Arts and Crafts

The Evansville arts community is thriving. Whether you browsed the abundance of local artwork at Haynie’s Corner’s First Fridays over the summer or were inspired by artists featured in recent issues of Evansville Living such as Britton Starr, Janice King, and Clint Vaught, there are many ways to see all the artistic works of local artisans and craftspeople. Consider the following events — like the Old Courthouse Craft Show, Old North Fair Trade Market Artisan Fair, and Bosse Band Craft Show — as you make your way through the city this weekend.

2021-2022 Broadway in Evansville: Anastasia
7:30 p.m. Nov. 11
Aiken Theatre, Old National Events Plaza, 715 Locust St.

Broadway in Evansville’s “Anastasia” transports the audience from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway classic “Ragtime,” “Anastasia” is a thrilling show based on the 1997 animated film of the same name.

Old Courthouse Craft Show
9 a.m-4 p.m. Nov. 13-14
Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse, 201 N.W. Fourth St.

Enjoy four floors of handmade crafts and booths at the Old Vanderburgh County Courthouse. Start your Christmas shopping right with home decor, jewelry, lotions, candles, soaps, and much more amidst the historic architecture of this Evansville gem.

EVPL Foundation Fall Mini Book Sale
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13; 1-4 p.m. Nov. 14
Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library Central, 200 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

The Browning Rooms at EVPL Central host this year’s fall mini book sale, a condensed version of the library’s celebrated summer sale, but still stocked with books, CDs, DVDs, and audiobooks. Proceeds from the sale will help the EVPL Foundation fund library programming and projects.

Old North Fair Trade Market Artisan Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov. 13
Old North United Methodist Church, 4201 Stringtown Road

Old North Fair Trade Market presents an artisan fair, with a wide variety of beautiful and unique items for sale. The Fair Trade Market will also be open during the day. A portion of the day’s proceeds will benefit the Albion Fellows Bacon Center.

The Caribbean Island Gala
7-11 p.m. Nov. 13
Cambridge Golf Course and Banquet Room, 1034 Beacon Hill

This red-carpet event with a Caribbean island theme promises an evening of fun and dancing. Come dressed to impress in support of Lumiere D’Education Foundation Inc. and the children of Plaine, Haiti. A DJ will spin a combination of reggae and Kompa, a modern meringue dance music of Haiti.

2021 Bosse Band Craft Show
9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 13
Benjamin Bosse High School, 1300 Washington Ave.

Hosted by the Pride of Bosse Marching Band Booster Club, the 2021 Bosse High School Band Craft Show will include more than 100 booths filled with wares from crafters, artisans, and local business owners. Admission is free, and masks are required while inside the building per Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s policy. Food trucks will be available for lunch and snacks.

Eric Church in Concert
8 p.m. Nov. 13
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

Catch country singer Eric Church live at the Ford Center as part of his Gather Again tour. The 2020 CMA Entertainer of the Year award winner will play his show in the round.

Evansville Thunderbolts vs. Birmingham Bulls
3 p.m. Nov. 14
Ford Center, 1 S.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

This special home game features Evansville’s Thunderbolts hockey team taking on the Birmingham Bulls and includes free general admission tickets to the Tri-State community in celebration of the Ford Center’s 10th anniversary. Premium group areas and season ticketholder seats will be marked “reserved.” Season ticket holders can also participate in a post-game skate.

All photos provided by organizations.

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Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen
Jodi Keen is the managing editor of Evansville Living and Evansville Business magazines.

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