Festival Info

Festival Information

Little girl cheering on the Band
Saturday, September 26, 2015 → 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 → 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: Carmel Arts and Design District
at Main St & Rangeline Road
Carmel, Indiana

Stop by our Information Booth during the festival to locate your favorite artist, and food vendor spots.


Learn about local restaurants → Carmel Restaurants

Motor Vehicle Parking:

parking and handicap iconsWe 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.

Bicycle Parking:bicycle parking icon

Bicycle Parking is available in our “Pedal to the Arts” located at the southwest corner of Main and the Monon Trail.

Entertainment last year

New to our festival last year was Kenny Phelps who has played with Monika Herzig and Rob Dixon (both favorites at Jazz on the Monon) and Twisted Gold!

We had a variety of entertainment scheduled for the festival including returning favorites: The Maple Trio (smooth jazz), The Tides Band (rock & fusion), Rushingwind & The Native Groove (native flute), Jimmy the Doorman (rock), Barometer Soup (rock) the Minyo Dancers and Indianapolis Ballet Conservatory … so many more.

Our young artists included returning King Court Singers (from North Central) and for the first time at our festival the Indy Jazz Futures appeared!

According to Festival Chair, Rosemary Waters, “International entertainment is a key part of the Carmel Arts Festival. We want to promote performing arts along with exhibits & booths from our juried artists.” This year’s festival promises to offer the pounding beat of rock, the cool jazz, and exciting dance performances against the backdrop of exceptional artists and dining options in the Carmel Arts and Design District Restaurants.

The finalized schedule for both stages for 2015 will be appear on the Carmel International Arts Festival website and we will post updates on FaceBook so Like our page and be in the know!

Come to the 18th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival. Meet the artists personally, listen to diverse music on two stages, and have lunch at one of the Carmel Art’s and Design District’s many restaurants. The festival is FREE so walk, ride or pedal but make sure to be at the corner of Main and Rangeline Road in Carmel this September 26 & 27th!

We will post the 2015 CIAF entertainment line-up very soon!

ENTERTAINMENT 2014 – Rangeline Stage

Saturday September 27, 2014

10:00 – 10:10 AM ⇒ Miki Schweiger – Star Spangled Banner & Announcements

10:10 – 11:00 AM ⇒ Kenny Phelps

11:20 – 12:25 PM ⇒ Rushingwind & The Native Grove

12:45 – 1:45 PM   ⇒ First Impression

2:05 – 3:05 PM    ⇒ Phone Club

3:25 – 4:30 PM    ⇒ An Innocent Band

5:00 – 7:00 PM    ⇒ Barameter Soup

Sunday September 28, 2014

11:00 – 11:10 AM  ⇒ Miki Schweiger – Star Spangled Banner & Announcements

11:10 – 12:00 PM  ⇒ Indiana Ballet Conservatory

12:20 – 1:25 PM   ⇒ Minyo Dancers

1:45 – 2:45 PM     ⇒ Jimmy the Doorman

3:05 – 4:25 PM    ⇒ The Tides

girl in purple hair creates art

ENTERTAINMENT 2014 – Third & Main Street Stage

Saturday September 27, 2014

10:00 – 10:10 AM  ⇒ Star Spangled Banner & Announcements

10:00 – 11:00 AM  ⇒ Gus Moon

11:20 – 12:25 PM  ⇒ Janese Truver

12:45 – 1:45 PM   ⇒ King Court Singers

2:05 – 3:05 PM    ⇒  Tommy Baldwin Trio

3:25 – 5:00 PM   ⇒ Twisted Gold

Sunday September 28, 2014

11:00 – 11:10 AM  ⇒ Star Spangled Banner & Announcements

11:10 – 12:00 PM  ⇒ Indy Jazz Futures

12:20 – 1:25 PM   ⇒ The Maple Trio

1:45 – 2:45 PM    ⇒ Indy Jazz Futures

3:05 – 4:25 PM   ⇒ Ennis Clare

2014 Judge

We are pleased to announce our 2014 Judge.  James Hubbard will be judging the Artists this year.
Please check out his website for his biography and information:  jhubbardprints.net



2015 Festival Officers & Board Members


Dawn Fraley, President
Rosemary Waters, Executive Director
Joan Cimino, Vice President
Gary Frey, Vice President of Operations

Entertainment Chair

Steve Greenberg




Sandy Barretto
Jim Burrell
Joyce Burrell
Bryan Ferry
Lee Goodman
Steve Greenberg
Cindy Roberts Greiner
Melisa Keiser
Dee Kerber
Jack Koning
Keitha Libman
Sharleen Miller
Allie Missler
Tom Missler
Janelle Morrison
Jon Olson
Lynda Pitz
Jeff Worrell
Jill Zaniker