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Brownsburg’s Festival of the Arts attracts more vendors

By Lindsay Doty

Whether it’s a handmade pendant necklace or a unique oil painting, Brownsburg’s Festival of the Arts is all about creativity.

The 41st annual craft event will be held on July 20 at Arbuckle Acres Park in Brownsburg and will feature more than 100 art and craft vendors.

“This year, we have a lot of new vendors. Half of the vendors haven’t been here before, so it’s nice that there are new and exciting items for people to look at and shop,” Brownsburg Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Mike Arnould said.

The craft fair has grown each year and attracts vendors from across the Midwest. Organizers are expecting crowds of around 2,000 people.

“You can find unique things you can’t find in a store,” Arnould said.

The event is also a chance for artists and hobbyists to exchange ideas and tips.

“It’s a low-key event. You can stroll up and down the aisles and talk to vendors about their items and learn how they make their item and see some the love and passion behind it,” Arnould said.

The Children’s Tent, sponsored by IU Health West, will have art and craft activities for kids. The food court and dining tent are located close to the main stage so families can eat and listen to local entertainment.

What:  Brownsburg Festival of Arts
When: July 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Arbuckle Acres Park
Admission: $3. Children 12 and under are free.

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