Shop among 50 artisan vendors, enjoy live music and great food
The First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Noblesville will be holding its seventh annual Red Geranium Craftsmen’s Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 20 at the church, located at 1207 Conner Street, Noblesville. The market features a variety of local, tri-state and international artisans, food, live music in a festive outdoor environment.
Visitors will find 50 different artisan vendor stalls located inside and outside the historic church. The Red Geranium Committee vets all artisans and selects only one-of-a-kind, one-of-a-kind, and handmade items to offer a variety of purchases including fine art, antiques, furniture, boutique apparel, apparel, and children’s accessories, photography, jewelry, wood, fiber, mosaic and glass crafts, pottery, garden art, unique repurposed and upcycled creations and more.
This year, the market has 35 returning sellers, including a few longtime artisans like Anderson Ironwork & Woodcraft Design, Studio 510 Women’s Boutique, DLC Designs, Gem.Geek, and unique pressed floral art from Always in Bloom. In addition to 50 artisan stalls, the seventh annual Red Geranium will host live local talent on the music stage throughout the day to keep you entertained and several food options to munch on while you shop. The market is a family and pet-friendly event with no admission charge and plenty of free parking available in the City Hall parking lot on 10th Street.
The Red Geranium Craft Market is different from most craft fairs because it is branded “A Market with a Mission”. Each of the artisans rents a booth for the day from FPC to help the church’s mission team raise funds for the local, state, national, and international mission projects it sponsors. New this year will be a special international artisan booth, which will showcase handicrafts such as pysanky eggs made by Ukrainian artist Marina Shepeluk from Zhytomyr, Ukraine, and “Africa Bags – The Bags of Hope” made in Malawi, Africa. The sale of these items will go directly to the artisans who made them. Several of the craft vendors donate all of their sales to local charities. Be sure to look for the heart-shaped signs indicating those special people who serve others by selling their artwork.
As you can see, the Red Geranium Craft Market is a special event. FPC members take pride in serving others and hope to provide all visitors with an extraordinary day of art, music, food and fun for the whole family in a relaxed and friendly environment.
For more information, visit redgeraniummarket.wordpress.com, check out the Facebook event page, and follow it on Instagram. For more information about the First Presbyterian Church of Noblesville, go to fpc-noblesville.org or contact the church secretary at [email protected].
Learn about the First Presbyterian Church’s missionary program and the history of the Red Geranium Market
Seven years ago, the missions team at First Presbyterian Church (FPC) decided we wanted to create a fun outreach day for our community that would promote local artists while generating revenue for our mission projects. local, state and international. Our first market took place in 2016, with about 20 enthusiastic and enthusiastic sellers. Each year the market grew in size and variety of vendors.
FPC believes that mission is essential to the life of our church. As believers, we are called to actively spread the word and love of God to make a positive difference in the world, be it our loved ones or strangers from another country.
FPC actively supports local, state, national and international missions. Some of the local mission projects we support are Habitat for Humanity, The Good Samaritan Network, Hamilton County Humane Society, Janus Developmental Services, Noblesville Boys & Girls Club, Samaritan’s Purse (Operation Christmas Child), Family Promise of Hamilton County, Serve Noblesville, Hamilton County FeedingTeam.org and the Christian Free Legal Clinic.
Our national and international mission projects include OMS (One Mission Society) Hungary, CRU New York, Last Bell Ukraine and Dorcas Basket Dominican Republic.