City of Carmel
Date: February 05, 2007
Contact: Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790
Carmel Arts & Design District Merchants Celebrate Valentines Day
Carmel, IN – The merchants and businesses of the Carmel Arts & Design District are celebrating the Valentine’s Day holiday throughout the month of February with special sales, promotions and/or Valentine-related arts and craft classes. Visitors looking for the perfect present can find traditional gifts such as floral arrangements from the local florist, or jewelry from a number of boutiques and shops. Some local artists are offer custom oil or pastel portraits of loved ones as a unique gift idea.
Families can participate in fun activities for children and youth with several merchants scheduling Valentine-themed craft classes, and a “Family Fun” concert from the Carmel Symphony Orchestra taking place the weekend prior to the Valentine’s Day holiday. The nearby bed and breakfast provides a more secluded get-away for visitors with chocolates and fresh flowers in every room.
Please see the attached sheet for a complete list of participating merchants and promotions and/or events. For more information, please call 571-ARTS (2787) or visit the website at www.carmelartsandesign.com.
The Arts & Design District, concentrated in Carmel’s Old Town area, houses a mix of cultural amenities including galleries, shops, upscale boutiques, cafes, restaurants and residences to form a unique atmosphere and anchor of attraction in the community. The heart of the District is located at the intersection of Main Street and Range Line Road.
February and Valentine’s events/activities in the Arts & Design District:
Artisan Masterpiece –
• “Family Valentine Craft Class” on Saturday, Feb. 10th, 1-3 p.m. on 3rd floor. $10/child *need to register. Valentine’s cookies and juice for those who attend.
• Please call 317-818-0774 to register. www.artisanmasterpiece.com
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream –
• Comedy show featuring Dave Dugan on Friday, Feb. 23rd. Tickets available week of show for $8. Show begins at 9:45 p.m. with kitchen closing at 9 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn available.
• 317-706-2827 or www.bubsburgersandicecream.com
Carmel Old Town Antique Mall –
• Annual Valentine’s sale from 2/1-2/14 with red heart tagged items on sale for gift ideas. Staff will be available to help select gifts for loved ones.
• 317-566-1908 or www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com
Carmel Old Towne Bed & Breakfast –
• Each guestroom will have chocolates, strawberries and fresh flowers upon arrival, with early evening hors d’oeuvres and candlelit full gourmet breakfast
• 317-566-9696 or www.carmelbandb.com
Carmel Symphony Orchestra –
• “Family Fun Concert” on Sunday, February 11th, 3 p.m. at Westfield High School Auditorium, 18250 N. Union Street, Westfield
• To reserve or order tickets by phone, please call 317-844-9717 by 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 10th. www.carmelsymphony.org
Deborah Lyons Portrait Studio –
• “A Portrait Painting of Yourself and Your Loved One,” by artist Deborah De Fazio Lyons
• For more information please call: 317-509-1516 or www.deborahlyonsportraits.com
Joy of Raphael
• “Let’s Celebrate the Heart!” – Free Live Seminar on Thursday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
• Please register for this event (Only 25 seats available)
• 1-888-240-3121 or visit www.FreeSeminar-Registration.com
Keepsakes Fiber Art Studio –
• “For the Love of Knitting” Special Valentine classes entire month of February
• Trunk shows of garments knit with new yarns and techniques
• Daily demonstrations
• For more information call: 317-574-9618
Lucky Lou –
• Feb. 9th & 10th, Friday and Saturday, hip & funky kids photo shoot with Blue Candy Photography (www.bluecandyphotography.com)
• Valentine’s Day – “Sweet Sale” - free flower with purchase (all day Valentine’s Day)
• Drawing for best Valentine’s gift for your man
• For more information call: 317-581-4100 or www.shopluckylou.com
Magdalena Gallery of Art
• February 9th - Opening reception for portrait artist Monica R. Henderson. Show runs through February 23rd.
• “Have a memory of your loved one . . . have a portrait made of them.”
• For more information call: 317-844-0005 or www.magdalenagallery.com
Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments –
• Residents of the Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments can enjoy wine tasting and appetizers
• 317-574-7368 or www.oldtownonthemonon.com
Petals & Fine Gifts –
• Flowers, candy, balloons, and gift promotions. Samples of dips and candy throughout the month as well.
World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
• Children’s art exhibit from students of Woodbrook Elementary
• Open 3 Sundays, in February 11, 18, 25th or by appt.