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 : http://chefdansindy.com
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
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
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
Click the “Network for Good” or “Paypal” icon
Donation drop off information: email@example.com
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
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!
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.
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!
Our December 14th holiday show is fast approaching and here is a list of the vendors that will be joining us for this fantastic event. From art to soap, to body products & jewelry, candles, cooking & candy, to gifts for your favorite pet or gifts for your favorite person, we’ve got you covered!
White Ox Studio
Time & Again
Fragrant Blossom Soaps
Lucky Ducky Designs
The Silver Dragonfly
IHA – In This Life Now
Artistic Wooden Cooking Utensils
kelly barton art+design
D’Earth’s All Natural
Frangipani Body Products
boris loved natasha
Earlynn Collier Designs
Fatty Frog Pots
On a Good Note Designs
RT Arty Images
Evergreen Avenue Upcycle
Brenda Kessler Designs
Color Is My Middle Name
Sue Wagman Designs
Alexander Fiber Studio
Pet Lovers Organic Bakery
Saturday December 14th we will host the Alternative Gift Fair at The Irving Theater, Indianapolis. Applications are now being accepted from handmade, local artists and small local retailers (with a focus on handmade) who wish to be a part of this years juried fair.
We are excited to see all your work and applications will close October 7th. We generally have far more applications that we can accept and hope that you get your applications in early!
We are busily finalizing the details for the Xmas Alternative Gift Fair and will have applications online early August. Already the buzz for the show is off the hook and we anticipate having a record number of applicants. We are working on a few other ideas for shows this year and will announce them here as they are realized.