November 17-18, 2023
Indiana’s preeminent holiday art and food experience will help launch the shopping season in the GE Club on the Electric Works campus, 1020 Swinney Ave., Fort Wayne. Creatives from all over Indiana will set up attractive booths and meet shoppers from 4-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.
From hand-smithed jewelry to handmade caramels and from fine watercolors to striking wood art, the Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace will feature gifts and decor by artists, fine crafters, and small-batch food and beverage makers whose work has been designated by the state as among the best in Indiana.
“The Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace will provide an opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan foods directly from the Hoosiers who make it,” said Carrie Abbot, maker of fine confections at The Best Chocolate in Town and Newfangled Confections in Indianapolis. “It will be an experience without comparison and housed in a special place.”
GE Employees themselves built the GE Club in 1927, creating a social gathering spot, basketball gym and bowling alley. The Marketplace will be in the main floor gymnasium, which has been restored to a beautiful luster. It’s uncommon for a venue to be as special as the show, but that’s true here. Indiana Artisan is thrilled to be able to use a building steeped as deeply in state history as are many of the traditional arts that Indiana Artisan members create today.
The Holiday Marketplace lets collectors and first-time buyers connect with the creator of high-quality, locally handcrafted work.
For a list of this years participating artisans please click here
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HOLIDAY MARKETPLACE CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
The Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace is coming to the GE Club at Electric Works in Fort Wayne on November 17 and 18. Volunteer opportunities are available on Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun.
Help is needed with set-up & pack-up, selling tickets, greeting guests, staffing the Info Desk and Friends of Indiana Artisan tables, check coats or packages, and float through the hall to lend a hand wherever one is needed. And it’s a wonderfully fun event!
Perks: Free admission to the Holiday Marketplace (an $8 savings), light refreshments and a Holiday Marketplace Apron.
Click here to register: https://signup.com/go/JTgbRjr
The Holiday Marketplace will feature work by artisans statewide whose art, food and beverage has been recognized as the best in Hoosier craftsmanship. Meet the artists, see their work, taste their foods, sample their wines and lend a hand to make the Marketplace another success.
We hope you’ll be part of it!