Independent Music + Art Festival: Returns to Harrison Center
The Harrison Center for the Arts and Apparatus will present the 11th Annual Independent Music + Art Festival (IMAF) with the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange from noon to 8 p.m. on June 9 at the Harrison Center. IMAF is a daylong, free outdoor festival featuring local and regional musicians, visual artists and other “independents” in downtown Indianapolis.
Founded in 2002, the event celebrates musicians with 12 separate acts performing nonstop on two stages and artists that create original compelling work. It provides a unique opportunity for interaction between these artists and musicians and the community.
The INDIEana Handicraft Exchange is a D.I.Y. contemporary craft fair that showcases the work of artists and crafters that use traditional crafting techniques mixed with a contemporary edge. More than 100 vendors were selected for this juried fair which will take place both outside and throughout the Harrison Center facilities.
The Harrison Center serves as a catalyst for renewal in Indianapolis by creating awareness, appreciation and community for art and culture. It is dedicated to serving both “emerging artists” and “emerging patrons” through engaging exhibits and concerts, educational programs and art programming for youth plus below-market-priced studios for individual artists and office space for arts and cultural organizations.