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

NEWS RELEASE

Date:              February 15, 2008
Contact:         Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790

March Events in the 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 Arts & Design District on Saturdays can sample tasty treats from Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market while ordering delicious steaks or seafood for dinner, deal directly with antique dealers at the Carmel Old Town Antique Mall, learn about newly released mystery novels from the authors who wrote them at The Mystery Company or receive free massages and register for spa give-aways at the Joy of Raphael Holistic Spa and Wellness Center.  Don’t forget to visit the Old Town Tavern or Muldoons to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green beer a visit from authentic bagpipers!  Please see the following list of merchant events and activities taking place in the District during the month of March.

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

March Activities in Carmel Arts & Design District

  • CURRENT – Enrollment for March, April & May art classes at Artisan Masterpiece Now Open
    • Class offerings are available for both adults and children including Oil, Watercolor, Pastels, Stained Glass, Potters Wheel, Basic Drawing Fundamentals and Basic Painting Fundamentals
    • 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 – Grosser & Co. Master Jeweler Now Open in New Location!
    • You are invited to Grosser & Company’s new location in the Arts & Design District!  Mark Grosser, Master Jeweler, will feature his hand-made fine jewelry in the studio during the month of March.  March also offers free jewelry cleaning and inspections.
    • New address is 1 S. Range Line Road, Suite 310.  Parking and elevators in rear.
    • Hours are: Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.  Outside appointments available as well.
    • For more information, please call 317-663-7000 or visit www.grosserandcompany.com
  • CURRENT – “Two Sisters’ Collections” at the Museum of Miniature Houses
    • “Two Sisters’ Collections” contains handcrafted miniatures of Emma Rogers and the collected dolls of Rose Chevrolet.  The Rogers’ displays are room boxes ranging from elegant bathrooms to formal living and dining rooms and feature two glamorous sets of wedding gowns.  The Chevrolet dolls are baby dolls from the Madam Alexander collection.
    • Exhibit runs from through Sunday, May 25
    • Museum of Miniature Houses is located at 111 E. Main Street
    • For more information, please call 317-575-9466 or visit www.museumofminiatures.org
  • FIRST WEEKEND IN MARCH – Girl Scout Cookie Sale
    • February 29th is the first day Girl Scout cookies are on sale for 2008!  Girl Scout Troupe #1887 will be selling boxes from a cookie booth located in the breezeway of the Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments (OTOTMLA) located at 111 W. Main Street.  The breezeway is located between the OTOTMLA Office and Lucky Lou Boutique.  Box of cookies is $3.50 each.
    • Booth will be present Friday, Feb. 29th from 6-8 p.m. and Saturday, Mar. 1st from noon-3 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.
  • FIRST THREE WEEKENDS IN MARCH – Carmel Community Players presents Art by Yasmina Reza
    • Art is directed by Ken Klingenmeier and stars Daniel Shock, Larry Adams and Earl Campbell Jr.
    • February 29-March 2, March 7-9, and March 14-16
    • Carmel Community Players theatre is located at 15 First Ave. NE
    • Please call 317-815-9387 for reservations or visit www.carmelplayers.org
  • BEGINNING MARCH 1ST – “Sampling Saturdays” at Joe’s Butcher Shop
    • Every Saturday in March, stop by Joe’s Butcher Shop and Fish Market to sample one of the exquisite tasty treats offered from the store.
    • Sampling begins at 11:30 a.m. and lasts until samples are gone.
    • Joe’s Butcher Shop is located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 110
    • For more information, visit www.joesbutchershop.com or call 846-8877
  • BEGINNING MARCH 1ST – “The Coming of Spring – Floral Expressions Exhibit” at the Blue Egg Gallery
    • Blue Egg Gallery exhibits works of art by Indiana artists.
    • Blue Egg Gallery is located at 430 N. Range Line Road
    • Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
    • Please call 536-4696 for more information.
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  • MARCH 1ST – 31ST  – Art of the Holocaust at the Carmel Clay Public Library
