Locally Made Monday: Indiana and Friends

Indiana is home to many great local artists, but it can be hard to find all their work together, and even harder still to get custom work commissioned.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Indiana is home to many great local artists, but it can be hard to find all their work together, and even harder still to get custom work commissioned.

Now, we have a new gallery in Wabash featuring local artists who want to make custom works of art for you.

It's not just paintings either.

"What we're hoping that they'll do is come in with different people will look at it and say, I really like this painting, but I wish that it was the painting of the tree that my husband and I got married in front of," says co-founder Mark Guenin.

This is Indiana and Friends- a new art gallery in Wabash featuring seventeen area artists.

But it's not just about looking at- or buying- the art on display.

"We spent several weeks talking to artists, and trying to get something we knew that we could show people when they come to the gallery... And then we brought in stained glass, people who do stained glass, people who do other types of art. And frankly it's really grown fairly quickly for us," Guenin says.

"We also have fabric art. We have pottery. We have some beautiful painted canvasses, acryllics, watercolor, the list just goes on and on," says co-founder Natalie Unger.

It's run by Unger and Guenin and is in the south part of downtown Wabash next to the Guenin Law Office.

"What I find most enjoyable is every time I look at a certain piece, it takes me to a specific memory. So, with the stained glass, I know my, my parents have a lot of work of steve Guenin in theor own home, and I see avon waters' pieces of the trees, and it takes you back to a specific memory," Unger says.

Local artist Avon Waters shows his work at Indiana and Friends.

He says he's excited for people to ask for his work as custom commissioned pieces.

"And the commissions are, so many times you get a commission and it's like, I want a pair of tennis shows with dragon flies on it. And they're very specific. But these type of commissions are, I like you style, I like your work, here's what I'm lookin for, do it in your style, in your method. And when those restrictions come off, the artist has a lot of freedon, and a lot of fun to play with the piece," Waters says.

"We help the artist out, and we help the customer out, so that all of the sudden, they have something special, something unique, somethying they're really going to enjoy for a long time," Guenin says.

Find out more about Indiana and Friends Art Gallery at-
https://www.indianaandfriends.com/

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