INDIEana Handicraft Exchange:
Saturday, June 14th

This is a very exciting week for us at Homespun! In case you didn’t know, we’re the team behind the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange contemporary craft show series and our biggest show of the year is this weekend!

Enjoy over 100 craft vendors this Saturday, June 14th from 12-8pm at the Harrison Center for the Arts. This is your chance to meet some of the artists behind your favorite Homespun products. Ask them questions, see their latest creations and discover new favorites. You can check out the complete vendor list here.

The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is presented in conjunction with the Independent Music and Arts Festival. Be prepared for live music, gallery shows, local food, local craft beer from Sun King Brewery and cider from New Day Craft , ice cream, raffle prizes, and more. And if you are one of the first 100 attendees, check out the Yelp table at the main entrance of Harrison Center for your free swag bag!

We would like to thank this year’s generous presenting sponsors: Sun King Brewery, Just Pop In! and New Day Craft. You’re the best! And we can’t forget our supporting sponsors, too; jakprints, Foundry Provisions, Ronlewhorn Industries , Amy McAdams Design, little robot photography, Forum Credit Union, Yelp, and Harrison Center for the Arts: we’re all working together to put on the best event yet!

Stay connected with Handicraft events throughout the year, like our Facebook page INDIEana Handicraft Exchange

Thanks and hope to see you there!

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INDIEana Handicraft Exchange :: Saturday, June 8

This Saturday, June 8th, we’ll be hosting our biggest event of the year. The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange summer show is held annually in conjunction with the Independent Music + Art Festival at the Harrison Center for the Arts. The staff and interns of the HCA organize IMAF and are responsible for providing live music on two stages all day long. This year, the twelve bands performing will be Lord of the Yum-Yum (also acting as emcee), Rusty Redenbacher, Five Year Mission, Sleeping Bag, Shivering Timbers, Sweet Poison Victim, End Times Spasm Band, Luke Austin Daugherty & iLL Holiday, The Bears of Blue River, The Bonesetters, Pravada and The Pinstripes.

While they’re busy organizing the entertainment, we here at Homespun (plus a team of local Indy creatives) are responsible for the jurying in of 100+ artists and makers who will be on site selling their contemporary handmade goods. The vendors will be spread out over the HCA grounds, both indoors in two rooms (the gymnasium & Gallery No. 2), and outside along Delaware Street, 16th Street and wrapped around the building into the back parking lot.

Sun King Brewing Company and New Day Meadery will be there in the courtyard selling beverages to those 21+, while Duos Indy and Judge’s Tip of the Rib BBQ will have complete meal options available. Sweet treats will be for sale at the VSA tent for their annual ice cream fundraiser, as well as inside the building by Just Pop In!, Frittle Candy, Lick Ice Cream, Chocolate for the Spirit and Xchocol’Art.

The event runs from noon to 8pm and is FREE and family-friendly. Gather a gang and come on down to join in the fun. It’s guaranteed to be a rip-roarin’ good time!

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Kathryn Dart

Maker: Kathryn Dart

Based in: Indianapolis, Ind.

Price range: $20-5,000


Nuvo described Kathryn Dart’s first solo show as sincere and wrote that her work is typified by “abstraction, color, repeating patterns and the seductive hardened ooziness of the encaustic surfaces.”

A self-taught artist, Dart “fell in love with the encaustic process” and immediately knew she wanted to make art her job. Dart makes encaustic paintings and sculpture with melted beeswax in her studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts and also works two days a week here at Homespun: Modern Handmade!

Fun facts: 1. My closest friends and I still send handwritten letters to each other. 2. I ran a marathon with my mom last year. It hurt. 3. I was once in a Japanese hip hop dance group.

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