For Immediate Release
June 13th and 14th, 2015
60th Annual Talbot Street Art Fair, Indianapolis, IN, June
13th - 14th
Indianapolis, Indiana, June 1, 2015
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
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
Check the website
for a list of participating artists as well as directions.
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Contact: Cindy Cradler
Talbot Street Art Fair