www.carmelartsanddesign.com                111 W. Main Street, Suite 140 Carmel, IN  46032

NEWS RELEASE

Date:              February 27, 2007
Contact:         Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790

March Events and Activities in Carmel

Arts & Design District

Carmel, IN – Many merchants and businesses in the Carmel Arts & Design District have fun and educational activities and events planned for the month of March.  Visitors to the area can choose from specially-scheduled classes ranging from photography, to “how-to” demonstrations on faux painting, to family Easter craft classes.  Shoppers can talk directly with an antique dealer at the local antique mall or experience a fashion trunk show with designer Joseph Ribkoff, at one of the area’s premier fashion boutiques.  Informational lectures ranging from holistic health practices to local authors describing their experiences in publishing their first novel will also be offered. 

For a complete list of participating merchants and promotions and/or events, please see the attached sheet. For more information, please call 571-ARTS (2787) or visit the website at www.carmelartsandesign.com <http://www.carmelartsandesign.com/> .

March Activities in Carmel Arts & Design District

- Accent Details (45 W. Main Street)
       o Saturday, March 10, 11a.m. – 2p.m. – “Accent on Faux Painting”
       • Demonstration of faux finishing walls with several new processes from Sherwin Williams
       • Open to the public, hands on demonstration
       o For more information, please call 317-363-1223

- Ami Gallery (240 E. Main Street)
       o March 2-31: Exhibit by world-renown photographic artist Joyce Wilson
       o March 2nd, 3-7 p.m. – Special “Meet the Artist” event
       o Saturday, March 3rd, 10-12:30 p.m. – “Lecture for Hobbyist”
       • An informative lecture by Joyce Wilson with tips to help take better photographs and adjust images in Photoshop
       • Light lunch served after lecture with time for questions
       • Cost: $35/person
       o Sunday, March 4th, 9:30-5:30 p.m. – Master’s Class
       • Unique class for Master photographers offering new photography processes and assignments to stretch the imagination
       • Cost: $100/person
       o Monday & Tuesday, March 5th & 6th, 9:30-5:30 p.m. – Imagine Workshop Professional
       • The “Art of Portraiture” explored through a glimpse of history, with new techniques for portrait photography and Photoshop techniques
       • Cost: $250/person
       o Registration required for all classes.  Please call: 317-663-4798 or visit their website at www.amiphoto.net

- Artisan Masterpiece (19 E. Main Street)
       o Thursday, March 29, 4-6 p.m. – Family Easter Craft Class
       • Registration required: 317-818-0774
       o Regularly scheduled children and adult, day & evening art classes: Potters Wheel, Oil painting, Portraitures, Water Color, Interior Design and Stained Glass Panel Classes
       o For more information, please call 317-818-0774 or visit www.artisanmasterpiece.com

- Carmel Chamber of Commerce (37 E. Main, Suite  300)
       o Wednesday, March 14th, noon – Chamber luncheon
       • Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian Street
       • Cost: $15/members, $20/non-members
       • Reservations: 317-846-1049

- Carmel Old Town Antique Mall (38 W. Main Street)
       o Saturday, March 10th – Deal with the Dealer Day
       • Customers have the chance to communicate directly with several dealers for buying and selling opportunities
       • Free appraisals with a  three item limit (no guns, stamps, coins or fine art)
       • Complimentary snacks and beverages
       o For more information, please call 317-566-1908 or visit, www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com <http://www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com/>

- Carmel Symphony Orchestra (11 1st Ave. N.E.)
       o Saturday, March 17th, 7:30 p.m. – “Irish Eyes are Smiling”
       • Concert will be held at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center, 1000  Mulberry Street
       • Cost: $20/adults, $15/seniors (65 & older), $5 for students (high school – college), FREE for younger students and children
       • Please reserve tickets by phone: 317-844-9717

- Joy of Raphael (40 N. Range Line Road)
       o Thursday, March 8th, 6:30-8:30 p.m. – FREE educational seminar -Hormones Making You Crazy? Want to Feel Like Yourself Again?”
       • Seminar to take place at Residence Inn by Marriott, 11895 N. Meridian  Street
       • To register, please call 317-848-2818 or visit www.FreeSeminar-Reigstration.com <http://www.freeseminar-reigstration.com/>
       o For more information, please visit www.JoyofRaphael.com <http://www.joyofraphael.com/>

-  kurr carmel med spa & personalized skin care (222 W. Main Street)
       o Saturday, March 10, 3-7 p.m. – GRAND OPENING
       • Giveaways and special drawings
       o Monday, March 12th – Soft Opening for Public
       • Special promotions during March for “2 for 1” on facials/body treatments
       o For more information, please call 317-418-5534

- Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique (111 W.  Main Street, Suite 120)
       o Friday & Saturday, March 23rd & 24th – Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show
       o For more information, please call 317-848-2624

- The Mystery Company (233 2nd Ave. S.W.)
       o Saturday, March 17th, 2 p.m. – All-Ages Mystery Muses Discussion by Sharon Short on Harriet the Spy
       • Author’s website: www.sharonshort.com <http://www.sharonshort.com/>
       o Saturday, March 24th, noon – Sisters in Crime presentation: Six Writers in Search of a Publisher
       • Six local writers discuss process to publish their first novel
       o For more information, visit www.theymysterycompany.com <http://www.theymysterycompany.com/> or call 317-705-9711

- Woody’s Library Restaurant (40 E. Main Street)
       o Monday, March 12th, 6-9 p.m. – Wine Tasting
       o $40/person (Limit 75 people)
       o For more information, call 317-573-4444 or visit www.woodyscarmel.com

- World’s Smallest Children’s Art  Gallery (40 W. Main Street)
       o Open Sundays, March 4, 11, & 18th, 2-4 p.m.
       o Art exhibit by students of Orchard  Park Elementary  School
       o Other hours are by appointment.  Please call, 317-844-4989

 
 
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