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Folk Arts Event at Spring Mill State Park

Mitchell, Indiana— Traditional Arts Indiana will be featuring eight Hoosier artisans at Spring Mill State Park on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 9am to 5pm. This event kicks off the demonstration season at the park, which showcases several crafts associated … Continue reading

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TAI Webinar: What are the Traditional Arts?

Traditional Arts Indiana’s next webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m., EST. “What are the Traditional Arts?” is a webinar that demystifies and makes practical the folk and traditional arts. Often overlooked or under-appreciated within their communities, … Continue reading

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Hoosier Handmade: Now Open at IU Bloomington

Traditional Arts Indiana is proud to announce the opening of a new exhibit on IU Bloomington’s campus. The exhibit, called Hoosier Handmade, features works from many Indiana artisans, including limestone carvers, weavers, instrument makers, and a memory painter, among others. The … Continue reading

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Hoosier Outdoor Experience

Traditional Arts Indiana will feature eight Indiana artisans at the Hoosier Outdoor Experience this weekend September 20 and 21 from 10am to 6pm. This free event will be held  at Ft. Harrison State Park in Indianapolis and provides visitors with … Continue reading

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Live Webinar: “Presenting Traditions: Engaging Festival Goers”

  Tune in tomorrow, April 29, at 4 p.m. for our next live webinar, “Presenting Traditions: Engaging Festival Goers.” Director Jon Kay will be joined by Brent Björkman, director of the Kentucky Folklife Program at Western Kentucky University,  who will discuss models for public programs, including talk stages, … Continue reading

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TAI Launches New Season of Webinars

Join us this Thursday, March 13, at 4 p.m. for the first webinar of our 2014 season, “What Are the Traditional Arts and Why Should I Care?” Our webinars feature a series of discussions with professionals about public folklore, traditional … Continue reading

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Stonecarving in Zionsville

On a windy Tuesday evening, a small but eager crowd turned out at the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library to watch limestone craftsman Matt Bruce demonstrate his stonecarving process.  With a boisterous sense of humor and a knack for  storytelling, Matt … Continue reading

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2013 Hoosier Outdoor Experience

Traditional Arts Indiana will offer programs featuring local Indiana artisans and craftspeople Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd from 10am to 6pm as a part of the Department of Natural Resource’s annual Ford Hoosier Outdoor Experience event. Traditional Arts … Continue reading

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Traditional Arts Indiana Receives 2013 Governor’s Arts Award

Traditional Arts Indiana is one of six recipients of the 2013 Governor’s Arts Awards, and we at TAI are ecstatic that our organization is being recognized by the state. “Having directed Traditional Arts Indiana at IU for the past decade, … Continue reading

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Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest 2013

Traditional Arts Indiana and the Indiana State Fair are excited to continue or partnership in celebrating Indiana’s rich fiddling tradition by hosting the  Traditional Arts Indiana State Fair Fiddle Contest.  The contest’s mission is to showcase Indiana’s many fiddle styles, … Continue reading

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