Get a jump start on your holiday shopping at this year’s Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace, a showcase of local wares, handmade crafts, foods and art. The marketplace takes place November 29 and 30 at the Grand Wayne Convention Center in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. artisanlogo More than 75 artisans will be features at this event which provides an unique opportunity to purchase artisan foods and one-of-a-kind artwork and artisan - directly from Hoosier vendors! Available food items will include chocolates, candies, noodles and Indiana wines. The marketplace will also feature live art and craft demonstrations, along with samples of many of those tasty gifting foods. Artisans and their works include: painters, woodworkers, bakers, instrument makers, potters, paper and mixed media artists, jewelry designers, weavers and more! artisan2 The Indiana Artisan Holiday Marketplace runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $7 per person. Children ages 14 and under are admitted for free. For more information on the marketplace visit the event online. The Grand Wayne Convention Center is located at 120 W. Wayne St. and within walking distance of several hotels. Use the online Fort Wayne Hotels guide to help you decide where to stay. Insider Tip: Admission is only $5 for those who show their ticket/stub from the Embassy Theatre’s Festival of Trees. To learn more about this exhibit, which runs November 25 through December 3, visit the Fort Wayne Insider Blog!