Carmel International Arts Festival

Welcome to the 22nd Annual Carmel International Arts Festival.
On Saturday, September 28 from 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday, September 29 from 11 AM – 5 PM Main Street and Rangeline Road will be lined with Artists from all over the country for the 22nd annual Carmel International Arts Festival. On Saturday night the Arts & Design District will be rocking to the music of “The Bishops.”  ART ROCKS!, the largest street party in the Art & Design District, is back from 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM.  ART ROCKS! is a free, family-friendly, community event that you will not want to miss.  Come and pick up some food from one of the great restaurants on Main Street or make a selection from one of the many food and beverage trucks at the Festival.

The Festival has grown considerably from that first year around Carmel City Square. In 2019 there will be over 130 juried artists exhibiting in 2D, 3D, Ceramics, Fiber, Glass, Jewelry, Painting, Photography, and Wood.  We look forward to welcoming you to the Festival and seeing you at ART ROCKS!



How To Get To The Festival

So many options. You can walk, ride your bike, take UBER, fly in your jet pack, or drive.

The Festival is located in the Arts & Design District; on Main Street from 1st Avenue NW to 3rd Ave NW. and Rangeline Road from 1st Street NW to 3rd Street SW; in Old Town Carmel, Indiana. For more detailed information on directions to the Festival and parking options check out our Maps and Directions page.

For a Google Maps location, plugin 10 W Main St. Carmel, IN 46032.


We Need Volunteers!

If you want to sign up to be a volunteer for a minimum 2-hour shift during the weekend of the Festival, we need your help. Volunteers are the backbone of the Carmel International Arts Festival and the difference between an excellent volunteer program, and a great one is that the volunteers have a wonderful time while they are working for the event. It takes a “village” to produce the Carmel International Arts Festival each year. Your help is welcome and greatly appreciated. By volunteering YOU are helping the Festival carry out its mission to educate, expose, and provide access to the community all forms of art while generating a heightened appreciation of the arts.


Volunteer Sign Up


2018 Winners

  • The Best of Show – Anthony Slichenmyer, 3D
  • 1st Place – Taylor Mazer, 2D
  • 2nd Place – Kirk Miller, Glass
  • 3rd Place – Joel Pinkerton, 3D
  • Mayor’s Award – Taylor Mazer, 2D


Best in Media

  • Judy DeGan, Ceramics
  • Cliff Matyszczyk, 2D
  • JD Davison, Jewelry
  • Sharon & Jessica Bussert, Photography
  • Alan Sievers, Glass
  • Joel Fremion, 2D
  • Lisa Berry, Fiber
  • Deborah Link, Painting
  • Neil Kenmarly, Wood


Honorable Mention

  • Elaine Lanoue, Painting
  • Guiteau Lanoue, 2D
  • Lou Hii, 2D
  • Brad Devlin, 2D
  • Mark Waninger, Wood
  • Dawn Middleton, Jewelry


High School Division Winners

  • The Rosemary Waters Excellence in Arts Award Lynn Xiong “Alice” Color Pencil
  • The Doreen Squire Ficara Carmel Arts Council Award Ananta Pant “Metamorphosis” ceramic
  • Best of Show Carmel High School
    • Katie Phan “Ghost Acrylic”
    • Zoe Horn “Vibrant Tranquility”
  • Best of Show University High School
    • Siyu Zhong Water color Portrait
    • Zhining Ding “Oil Painting/Self Portrait”


Thank You to Our Sponsors!


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