In terms of free events centering on art, the Talbot Street Art Fair takes the cake. This year, the fair will take place from June 8th to the 9th. As we mentioned, it is free to get in, although the art is not necessarily free to take home with you. Hours on Saturday the 9th are from 10am to 6pm and 10am to 5pm on Sunday the 10th. The fair takes place in downtown Indianapolis and features 270 amazing artists. No matter what kind of art you favor, there is sure to be something for you at the Talbot Street Art Fair.
Parking can be a bit of a hassle when getting into the fair, however, and this is why we encourage you to look into downtown Indy hotels within walking distance. The fair itself provides tons of free parking, but the availability depends on how many people attend. Our Indianapolis downtown hotel is only about 1½ miles from where the art fair takes place. There is also public transportation within this area so you won't have to worry about finding a parking spot that doesn't charge an arm and a leg.
Unfortunately for artists just now finding out about the fair, they are no longer accepting applications. On the other hand, you have next year to look forward to. The Talbot Street Art Fair prides itself on being a family friendly event. This could be the perfect outing for locals or even a great addition to the itinerary of those vacationing in the surrounding area.