Tuesday, June 20, 2017

We're Celebrating 5 Years!

     July 13, 2012 The Artists Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar opened it's doors. Our mission, to provide local artists with a venue to sell their work locally, and to provide the Downtown with artisan coffee drinks. We started out working with Commonplace Coffee, and they still provide our signature Artist Hand espresso.We are proud of our place in Indiana's downtown, and of the artists we represent. It's not always easy to sell art, and yet we have provided our community with the work of several local favorites like potter Jr Sherburne, our artist in residence, not to mention our potters Francis DeFabo and Rich French.  Local painters Mark Altrogge, Harold Miller, Greg Langham, and Mandi Moerland are also among our top sellers. Our jewelry artists, Sharon Shepard, Chere Winnek-Shawer, and Barb Kubala continue to wow. And these are only a few of the incredible artists and artisans that are represented at The Artists Hand!

   Over the last five years we have taken our position as the Arts destination downtown very seriously. We have offered  art classes for creators of all ages. Saturday Workshops for elementary children, art lessons for children from middle to high school ages. Most recently adding adult workshops in painting, with Mark Altrogge, and guitar, with Al Craige, and our Eat Drink Create BYOB Art Activities for adults. And we also have seen our space used for great events like the "Love of Life" kick off to several community events, like fundraising for the Community Garden. The Artist Hand has become the place for the Arts in downtown Indiana, and it's a good place to be.

  So we have decided to celebrate! Beginning July 13, 2017, the date of our Anniversary, ending Saturday, July 15, we are going to host a series of events that both thank and honor all those who have helped us to keep our doors open. Thursday, July 13 we will host our Investors and Members at an informal wine and cheese gathering,from 6 to 8, on Friday, July 14 we will hold our "Party for the Arts", a mini arts festival, from 6 to 10. The band Somebody To Love will perform, there will be arts activities, and food. The cost to enter the party is $10 per person, and kids 12 and under are free. Saturday we will have sidewalk sales from 10 AM to 4 PM, showcasing several of our artists and arts organizations and we will close with the public reception for our art show of the Month. In July we will showcase the work of J.R. Sherburne and Ken Vinton. So save the dates and plan on joining us for a very special celebration in Downtown Indiana!

We are happy to be in Downtown Indiana and happy to have you as our devoted customers! Thank you!

The Artist Hand Gallery and Espresso Bar
732 Philadelphia Street, Indian