I N D I G O was founded in 1986 by Devi Cholet and Tony Fisher. They wanted Indigo to be a place to share their enthusiasm for folk art and offer the treasures they had found in their travels to the public.
They brought to Indigo not only an eye for design but their lifetimes of travel, collecting and study of the arts of other cultures.
Devi Cholet had collected folk art since she was a child in rural Pennsylvania. Trained in Fine Arts and Interior Design, she has combined her talents in the design of jewelry since 1983. Today she designs the Terra Incognita line of jewelry.
Anthony Fisher grew up in Africa and after college returned to work as a volunteer for Catholic Relief Services in Lesotho. He studied African art and history at Yale and received a master's degree in architecture from the University of Pennnsylvania.
As of June 2008 the Gallery and Store parts of Indigo have been separated. Tony relocated the Indigo Arts Gallery and the indigoarts.com website to the Crane Arts Building, in the growing arts district in the Northern Liberties/South Kensington area of Philadephia.