Autumn Art Fair
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made changes to our programs and events, as well as the flow of the building. Hand sanitizer is available at the entrance, guests must sign-in at the front desk, everyone (staff and guests) must wear a mask correctly, and maintain six foot social distancing.
Welcome to our virtual Autumn Art Fair!
The artists featured below create work in a variety of mediums – perfect for holiday gifts for your friends, family, and colleagues. Now, more than ever, it’s increasingly important to support our artists and shop local. All artists have participated in previous Autumn Art Fairs at the Garfield Park Arts Center, and we’re excited to be able to highlight them virtually so that you can shop safely from your home. Click on the name of the artist or scroll down to learn more about the artist and see examples of their artwork. To see more of their artwork, shop, and purchase pieces, click on the link to their online store or contact them and purchase directly from the artist. Don’t forget that many of these artists are available for commissions, if you’re looking for something else.
Questions? Contact us during business hours: GPAC@Indy.Gov or 317-327-7135.
Create the same vibe of Autumn Art Fair in your home! Enjoy music by local musicians and performers while you shop. Click here or scroll down to listen.
For me, it is all about observation and where we choose to focus our attention.
It is an opportunity to slow down enough to become fully aware of the beauty that surrounds us every day with a quiet moment; a deep breath. Perhaps a walk in the woods on a crisp autumn day, or the hush of dawn as the sun rises, chasing patterns through the trees.
Even the mesmerizing intricacies of lichen as it blooms in the textured bark of an ancient oak become a meditation; a moment of connection with the beauty that surrounds us when we shift our focus to the stillness, to the tranquility, to the enduring grace. Translating these observations into wearable art has grown beyond a profession; it is now a way of life. Using simple shapes as a canvas and precious metal as a medium, surface textures and color become the language with which to share these moments where time seems to stand still and awareness expands, inviting calm and quietude.
Nearly 20 years ago I was introduced to needle felting in Anchorage, Alaska. I continue to use long needles and a variety of wool fibers for the feltmaking process. The results are wearable hats and decorative pins.
Contact Anne for inquiries:
1-317-353-2826 / Email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Hats: $65.00 plus $10 S&H
Bracelets: $20.00 shipping included
Pins: $20.00 shipping included
PayPal is accepted.
Fun & functional fused glass for home & garden.
Danielle Monday / DaniB Studios
My name is Danielle Monday and I am a local artist on the South Side of Indianapolis.
I love Photography, Art and just being creative in general. I attended The Art Institute of Indianapolis from 2007-2010 for Graphic Design. My art influences are Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Vincent Van Gogh. I have an AWESOME Husband and 6 kiddos,. 2 dogs and a cat. So to say our house is busy is an understatement. Art is what I enjoy to do when I have time to unwind. This is my second year for the Autumn Art Fair.
Debbie Wolfe / AppleGarth botanical arts
I have merged my study of horticulture with my love of the garden to create artwork with pressed flowers grown in the garden of my Indianapolis home.
All AppleGarth artwork and notecards use actual pressed flowers. I do not sell prints or copies. For this reason, each piece is a one-of-a-kind, hand-made work.
Jessica Helmbold is a local artist and naturalist at Garfield Park Conservatory. She takes clay classes through GPAC and has been taking clay classes since she was in elementary school. Along with her clay work, she also likes to sew, making clothes, purses and stuffed animals among other things. She has also been sewing since she was a young child, where she first sat alongside her mom at the sewing machine observing and then trying a few things on her own. In her spare time, she likes to garden and cook, go hiking with her dog, play with her two cats, explore nature and help others appreciate it; nature is a huge influence in her work.
Larry Robertson / LDR Custom Woodwork
Larry Robertson is a detail-oriented and self-driven Woodworker from New Palestine, Indiana. He has demonstrated experience in creating custom wood bowls, spoons, spatulas, dove-tail boxes, cutting boards, wooden toys as well as custom Limestone Signs. His wooden bowls are made from various wood species such as oak, sassafras, maple, cherry, walnut, Osage orange, and other species. The bowls are made in various shapes including round, rectangular, square, oval, as well as characters such as butterflies, bats, mouse heads, and shape of the state of Indiana, as well as other states.
