Frequently asked questions

Parking INFO:

Please DO NOT park at Bertha Ross (click for map)
Lot Location: 3700 Clifton St, Indianapolis, IN 46208

Where do I park?

There is a variety of parking options, including pay parking and free parking (with shuttle service).

Pay parking is available on the campus of the IMA for $30 per vehicle, until the lot is full. Please use the 38th Street main entrance to the IMA, located at 1300 W. 38th St. (click for map).

Where are the free parking and shuttle locations?

**NEW OPTION 2016** State Fair Grounds – South Parking Lot (click for map)
Lot Location: 1201 E. 38th st.
Times: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: 38th Street fair gate

Butler University, Clowes Hall Parking Garage (click for map)
Lot Location: 47th St. & Sunset Ave.
Times: 8:00 AM – 6:45 PM
(If you arrive after 4:30 PM, you will be charged $5, if you arrive before 4:30 PM, you will not be charged unless you leave after 6:45 PM)
Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: Michigan Road fair gate

International School of Indiana (click for map)
Lot Location: 4330 N. Michigan Rd.
Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: Michigan Road fair gate

Crown Hill Cemetery (click for map)
Lot Location: 4080 Clarendon Rd. (Please enter only at the 4080 Clarendon Rd. entrance, NOT the main Crown Hill entrance.)
Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: 38th Street fair gate (main entrance to the IMA)
(Motorcycles not recommended here)

Light of the World Christian Church (click for map)
Lot Location: 4646 N. Michigan Rd.
Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: Michigan Road fair gate

Major Taylor Velodrome (click for map)
Lot Location: 3649 Cold Spring Rd. (Please enter at the 3580/3640 Cold Spring Rd.)
Times: 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Bus Drop off /Pick up Location: 38th Street fair gate (main entrance to the IMA)

Is handicap parking available?

Handicap parking is available on the campus of the IMA at no charge. Please use the 38th Street main entrance to the IMA, located at 1300 W. 38th St. (click for map).

Is there bicycle parking?

Yes. “Pedal & Park” operates a free bike corral for those patrons who want to ride their bikes to the Fair. The corral will be located off the Central Canal Towpath at the Pony Truss Bridge (Red Bridge) entrance to the IMA campus.

Shuttle Info?

Shuttles will be continuously running throughout the day from the free lots to the IMA. Shuttle stations will be obvious and lot attendants will be there to assist as needed.  Depending on the parking lot, the drop off & pick up location will either be the IMA 38th main entrance or the 42nd and Michigan entrance. If you have any questions, please ask any Penrod member or volunteer for assistance.

Other FAQ’s:

How much are tickets?

Friday – Evening with Penrod: $125
Saturday: Advanced tickets are 15 online only and $17 at all in-store locations (listed below). You can also purchase tickets the day of event for $20.
Purchase Tickets for these events on our home page here.

Do children need tickets?

No. Admission is free for kids who are ten years old and younger on Saturday.
Friday nights event is for adults only.

Where do I get tickets?

You can purchase your tickets from the links above!  You can also purchase advanced tickets at participating Marsh supermarkets, participating MainStreet Markets, Hubbard & Cravens, National Bank of Indianapolis, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Tickets are also available at the gates on the day of the event.

What time do the gates open on Saturday?

The campus open at 9:00 am on the day of the fair.

What time does the fair close on Saturday?

The campus close at 5:00 pm on the day of the fair.

Is there a list of Fair artists? 

Yes, it can be found on via this link!

Is there a Map of the Fairgrounds?

The 2016 Arts Fair is on the campus of the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Day of Fair Map – Click HERE!

Is there a list of the Entertainment lineup?

Every year, the Penrod Arts Fair offers a variety of live entertainment.
2016 Brochure with Entertainment lineup found within HERE!

Is there a list of food and beverage vendors?

Every year, the Penrod Arts Fair offers a variety of food and beverage vendors.  2016 Brochure with food and beverage vendors can be found HERE!