City’s oldest art fair wraps up 58th year

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – The oldest art fair in the city of Indianapolis wrapped up another successful year on Sunday.

Big crowds filled Talbott Street downtown for the two-day Talbot Street Art Fair.

The work of 270 exhibitors was displayed and available for purchase, but admission to the fair came at no cost for shoppers and browsers.

Longtime artist and former event committee members, Sue Christensen, said the fair has a great reputation when she has traveled with her art to other events across the country.

Christensen credited organizers for carefully choosing a variety of artists wanting to take part including those from Indiana.

“Many fairs prefer people from out of town because they’re trying to bring something into the city that isn’t here. The Talbot Street Fair is good about taking care of our local artists too and I appreciate that,” Christensen said.

The fair started in 1956, dating back to when Talbott Street was spelled with one “T.” Organizers have continued to spell the event in the original way to honor its history. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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