Our guest blogger today is Paige Hunkin, of Gallery 116 in Fishers. In her role as Vice President of the Fishers' Arts Council, Paige also has been hard at work planning a special art event for residents and visitors to Fishers. If you are looking for what to do in Fishers, Indiana, and like art, live music and a family-friendly atmosphere, head over to Fishers Town Hall on Saturday, September 17th from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Fishers Arts Council's 6th Annual Art in the Park.Â More than 30 local artisans will show their wares on the lawn in front of Fishers Town Hall at 1 Municipal Drive. In addition to painters, ceramic artists and jewelry makers, there will be handmade hats, handmade chocolates and an on-site caricature artist. Here is a little more information about these unique artists. Milliner M. Susan Freese will have an assortment of original hats that she makes using traditional millinery methods of hand blocking and handwork. "The attention paid to hats as a result of the Royal Wedding has been amazing," says Susan. However, the majority of my customers aren't buying hats for high fashion, but as amusing accessories used for fun and creative expression. In addition to millinery (hats) Susan will also offer fascinators (embellished headbands) for those not ready to don a full sized hat. Fresh off appearances at Dig-IN and Chocolate, The Event, award-winning, Indiana Artisan chocolatier Julie Bolejack, of Chocolate for the Spirit, will be at Art in the Park selling her handmade chocolates. Her Bon-Bons, Truffles, Beauty Bark and other delicacies are made fresh daily in limited quantities using only the finest European chocolate. "I am passionate about food, love chocolate, and want to share my creations with others for their enjoyment," says Julie. Artist Patrick Hankley, of Drawpartner Graphics, is known locally for his cartoon maps of Fishers, Noblesville and the Geist Half Marathon. He will have a booth featuring his amusing cartoons, original note cards and posters. Patrick will also offer on-site caricatures to Art in the Park visitors. In addition to artist booths, Art in the Park will have live music, food vendors including fresh produce from the Fishers Farmers Market, and a children's area with hands-on crafts and face painting. Best of all, it's all free! We hope to see you at Art in the Park on September 17.
Fishers + Art + Music + Park = Fun
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 by Hamilton County Tourism Staff