Out and About: Carmel, IN

If you haven’t caught on already, I’m a vintage lover at heart. I thrive on the hunt for a good treasure and enjoy bringing new life to old pieces. When I first heard about the Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace (IAVM) last year, I knew I had to investigate. After one Saturday spent shopping the market’s latest vintage finds, I was hooked. The IAVM moved to the top of my hot list.

Vintage extraordinaire, Jon Jenkins was inspired to bring the vintage market concept to Indianapolis almost three years ago. Producer of The Springfield Antique Show and Flea Market in Ohio and The Vintage Marketplace in Nashville, Tennessee, Jenkins draws in over 100,000 shoppers annually. “The Indie Arts & Vintage Marketplace is an effort to promote the growth of vintage, antique, artisanal, re & upcycled goods and help introduce them to younger consumers. The whole point of the show is to remind people of the stylish appeal of all things vintage and unique. We’re the cure for big box store blahs,” says show founder Jenkins.

The Indie Arts and Vintage Marketplace kicks off the season this Saturday, February 1 at the Fountains in Carmel, IN. An admission fee of just $5 will get you in the door and browsing the aisles of a vintage wonderland.

First timer? “First time show goers should expect fun. The whole point of the show is fun, whether it’s buying something unique for your home or to wear, having a day of unique shopping with friends, family or spouse or just getting over your near fatal case of cabin fever,” says Jenkins.

Join me and other fellow vintage lovers for the thrill of the hunt this Saturday in Carmel, IN. I guarantee you’ll be hooked.

For more info, check out: indieartsvintage.blogspot.com

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