5th Annual Artist's Fare: A Fest for Foodies

Food and art intersect at the 5th Annual Artist’s Fare: A Fest for Foodies held at the SullivanMunce Cultural Center at 225 Hawthorn Street in Zionsville.  The dates for this one-of-a-kind festival are Friday, November 20th from 6-9 pm and Saturday, November 21st from 10 am to 3 pm.  Friday night is an elegant preview party featuring live jazz by The Alex Young Trio, hors d’oeuvres and libations including wine, craft beer and champagne.  This event offers guests an early opportunity to meet the vendors, sample and shop.  Tickets at the cost of $50 per person are available online or 317.873.4900.  Tickets for Saturday, November 21st are $5 for adults and free for children under 12 and those who purchase tickets for the Preview Party.

Foodies and art lovers alike will enjoy this unique shopping and tasting experience.  The event is perfectly timed for gathering specialty items for those on your holiday gift list as well as for your own holiday entertaining and enjoyment.

Artisan’s fare is a two-day event that celebrates the innovative techniques and superb craftsmanship of some of Indiana’s premier food and drink artisans.  Attendees will have the rare opportunity to sample, discuss, and purchase these exceptional products directly from the artisans.  All artisans are carefully selected for their small batch, handcrafted and high quality products that are not found in typical stores.


Candies, oils, spices, coffees and enticing pastry items are among the variety of items offered by the outstanding group of Artisans including Abbott’s Candies, Artisano’s Oils and Spices, B-Happy Peanut Butter, FARMBloomington, Frittle Candy, Liberation Roasting, Local Folks Foods, Bacon Marm, The Pearman, New Old-Standard Baking Company, Uel Zing, Wildflower Ridge Honey and Xchocoal Art Organic and Fair Trade Gourmet Chocolate. Visual artists with food-related work will include potters, woodworkers, textile and glass artists.  Featured artists include Jerry Sowers, Jim Dupler, Lisa Pelo, Designs by Theresa, LFN Txtiles, Soyong Kang-Partington and Ted Fraham.  More detailed vendor information can be found at here.

Sponsors for the event include David Rausch Studio. John and Roberta Martin, Steven and Patricia Scott, the National Bank of Indianapolis, the Wine Guys at Grapevine Cottage, Wulbur CPAs, KJ’s Bakery, Boone County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and Current Magazine. Members of the committee are Beth Bugbee, Chris Beehler, Peggy Buchanon, Deigh Regnier, Pam Hillman, Tammie Fish, Kelly Masoncup, Kara Sims, Cathy Richardson, Maryellen Hodapp, Deb Gillen, Patricia Scott, LeeAnne Shiller, Cynthia Young, Melissa Brewer, Peg Ehlebracht, Heather Lusk and Edy Stoughton.

All proceeds from this event benefit the SullivanMunce Cultural Center in Zionsville.  SullivanMunce houses one of the largest privately funded collections of genealogy records in the region.  In addition to the research library, visitors are invited to enjoy the cultural center’s art exhibits and history museum.  Classes in pottery, painting, drawing, sewing and jewelry making are offered for all ages.

Zionsville Center for Art, History and Genealogy, d/b/a/ SullivanMunce Cultural Center, a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization, is home to a history museum, genealogy library and art center in Zionsville, IN and features exhibits, events and programs celebrating the culture of a historic town where the past is preserved and the future is embraced.

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