    • Visit the Main Lobby of the Carmel Clay Public Library to view a special exhibit from the Center for Holocaust and Humanity Education in Cincinnati, OH.
    • Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE
    • Now open until 7 p.m. on Fridays
    • For more information, please call 317-814-3900 or visit www.carmel.lib.in.us
  • MARCH 1ST  – Traveler’s Dream at Carmel Clay Public Library
    • An evening of traditional Celtic and early American music.  Registration not required.
    • Event takes place Saturday, March 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Program Room
    • Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE
    • For more information please call the Audiovisual desk at 571-4281
  • MARCH 1ST – Storyteller Heather Forest at the Carmel Clay Public Library
    • Award-winning recording artist and author Heather Forest has toured for thirty years, delighting audiences with her unique minstrel style of storytelling that blends original music, folk guitar, poetry, prose and the sung and spoken word.  This program is co-sponsored by Storytelling Arts of Indiana.
    • Event takes place Saturday, March 1 at 10 a.m. in the Program Room.  Free tickets are required and will be available beginning Saturday, February 23 at the Children’s & Youth Services desk.
    • Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE
    • For more information, call 844-3363
  • MARCH 6TH – “Design After Hours” at Artichoke Design Studio
    • Artichoke Designs is hosting “Design After Hours,” a complimentary one-hour individual in-studio consultation with a designer.  Light hors d’oeuvres will be served.  Reservations required.
    • Event takes place first Thursday of the month through June, 6-8 p.m.
    • Artichoke Design Studio located at 240 W. Main Street
    • To set up an appointment, please call 317-571-8087.
  • MARCH 6TH - Carmel Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast
    • Event takes place Thursday, Mar. 6, 4:30 – 6 p.m. at the Prairie View Golf Club (This is an afternoon event)
    • Cost is $10 for members, $20 for non-members.  Reservations are required.
    • Please call 846-1049 or visit www.carmelchamber.com to make a reservation.
  • MARCH 8TH – “Deal with the Dealer Day” at Carmel Old Town Antique Mall
    • Complimentary snacks offered and a chance to meet directly with the Dealers in their shops.  Visitors can also receive free appraisals of their items with a three item limit (no guns, stamps, coins or fine art please).
    • Event takes place Saturday, March 8 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    • Carmel Old Town Antique Mall located at 38 W. Main Street
    • For more information, please call 566-1908 or visit  www.carmeloldtownantiquemall.com
  • MARCH 8TH – Hoosier author Phil Dunlap at The Mystery Company
    • Hoosier author and Indianapolis Star correspondent, Phil Dunlap, will appear in support of his latest novel, “Blood on the Rimrock,” his third book in the U.S. Marshall Piedmont Kelly series.
    • Event takes place Saturday, March 8th at 2 p.m.
    • The Mystery Company is located at 233 2nd Ave. SW
    • The event is free to the public.  For more information, please call 705-9711 or toll-free at (800) 643-6737.
  • MARCH 11TH – Carmel Chamber of Commerce “Arrows” Gathering
    • Event takes place Tuesday, March 11 from 5-7 p.m. at the Hampton Inn
    • Open to Chamber members & guests, 40 years and below.
    • Call 846-1049 to make a reservation.  No fee to attend.
  • MARCH 12TH – Author Reed Farrel Coleman at The Mystery Company
    • A previous winner of the prestigious Edgar Award, New York City author Reed Farrel Coleman is the author of the noted “Moe Prager Mysteries” and the “Dylan Klein” series.  He is appearing in support of his latest “Moe Prager” novel: “Empty Ever After.”
    • Event takes place Wednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.
    • The Mystery Company is located at 233 2nd Ave. SW
    • The event is free to the public.  For more information, please call 705-9711 or toll-free at (800) 643-6737.
  • MARCH 12TH – Carmel Chamber of Commerce Monthly Luncheon
    • Event takes place Wednesday, March 12 from noon – 1:30 p.m. at the Bridgewater Club (3535 E. 161st Street)
    • Cost is $15 for members, $25 for guests & walk-ins.
    • Reservations required by Monday, March 10.  Please call 846-1049 or visit www.carmelchamber.com
  • MARCH 13TH – 14TH – Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique at “Simply She” Event
