A Renaissance in Roanoke
Saturday, October 14, 2023
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
16th Annual Juried Art Show
and Handmade Marketplace
Located on Main Street in Roanoke, Indiana (Huntington County), A Renaissance in Roanoke is an outdoor juried art fair and handmade market featuring local and regional artists offering original artwork and handmade crafts, a Plein Air paint out competition, children’s activities, demonstrations, entertainment, student exhibitions, and culinary delights.
No admission charge.
Plein Air Paint Out
Plein air painting, an artistic tradition dating back centuries, is French for painting in the open air, making use of natural light and shadows with the enjoyment of nature, landscape and the great outdoors. Each year artists paint in and around town during the event, with judging at 3:00PM. If you’re lucky, you can even buy one of the original paintings!
Juried Art Marketplace
Historic Main Street, in downtown Roanoke will be filled with artisan booths showcasing a variety of original works of art by regional artists. Several artists will be giving demonstrations of their particular medium. Ribbons will be awarded for best in show and best of category of artwork.
Juried Handmade Marketplace
For the 6th year we are featuring a juried handmade marketplace featuring a variety of crafts for home, fashion and fun.
Young Artists’ Competition
Roanoke Elementary School Third, Fourth and Fifth Grade Plein Air
Fall Farmers’ Market
Browse the Fall Farmers’ Market for apples, soaps, lotions, spices, fall produce and many other handmade, home grown products. If you are a vendor who would like to participate, click on the link below to download an application and rules for vendors. Space is limited so apply early.
Enjoy delicious cuisine from local dining establishments or visit one of the on-site food trucks for a variety of food choices.
Interested in being a Food Vendor this year? Download, complete and send the form along with a check for $100. Space is limited so act soon!
There are lots of great places in Roanoke for something to eat from The Village Inn and Joseph Decuis Emporium on Main Street or Moose and Mollie’s for ice cream and gelato on Second Street, or The Patio for pizza and BBQ on High Street.
Roanoke boasts a variety of shops, boutiques, galleries and spas to other fun places to visit.
Joe Justice will be singing and playing all of our favorites!
The Roanoke Arts Council was established in 2008 to encourage greater appreciation for the fine arts in the greater Roanoke community. To date, eleven annual events have been staged by the organization. A Renaissance in Roanoke, an outdoor, juried art show and sale, brought more than 50 artists. They were joined by a Plein Air competition for 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students from Roanoke Elementary School and an open Plein Air competition. In all, well over 100 artists competed in all the events. Entertainment has varied and each year children’s art activities were provided. A Farmers’ Market and Food Court are also provided. The events have been well attended. In 2018 a juried craft area was added to the event which proved to be a big success.
The mission of the Roanoke Arts Council is to enrich the cultural lives of the people in the greater Roanoke area by nurturing and supporting excellence in the arts; promoting, presenting and encouraging educational activities; and increasing the communities’ awareness and appreciation for the arts.
Historic Main Street, in downtown Roanoke, will be filled with artisan booths showcasing a variety of original works of art by regional artists. Each year the committee strives to showcase an artisan or two with live demonstrations of their particular medium to provide the public with a snapshot view into their world of creativity.
Roanoke Arts Council
Rick Fischer – Artist: Deco Illusions
Curtis Smith – Artist and Business Owner
Madeline Freiburger – Community Volunteer
Ruth Marsh – Community Volunteer
Alice Eshelman – Proprietor, Joseph Decuis
Larry Wiedman – Artist: University of St. Francis
Darlene Miller – Artist
Kim Wood – Community Volunteer
Kathy Watson – Proprietor, Katharos