Ticket giveaway: Broad Ripple Art Fair

April 30, 2014
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The Broad Ripple Art Fair returns May 17-18 on the grounds of the Indianapolis Art Center with more than 225 displaying artists, live bands on three stages, creativity tents for the kids, and restaurant vendors galore. Details here

We have a four-pack of tickets to give away. All you have to do is enter below and name your favorite thing about Broad Ripple (besides, of course, the Art Fair and the Art Center).

One winner will be picked at random. 

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  • Account Manager
    Broad Ripple is a thriving community, with so much diversity just driving through it is enjoyable. I love that there is a little bit of everything for everyone and all ages. I love walking the trails, window shopping, and dining all while people watching. And of course, the Art Fair tops that list.
  • Easy One
    By far the house restaurants that butt up against the Monon. Great dinner atmosphere.
  • Patchwork
    A walk through Broad Ripple allows you to experience something new every time, its a very enjoyable atmosphere.
  • Bripple
    I love the bridges on the Monon Trail that are in Broad Ripple!
  • Broad Ripple Faves
    Our favorite thing about Broad Ripple are the independently owned stores: Brics, Monon Coffee Company, Brugge, Luna Music, Good Earth, Perk Up Cafe, Delicia, Thai Cafe!!!
  • Unique Broad Ripple
    Broad Ripple allows me to experience a very eclectic mix of food, shopping and the monon. It's like a calm oasis in the city :)
  • Broad Ripple
    My favorite thing about Broad Ripple is the walkability of the neighborhood. Also, sitting on the patio at Three Wise Men.
  • What I love about Broad Ripple
    I love the locally owned shops and restaurants-wonderful variety and great people!
  • Broad Ripple
    Broad Ripple is a great area to walk around. Lots of places to stop at and enjoy :)
  • All Aboard!
    Slightly north and left of center, Broad Ripple is the cultural heartbeat of Indianapolis. With its ties to Hoosier tradition, the Monon Trail still serves as the main artery pumping life into our thriving community. Day trippers, weekenders, night lifers and residents enjoy a broad variety of whistle stops including but not limited to: locally made, locally grown, locally brewed, art, festivals, farmers markets, live music and lively conversations shared while running, biking, strolling, dining and toasting in indy's most colorful neighborhood. Come and join our confluence here on the White River. All aboard!
  • These are a few of my favorite things...
    From living in Broad Ripple my entire life, my absolute favorite thing is Broad Ripple Park. There's an wooded area over near Evanston and walking in there is like being in a beautiful remote quiet forest right smack dab in the middle of all the hustle & bustle. Sitting down by the river, watching the kayaks, boats, and birds while listening to the waves upon the shore is so peaceful. I also love the little stores you can't find anywhere else... Chelsea's, you will be missed. I love the community and the friendly neighbors who always wave "hi!". Living in Broad Ripple truly is wonderful.
  • Broad Ripple
    My favorite thing about Broad Ripple has to be the independently owned stores and restaurants. They give the area so much personality and vibrance.
  • Broad Ripple is amazing.
    I have lived here my whole life and have enjoyed living near the Broad Ripple Village. It is unique to our city.
  • Popcorn
    Just Pop In!
  • broad ripple
    broad ripple dog park
  • entry
    The youthful energy and the ducks.
  • Great photos ops
    I love the Broad Ripple area & use it on many occasions for photography projects.
  • Enjoyment Any Time of Day/Night!
    The quaint locally owned shops and all the different types of restaurant. The walkability of Broad Ripple makes for an enjoyable time...wonderful variety, new experiences and great people!
  • Favorite thing
    My favorite thing about Broad Ripple is the canal towpath. And the delicious food at Three Sisters :-)
  • B-Ripple
    Atlas . . . alas.
  • I Heart Broad Ripple
    There are SO many reasons to love Broad Ripple that it's hard to select just one--the diversity, the culture, the walkability, the support of local art and business, the variety of dining and shopping options full of personality.
  • Broad Ripple
    Love the unique restaurants, village feel, and my best friend lives there.
  • Photo Op
    The whole event itself..the people, pictures, events, etc. It's a wonderful weekend well spent with the family
