Artisans display work at Marketplace

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Nick Murdick started making kombucha, a fermented tea, in 2008. He has since turned it into a family business.

Murdick and Carmel mosaic artist Nancy Keating, both Indiana Artisans, will showcase their original art and food at Indiana Artisan Marketplace’s Gallery Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 6 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 7 at the Expo Hall, Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center, Indianapolis. More than 100 artisans from Indiana and Kentucky take part. The artisans were selected by art and food jury panels, formed by Indiana Artisan and Kentucky Crafted.

The Indiana Artisan organization was established in 2008 by a resolution of the Indiana Legislature to identify, recognize and promote the state’s highest-quality art, craft and foods.

Our Carmel-based family business is called Presto Kombucha and we launched in 2014 at Indy’s Kitchen,” Murdick said. “We are a commercial kombucha wholesaler. We design and screen-print our bottles as part of our offerings, and we also design and screen-print bottles for several retail partners throughout the state.”

They now make the product at Carmel’s Kitchen, a shared kitchen incubator space. Murdick’s fiancée, Irina Mueller, and his 12-year-old son, Calvin Murdick, help with the business.

“The Fairgrounds event is an amazing place to get exposure for Presto Kombucha,” said Murdick, whose website is prestokombucha.com.

Murdick is a musician who primarily performs as a horn and alphorn soloist and chamber musician.

Keating, a partner in Carmel’s Art on Main, will display her mosaic work at the Marketplace for the fourth time.

“I love meeting so many mosaic art fans and sharing fun mosaic art,” she said.

Tickets for the Marketplace are $10 at the door. For more, visit indianaartisan.org.

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