June 2014: No First Friday. IMAF, Saturday June 14

Indianapolis, IN--The Harrison Center for the Arts and Apparatus present the annual Independent Music + Art Festival (IMAF) with the INDIEana Handicraft Exchange (IHE) on June 14th from noon to 8pm.  Now in its 13th year, IMAF is a free, daylong outdoor festival highlighting the best independent local and regional musicians, visual artists, food vendors and crafters. Founded in 2002, IMAF celebrates musicians who perform original live music and artists who create original work. In the courtyard of the historic Harrison Center for the Arts, two stages feature continuous music.  Inside the building and surrounding the Harrison Center, over 100 vendors sell their wares in the juried Indieana Handicraft Exchange's Summer Fair.  IHE is a contemporary craft fair that consciously celebrates modern handmade goods, the relationship between creator and consumer, and local, alternative economies.  The IHE has become a notable stop on the Midwest Indie craft fair circuit.

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Many Harrison Center artists will open their studios during the festival as well.  The Harrison Gallery features Soothe - new work by Elise Snow; Meanwhile, A Few Doors Down… -  by Chad Campbell in City Gallery; Invention/Discovery V1.1 - new work by Nathan Foxton in the Gallery Annex and paintings by Josh Butcher in Hank & Dolly’s Gallery. Art in the galleries hangs through June 27th.



Rusty Redenbacher will emcee the music portion of the event and an exciting line-up from a wide range of musical genres are represented this year.

The 2014 IMAF band lineup:

12:00-12:35 Coolidge 12:40-1:15 Estocar 1:20-1:55 Paul Smallman & friends 2:00-2:35 Bashiri Asad 2:40-3:15 Liz Janes 3:20-3:55 Heather French Henry 4:00-4:35 Shelby County Sinners 4:40-5:15 Elsinore 5:20-5:55 Mr. Kinetik 6:00-6:35 Blue Moon Revue 6:40-7:15 Party Lines 7:20-8:00 Pravada

Duos IndySpicebox and Scratch Truck and  will provide a delicious variety of food options and Sun King Brewery and New Day Meadery will be serving locally produced beer and mead.

leila and ev

As part of the Harrison Center's Cultural Entrepreneur Initiative, this year's festival is coordinated by Herron High School junior, Leila Vanest assisted by Herron High School sophomore, Evelyn Allee.  The Cultural Entrepreneur Initiative was created to give high school and college students the opportunity to learn and practice the five steps of cultural entrepreneurship: seeing a need, taking a risk, leveraging resources, investing energy and networking to build culture in Indianapolis.

With support from: Apparatus, Inc.ArtPlace AmericaSun King BreweryKuhl & Grant, LLPthe Arts Council of Indianapolis and the City of IndianapolisChristel DeHaan Family Foundation, the Indiana Arts Commission, the Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership and Amy McAdams Design.