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

NEWS RELEASE

Date:              October 02, 2007
Contact:         Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790

Carmel Arts & Design District October 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 month of October.  This month, two district-wide activities are planned for Carmel residents and/or visitors.  During the week of October 22nd, merchants in the Carmel Arts & Design District are designated drop-off locations for canned food and art supplies benefiting United Way of Central Indiana.  The Old Town Arts & Design District Merchants Association (OTADMA) is celebrating fall on Saturday, October 27th with bands, sidewalk sales, pumpkin painting, merchant trick-or-treating and other festive activities.  The event, taking place from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., is sponsored by the City of Carmel, Current in Carmel Publications and OTADMA.

Please see the following list of merchant 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

October Activities in Carmel Arts & Design District

  • CURRENT – Enrollment for fall/winter art classes at Artisan Masterpiece
    • Oil, Watercolor, Fresco, Stained Glass, Potters Wheel, Drawing, Mixed Media, Jewelry Design and Interior Design
    • Classes held 3rd Floor of Artisan Masterpiece
      • 19 E. Main Street
    • For more information or registration, please call 317-818-0774 or visit www.artisanmasterpiece.com
  • CURRENT –Art Exhibit at the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery
    • Featuring artwork from Forest Dale Elementary School
    • Sundays in October (7th, 14th and 21st)
    • Open daily 2-4 p.m. or by appointement – 317-844-4989
    • Open Saturday, October 27th from noon-4 p.m. for fall event
    • World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery located at 40 W. Main Street
  • CURRENT – Military Exhibit at Museum of Miniatures
    • “Military Figures and Vignettes of WWII” from George McMath and “Military Through the Ages” from Dave Shepherd
    • Wed.-Sat., 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
    • Museum of Miniatures located  at 111 E. Main Street
    • For more information, please call 317-575-9466 or visit www.museumofminiatures.org
  • NOW OPENEvan Lurie Fine Art Gallery
    • A contemporary fine art gallery representing international artists
    • Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    • Located at 30 W. Main Street
    • For more information please call 317-844-8400 or visit www.evanluriegallery.com
  • NOW OPEN – Soori Gallery
    • Showcasing paintings, bronze and acrylic sculptured works by leading American and international artists
    • Located at 258 W. Main Street
    • For more information, please call 317-843-ARTS (2787) or visit www.soorigallery.com
  • OCTOBER 2ND – Author Louise Penny at The Mystery Company
    • Louise Penny visits to talk about and sign copies of her novels STILL LIFE and A FATAL GRACE.  Author’s website: www.louisepenny.com
    • Presentation begins Tuesday, October 2nd at 7 p.m.
    • The Mystery Company is located at 233 2nd Ave. SW
    • For more information please call 317-705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com
  • OCTOBER 5TH – Free Logo Design Workshop at WebTech One
    • Bring your ideas for creating a new logo for your business and they will help you create it!
    • Event takes place Friday, October 5th from 9am-1pm
    • Please RSVP on the website at www.webtechone.com
    • WebTech One is located at 751 N. Range Line Road
    • For more information please call 317-810-9722 or visit www.webtechone.com
  • OCTOBER 7TH – Book launch party at The Mystery Company
    • Book-launch party for RACING CAN BE MURDER, an all-new anthology of stores with an Indianapolis 500 theme by members of Sisters of Crime.  For more information about the anthology, visit: www.sistersincrimeindiana.org/anthology
    • Event begins Sunday, October 7th at 2 p.m.
    • The Mystery Company is located at 233 2nd Ave. SW
    • For more information please call 317-705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com
  • OCTOBER 11th – Carmel Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Wyant Photography
    • Wyant Photography located at 240 W. Main Street
    • Event takes place Thursday, October 11th from 5-7 p.m.
    • For more information please call 317-846-1049 or visit www.carmelchamber.com
  • OCTOBER 11TH – Girls (and Guys) Night Out at Joy of Raphael
    • Free massages, Free hand facials, Complimentary skin care analysis, free Ionic footbaths, spa giveaways with appetizers and drinks. 
    • Dr. Carolyn Berghuis will be speaking on Under-active Thyroid Functioning at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    • Event takes place Thursday, October 11th from 5:30 – 9 p.m.
