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

NEWS RELEASE

Date:              August 21, 2007
Contact:         Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790

Carmel Arts & Design District September Events and Activities

Carmel, IN – Many merchants and businesses in the Carmel Arts & Design District have fun and educational activities and events planned for the end of August and during the month of September.  September brings the 10th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival to the Arts & Design District as well as the opening of the Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery.  Please see the following list of events and activities taking place in the District.  For further event or activity details, please use the contact information provided for each listing.  A Merchant directory and map of the District can be found on the Arts & Design District website.  For more information about the Carmel Arts & Design District, please call 571-ARTS (2787) or visit the website at www.carmelartsandesign.com <http://www.carmelartsandesign.com/> .


End of August & September Activities in Carmel Arts & Design District
-        CURRENT - Artist Exhibit at World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
o       Featuring Carmel Arts Council Board Member and artist Linda Bachofner
o       Exhibit runs through Sunday, August 26th, 2007
o       Open daily 1-6 p.m.
o       World’s Smallest Children’s Art  Gallery
  •    40 W. Main Street

-        CURRENT – Enrollment for fall/winter art classes at Artisan Masterpiece
o       Oil, Watercolor, Fresco, Stained Glass, Potters Wheel, Drawing, Mixed Media, Jewelry Design and Interior Design
o       Classes held 3rd Floor of Artisan Masterpiece
  •      19 E. Main Street
o       For more information or registration, please call 317-818-0774 or visit www.artisanmasterpiece.com

-        AUGUST 21ST – Author William Kent Krueger at The Mystery Company
o       William Kent Krueger returns to talk about and sign copies of new Cork O’Connor novel.  Author’s website: www.williamkentkrueger.com <http://www.williamkentkrueger.com/>
o       Presentation begins 7 p.m.
o       The Mystery Company
  •      233 2nd Ave. SW
o       For more information please call 705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com <http://www.themysterycompany.com/>

-        AUGUST 22nd & 23rd – Book Discussion at The Mystery Company
o       Book Discussion: The Virgin of Small Plains by Nancy Pickard
o       August 22nd at 7 p.m., August 23rd at noon
o       The Mystery Company
  •       233 2nd Ave. SW
o       For more information please call 705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com <http://www.themysterycompany.com/>

-        AUGUST 25TH – Fresh Start Family Fun Fest at Integrity Automotive
o       Afternoon of games, fun and music including a “Dunk your Mechanic” dunk-tank, all proceeds benefiting FRESH START of Indiana Transportation Fund
o       Event takes place: 1-4 p.m.
o       Integrity Automotive
  •      40 S. Range Line Road
o       For more information please call 573-0107 or visit www.integrityautomotive.net <http://www.integrityautomotive.net/>

-        AUGUST 31ST – Ladies Night at Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique
o       Showcases for designers such as Isabella Fiore, Laundry, Joseph Ribkoff and Betsey Johnson, hourly drawings for unique door prizes, food and drinks. Chocolatier Allison Noa will also be providing some of her finest chocolate samples.
o       Event takes place: 6-10 p.m.
o       Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique
  •       111 W. Main Street, Suite 120
o       For more information please call 848-2624

-        SEPTEMBER 7TH – “A Fiesta of Color” Opening Reception at Magdalena Gallery of Art
o       Featuring artist Charles Emery Ross, and wine and cheese will be served.
o       Event takes place: 6-9 p.m.
o       Magdalena Gallery of Art
  •      27 E. Main Street
o       For more information please call 844-0005 or visit www.magdalenagallery.com <http://www.magdalenagallery.com/>  or www.ceross-art.com <http://www.ceross-art.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 5TH – 5th Annual Carmel Chamber Autumn Faire
o       Sponsored by First Merchants Bank.  Open to public and businesses of Carmel.  Fall-themed food, beer and wine and chances to win more than 60 door prizes. Attendees showing their Colts pride by wearing blue & white will be entered in a special door prize for the evening.
o       Event takes place at the Mansion at Oak Hill, 5-7 p.m.
o       Admission: $10/public, $5/employee of a Chamber business
o       For more information please call 846-1049 or visit www.carmelchamber.com <http://www.carmelchamber.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 15TH – Fall Writing Classes Kick-off Event at The Mystery Company
o       Kick-off of fall festival of classes on mystery writing.  The series of programs brings together 10 published writers for a series of seven panels and classes designed to help aspiring writers.  
o       All programs take place at The Mystery Company.
  •      233 2nd Ave. SW
o       Registration through the program’s co-sponsor, The Writer’s Center of Indiana, at www.indianawriters.org <http://www.indianawriters.org/>  or 255-0710
o       For more information please visit www.themysterycompany.com/features/classes <http://www.themysterycompany.com/features/classes>

