe Hamgeri, and I Dream in Evergreen.
Donations for Local Non-Profits:
As we do every year, we’ll have some sweet prizes to raffle off to raise money for a great local cause. This year, we’ll have raffle tickets for sale, but you can earn FREE raffle tickets by bringing us the following items to donate to Project Home Indy and Coburn Place:
Needed Items for Project Home Indy:
Paper Towels, Toilet Paper, Facial Tissues, Paper Napkins, and Baby Diapers (sizes 3, 4, 5) and Wipes.
Urgent Items for Coburn Place:
Pillows (new), Gas Cards, Adult Cold Medicine and Pain Reliever, Bus Passes, and Trash Bags
Please help us support these two local non-profits that are so important to our community.
Project Home Indy serves up to five teen mothers and their children on the path to self-sufficiency. Their program aims to break the cycle of poverty by providing support to young mothers, and by helping them develop the skills to live independently.
Coburn Place offers supportive services and housing options to survivors of intimate partner violence. They utilize a compassionate model of voluntary/trauma-informed services to focus on the overall well-being of the person while addressing barriers to safety, self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
Your donations will be greatly appreciated!
Parking for the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange and IMAF can be found on neighborhood streets surrounding the venue and the parking lot at 16th & Alabama. We look forward to sharing contemporary craft, food trucks, beer, and live music with you in June!
If you are interested in selling at future Handicraft Exchange events, please add your name to our mailing list here and you will receive an email notification when applications for upcoming events are available. The vendor application for our winter show (held in December each year) will go live in late summer. If you plan to apply for this event, please read through the Vendor FAQ before doing so.
More About the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange:
The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies. The IHE has become a notable stop on the Midwest indie craft fair circuit, which includes events such as the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, IL, Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH, Craftin’ Outlaws in Columbus, OH, Art vs. Craft (now defunct) in Milwaukee, WI and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair in Detroit, MI, among many others. The IHE began in 2007 as a way to highlight local crafters and artisans as well as to expose Indianapolis to some of the best vendors on the national indie craft fair map.
Most of the products sold by IHE artists serve the dual purpose of art and function and range from the beautiful to the irreverent, from the adorable to the slightly sinister, from the hysterical to the just plain bizarre. Vendors may use traditional crafting techniques but they express contemporary themes and design. Vendors offer a range of unique handmade goods from wooden jewelry to fanciful undergarments, from custom vintage-inspired western wear to stationery, from plush animals to natural bath and body goodies, from hand-screened rock ‘n’ roll poster art to pop culture icon finger puppets and much, much more.