Vacationing down the street: Art Squared

This past weekend was the annual Art Squared event in historic Fountain Square, a quirky little neighborhood just southeast of downtown Indianapolis. The all-day party is actually three events wrapped into one: Masterpiece in a Day, where artists have the day to create art on the streets of Fountain Square; an arts and crafts show, which my wife sold jewelry at this year; and a parade that celebrates the odd — burlesque, Gumby and gangsters — but is still a hoot to watch and definitely worth a day trip for central Indiana folks.

Rather than explain Art Squared in words, I’ll let my photos do the talking …

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This year, for the first time, the arts and crafts festival took over the streets. Previously, the small show was held in a Family Dollar parking lot.

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Yea, it’s weird, but it’s still our art parade. What you don’t see (clearly) or hear are children holding letters that spell “You Are Beautiful,” which is also displayed along the side of a Fountain Square building.

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Fountain Square is home to hipsters. Including those who hoola hoop.

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Local musicians ran the gambit from cover bands to harp players.

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Art Squared is a great chance to see artists at work. Here: An artist painting iconic late-night dive Peppy Grill.

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Of course, I have to include my wife, Caitlyn, who sold handmade jewelry at her UpNorth booth.

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