"There’s no better excuse to hang out in Fountain Square than Masterpiece in a Day, the annual festival of art-on-the-spot. Artists take to the streets to make cool things to look at and musicians get on stage to play songs created on the spur of the moment. Writers get in on the action, as well.
The heart of the action will be the intersection of Prospect and Shelby streets. The day’s live music lineup, which starts at 11 a.m., includes The Believers, Daniel Gruner, Paper Son, Adam Kuhn, Kory Quiunn, E.P. Hall, Beta Male, Twilight Sentinelas and Mandy Marie and the Cool Hand Lukes.
The art competition awards $1,000 for first prizes in representational and nonrepresentational categories, $500 for second and $300 for third. Writers can win up to $700, as can the songwriting teams. In case of bad weather, everything moves into the Wheeler Arts Building at 1035 Sanders St.
Masterpiece in a Day is a Big Car event and encourages people to ride the bus. Take routes 12, 14 or 22 to get to Fountain Square. The fun starts at 9 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. Sept. 22. Admission is free. For more information, call 317-450-6630.
Also going on in Fountain Square in conjunction with Masterpiece in a Day is Fab for Less, a home design show, and the Fountain Square Art Fair.
Fab for Less will showcase the apartment homes of five working artists in the Wheeler Building, as well as an apartment decorated by interior designers Shannon Glassley and Kathleen Lemaster of Boheme Design. The entire apartment was decorated for less than $1,000. Tickets for the tour are $8, and the tour runs Sept. 22-23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
In the main parking lot at Shelby and Morris streets, the FSAF will showcase about 50 artists, and hip urban crafters will have their creations for show and sell. Artists exhibiting include Josh Johnson, Wug Laku, Katie Burk and many more. The show is Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.