We hit the art fair today thanks to the Broad Ripple Gazette (see previous post). First of all, we were baffled that more people weren't taking advantage of the shuttle bus that runs from Glendale to the Fair. The area surrounding the Indianapolis Art Center is so crazy while the Fair is going on that we can't understand why people squeeze their cars through crowded, narrow neighborhood streets in hopes of finding a parking spot. The shuttle stops at various places but we especially like the overflow lot of Glendale. The bus only stops at the location that you catch it at so you don't have to put up with it making a lot of stops picking people up/dropping them off. Plus, it only costs what you choose to tip.
Aside from that, here are our pick hits from the Art Fair. In 3D Mixed Media we liked Lynn McDonald (Booth #99). In ceramics, we liked the work of Michael Macone (Booth 413) that is pictured here at the top left. Always the bargain shoppers, we liked that some of his pieces were in the $18-$22 range. In the Oil/Acrylic Painting category, we liked Geoffrey Harris (Booth 203 pictured at the top right here), Susan Hodgin (Booth 68 pictured at the bottom left here), Gayla Hodson (Booth 41) and Joani Rothenberg (Booth 412).
All in all, there was some beautiful work and we could tell that there were indeed "35% more new artists"as they had advertised and we appreciated the fresh blood.