Carmel Arts and Design District

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Entry Fees & Awards

We’re delighted you’re choosing to spend your weekend in Carmel, Indiana. Please see items below to help answer your Carmel on Canvas questions.

Plein Air Paint Out & Quick Paints

  • Only one work may be submitted for each of the painting events; the All Day Plein Air Paint Out, and Quick Paint (canvases must have correct stamp)
  • Purchase Award paintings are not included in the Plein Air Paint Out Awards entry or prize money,
    only Purchase Award prize money
  • All mediums are included in judging (watercolor, oil, drawing)
  • Each artist’s canvas stamp must be visible at time of turn in for each registered event
  • Artists shall not sign their paintings
  • All Day Plein Air Paint Out artwork submission will only be accepted at the Artists’ Lane tent at
    Main Street & 2nd Ave. NW between 4 and 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon.
  • No painting or drawing of the Amish, please
  • The City of Carmel purchases the Grand Prize/Best of Show winning painting and reserves all rights
    to future use of image for an agreed upon purchase price not to exceed $1,500
  • Plein Air Paint Out locations are limited to within the Carmel Arts & Design District arches and the City
    Hall Japanese Gardens

    The arches are approximately located at the following intersections:

    • 8th St. & N. Range Line Rd. (Just south of the roundabout with the artwork “Cyclo” in the center)
    • 4th Ave. & East Main St. (just west of the Carmel Public Library)
    • 4th St. & S. Range Line Rd.
    • 4th Ave. and W. Main St. (just east of the roundabout)

      Click here to view the Arts & Design District Map.

      The Japanese Gardens can be found just south of the City Hall building, located at One Civic Square.


  • All Day Plein Air Paint Out registration and canvas stamping takes place at Hoosier Salon,
    22 N. Range Line Road, Carmel, IN 46032
  • Quick Paint registration and canvas stamping takes place at Carmel Farmers Market,
    5 Center Green, Carmel, IN 46032

Art Fair:

  • Only registered Carmel on Canvas All Day Plein Air artists are eligible to sell their art at the Art Fair, taking place at:
    Artists’ Lane, 110 West Main Street & 2nd Ave. NW, Carmel, IN 46032
    Sophia Square, 110 West Main Street, Carmel, IN
  • There are a limited number of spots available and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis
  • Artists may show only their own art
  • Set-up begins Sunday at 9 a.m., however, artists are responsible for their own items
  • Artists must provide their own 10' x 10' tent, easels and displays for their art


Sponsors | Schedule of Activities | Entry Fees & Awards | Carmel on Canvas Rules