Holiday Edition Applications Now Closed

Hey friends – the application for this years holiday show are now officially closed. We like to keep the application open though and anyone who fills it out after October 10th will be placed on our waiting list. Don’t forget to add your name to our mailing list so we can let you know when applications open for next years shows.

All applicants will be notified by October 20th at the very latest.

Thanks to everyone who submitted, we are looking forward to looking through them all!

AGF. – Holiday Edition

Applications for this years Holiday show in December 13th are now open! Check out the link above and get your application in fast!

Open to all Indiana based artesians and small businesses with an emphasis in handmade products.

5 More Days!

We are counting down the days for our first AGF in conjunction with the Irvington Folk Festival to be held at Ellenberger Park (5301 E. St. Clair St.). We have 20 fabulous handmade vendors lined up for you and a stack of awesome Non Profit organizations that will form the perimeter of an entire day of free music in the park.  Check out: for the complete schedule of music, which includes a Children’s festival and plenty of opportunities for you to bring your own instrument and jam with people too!

See you THIS Saturday, 21st June from 12 – 8pm.

Did you read it’s free?

It is….


Irvington Folk Festival


We are getting ready for our first ‘mini’ AGF in conjunction with the Irvington Folk Festival on Saturday June 21st. There is an entire day of activities planned beginning at 11.00am with the kids stage continuing on until 8.15pm with folk music on the main stage. We are excited to be a part of this event and will be hosting 20 handmade vendors and approx 10 local not for profits/informational booths (if you are a not for profit/information only booth, please email us now ( as we still have space!).

Watch this space for more info and don’t forget, we have a vendor sign up list now. Check it out on the top right hand corner of this page and sign up to get notification of upcoming shows!

Chef Dan’s



We are excited to announce that our Food Truck for this years Spring event is Chef Dan’s.

Chef Dan’s will be situated on the corner of Johnston St & Washington St and will be serving food all day! Check out their menu now :

Pourhouse Collection


Starting at our Spring event this year we will be collecting donations for local Indianapolis organization the Pourhouse.

“The PourHouse assists individuals experiencing homelessness in overcoming barriers to housing, treatment and healthcare. Through community-style street and a unique peer advocacy approach, they help people define and achieve their goals.”

We have give opportunities for monetary donations and also have a collection area for the following items that are constantly needed by them :

Men’s crew socks

Men’s deodorant

Toothbrushes and toothpaste

Men’s razors

Full sized bars of soap

Please consider bringing a donation with you on the day or participating in our raffle, the proceeds of which will go directly to Pourhouse.

Tax-deductible Financial Donations by Mail:

The PourHouse, Inc.
55 Monument Circle, Suite 1324 Indianapolis, IN 46204

Online Donations:
Click the “Network for Good” or “Paypal” icon

Donation drop off information:





Spring Edition

Applications for this years Spring AGF have officially closed and we will be sending note out to the first round of applicants in the next few days. We are excited by how many new and diverse applications we have this year. The hard part is deciding and wishing we had room for everyone. In an effort to do our best to help all our vendors do well on the day and our buyers walk away with purchases they are excited about, we have to ensure we have a balanced group of artists that are rotated to allow other artists a chance. That’s always the hard part. We are artists ourselves and know what it’s like to miss out on a show, it’s never fun.

I will let you in on an AGF secret, most of our applications are open even after they are officially closed so if you are here and haven’t submitted, go ahead anyway. If nothing else, we will have been made aware of your work for next time and you may very well be the artist we are looking for to round out our roster.

Next application open is the new show run in conjunction with the Irvington Folk Festival in June, it will be a fun day of music & art at Ellenberger Park and we are excited to be a part of it! Check that one out above!

J & M

Applications for May 10th Spring Show – Now Open!

It’s true! You read correctly! Amidst the snowmageddon of the past week we have all lived to tell another ‘remember the snow’ tale in years to come but now…it’s back to work!!

Applications are now open for the 2014 Spring Edition of AGF. Please hit the ‘apply now’ link above and fill out your application by March 15th to be considered. We expect many applications so please get in early!

Thank you!

The 6th Annual Holiday Alternative Gift Fair has come and gone and we all lived through an expected blizzard that never actually eventuated. We braved slushy roads and slushy footpaths to load in brilliant wares for people to take home for their loved ones this holiday season and although numbers were down from last year, people turned out and left with arms filled with their new purchases. It was a fun, beautiful day that was made complete by the happy, smiling faces that turned out with their little red noses.

Thank you one and all for making this a favorite show of ours as well as many of our vendors and attendees. We are happy to hear feedback about, leave us a comment here and we will take it all into consideration as we begin work on our next show – May 10th…just in time for Mother’s Day!

Happy holidays to you and yours and remember, buying from a local mom & pop business helps maintain our economy, keeps art alive and well and sure makes you more good looking.


The Day Is Here!

In 2 hours we open the doors for our wonderful vendors to start loading in and at 10am the lights will go up, the music will go on and the 6th Annual Alternative Gift Fair will take place!

Free parking is available at School 57 cnr Ritter & Washington and there will be plenty of street parking available too

Don’t forget your non perishable food donation for local area food banks and we will see your bright, shiny faces from 10am – 4pm TODAY!