This guide was developed by the Northern Indiana Tourism Development Commission and its seven member Convention and Visitors Bureaus from the following counties: Elkhart, Kosciusko, LaGrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Porter and St. Joseph (South Bend/Mishawaka). We would like to thank those organizations which provided grant money for partial funding of this project – Indiana Artisan, Grants for Community Events of LaGrange County, Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Marshall County Foundation.
A special thank you goes to Becky Anderson, a consultant from the Handmade in America organization, who has given expert advice in development of this guide. We also give our thanks and appreciation to all of the crafters, businesses, museums, markets and organizations who worked with us to feature their venues on the following pages. Their stories are unique to Northern Indiana and they look forward to sharing them with you when you visit.