Women’s History Month is well underway but there’s still plenty of time to celebrate and support these women-owned businesses in or near downtown Indy!

Crimson Tate

845 Massachusetts Avenue, Suite A

Owner: Heather Givans

Open since 2011, Crimson Tate specializes in contemporary modern textiles. The whimsical gathering place for fabric enthusiasts is open every day from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Crimson Tate offers online sales — everything from scissors, pins, rulers, and fabric markers to fringe, embroidery thread, carpenter pencils, and merit badges — curbside pickup, gift cards, and even an e-newsletter to stay up to date on store happenings. Call 317-426-3300 or email modernquilter@crimsontate.com for more information about the store, including classes and upcoming events. You can also check out the store on Facebook or Instagram.

DanceWorks Indy

537 E. Ohio St., Suite 100

Owner: Kerry Kapaku

DanceWorks Indy opened in 2019 and is a dance and fitness studio for adults. Founder and owner Kerry Kapaku earned a BFA in Dance Performance and Education from Ohio State University before moving to Indianapolis in 2014. Her specialities include contemporary dance and 305 Fitness.  

DanceWorks Indy offers tap, jazz pop, ballet, hip hop and K-pop-style choreography, silver-level classes for students aged 50+, SWERK, and more. Call 317-602-4986 or email info@danceworksindy.com for studio information or visit the website for class schedules, branded apparel, and information about showcase performances featuring experienced students. See videos of classes in motion on the studio’s Facebook orInstagram pages.


Loudmouth Books

212 E. 16th Street

Owner: Leah Johnson

Self-described new kid on the block, Loudmouth Books just opened last year. The creation of the bookstore and community space was inspired by relentless and ongoing book bans that vilify books by queer and BIPOC authors. Loudmouth features events like poetry readings, a children’s story hour, and has several book clubs for both youth and adults. In addition to books by marginalized authors, Loudmouth sells candles, gift cards, tote bags, and store merch. Hours are Monday through Saturday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sundays from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Call 317-492-9446 or email info@loudmouthindy.com for more information or visit them on Facebook or Instagram.