Leave it to an artist to see the beauty in worn leather coats, mismatched silverware, broken dishes, and old sweaters. These are just some of the materials artists have repurposed to create work for the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show. The event will take place at The Commons in Columbus, Indiana from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 10th.
This year marks the fourteenth time the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft Show has been presented, and more than 60 professional artists from Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio are participating. Featured Artist Chris Gustin and many other exhibitors are members of prestigious organizations such as Indiana Artisan.
Having practiced the fine craft of weaving for more than fifty years, Chris is a long time exhibitor in the Déjà Vu Art and Fine Craft show. The Brown County artist creates a variety of items including wearable art, wall hangings, and rugs. A popular stop on the Back Roads of Brown County Studio Tour, her Homestead Weaving Studio will be open to the public this fall.
Work in this year's show includes jewelry, sculpture, weaving, wearable art, leatherwork, marbling, woodworking, and glass art, all created from scrap materials or items that have been repurposed. A few years ago, a new category was added to recognize artists who use sustainable, natural materials to create their work.
Sponsors of the event are the Bartholomew County Solid Waste Management District, Columbus Area Visitors Center, First Financial Bank, Kroot Corporation, and the Lincoln-Central Neighborhood Family Center, with additional support from Bucceto's, Hotel Indigo, Papa's Deli/Papa's Grill.
To learn more about the exhibiting artists, visit the Déjà Vu Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/DejaVuArtAndFineCraftShow/.