Friday, December 5, 2014
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 North Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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About the Exchange

The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies. The IHE has become a notable stop on the Midwest indie craft fair circuit, which includes events such as the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago, IL, Crafty Supermarket in Cincinnati, OH, Craftin' Outlaws in Columbus, OH, Art vs. Craft in Milwaukee, WI, Bloomington Handmade Market in Bloomington, IN, and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair in Detroit, MI, among others. The IHE began in 2007 as a way to highlight local crafters and artisans as well as to expose Indianapolis to some of the best vendors on the national indie craft fair map.

Most of the products sold by IHE artists serve the dual purpose of art and function and range from the beautiful to the irreverent, from the adorable to the slightly sinister, from the hysterical to the just plain bizarre. Vendors may use traditional crafting techniques but they express contemporary themes and design. Vendors offer a range of unique handmade goods from wooden jewelry to fanciful undergarments, from custom vintage-inspired western wear to stationery, from plush animals to natural bath and body goodies, from hand-screened rock ‘n' roll poster art to pop culture icon finger puppets and much, much more.

Admission into the fair is FREE to the public. Raffle tickets are sold for $2 each, three for $5 or 7 for $10. Money made from raffle ticket sales is used to purchase arts and craft supplies for a different Indianapolis area public school art program each year. Prizes for the raffle are donated by our vendors and local, independent business sponsors.

On June 14, the first 100 patrons to come to the Yelp table inside the Harrison Center foyer will receive a FREE swag bag filled with IHE merchandise, treats from vendors and exclusive discount deals from specific booths available only on the day of the event, plus raffle tickets! Don't miss out - be there at noon to get in line to get yours!

The event is kid-friendly, but some artists’ work features the occasional dirty word or sexual image, so parents might want to take a gander before their little ones get an eye full.

Summer 2014 Entertainment Schedule

There will be twelve bands playing on two outdoor stages courtesy of the Independent Music + Art Festival.

- Coolidge

- Estocar Indie Music
- Paul Smallman
- Bashiri Asad
- Liz Janes
- Heather French Henry
- Shelby County Sinners
- Elsinore
Mr. Kinetik
Blue Moon Revue
Party Lines