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Kunstfest | Southern Indiana’s German Fall Festival

2017 Kunstfest | September 16th – 17th

It’s once again time for New Harmony’s largest and most anticipated event of the year—Kunstfest! This celebration of German heritage and art is one of the biggest of its kind in Indiana. Download 2017 Vendor Registration Form.

The New Harmony Business Associates invite you to the walkable village of New Harmony, Indiana on Saturday, September 16th and Sunday, September 17th for the 35th annual Kunstfest. This free, family-friendly event is fun for all ages!

Festival Map & Schedule will be posted soon!

“Kunst” means “art” in German, and you can expect to see a lot of it. Artists from across the region will sell and showcase their creations. With so many unique pieces, you’re sure to find something you’ll love!

Over 250 vendors will line the streets, showcasing art, gifts, antiques, crafts, and more on Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 9am-4pm. Many of the local storefronts wilkunst-vendors-3l also be open with special promotions during the festival. Be sure to come hungry! All of your German favorites will be there—bratwurst, kraut balls, kuchen, apple cider, chicken and dumplings, German potato salad, brain sandwiches, fried bologna, ice cream, kettle corn and more!

Events include musical performances from the Dulcimer & Polka, Blue Grass, and German Folk Music genres, Music on the Patio, Liar’s Contest at the Murphy Auditorium, children’s activities at the family stage at Maclure Square, and more!

Something you can’t miss at Kunstfest is the historical craft demonstrations. Each year, children stand in awe as they watch experts demonstrate blacksmithing, rope making, pottery, weaving, spinning and more. Some of these creations will be available for sale, and demonstrators will be present to explain the art of each craft to audiences.

Don’t worry about having to park far away from the festival! Parking will be available at the New Harmony School and Atheneum with shuttles taking visitors to and from the festival.

With so many attractions and activities to take part in, it’s probably best you come for the whole weekend! For more information about the charming places you can stay and the 35th annual Kunstfest, head to visitnewharmony.com or visit us on Facebook!

Arts in Harmony: A Festival of Art, Music and The Spoken Word

Join us Saturday June 3rd 10-5 and Sunday June 4th 10-4, to celebrate the world of art all around us. This year’s festival will include:

Celebration of the Written Word with various fabulous authors sharing their knowledge, readings and discussions throughout the weekend. Some of the authors participating are Kaylie Jones, J Patrick Redmond, Patricia A Smith, Mark Thompson and many more! There will also be a Poet’s Corner (including Indian ‘s Poet Laureate Shari Wagner!), children’s authors/readings and student writers/aspiring author’s open mic event and a presentation from The New Harmony Project.jenna citrus, artist

Music with a wonderful lineup including Kayla Smock (blues/folk), Ronnie Lee (class rock), Osiella, Brett Gibbs Trio plus the 2012 Gibson Blues Guitar Competition National Winner the Boscoe France Band!

Over 50 talented artists will be displaying and selling their work along Granary Street and in the Owen-Rapp Granary. Enjoy viewing beautiful works of pottery, photography, painting, woodcarving and more!

The 2017 Arts in Harmony Schedule is as Follows:

SATURDAY, JUNE 3RD

9:00AM—Festival opens to the public
11:00AM—Live music begins with Kayla Smock
12:30PM—Ronny Lee
1:45PM—Oseilla
3:00PM—The Boscoe France Bandboscoe france
11:00AM—Celebration of the Written Word Author Presentations begin with Kaylie Jones, J Patrick Redmond, and Patricia A Smith
12:15PM—Judy Mandel
1:30PM—Poets Corner: Readings and discussions by Local and Regional Poets, featuring Shari Wagner, Indiana’s Poet Laureate.
3:00PM—Student Writers: Open Microphone to feature selected local college and aspiring authors (USI, UE, etc.)
5:00PM—Festival closes

SUNDAY, JUNE 4TH

10:00AM—Festival opens
12:30PM—Celebration of the Written Word Presentations begin, featuring Children Stories from the Working Man’s Institute
1:15PM—Mark Thompson Publishing and Local Children Authors
2:00PM—The New Project Presentation
1:30PM—Music begins with the Wolfgang Mozart Dixieland Jazz Band
2:30PM—Brett Gibbs Trio
4:00PM—Festival closes

Arts in Harmony will also feature children’s activities, food trucks, and a fun-packed day in historic New Harmony! Come and enjoy this FREE festival!

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19th Annual First Brush of Spring Paint Out

It is almost time for one of my favorite New Harmony events, the Plein Air Paint Out sponsored by the Hoosier Salon Beginning on Thursday, April April 19th, numerous plein air artists will descend upon New Harmony to paint various outdoor settings throughout town.

These amazingly talented artists come from throughout the states to paint the beauty of New Harmony, enhance their skills in  various painting workshops, participate in several competitions, enjoy the comradeship and perhaps sell a painting or two.

I love to walk throughout town to watch the painters in action. I am always amazed by their ability to create such beauty regardless of the weather conditions. I also love the surprise of their chosen focus in their setting.

Artists will be out and about Thursday the 2oth and Friday the 21st. The Quick Draw Competition begins at 5:00 on Thursday with awards given at 7:30. The overall Paint Out Awards presentation will take place on Saturday, April 22nd at 2:30 at the Holy Angels Center.

Want to take home a work of art? The Art Sale will take place in the Ribeyre Center on Saturday the 22nd from 9-noon.

Whatever you do,visit New Harmony and don’t miss the beauty of spring in New Harmony as interpreted by these talented folks!