Margaret Lois Jansen / Green Lime Arts
The photographic and design images in the work of Margaret Lois Jansen open windows to memory and imagination. Lois renders the images in prints, cards, glass, slate, aluminum and small gifts. Custom work with a client’s photography is also possible.
Mary Ann Habeeb / AGoodYarnbyMaryAnn
I'm a retired crafter who has been knitting and making custom gifts since the age of 8. For over 10 years I specialized in handpainted yarns, and felted hats and other specialty knits, many made on my circular sock knitting machine or one of my vintage knitting machines. This year, since this is a virtual fair and I am offering only my personalized blankets that are handcrafted by me and available on my Etsy shop. I enjoy creating unique blankets for any occasion and have several Christmas blankets. Please contact me if you are looking for something special.
Michael McKinley / MLM Artworks
Mike McKinley is an artist born & raised in Indiana. Mike specializes in original abstract paintings, digital art & fine art photography.
Rhonda Newsome / Sky and Earth Studio
I'm an artist, jeweler, metalsmith, lover of photography, Frida Kahlo, and cannolis. I am in love with making things and thank my lucky stars on a regular basis that I get to do what I do – creating with my hands. I am a self-taught metalsmith. I began this lovely journey about 12 years ago. I adore every moment of learning and sharing this craft.
I feel that jewelry is intensely personal-what we choose to adorn ourselves with is very intuitive and special-I love being a part of that! I love creating things that speak to others-jewelry that will be treasured, given to a loved one, passed on, or kept as a reminder of a good memory.
I use many different mediums, such as metals, clay, gemstones, enamels, and paints. I like to incorporate simple lines and muted colors in my designs. I gravitate to earthy colors and water tones!
Rick Dubbs / Soaring Eagle Photography LLC
I digitally photograph and process mostly nature and wildlife images. I inkjet print (with archival ink and paper), acid-free mat, foam core mount, or gallery wrap each print. For framed prints, I craft the frames from raw wood.
I limit each edition to 200.
At 19 years old, after 6 years of experience and being trained by a master pen turner,
I continue to strive for top quality in all of my product. I make premium and ultra-premium high end writing instruments among other small wood/acrylic products.
What sets my craft apart from others is the fact that I was highly trained the art of woodworking at a young age and always use an 18 step finishing process on all wood materials to give the material extra luster and protection with everyday use to ensure it will last for generations!
Terry Taylor-Norbu / Daydream Glass Studio
I create colorful pieces of glass jewelry & decorating pieces using dichroic & art glass by melting it in my kiln. I add sterling silver jewelry findings to complete the piece. I like to think I am adding bright and beautiful colors to the world, one piece at a time.
East meets West in Delta Duo: pre-WWII Mississippi Delta blues with a distinctive Eastern European flavor. The Indianapolis-based Delta Duo—JJ Stenzoski and Irina Povarova—marries the ring of the resonator slide guitar to the sweet sustain of the classical Russian violin.
Sheila Herring has been part of the Autumn Art Fair for the last several years entertaining with her ukulele! She works for the Indianapolis Public Library doing story time programs for 0-5 year olds in community daycares in order to promote early literacy and love of reading. She also enjoys entertaining at Senior Centers, playing drums for a children’s band and playing music individually or with other musicians in the community whenever possible!
Giving back to others and paying it forward with her music is her passion!
We are a three member ensemble based in the central Indiana area that plays a unique blend of early music. We do so utilizing unique instruments such as a Viola da Gamba - Tenor Vielle -7 String Bass Guitar - Lute - Native American flute & Irish whistle. We play songs from all over the world including England, Finland, Germany, Guatemala, Ireland, Israel, North America, Scotland, and Wales.
The Encomium Ensemble will host a livestream which will take place on November 21st at 2:00 PM on Youtube (embedded video) and our Facebook page.