Zionsville celebrated its 33rd annual Brick Street Market over the weekend with more than 100 booths and an estimated 5,000 people.
All booths at the festival featured hand-made products such as wooden cutting boards, professional artwork, pottery, soaps, photography, jewelry, glasswork and more.
Artists were painting on canvas, customizing products and building custom items on site.
A dozen food trucks and booths offered snacks or a quick bite as shoppers walked up and down the brick street. Permanent restaurants and shops were packed as well.
Guests continue to arrive by the thousands for the one-of-a-kind event year after year.
“It’s the tradition of shopping and enjoying the art festival, while also popping in and out of our Zionsville shops and restaurants every year,” Tracy Coussens, event coordinator for the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, said. “So many festivals are in a park area. Everyone loves Zionsville and it’s nice that you can shop the festival and the stores you like to revisit over and over.”
One change to the Brick Street Market this year was the way in which booths were displayed.
Coussens said in the past, the market was displayed with booths back to back under one large tent, but the set up hindered walking on the sidewalks and access to some of the permanent shops.
This year, each booth was under its own smaller tent, which allowed for an easier flow of traffic and access.
“We’ve had so many people stop at the booth or stop one of us because we’re in these bright green shirts and say, ‘I don’t know whose idea this was, but I love the change. It’s much easier to find things,’” Coussens said.
The festival also featured a children’s area with multiple bounce houses, balloon artist Ron Trippell, sidewalk chalk and bubbles to entertain.
Representatives of the Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Public Library, as well as the Zionsville Police and Fire departments, were also on hand to interact with children.
In the center of it all, live music played intermittently and other shows entertained the crowd.
Healthy living expert Erica Ballard led a free nutrition workshop, helping guests kick their sweet tooth and learn healthier habits, and Silly Safaris presented an animal show.