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Mel McMahon Stone, Indiana Originals, introduces us to The Hoosier Artisan Online Holiday Market!
The Hoosier Artisan Boutique concept was conceived by a group of area artists that found fellowship and support for their craft on the website Etsy.com. The inaugural event was held Saturday, October 17th, 2009 at the Mansion at Oak Hill, in Carmel, IN and attracted approximately 1000 shoppers. Because the purpose of the event is to highlight the diversity of artistic talent in Indiana, the Hoosier Artisan Boutique requires that participating artists live within Indiana and no commercially produced items are accepted for this juried handmade event.
Megan Martin, the show organizer, is an artist herself and desires this event to be beneficial for both the participating artisans and the community which supports this event. She participated in the inaugural Hoosier Artisan Boutique in 2009 as a Co-coordinator and has been the sole organizer since 2010. That same year, American Express debuted Small Business Saturday and the decision to shift the event date to the Saturday after Thanksgiving was made. The past ten years have seen the event grow from 40 booths to 90+, with a record number of artisan participants and sales in 2019. Due to the unforeseen events of 2020, Hoosier Artisan Boutique has moved online! Shop local and shop now at hoosierartisanboutique.com! Find the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1722866287872779/.