This is my third year coordinating the museum’s annual Indiana Art Fair which takes place the third weekend of February. There have been some bumps in the road getting this show ready making sure that every detail is perfect. But, now with the event only a few weeks away, I am on the edge of my seat waiting for our upcoming weekend of art, craft and — new for 2010 — food and drink!
For the second year in a row, the Indiana State Museum is partnering with the Indiana Artisan Development for the Indiana Art Fair. This year, even more artists from the program are involved. Patrons of past Indiana Art Fairs are familiar with the diverse selection of art to see and buy such as paintings, ceramics, jewelry, wood and even furniture. But this year, we will have some Indiana Artisans who specialize in food, wine and specialty items like handmade soaps.
Our show’s diversity will not only be represented in all of the great products and unique art available for purchase, but also where our artists come from. We are proud to offer artists who live and work in Indiana a chance to be recognized and we work hard to make sure our visitors know which part of the state these artists are from. This year, we are showcasing artists from 30 Indiana counties from all regions of the state. So instead of traveling all over the state looking for that one unique piece of Hoosier art, come to the Indiana Art Fair where we bring the art to you!