We are all weary of seeing our favorite events canceled due to the pandemic, but the Indianapolis Art Center will offer a brand new event that just might turn out to be one of the year’s best.
Yes, we’ll miss the massive OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair for one more year (Don’t worry: It will be back in 2022!), but the Indianapolis Art Center, never short on imagination, has dreamed up a replacement that promises to be something special.
Hosted by the Indianapolis Art Center and Indy Jazz Fest, and also presented by OneAmerica, “Locally Made” will feature such Indy musicians as Josh Kaufman, winner of “The Voice Season 6”; The Blue Side featuring Tad Robinson; Gordon Bonham and Rob Dixon; Cathy Morris on electric violin; Clint Breeze and the Groove; and many more. The great sounds of these Central Indiana musicians will be complemented by other artistry. Local visual artists will show and sell their art, while roaming musical acts and spoken word artists will share their creations, and Young Actors Theatre and other local organizations will offer their talents.
Of course, all of this will be complemented by plenty of food and drink. From gourmet tacos and burgers to ice cream and other sweet treats, attendees will find plenty to nosh on, and, thanks to beer, wine, coffee and more offered up by local favorites including Bazbeaux, Chef Dan’s and the Jazz Kitchen, no one will go away thirsty.
Where the Broad Ripple Art Fair welcomes thousands of people each day, Locally Made will be an intimate festival experience, limited to 1,500 people each of its two days. The traditional May weekend event welcomes artists from around the country, but in an effort to support our local artists, musicians, and food and drink professionals, Locally Made will showcase the talents of Central Indiana.
While an event like this typically would be expected to draw big crowds, to ensure everyone’s safety and comfort, the Indianapolis Art Center will sell a limited number of tickets for each day. Locally Made will take place entirely outdoors in the Indianapolis Art Center’s ArtsPark … all the better to enjoy the new stage overlooking the White River, as well as the campus’ sculpture garden, green space and riverfront deck.
So come on out and enjoy this intimate, hand-crafted festival, specially curated for Central Indiana. Know that next year we’ll be back big as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the OneAmerica Broad Ripple Art Fair in May 2022. And, who knows? Maybe the 50th anniversary will mark the second annual celebration of “Locally Made” art, music, and fare.
Check out the music lineup and get your tickets today at www.LocallyMadeIndy.com.
- WHAT: Locally Made, Presented by OneAmerica
- WHEN: May 15 and 16, noon to 6 p.m.
- WHERE: Indianapolis Art Center, 820 E. 67th St. in Broad Ripple
- WHO: Local artists, musicians, food and drink artisans
- TICKETS: General Admission is $35 per person per day.
- Youth age 4-12 is $10 per day. Age 3 and under free.
- VIP ticket, which includes special performances and specialty food and drink, is $100 per person per day.
Sarah is President of the Indianapolis Art Center Young Professionals Advisory Board and an Associate with Bose, McKinney & Evans.
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