Friday, February 12, 2016

13th Annual Indiana Art Fair

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post on behalf of the Indiana State Museum. I received a complimentary ticket to attend this event. All opinions are 100% my own.

I'm excited to tell you about a local art event that is going on at the Indiana State Museum right now. The 13th annual Indiana Art Fair started this evening, February 12th, and will continue through tomorrow, from 10 a.m. until 5 p. m. This annual event features some of Indiana's best artisans showcasing and selling their work. Guests are able to enjoy the museum experience, while browsing the works of more than 60 artists representing 22 counties on all three levels of the museum. 

A special preview titled Galentine's Art Night was held tonight. "Gal's night out" featured an evening of art, food, drink and music. I attended a private reception with the artists and painted my own masterpiece. (I also received a cute little package of fun Valentine's Day cards when I checked in to the event - see * at the end of this post.)

my Indiana masterpiece, paint on canvas, black Sharpie

I found the art to be of very high quality and beautiful! Here are some photos I took while there.

Before the reception started, I was able to browse the galleries. My favorite was the Indiana memorabelia on the 2nd floor. When I saw the little transistor radios, I reminisced about when I received one as a teenager. I thought it was the coolest thing!

I had a radio like this, did you? 

There is so much to see at the Indiana State Museum besides the art show!

Abraham Lincoln's mallet is on display (I won't show you here so that you can be surprised when you see it yourself :)), and many items related to him can be found in the fabulous gift shop.

And then there is the IMAX theater!

Tomorrow morning, museum members are invited to enjoy an exclusive hour of shopping from 9-10 a.m. Again, regular fair hours tomorrow are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to the fair is included in general museum admission. The Indiana State Museum is located at 650 W Washington St, in Indianapolis.

vintage Valentine on display at the museum

*The next day, I filled two trading card protectors using the Valentine's Day cards I received at the Galentine's Art Night event (the four white ones in the page on the right) and other bits and die cuts in my stash. The inspiration came from one of my dear Etsy customers.


  1. Sounds like a great event with lots to see and experience.

  2. Patty, I loved all your pictures. I saw that bull painting and the album jacket books...this morning on the news. What fun that would be. I just do not go to Indy any more. Roads too crazy to drive for me. But one day I do want to go to the children's museum. I saw the mallet of Abe's on the today show this week. Blessings to you , enjoy your valentine's day. xoxo,Susie

  3. Oh wonderful seeing some of the displays early
    I like what ever is painted with the clock and peacock

  4. My sister and I were given a transistor radio when we were visiting our grandmother in Oregon. We came home to California with it and none of our friends had one. We thought we were so cool!


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