Indiana artists and crafters exhibit at the 9th Hoosier Artisan Boutique to benefit Toys for Tots on Saturday, November 25, 2017 in Noblesville, Indiana
Online PR News – 21-November-2017 – Over 80 Indiana artists and juried crafters will exhibit their work at the 9th Hoosier Artisan Boutique to benefit Toys for Tots of Central Indiana. The event will take place on Saturday, November 25, 2017, from 10 a.m. until 4p.m. at the Hamilton County 4-H Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall at 2003 Pleasant Street, Noblesville, Indiana. Admission to this family friendly event is free. The first 50 shoppers that donate a new, unwrapped toy during the event will receive a tote bag. Over 1000 toys have been donated by the artisans and shoppers of the Hoosier Artisan Boutique since the event began supporting Toys for Tots in 2010. For more information, visit http://HoosierArtisanBoutique.com
The work of Indiana based artists and juried crafters will be available for sale at the 9th Hoosier Artisan Boutique including: luxurious hand knits and bath and body items, original paintings and illustrations, handbags and accessories, clothing for children and adults, and gourmet edibles and treats. Shoppers at the event in previous years have stated they were able to find something for everyone on their Holiday gift list. In 2015, the Hoosier Artisan Boutique was included in Indianapolis Monthlys list of 6 not to miss handmade gift fairs as an event where you will find Indiana artisans featuring quality over quirk. Support your local economy by buying Hoosier Handmade for the Holidays at the Hoosier Artisan Boutique this Saturday.
Participants at this years event include Indiana Artisan Matthew Breunig – Jewelry by Matt B of Ossian, Indiana. As the sole source of income for his family, Breunig was searching for an event to take the place of the cancelled Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace in Fort Wayne when he discovered the Hoosier Artisan Boutique. According to Breunig, recently becoming a member of the Indiana Artisan program has been a fantastic boost and has made me feel more connected to Indiana and the people who love my work. Breunig is joined at the event by fellow Indiana Artisans, fiber artist Jennifer Berger of Indianapolis and glass artisan Debra Achgill of Lafayette. Berger considers the Hoosier Artisan Boutique to be her penultimate show of the season.
As an artisan herself, event organizer Megan Martin desires to create an event showcasing the diversity of arts and crafts available from local Indiana based artists and crafters. Martin states, there are a lot of Holiday craft shows this time of year. I believe what sets the Hoosier Artisan Boutique apart is our dedication to selecting only participants that live in Indiana. We want to encourage communities to support the amazing small businesses in their home towns year round; especially during the Holidays, its easy for the little guy to get buried beneath the behemoths with giant advertising budgets.
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