Second Arts Market on the Circle takes place Thursday, Sept. 17

Joey Amato | September 15, 2020

As more Downtown visitors, residents and workers look for outdoor gatherings and experiences, Downtown Indy, Inc. is committed to creating new, unique events in a COVID-19 safe environment. The secondary objective is to remind Central Indiana that Downtown Indianapolis is open for business as Downtown restaurants and retailers seek customers amidst the ongoing pandemic. Come #BackDowntownIndy! Exhibitors and guests at the Arts Market on the Circle are required to wear masks and practice social distancing in the fresh, outdoor environment of Monument Circle. Guests are also encouraged to support a Downtown retail shop or restaurant by purchasing a gift card or visiting in person.

WHAT:

Downtown Indy, Inc., in partnership with the Arts Council of Indianapolis will present the Downtown Arts Market on the Circle.  Twenty+ artists and crafters will offer unique creations including handmade masks, jewelry, home decor, paintings, ceramics, artisan soaps and body-care products, clothing, macramé and more.

WHEN:         

Thursday, Sept. 17 | 4 – 7 p.m.

Future date: Oct. 15 (third Thursday)

WHERE:       

SouthWest Quadrant of Monument Circle

WHO:           

Downtown Indy, Inc. and Arts Council of Indianapolis

WHY: 

“This effort is part of our Downtown Recovery efforts, which includes bringing residents and employees back Downtown in measured ways,” said Sherry Seiwert, president of Downtown Indy, Inc. “We received some great feedback after our inaugural Arts Market last month confirming that many have been seeking additional outdoor events. The Arts Market on the Circle is an effort to host smaller, safe events, while encouraging folks to enjoy Downtown and support local artisans. We also encourage all attendees to stop by their favorite restaurant and grab a bite to complete the experience.”

“Artists have told us they’re looking for any opportunity to keep doing what they do best – to keep creating,” said Shannon M. Linker, vice president and director of Artist Services for the Arts Council of Indianapolis. “They’re incredibly excited to be in a beautiful outdoor location like Monument Circle and ready to engage with the public and share their latest work.”