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Today I had a great conversation with the organizer of the Children’s Area at the Penrod Arts Fair and I was filled in on all of the fun planned for the Children’s Area. The Penrod Arts Fair is the largest one day arts fair in the United States and it takes place here in Indy at the Indianapolis Museum of Art (1300 W. 38th St.). On Saturday, September 8th from 9am-5pm check out six stages of entertainment (including a children’s stage), 300 hundred artists and learn about more than 50 arts related not for profit organizations.
Our family is always searching for opportunities to introduce our children to the arts and get them engaged in creating and appreciating others creations, the Penrod Arts Fair is a great event to do that! Named, Indiana’s Nicest Day, everyone is hoping for beautiful weather and a great crowd.
In addition to the traditional art fair offerings, the Children’s Area will feature activities and vendors and performers specifically for kids. On the Children’s Stage you see and hear from dancers, puppeteers, participate in rhythm fun with bill bailey and the Society of Young Magicians will feature kids doing magic.
Kids can work on pottery with Don Edwards Pottery, pet animals in the petting zoo, play games and do other activities, visit the Eagle Creek Discovery Trailer and Radio Disney will be on site broadcasting all day!
Tickets are available for purchase online for the presale price of $15. Tickets will be $20 the day of the event. Kids 10 and under are free. Parking is available at the IMA for $25 until the lots are full but FREE parking with a shuttle is available at the locations below and “Pedal & Park” will operate a free bike corral for those who want to ride their bikes to the Fair. The corral will be located off the Central Canal Towpath at the Pony Truss Bridge (Red Bridge) entrance to the IMA Grounds.
FREE PARKING AND SHUTTLE LOCATIONS:
Bertha Ross Park (click for map) Lot Location: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. & Clifton St. Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: 38th Street fair gate (main entrance to the IMA) (Motorcycles not recommended here)
Butler University, Clowes Hall & Irwin Library (click for map) Lot Location: 46th St. & Sunset Ave. Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: Michigan Road fair gate
Crown Hill Cemetery (click for map) Lot Location: 4080 Clarendon Rd. (Please enter only at the 4080 Clarendon Rd. entrance, NOT the main Crown Hill entrance.) Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: 38th Street fair gate (main entrance to the IMA) (Motorcycles not recommended here)
Light of the World Christian Church (click for map) Lot Location: 4646 N. Michigan Rd. Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: Michigan Road fair gate
Major Taylor Velodrome (click for map) Lot Location: 3649 Cold Spring Rd. (Please enter at the 3580/3640 Cold Spring Rd.) Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: 38th Street fair gate (main entrance to the IMA)
Riviera Club (click for map) Lot Location: 5640 N. Illinois Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: Michigan Road fair gate
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