  • Broad ripple
    I love the diversity and the locally owned business. There is so much culture in Broadripple and of course the monon trail. I just love the Jazz kitchen. Broadripple has such an awesome vibe. love it
  • Broad Ripple
    Love the unique shops, locally owned restaurants and people watching!
  • Broad Ripple's Best
    The dog park is a great place to go!
  • Cultural Diversity
    Besides all the wonderful art and crafts I love the cultural diversity. This is a cultural diversity function that is a yearly event in Indianapolis that you will not read a negative outcome in the paper the next day. With the differences here, everyone still is happy, hospitable and engaging with each other. The diffent music events is wonderful. The food is great. We look forward every year for this event.
  • Only place in town...
    Broadripple is the only place in town that is more than a neighborhood. It is art, music, food, friends, and so much more. It is a place were people gather together for social, recreational and educational experiences. One stop shop for whatever you want.
  • A walk and a drink.
    I love walking on the Monon in Broad Ripple and then stopping in for a drink at the brew pub or a quick snack at one of my many favorite restaurants!!
  • Broad Ripple
    I love the unique restaurants and the canal.
  • Broad Ripple
    I love Broad Ripple for it's Indianapolis satellite-community history extending back to 1836 and it's placement within the Indiana Central Canal project. It's great to see this canal section is thriving.
  • Food
    Canal Bistro and La Piedad.
  • Love the Toe path
    B.R. is a great place to have a lazy Sunday afternoon or take a run on the toe path by the canal. There is a little bit of somethingfor everyone young and old there.
  • Hmmm.....
    Beer!
  • the dogs
    we love that BR has done to the dogs-Pico loves Plumps
  • Broad Ripple
    I love the whole atmosphere that surrounds Broad Ripple but I especially enjoy sitting sidewalk side (or even outside) in a bar on a nice day, sipping a cocktail and watching all the people. It makes me feel like I'm on vacation :)
  • People Watching
    People watching as you enjoy a meal next to the Monon is my favorite thing about Broad Ripple.
  • BR
    Restaurants
  • Broad Ripple
    The restaurants, especially Three Sisters. Great brunch places all around!
  • great place
    Love BR! Fun place to walk around, dine, shop, people watch.
  • The Ripple
    I love that there are TWO Indian lunch buffets within a block of each other, plus several other ethnic restaurants all over the Village.
  • Frites!
    The frites at Brugge Brasserie.
  • Beer
    Love the variety of craft brew taps at the bars, restaurants and breweries!
  • turtle
    Love the turtle sculpture by the rainbow bridge.
  • Monon
    The Monon
  • Cotton flying in the air
    As a new resident to Indianapolis, 2013's Broad Ripple Art Show was my very first. My friend and I took her 3 year old twins and were able to partake in several of the arts and crafts available as well as catch live acts. There was a flurry of white fluff in the air which gave the entire scene a very ethereal feel - absolutely perfect for the event. It was amazing and a really welcome site to the city we now call home!
  • Casual Cool
    I like the vibe of Broad Ripple. I like the variety of restaurants and shops. I can drop of my shoes to get fixed and go to a trendy restaurant all in the same place.
  • Diversity
    I love that in Broadripple, I can enjoy the Monon, some of the city's best al fresco dining and some great beers. There is some good shopping and great people watching, too.
  • glass
    I love to see the work of several artists who work in glass and watching the glass blowing demonstration. The churros from Adobo are good too.
  • BR favorite thing
    I love the BR Farmer's Market, opening this weekend!
  • Broad Ripple
    Brew Pub
  • walkability
    I live two blocks from Broad Ripple Avenue. I love that I can walk with my family into the village for dinner and ice cream.
  • Childhood memories
    I love the Good Earth and feeding the ducks. Did this as a kid. Always relaxing. 30 years later, introducing the same tradition to my children!
  • Favorite thing about Broad Ripple
    Plump's Last Shot.
  • Ticket contest
    I love the Monon trail, Just Pop In popcorn for a yummy snack and grabbing lunch or dinner at any one of the unique dining locations. Love it all! Please give us the tix! :P thanks!
  • Broad Ripple
