Working Artists' Studio opens and expands!

Wednesday, 16 April 2014 12:58 by Old Bag Factory

The Working Artists' Studio on the Second Floor has taken on a new artist! In addition to Ellen Ridenour, Gloria Smith-Carney is a printmaker who is joining the studio. Gloria studied at Harvard University, majored in Art History and attended Courtauld Institute of London, Chelsea Art School of London, and the Santa Reparta in Italy. She co-founded the Mid-America Printmaking Council and Atelier 34 Studio in Cape Cod. We welcome this new talent to the Old Bag Factory!

The Working Artists' Studio is also opening a mini-gallery of art and prints for viewing and purchasing. The store will be open most days and will represent artists and professors from Indiana University. A collection of 40 year-old woodcuts from Phil Montieth are on display. COme by and see Ellen and Gloria on the Second Floor!

Sweet-Em's Cake Shoppe moves to bigger store!

Friday, 11 April 2014 13:43 by Old Bag Factory

Our own Sweet-Em's Cake Shoppe has completed their move to their new space in the Old Bag Factory!  We could not be prouder to have them right inside the front door! They have a very classy storefront and their baking of their specialty cakes fills the halls throughout the building. Stop by their store to see their cupcake offerings! Also they will have their cupcakes in Legacy Home Furniture during the special event and giveaway! You don't want to miss it on Saturday April 19th from 9 - 3.

Legacy Home Furniture announces Customer Appreciation Days!

Tuesday, 25 March 2014 08:16 by Old Bag Factory

Customer Appreciations Days are from April 19 - April 30 to introduce a new line of La-Z-Boy Furniture to the Legacy Furniture in the Old Bag Factory!

April 19th, Legacy will be holding a special event with door prizes and refreshments on April 19th! They will also be giving away a La-Z-Boy recliner and a few gift certificates! Come by on April 19th!

Visit our Spring Craft Show!

Monday, 24 March 2014 10:07 by Old Bag Factory

the Old Bag Factory is holding their annual Spring Craft Show on Saturday April 5th from 9am - 3pm in the Down Under event area.

It will feature handmade items like photograph jewelry, bible covers, diaper bags, tooth fairy pillows,  phone clutches, and much much more!

Clear some time in your calendar to attend this great event and support our local crafters and artists!

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Bridal Open House on 3rd Floor!

Thursday, 13 March 2014 17:10 by Old Bag Factory

Saturday, March 15th, from 10am - 1pm, Bread & Chocolate Catering & Events is hosting a Bridal Open House!

There will be delicious food and drink samples, wedding vendors, tips from the experts and fabulous door prizes!

Rolodex Rental Co will also be there showcasing their beautiful collections available for use at your next event!

Sweet-Em's Cake Shoppe will also be there with cake samples and ideas for your wedding cake!

It's going to be a great event for anyone planning a wedding! Hope to see you there!

30th Anniversary logo design contest

Monday, 17 February 2014 09:41 by Old Bag Factory

We will be celebrating our anniversary all year long and we are looking for a 30th Anniversary logo to be used for our celebration. The logo may appear on promotional materials in all forms of media. We are opening up a design contest effective immediately to those local individuals of all ages who are interested in and understand the style of the Old Bag Factory as a whole. All are welcome and encouraged to visit the Old Bag Factory before final design submission. The prize for the winning design is $100 gift certificate to any merchant in the building. 

Rules and Submission Requirements:

1.    The contest is open to any individual or groups of any age(s).

2.    Each artist may only submit one entry.

3.    Each design must lend itself to different formats including publications, signage, website, promotional items, and other printed material. It must reproduce well in different sizes and when printed in black and white. If produced in color, please limit to four colors or less.

4.    All submitted designs must be the original work of the artist. No third-party artwork or images, including clipart, or copyrighted graphics may be used.

5.    The final design chosen as the contest winner may be used in whole or in part as the official logo of the Old Bag Factory’s 30th Anniversary.

6.    Entries must be produced digitally and submitted via email to

7.    By submitting the entry, the artist agrees that the Old Bag Factory will become the rightful owner of the image and any likeness of the image and alter and reproduce the image at its discretion. Furthermore, by submitting an entry you certify that the submitted work is your own, and no other entity may claim ownership or copyrights to the work.

8.    The winning entry will be determined by the merchants of the Old Bag Factory and will be judged on the artwork’s creative, positive and timeless representation of the Old Bag Factory.

9.    The deadline for entries is March 5th, 2014. Entries received after the deadline will not be accepted.

For more information, please contact us at or at 574-534-2502.



Upcoming Events at the Old Bag Factory

Wednesday, 2 October 2013 05:12 by The Old Bag Factory

Market Day will be held October 12 and 26 from 9-3 at the Old Bag Factory
Bazaar at the Bag Factory will be held on November 16 
We will be collection donations, have live music, art demonstrations, handmade crafters and more from 9-3
The Handmade Holiday show will be held December 7 from 9-3  
This event showcases everything handmade! 
Shop and Support local this holiday season. 
For more information on any of the events people can contact Amanda Gobble at or 574-370-8118

More information will be posted here on the blog as it becomes available.

Mary Ann Ryman

Friday, 25 January 2013 07:27 by The Old Bag Factory
The Old Bag Factory is deeply saddened by the recent loss of one of our dearest and longest shop owners "Mary Ann Ryman" of Carriage Barn Antiques. Our hearts go out to her family and to all of those that hold her dear.

For over 20 years Mary Ann’s warmth and smile welcomed guests to Carriage Barn Antiques. She loved to show and talk with visitors about all the treasures in her shop, not realizing she was the greatest treasure of all.

Mary Ann’s husband Jim and family continue to keep Carriage Barn Antiques opened, sharing the things she loved.

The Handmade Holiday Craft Show at the Old Bag Factory

Friday, 23 November 2012 10:44 by The Old Bag Factory

Preparations are under way for another GREAT show featuring only handmade items at The Old Bag Factory!!
More details to come!!

Please message Amanda Gobble for more information at\\

Christmas Open House This Week at Carriage Barn Antiques & Unique Finds

Wednesday, 7 November 2012 06:28 by The Old Bag Factory

There is a Christmas Open House at Carriage Barn Antiques & Unique Finds this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 8th, 9th and 10th
from 9:30 am - 5:00 pm.

More information regarding the open house visit: