Oh The Places You’ll Go… Chautauqua of Madison, IN

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…

metal sculptures by Steel Alive by Rommel & Courtney Ricaurte of Lawrenceburg, TN

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 (dickinsoncustomfurniture@yahoo.com 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!

3 comments on “Oh The Places You’ll Go… Chautauqua of Madison, IN

  1. Patrik
    June 11, 2012 at 2:18 am #

    Hi there, I’m Jane Wise, author of Give a Horse a Second Chance- Adopting and Caring for Rescue Horses . Made egnouh on the thing to pay off my advance money not much. Also published some short stories for free-just for the exposure. Currently working on a novel. Since I am not a fast writer like Stephen King it will probably be a couple of years before I attempt to publish the thing. I would like the opportunity to get to know some crazy people like me that like to spend hours at a time scribbling in the dark for little or no compensation to speak of.I didn’t start writing till the age of 50. I probably wouldn’t have started then, but an 800 lb. horse fell on top of me and I was knocked unconscious and laid up for a while, so I didn’t have anything better to do. It was probably brain damage that has kept me going these past few years, so don’t get the idea that I am some kind of expert just because I published a book.

    • cordiallycreative
      July 18, 2012 at 3:55 pm #

      Hi Jane!

      Thanks for your comment!! How exciting about your book! Congratulations on your book! I’ve worked with some authors, doing illustrations, and I know how much goes into it. I’m glad you had some success at Chautauqua. There were many great artisans there. Good luck with your future works!


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