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 a great opportunity to engage in outdoor activities.
Visitors to the TAI Area will get to learn from a variety of tradition bearers, including: Larry Haycraft, hoop net maker; John Bennett, blacksmith; Dani Tippmann, plant specialist and Miami knowledge bearer, Viki Graber, willow basket maker; Greg Adams, willow furniture maker; Glen Summers, traditional wood worker; Roy Spight, maker of African American drums and Casey Winningham, a limestone carver and gravestone maker.
This diverse group of craftspeople comes from all corners of Indiana and will display traditional arts of the region. All of these craftspeople use natural materials as a medium, presenting the Hoosier Outdoor Experience yet another way of engaging in the natural world. Come learn about local traditions and crafts directly from the people who do them.