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Monday, June 4, 2012

Talbot Street weekend

This coming weekend June 9-10, I will once again exhibit my handmade rustic furniture along the lovely setting of Talbot street. My booth will be 231, at the corner of 18th and Talbot. All the booths are set up on the sidewalks of the lovely Herron-Morton district's refurbished Victorian homes. Ten years ago, this area was in transition, with many homes vacant and others neglected for years. Today this area looks vital and provides a picturesque background for an art show. Last year, the weather was absolutely perfect. This year it appears that it will be very good. That is always a plus. The Indianapolis art community is always present and other patrons come from all over. I always ask people where they are from and it is amazing the distances people travel to attend Indiana's oldest art fair, beginning in 1956. There are always wonderful paintings, jewelry,pottery, photography by artists from all over the country. In addition, there are a number of artists who do garden art and sculpture. There are other rustic furniture artist as well. Come out and enjoy a FREE opportunity to see and purchase some of the best art shown in Indiana. One of the drawbacks to this show is that people bring their dogs (and cats and ferrets and parrots). Some people even carry their pets or bring them in strollers. I usually see a brace of three wolfhounds, a babycarrage with 6 or 7 tiny barking dogs, pocket dogs. This does add to the human and animal parade and entertains me, but sometimes it does add to the congestion.
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