Indiana Landmarks seeks antique vendors for summer events

The Morris-Butler House, the site of Indiana Landmarks’ Indianapolis Treasure Hunt, is a Second Empire-style house built about 1864 for John D. Morris, a local businessman. The restored home is a venue for Indiana Landmarks programs, special events, and private rentals. MSWooman image. This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Landmarks is looking for vendors of antiques, collectibles and architectural salvage to participate in its Treasure Hunt antiques markets this summer—July 14 in Indianapolis and July 21 in South Bend.

In both cities, the event features outdoor and indoor booths of antique, collectible and architectural salvage dealers, live music, food vendors and family-friendly activities, with yard sales in the surrounding historic districts. Both events are free and open to the public.

—July 14 in Indianapolis: Treasure Hunt takes place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., outdoors and inside Indiana Landmarks Center at 12th and Central and the adjacent Morris-Butler House in the Old Northside. The crowd size has grown every year, and the nonprofit organization expects 3,500 visitors for the seventh annual event. Various sizes of booths are available, indoors and outside. To participate as a vendor, contact Mark Szobody, Indiana Landmarks’ Director of Special Events, 317-639-4534,

—July 21 in South Bend: Treasure Hunt North, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the West Washington Street Historic District is expected to attract at least 750 visitors. Antique and art vendors will be set up on two corner grass lots at West Washington Street and LaPorte Avenue, and on the grounds of Indiana Landmarks’ Kizer House, where a limited number of indoor booths also will be available. The area is home to several major cultural institutions who join in promoting the event to their constituencies. To participate as a vendor, contact Deb Parcell in Indiana Landmarks’ Northern Regional Office, 574-232-4534,

All merchandise must be antique or vintage items not currently in production or repurposed vintage items. Items may include furniture, home accessories, linens, fine art, fine jewelry, vintage/collectible toys and games, china, glassware, silver, and architectural salvage. No flea market or new merchandise is permitted.

Treasure Hunt North also welcomes artists to request booths to display and sell original art.

Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to heritage, and saves meaningful places. With nine offices located throughout the state, Indiana Landmarks helps people rescue endangered landmarks and restore historic neighborhoods and downtowns. People who join Indiana Landmarks receive its bimonthly magazine, Indiana Preservation. For information on membership in the not-for-profit organization, call 317-639-4534, 800-450-4534, or visit