Carmel International Arts Festival

Welcome to the Seventeenth Annual Carmel International Arts Festival.
On Saturday September 27, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sunday September 28, from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM we will celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Carmel International Arts Festival. 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! We are now in our seventeenth year of holding the festival in the Arts and Design District. Best of all it is FREE!

Motor Vehicle Parking:

parking_icons1 We will have a shuttle system to and from Carmel High School during festival hours. Handicap parking is available at the PNC Bank Parking lot. Additional parking is available at the Indiana Design Center on Rangeline Road that includes underground parking.

Admission is free as always and last year we had a record breaking crowd over two days of 30,000. Both days we have booked wonderful entertainment. Along with the tempting food vendors, festival goers can sample the Arts and Design District’s outstanding restaurants and visit all the local shops. This year for children we have Young at Art stations throughout the festival. Again this year we have the very popular exhibit the Young Artist Tent, featuring the exceptional talent of our high school art students in Carmel. If you have never been to the Carmel International Arts Festival, now is the time to come visit. This is a festival renowned for diverse artistic styles! Truly an unforgettable experience for the whole family. We look forward to seeing you again this year!

• • • Winners for 2013 • • •

The Best of Show for 2013 : Mary Lou Hess – 2D

1st Place : Scott Hartley – Watercolor

2nd Place : Harry & BJ Mackie – Jewelry 3rd Place : David Frohbieter – 2D

Mayors Award :  Larry Agnello – Sculpture

Best of Media

Jacqueline Gnott – Watercolor
Christine Davis – Ceramics
Elizabeth Kenny – 2D
Deborah Fehrenbach – Jewelry
Bill and Karen Weiss – Glass
Joe Vondersaar – Photography
JD Nolan – Photography
Ken Swanson – 2D
John Mishler – Sculpture
Sandi Finney – Ceramics

Honorable Mention

Michael J. Weber – Watercolor
Mike Taylor – Ceramics
Don Bodenberg – Jewelry
Lindsey Tull – Oil/Acrylic
Robert Hoshaw – Wood
Dan Neil Barnes – Glass
Kathleen Gray Farthing – Oil
Sylvia Grey – 3D