Carmel International Arts Festival
Welcome to the Twenty First Annual Carmel International Arts Festival.
On Saturday September 22, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sunday September 23, from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM we celebrate our 21st anniversary of the Carmel International Arts Festival. Once again 2018 will bring, ART ROCKS! on Saturday. Our evening street party, art and music celebration that was a big hit in 2017. This is a family friendly event open to the public.
We have grown considerably from that first year around Carmel City Square. There will be over 130 juried artists exhibiting in watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery and more! See you at the festival and ART ROCKS!
Motor Vehicle Parking:
We will have a shuttle system to and from Carmel High School during festival hours.
Additional parking is available at the Indiana Design Center on Rangeline Road which includes underground parking.
Bicycle Parking is available in our “Pedal to the Arts” located at the northeast corner of Main and the Monon Trail.
We Need Volunteers!
Sign up to be a volunteer today. Volunteers are the backbone of the Carmel International Arts Festival and the difference between a good volunteer program and a great one is that the volunteers have a wonderful time while they are working for the event. A team of almost 150 people are needed to produce the Carmel International Arts Festival each year. Your help is welcome and greatly appreciated. The Festival’s mission is to provide access to a broad array of arts experiences to educate, inspire and involve audiences toward a heightened appreciation of the arts.
- The Best of Show – Anthony Slichenmyer
- 1st Place – Taylor Mazer
- 2nd Place – Kirk Miller
- 3rd Place – Joel Pinkerton
- Mayor’s Award – Taylor Mazer
Best in Media
- Cliff Matyszczyk
- JD Davison
- Sharon & Jessica Bussert
- Alan Sievers
- Joel Fremion
- Lisa Berry
- Deborah Link
- Neil Lemarly
- Guiteau Lanove
- Lou Hii
- Brad Devlin
- Mark Waninger
- Dawn Middleton
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!