Press Release

For Immediate Release 

 

Event Date: June 13th and 14th, 2015

 

60th Annual Talbot Street Art Fair, Indianapolis, IN, June 13th - 14th

 

 

Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1, 2015 -The 60th Annual Talbot Street Art Fair will take to the streets on June 13th and 14th in Indianapolis, IN, between 16th and 20th Streets on Talbott, and between Delaware and Pennsylvania Streets, east/west.

 

With 270 prominent artists from throughout the Nation, as well as throughout Indiana, this fair promises to be a winner with art lovers who also love that it is still free to the public so their money can be spent on art, not on admission.  Starting at 10 a.m. each day, and ending at six on Saturday, five on Sunday, there is plenty of shopping time, plenty of food when it is break time, and always the great Herron Morton Place Association's lemonade.
 
On Mother's Day weekend, 1956, the fair was born under the guidance of one of the Herron Art School professors, Elmer Tafflinger. With 15 exhibiting artist/craftsmen, and an estimated 1500 visitors, work was hung on fences, brick walls, clotheslines, card tables and boards on blocks. It was a success, and by 1958, in just two years, the fair had 34 artists. From its humble beginnings in Talbot Alley, just south of its current location, the Talbot Street Art Fair has grown into one of the Nation's finest and most recognized fairs.  To its credit, it has been listed in the Nation's top 100 fine arts & crafts fairs for many years running. 
 
Part of the charm of this grand old fair is that it is held in a historic neighborhood on the near northside, and that the cornerstone building at 16th and Pennsylvania has been the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Herron School of Art, and is now Herron High School, which is a big supporter of the arts and the fair in sharing their facilities during the run of the fair. 
 
Having an art fair on the city streets is not an easy task as home owners change, signage changes, even trees change, and all can affect the booth layout of the fair.  But the constant in all of this is the art.  It is always top-notch, and varied so there is something for everyone's taste and pocketbook.
 
What art will be seen to purchase?  Paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media; sculpture in a variety of media; glass: etched, stained, blown, slumped; fabric from 'ready to wear' to woven rugs for the floors; wood from bowls to furniture; jewelry in bronze, silver, copper, gold, clay, brass & glass; clay from the decorative to the functional; photography from 'old time' black & white to innovative special effects in brilliant color, and the sleek and modern to fun folk art and everything in-between.
 
Look for the award winners in 'best of category' and the 2015 'best of show' winner.  Talk to the artists about their work, and if you like the style but do not see "the" piece, ask about having a piece done just for you.  The artists love to talk about their work and want to accommodate their customers. 
 
Check the website
www.talbotstreet.org for a list of participating artists as well as directions.  

 

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Talbot Street Art Fair

Web: www.talbotstreet.org

 

 

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Indiana, Indianapolis, Event Date: June 13th and 14th, 2015

The 60th Annual Talbot Street Art Fair will take to the streets on June 13th and 14th in Indianapolis, IN, between 16th and 20th Streets on Talbott, and between Delaware and Pennsylvania Streets, east/west. With 270 prominent artists from throughout the Nation, as well as throughout Indiana, this fair promises to be a winner with art lovers. Starting at 10 a.m. each day, and ending at six on Saturday, five on Sunday, there is plenty of shopping time. Admission is free. The Art Fair has grown into one of the Nation's finest and most recognized fairs.  To its credit, it has been listed in the Nation's top 100 fine arts & crafts fairs for many years running. Artwork includes paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media; sculpture in a variety of media; glass: etched, stained, blown, slumped; fabric from 'ready to wear' to woven rugs for the floors; wood from bowls to furniture; jewelry in bronze, silver, copper, gold, clay, brass and glass; clay from the decorative to the functional; photography from 'old time' black & white to innovative special effects in brilliant color, and more. Check the website www.talbotstreet.org for a list of participating artists as well as directions. 

 

 

 

 


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