The Indianapolis City Market has launched its first Makers’ Market, which will run on Wednesdays through October on the City Market’s West Plaza. The second installment will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12.
The Makers’ Market will feature local artists and artisans, in conjunction with the Original Farmers Market, taking place this year on Monument Circle because of pending construction on Market Street between the City Market and the City-County Building.
The City Market is currently running an incentive program where guests who purchase goods from the Original Farmers’ Market receive Cluck Bucks, a $5 gift certificate to the City Market.
Vendors joining the Makers’ Market include Leo’s Wellness Bakery, Old Gray Cat Herbal Apothecary, and ArtMix, a nonprofit organization that transforms the life of people with disabilities through the creation of art.
City Market officials say the Makers’ Market will create a visual connection between the Original Farmers’ Market on the Monument Circle and City Market drawing more attention to both locations.
Guests are encouraged to adhere to social distancing guidelines and follow six-foot markings placed in front of vendor’s booths. In compliance with current government ordinances, guests and vendors are required to wear masks while visiting the City Market, the Original Farmers’ Market and the Makers’ Market.
PHOTO ABOVE: The West Plaza of the Indianapolis City Market will host the Makers’ Market, timed to coordinate with the Original Farmers Market taking place this year on Monument Circle.