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 (now defunct) in Milwaukee, WI and the Detroit Urban Craft Fair in Detroit, MI, among many 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.
12pm - 8pm
The Harrison Center for the Arts
1505 North Delaware Street Indianapolis, IN 46202
Unmetered parking is available on city streets around the venue – 15th, Delaware, 16th, Alabama, etc. There is a paid lot ($5) at the corner of 16th & Alabama, adjacent to Foundry Provisions coffeeshop. In addition to vehicle parking options, there is also an IndyGo bus stop on Delaware directly in front of the venue, a Pacers Bikeshare docking station, and public bike racks. Lime and Bird scooters may also be parked at/near the bike racks.