Whether you love shopping for crafts or enjoy creating items to sell, craft show venues provide the places to do both. The events offer shoppers the opportunity to find interesting gifts or home decor not sold in retail outlets. Craft creators have venues to display and sell their wares at several craft shows annually held in the Evansville, Indiana area.
Haynie's Corner Art Festival
The annual Haynie's Corner Art Festival has become a tradition in Evansville for nearly a decade. Sponsored by Funk in the City, (funkinthecity.com), over 100 artisans gather in downtown Evansville in September, giving shoppers an early start on their Christmas shopping. The event benefits the historical Haynie's Corner, the setting for the budding art district. The Haynie's Corner Art Festival not only showcases artists; there are food vendors and hands-on experiences for children, who have free admission.
Collectors Carnival Antique and Flea Market
The Collectors Carnival Antique and Flea Market (collectorscarnivalshows.com) takes place in October at the Vanderburgh County 4-H Fairgrounds, known as the "Grand Champion of Event Facilities." Over 150 dealers and artisans set up in over six buildings located on Booneville-New Harmony Road as well as outdoors in tents to display and sell their crafts, antiques, collectibles and flea-market items. It is held on a weekend and a special "early bird" entry fee is offered for Saturday shoppers from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Spring Art Festival
With the continued success of Haynie's Corner Art Festival in the fall, Funk in the City now sponsors the Spring Art Festival craft show. The festival features over 100 artisans from Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Colorado, Arizona and Pennsylvania. Artwork, photography, mosaics, glass work, jewelry, copper art, wearable art and even edible art are showcased. The Spring Art Festival is a rain-or-shine event. In 2011, proceeds helped fund a nine-week art project for 20 members of the Boys and Girls Club.
Arts in Harmony
Arts in Harmony (newharmony.biz) showcases art and fine crafts on a weekend in May. It is held outdoors in the historic town of Harmony, rain or shine, and no admission is charged. Regional and national artists and craftsmen display and sell their work at the fair, including painting, furniture, wood carvings, glass, sculpture and jewelry. The New Harmony Business Association sponsors the event with support from the Indiana Arts Commission, the Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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