Red Geranium Artisan Market set for Aug. 18


LJM Studios will be a returning vendor for the Red Geranium Artisan Market. Lyndsey Moore creates glass housewares, wood-burned coasters and custom wood-burned pieces. (Submitted photo)

The third annual Red Geranium Artisan Market will have a bit of a different setup at First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville.

“We had quite a few people who had materials that wouldn’t be good outdoors, and they asked if they could go inside,” said Jennie Auble, a Noblesville resident member of the church’s mission committee. “So, we’ll have seven different booths set up in the gathering room.”

The market, a creation by mission elder, designer and antique enthusiast Sue Jourdan, is set from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 18 at the church, 1207 Conner St., The event will feature 35 vendors, including 16 returning vendors.

“Everything is handmade and one-of-a-kind,” Auble said.

The items include art, antiques, furniture, wood and glass craft, pottery and jewelry.

A bake sale will take place inside, and grilled cafe food will be available for purchase outside.

Proceeds from vendor booth space and food sales go to the Hamilton County area, state and international church mission projects. Some of the area missions the group supports are Habitat for Humanity, Good Samaritan Network, the Hamilton County Humane Society, Janus Developmental Services, the Boys & Girls Club of Noblesville and Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child).

Proceeds from the 2017 Red Geranium Artisan Market were approximately $2,500.

“We hope to see that grow even more this year with all of the new vendors that will be joining us,” Auble said.

Auble said the market is about more than just raising money for the mission and nonprofits.

“The (Presbyterian Women’s) Mission Team also wants to showcase our beautiful historic church through a free, fun and festive community day that promotes local artisans and musicians,” Auble said. “The church will be open during the market for guided tours of the sanctuary and narthex, constructed in 1893, for those who would like to take a peek inside.”

Singer Christina 7 will perform from 9 a.m. to noon, followed by singer Steve Younce from noon to 1 p.m. Max Oglesby Quartet will be playing jazz music from 1 to 3 p.m.

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