The Red Geranium Artisan Market gives central Indiana artists an opportunity to display and sell their works. Equally important, proceeds from the Aug. 15 event support the First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville’s missions.
“We currently are involved with the Last Bell Ministries. They work with orphan graduates (in Ukraine), helping them get established with vocations and housing,” said Sue Jourdan, a missions elder of the church and founder of the Artisan Market. “We support Cru, which works on the campuses around the United States, working with our college youth. We have supported missionaries in Hungary through One Mission Society, which works with youth and does a yearly English camp. These are a few of the projects that we are involved in.
“We feel that especially now during these uncertain times that we continue to support these projects financially. This market helps do just that.”
The fifth annual Red Geranium Artisan Market is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 15 at the church, 1207 Conner St. Admission is free.
Proceeds from the event help the church’s mission locally and abroad. Jourdan, a Noblesville resident, said there will be 35 different artisans.
“We are happy to have back this year (brothers) Larry and Roman Lawson of Anderson Ironworks and Woodcraft Design. This is a crowd favorite booth, featuring upcycled, repurposed creations, unique wood and metal furniture and more,” she said. “New vendors this year are (Fishers resident) Anita Strauss of Anita’s Curiosity Shop. She hand-builds fairy houses and creates repurposed fabric into tote bags. From Findlay Ohio, Jackie Gray of Art Therapy will join us with her one-of-a-kind, hand-painted alcohol ink tiles.”
Most of the vendors will be outdoors. Masks are recommended outdoors and will be required for indoor shopping. Social distancing practices will be in place.
The entrance to the market is in the parking lot off 12th Street. Free parking is available at the Noblesville City Hall lot.