    • Joy of Raphael located at 40 N. Range Line Road
    • For more information or to register for the evening please call 317-848-2818 or visit www.joyofraphael.com
  • OCTOBER 11TH-14TH – Friends of Library Fall Book Sale at the Carmel Clay Public Library
    • Members Only Night: Thursday, October 11th, 6-8 p.m.
    • Open to the Public: Fri.-Sat. 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    • Bag Day: Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
      • Fill a grocery sack for only $8.00
    • For more information, please call 317-571-4292
    • Carmel Clay Public Library located at 55 4th Ave. SE
  • OCTOBER 13TH – Author Phil Dunlap at The Mystery Company
    • Phil Dunlap returns to talk about and sign copies of FATAL REVENGE, his second novel featuring Marshal Piedmont Kelly (a follow-up to DEATH OF DESERT BELLE).  Author’s website: www.phildunlap.com
    • Event takes place Saturday, October 13th at 2 p.m.
    • The Mystery Company located at 233 2nd Ave. SW
    • For more information please call 317-705-9711 or visit www.themysterycompany.com
  • OCTOBER 17TH – Free Building and Branding Your Business Workshop at WebTech One
    • Free jam packed workshop packed with tips and tricks on creating a winning branding strategy.
    • Event takes place Wednesday, October 17th from 8-10 a.m.
    • Please RSVP on the website www.webtechone.com
    • WebTech One located at 751 Range Line Rd.
  • OCTOBER 20TH – “Deal with the Dealer Day” at Carmel Old Town Antique Mall
    • Opportunity to meet several dealers to sell items or negotiate buying opportunities.  Dealers will offer free appraisals with a three-item limit.  No guns, coins, stamps or fine art.  Complimentary snacks and beverages.
    • Event takes place 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Carmel Old Town Antique Mall located at 38 W. Main Street
    • For more information please call 317-566-1908 or visit www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com
  • OCTOBER 22ND – 27TH – United Way of Indiana Can Food and Art Supply Drive in Carmel Arts & Design District
    • Participating merchants are designated drop-off locations for can food and art supplies benefiting United Way of Indiana starting Mon., Oct. 22 – Sat., Oct. 27. 
    • Drop-off bins will be located outside merchants’ stores during business hours.
    • For more information, please call 317-571-2787
  • OCTOBER 22ND – 27TH – Gift drawing at Petals & Fine Gifts
    • Donate a can food or art supply to Petals and Fine Gifts and be entered to win an exquisite fall wreath as a prize!
    • Drawing to take place on Saturday, October 27th
    • Petals and Fine Gifts located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 135
    • For more information, please call 317-844-3331
  • OCTOBER 27TH – Fall into the District Activities in Carmel Arts & Design District
    • Enjoy the Arts & Design District in a fun and festive atmosphere complete with a hay wagon, live entertainment, sidewalk sales, fall food vendors, pumpkin decorating, trick-or-treating the merchants and more! 
    • Event takes place Saturday, October 27th 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.  Children’s activities from 1-4 p.m.
    • Carmel Arts & Design District at Range Line & Main Street
    • For more information, please call 317-571-2787
  • OCTOBER 27TH – Annual Model Railroad Event at the Carmel Clay Public Library
    • See all types of operating model trains, learn about model railroading, visit the children’s department’s special display to check out books and videos on trains, and take part in interesting clinics and talk model railroading with others who enjoy this hobby.
    • Admission is free.  No registration required
    • Carmel Clay Public Library located at 55 4th Ave. SE
    • For more information, call 317-844-3363
  • OCTOBER 29TH – Free Building and Branding Your Business Workshop at WebTech One
    • Free jam packed workshop packed with tips and tricks on creating a winning branding strategy.
    • Event takes place Monday, October 29th from 2-4 p.m.
    • Please RSVP on the website www.webtechone.com
    • WebTech One located at 751 Range Line Rd.
  • BEGINNING OCTOBER 29TH – “Christmas Assistance Program” at Petals and Fine Gifts
  • Petals and Fine Gifts is a collection site for donations, canned goods and toys for the Carmel Fire Department’s “Christmas Assistance Program” to help under-privileged people in Hamilton County.
  • Petals and Fine Gifts located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 135
  • For more information please call 317-844-3331


 
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