Monday, August 18, 2008

Penrod Arts Fair is 6 September

"Indiana's Nicest Day" is set for 6 September on the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, 4000 North Michigan Road, Indianapolis.

The Penrod Arts Fair has been held annually on the first Saturday after Labor Day since 1967. The Penrod Arts Fair attracts over 30,000 people to the grounds of the Indianapolis Museum of Art to listen to music, watch performing artists and purchase thousands of dollars of art. All proceeds from this one day extravaganza provide grants that are allocated to Indianapolis area arts organizations.

It's sponsored by the Penrod Society, which was formed in 1967 by a group of 12 young men as a vehicle to support the cultural and educational activities of Indianapolis area artists, students, and arts organizations. The name is taken from Indianapolis native Booth Tarkington's fictional character, Penrod Schoefield.

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