    • Don’t miss the opening night Retro Fashion Show at “Simply She,” with fashions provided by Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique.  “Simply She” is a premier event showcasing the hottest trends in fashion, beauty, cuisine, décor and wellness.
    • Event takes place Thursday, March 13 & Friday March 14, 5-9 p.m. nightly
    • Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.
    • For more information, please visit www.simplysheaffair.com
  • MARCH 13TH – 14TH – Lucky Lou Boutique at “Simply She” Event
    • Don’t miss chances to browse the Lucky Lou Boutique booth selling the newest fashion and gifts at the “Simply She” event!
    • Event takes place Thursday, March 13 & Friday March 14, 5-9 p.m. nightly
    • Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door.  Tickets can be purchased at Lucky Lou Boutique in Carmel (111 W. Main Street) or in Fishers (8962 E. 97th St.).  Tickets on sale starting Monday, February 25th.
    • For more information, please visit www.simplysheaffair.com
  • MARCH 14TH – Flower Fun at the Carmel Clay Public Library
    • Come view Miss Rumphius on the big screen and create a fun flower craft.
    • Event takes place Friday, March 14, 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. in the Storytime Room
    • Registration is required and begins Friday, March 7 either in person or by calling the Children’s & Youth Services desk at 844-3363
    • Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE
  • MARCH 15TH – Carmel Symphony Orchestra presents “Bernstein & Webber: Broadway Hits”
    • Not just any night at the symphony!  Enjoy music from West Side Story, Cats, Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera and more!
    • Concert takes place Saturday, March 15, 7:30 p.m. at Westfield High School (18250 N. Union Street, Westfield)
    • Ticket prices are $20/adults, $15/seniors (65 & older), and $5/ students (high school – college).  Younger students and children are FREE.
    • Reserve tickets by phone at 844-9717.  Please order by NOON day of concert.  Tickets may be available at the door.  Please reserve tickets for children getting in free.
  • MARCH 17TH – St. Patrick’s Day at Muldoons
    • Join your friends at the oldest Irish bar in Carmel for authentic corned beef and cabbage and a bagpiper!  There will also be fun festivities and give-aways!
    • Muldoons located at 111 W. Main Street, Suite 100
    • Please call 571-1116 for more information.
  • MARCH 17TH – St. Patrick’s Day at the Old Town Tavern
    • Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with green beer and authentic bagpipers!
    • Old Town Tavern located at 29 W. Main Street
    • For more information, call 846-5545
  • MARCH 27TH – Spa Open House at Joy of Raphael
    • Experience the Joy!  Enjoy complimentary massage, skin care analysis, hand “facials,” ionic foot baths, body fat analysis, refreshments.  Enter to win fabulous spa give-a-ways!
    • Dr. Carolyn will be presenting “Hormones Making You Crazy? Learn How You Can be You Again With Natural Therapies” (5:30 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.) and “Toxic Chemicals in Your Home: Are They making You Fat & Sick?” (6:45 p.m.)
      • Reservations for talks is required, seating is limited
    • Joy of Raphael is located at 40 N. Range Line Rd.
    • For more information, please call 848-2818 or visit www.JoyofRaphael.com
  • MARCH 27TH – “Altered Books: What Are They?” at the Carmel Clay Public Library
    • An altered book is any book, old or new, that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art.  Liza Hyatt will talk about the history of this new art form and the materials that can be used in transforming a book into art.
    • Event takes place Thursday, March 27 at 7 p.m. in the Program Room
    • For more information, please call the Readers’ Advisory desk at 814-3987
    • Carmel Clay Public Library is located at 55 4th Ave. SE
  • MARCH 28TH – Media Relations Panel at the Hamilton County Convention and Visitors Bureau (HCCVB)
    • Ever wonder why the people who are already well known seem to get all the publicity?  Join the Media Relations Panel workshop and learn ways to increase the visibility of your work in the media.  This event is free to attend.
    • Event takes place Friday, March 28 from 2:00-3:30 p.m.
    • HCCVB is located at 37 E. Main Street
To reserve a spot, please call 848-3181 x. 100 or email sslavens@hamiltoncountytowns.com
 
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