'Indiana's nicest day' 

“Indiana’s nicest day”: That’s what they say about the annual Penrod Arts Fair, one of the largest one-day art fairs in the United States. Sure, the heavens have occasionally opened up over the 26 acres of Lilly grounds belonging to the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the festival’s bucolic site. But, most years, you can count on fair weather for Penrod. You can also look forward to seeing the wares of over 300 artists and artisans, not to mention five stages of entertainment, booths peopled by some 60 arts-related organizations, a children’s area and plenty of things to eat and drink.

Thousands of people will be there to stroll the grounds, browse and buy and enjoy themselves.

The Penrod Society raises money for Central Indiana arts organizations.

This year, the 41st edition of Penrod opens Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Penrod offers a free shuttle service from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. from multiple locations, including Clowes Hall, Major Taylor Velodrome, Bertha Ross, Crown Hill and the International School. Bicyclists can ride the Central Canal Towpath to the red bridge at the IMA, where there will be a Pedal and Park corral. Tickets for Penrod are $15 the day of the fair, but you can save $3 by purchasing tickets at Marsh stores, the National Bank of Indianapolis, the IMA, Bazbebaux Pizza, Borders Books and Hubbard & Cravens. Children under 10 are free. For more information visit www.penrod.org.

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