This past weekend, my husband and I took a trip to Madison, Indiana to check out their annual art festival – Chautauqua (which I learned is pronounced… shi-taw-gwa… or at least how my Southern accent interpreted it!). This event started in 1901, having the “Chautauqua” name since 1973. It was actually my husband’s idea to go, knowing it was something I’d probably enjoy… and he was right!
The day started off as a dreary, drizzly morning with cool temperatures. So we layered up (me more than him) to spend the day in the great outdoors looking at inspiring work.
Here are some booths/artists that were inspiring to me…
Christmas wooden ornaments by Tom Lorch of Indianapolis, IN
pet portraits by Rebecca Moore Higgins of Fishers, IN
copper sculptures by Classic Copper by Don Persinger of Lancaster, OH
intricately hand-painted ceramics by Olga Yevseyeva
Woodenware pieces (firstname.lastname@example.org to contact).
We actually bought a cutting board from this booth, and we’re so excited to use it!
And here are a few pictures of Madison…
All in all, we had a great trip. Madison, IN is such a great town, with blocks and blocks of homes on the National Register of Historic Places… so it has a little bit for everyone!