    The best thing about Broad Ripple is the Vogue Theater
  • Broad Ripple
    Food, booze, and women!
  • Bicycling!
    Broad Ripple is by far one of the best areas within Indianapolis for a bicycling community! Monon Trail running right through giving access into downtown or Carmel. It's the best!
  • tickets
    MY favorite thing in BR is the Bug the glows.
  • Broad Ripple
    My favorite was Chelsea's .. so sad they are closing. Next favorite is Petite Chou.
  • Everything
    Broad Ripple is walkable, family-friendly, always changing and there aren't a lot of chain restaurants.
  • monon
    love the monon trail. rene's bakery.
  • INSOMNIA COOKIES
    I love walking around Broad Ripple, going from place to place. But I must say, being able to get a warm freshly baked cookie from Insomnia Cookies at 2:30 in the morning beats all!
  • Entry
    My favorite thing about B Rip is the Monon and BRICS!
  • What's not to love!
    My family loves the great food, microbrew options, the ducks and the monon!
  • Love it!
    Always great food selections and entertainment for the kids. Plus my best friend lives on the trail!
  • Broad Ripple Is Fun!
    Whether it's nightlife or shopping or just hanging out, Broad Ripple is fun, quaint, and cool!
  • Monon
    I love the Monon Trail; a great place to walk, run, bike, skate and catch up with friends.
  • Broad Ripple
    Quaint shops
  • Broad Ripple fav
    Annual Broad Ripple Bungalow Home Tours - the opportunity to see my favorite architectural details on a beautiful, sunny Fall day -- I feel a happy dance coming on!
  • Art Fair Tix
    I love stumbling across all of the random pieces of art. Paintings, sculptures, clothing, ceramics, and even furniture.
  • Best
    Monon Trail, great asset to the community!
  • B Rip
    La Piedad
  • Broad Ripple
    All the unique and independently owned businesses! I love the many restaurants, shops, and breweries!
  • people watching
    I sitting on the benches along the Monon with my daughter. The delight in her eyes as people and dogs pass by is absolutely priceless.
  • Memories..
    The days of live entertainment at the Vogue, Patio, and The Garage. Likes of John Cougar(Mellencamp);Pat Benetar; Henry Lee Summer and so many others.
  • Yum
    Canal Bistro and BRICS ice cream!
  • missed for years
    I have been awsy from the area for several years-; looking forward to this indpls passage of spring! !! Hope I'm not too old to walk all the grounds!
  • BLDGS & HOMES
    I love the new buildings shoulder to shoulder to the older buildings & all the happy dog loving visitors.
  • History
    The best thing about Broad Ripple is enjoying the past history and the history being made today. I love to visit and immerse myself in the culture. The Farmers' Market is terrific, too. I bring visitors to see Broad Ripple and experience it.
  • Can't wait for Broad Ripple Art Fair
    This is my first year to go to the Broad Ripple Art Fair (I hope for free). I have a 17 year old who is an aspiring artist, and we love walking around the area with my 4 year old. The art fair is going to be fun for all of us. We love the food, shopping and feeding ducks on the canal.
  • Can't wait
    I love Broad Ripple. The shopping is great. Food is tasty. People watching is awesome. The art fair will be so much fun.
  • Shopping
    The Boutiques and the restaurants are my favorite attractions.
  • A few of my favorite things
    These are a few of my favorite things about Broad Ripple..... Bike riding on the monon and refueling at Basbeaux Pizza. Catching a glimpse of an intimate wedding on the grounds of the IAC. Dogs frolicking at the dog park at the first signs of Spring. Taking in a yoga class at the Yoga Center. Watching my children devour hamburgers at Boogie Burger. Getting stuck in traffic on Broad Ripple Avenue because there is so much to experience in Indy's most unique, eclectic and ever growing neighborhood!!
  • Eclectic
    Unique BR
  • Eclectic mix
    The village experience is the best store ever!
  • BR Village
    Great shops hidden all over the village that are friendly and welcoming. Good restaurants too!
  • Broad Ripple is growing with our family
    I love the architecture, the food and the Monon trail as the cooridor to all the action. We grew up going to the bars and now the Village is as vibrant as ever with tweens to enjoy biking and our favorite local eats.
  • ALWAYS A GREAT TIME
    This is a yearly tradition for my family. Great atmosphere, food, breweries, and artists! Always something new!

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