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Jimmy Ramos

Hometown: Frankfort, IN

Street Photo Tour

Interactive Experience
Throughout TASTE Footprint

Boost your street photography game. Meet up with photographer and art educator Jimmy Ramos at the TASTE and collaborate with other enthusiasts to get your best shots yet! Make sure to bring your camera.

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Jan Edwardson

Hometown: Rensselaer, IN

Sunset Pastels

Hands-on Activity
TASTE Depot Live Art Zone (2nd & Main Streets)

Local artist Jan Edwardson will be on hand to demonstrate the layered art of pastel work! Come spend the luminous sunset hours creating your own pastel art or just watch this great artist at work.

Jan Edwardson Website

Tippecanoe Strings

Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Chamber Music Quartet

Live Art Demonstration
TASTE Marquis Live Art Zone (4th & Main Streets)

This chamber music quartet will offer up their talents on the Marquis Live Art Zone stage.

Muslim Neighbors

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

Community Photo Booth and Discussion

Interactive Experience
TASTE Depot Live Art Zone (2nd & Main Streets)

What makes Greater Lafayette great? Join the Muslim Neighbors Initiative and share your love for our community. Get your photo taken and be a part of this growing movement! Getting to Know Our Muslim Neighbors collects and shares stories of Muslim American experience through photography and narrative. This project began in Lafayette, Indiana as part of a larger outreach initiative in which a group of Purdue graduate students began giving presentations at local churches about their experiences as Muslim Americans with the goal of create a safe space to ask questions and create a network of support. It is our belief that getting to know our Muslim neighbors is the first step in dismantling the new wave of Islamophobia present in our country.

Muslim Neighbors Website

Jefferson High School Bands

Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Instrument Petting Zoo

Interactive Experience
TASTE Crossroads Live Art Zone (3rd & Columbia Streets)

Have you ever tried a trombone? A trumpet? Feel like trying out the flute? Stop by the Instrument Petting Zoo to try out awesome band instruments for yourself! Jefferson High School Bands represent a significant part of Lafayette Jeff’s vibrant and well-respected music community. Over 200 students participate in the total band program which includes this all-volunteer competitive marching band, 3 concert bands, 2 jazz bands, winter guard, winter percussion and numerous smaller ensembles.

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Miss Beth

Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Textile and Fiber Fun Corner

Hands-on Activity
TASTE Crossroads Live Art Zone (3rd & Columbia Streets)

Puppets, sculptures, and making art out of rags–experience it all in Miss Beth’s Textile and Fiber Fun Corner! Miss Beth will guide participants through a tour of different fabrics and the endless possibilities of textile art. Make sure you take your project home with you!

Miss Beth Website
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Tipton Community Theatre

Hometown: Tipton, IN

Live Theatre

Live Art Demonstration
TASTE Crossroads Live Art Zone (3rd & Columbia Streets)

Laugh, gasp, and enjoy live theatre from Tipton County! Tipton Community Theatre will tickle you with live comedy sketches during this demonstration.The purpose of Tipton Community Theatre is to provide a means for Tipton and the surrounding Communities to experience and participate in live theatre: present productions that will serve to entertain the people of our communities; to seek ways to enhance the cultural environment within our communities, working closely with other community groups; and to seek ways to encourage growth and education through the performing arts.

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West Lafayette Public Library

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

ZINE SCENE: DIY Magazine Making

Hands-on Activity
TASTE Marquis Live Art Zone (4th & Main Streets)

Create your own zine! From stickers and drawings to collage and poems, make sure you can BRAG about your MAG! WLPL and a resident artist will be on hand to help out.
The West Lafayette Public Library was founded in 1921 by the League of Women Voters. As stated in the founding document, a copy of which exists in the board meeting minutes books, the library was created based on an interest of a large number of citizens in West Lafayette. For over 80 years the library has continued to serve the needs of West Lafayette community members, Purdue students, and others. Currently, the library is located on the corner of Chauncey and Columbia Street in Chauncey Village in downtown West Lafayette. The library building project includes a new parking garage to make parking and access easy for library patrons.

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Halsema Custom Crafts

Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Cutout Photo Booths

Interactive Experience
Throughout TASTE footprint

Find all the TASTE-themed photo cutouts around the event! Grab some friends and take some fun pictures. Don’t forget to tag @halsemacustomcrafts !Halsema Custom Crafts provides woodworking, furniture repairs, toys, art, and art and wood craft workshops for all ages.

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The Tippecanotes

Hometown: Lafayette, IN

Barbershop Chorus

Live Art Demonstration
Throughout TASTE footprint

The Tippecanotes is the Lafayette, Indiana chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Their mission is to make our community a better place by spreading the cultural, educational, and emotional enrichment that is brought forth through singing barbershop music. Catch them around the TASTE footprint this year and experience a lovely serenade!

Tippecanotes Website
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McGovern Ceili Dancers

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN and Dayton, OH

Irish Step Dancing

Live Art Demonstration
TASTE Marquis Live Art Zone (4th & Main Streets)

Find yourself magically transported to a quaint Irish pub! The McGovern Ceili Dancers will provide a thrilling all-ages demonstration of Irish dance and stepping. The McGovern Ceili Dancers were founded in June of 1999 and have gone from 6 dancers meeting one night a week to over 80 dancers and 4 locations in Ohio and Indiana. We are comprised of female and male dancers whose ages range from 4 to adults. The McGovern Ceili Dancers philosophy is that while Irish dance is a vigorous and demanding form of dance, it can be experienced in an atmosphere that is relaxed, supportive and most importantly, fun. Our mission is to provide exceptional Irish dance instruction for Beginner through Championship levels. We strive to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and Irish dance skills of each dancer in a positive, nurturing environment where all of our students can reach their full potential. We work to instill a sense of unity and friendship among our students and their families through a variety of Irish cultural events and opportunities.

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Stacy Bogan

Hometown: West Lafayette, IN

Paint and Party

Hands-on Activity
TASTE Depot Live Art Zone (2nd & Main Streets)

Paint, celebrate, and PARTY at the TASTE this year! Stacy Bogan will lead two Paint and Party sessions, giving you the chance to add PAINTING to your list of favorite TASTE activities.

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