-        SEPTEMBER 15TH – Joseph Ribkoff Trunk Show at Mary & Martha’s
o       Be the first to see the new trends for fall and spring!  All of Joseph Ribkoff’s fall and spring lines will be available to look at and order before they become available in stores.
o       Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique
  •      111 W. Main Street, Suite 120
o       For more information please call 848-2624

-        SEPTEMBER 20TH & 25TH – Book Discussion at The Mystery Company
o       Discussion: Beautiful Lies by Lisa Unger
o       September 20th at noon, September 25th at 7 p.m.
o       The Mystery Company
  •       233 2nd Ave. SW
o       For more information please call 705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com <http://www.themysterycompany.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 21ST – Author Zoe Sharp at The Mystery Company
o       Zoe Sharp visits to talk about and sign copies of FIRST DROP and SECOND SHOT, two action-packed novels featuring bodyguard Charlie Fox.  Author’s website: www.zoesharp.com <http://www.zoesharp.com/>
o       Presentation begins 7 p.m.
o       The Mystery Company
  •       233 2nd Ave. SW
o       For more information please call 705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com <http://www.themysterycompany.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 22ND – Sisters in Crime Chapter Meeting at The Mystery Company
o       Speaker Kitty Smock from the Hancock County Public Library will talk about how writers should prepare for a library event.  Sisters in Crime meetings are open to all, regardless of membership in the chapter.
o       Presentation begins at noon.
o       The Mystery Company
  •       233 2nd Ave. SW
o       For more information please call 705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com <http://www.themysterycompany.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 22ND-23RD – 10TH Annual Carmel International Arts Festival
o       More than 175 artists’ booths, international food, music and entertainment.
o       September 22nd, 10am-7pm & September 23rd, 10am-5 pm
o       Taking place at Range Line Road and Main Street in the heart of the Carmel Arts & Design District
o       For more information visit www.carmelartsfestival.org <http://www.carmelartsfestival.org/>

-        SEPTEMBER 22ND-23RD – Art Sale & Event at Carmel Old Town Antique Mall
o       Huge art sale with four Hamilton  County guest artists displaying works
o       Carmel Old Town Antique Mall
  •       38 W. Main Street
o       For more information please call 566-1908 or visit www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com <http://www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 22ND – Open House at Joy of Raphael
o       Joy of Raphael Holistic Spa and Wellness  Center is celebrating their two-year anniversary with a big birthday party!  The open house offers wellness talk, free massages, free hand facials, complimentary skin care analysis, spa giveaways, free ionic foot baths, birthday presents, appetizers and drinks.
o       Open house: 1-5 p.m.
o       Joy of Raphael
  •       40 N. Range Line Road
o       Registration required via phone (317-848-2818) or online at www.joyofraphael.com <http://www.joyofraphael.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 22ND-23RD – Artist reception at WebTech One
o       Hosting artist Glenna Pleasant.  Refreshments will be served.
o       WebTech One
  •       751 N. Range Line Rd.
o       For more information please call 810-9722 or visit www.WebTechOne.com <http://www.webtechone.com/>

-        SEPTEMBER 29TH – Evan Lurie  Fine Art  Gallery Opening
o       Evan  Lurie Fine Art Gallery
  •       30 W. Main Street
o       For more information call 460-8222 or visit www.evanluriegallery.com

-        SEPTEMBER 29TH – Carmel Symphony Orchestra “Catch a Carmel Star”
o       Carmel Symphony Orchestra Season Opener featuring David Himmelheber, cello
o       Concert begins 7:30 p.m.
o       Westfield High School
  •      18250 N. Union Street, Westfield
o       For more information or to order tickets please call 844-9717 or email info@carmelsymphony.org or visit www.carmelsymphony.org <http://www.carmelsymphony.org/>


 
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