More than half a century ago, 15 exhibiting artist/craftsmen showcased their work in Talbot Alley, hanging it from fences, brick walls and clotheslines as well as placing it on card tables or boards on blocks. Under the guidance of Herron Art School professor Elmer Tafflinger, those fateful 15 attracted an estimated 1,500 visitors. From those humble beginnings, the Talbot Street Art Fair was born, becoming one of the nation's most recognized fairs, now drawing tens of thousands almost 60 years later.
This weekend 270 artists from across the nation, as well as throughout Indiana, will take to the streets at this juried art fair in the historic Near Northside neighborhood of downtown Indianapolis. As always, the fair will be free to the public, with a wide variety of art on display and for sale, from the sleek and modern to fun folk art and everything in between. Additionally, funds from the fair are used to support scholarships, grants and more.
The Talbot Street Art Fair runs June 14 from 10 .m. to 6 p.m. and June 15 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a complete listing of artists, directions and parking locations, check out www.talbotstreet.org.