Festival Information

Our twentieth Annual Carmel International Arts Festival was a fantastic success! Besides all the extremely talented artists, delicious food, children activities, and various vendors, we were proud to present ART ROCKS!

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. 2018 will bring back, ART ROCKS! on Saturday. Our evening street party, art and music celebration that was a very big hit in 2017. This is a family friendly event  open to the public.

Check out our 2017 Artist Winners :   Artist Winners

Thank you all who attended our festival over these years and purchased art from the artists, our food vendors, and product  vendors!  Our community appreciates you! We look forward to seeing you in 2018 for our 21st event!

The IRS has granted the Carmel International Arts Festival 501(c)(3) Charitable status. This enables our Art Festival to receive fully tax deductible donations from individuals and businesses who share their commitment to education in the arts.  Please consider a donation to the festival and thank you for your support of the arts!

children at the Arts Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2018 → 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Art Rocks! → 7:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 23, 2018 → 11:00 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. Also check out  our T-shirts for sale!

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.

Additional parking is available at the Indiana Design Center on Rangeline Road which 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.

Come to the 20th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival. Meet the  artists personally, listen to diverse music, 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 23rd & 24th!


Food vendors at the 20th Annual Festival:

Aunt Jean’s
Fauvergue’s  Italian Ice
Flaming Wood BBQ
Great Crab Cakes
Guacamole & More
K&M Concessions
Market District 
Oriental Grill
Papageorges Greek Gyros
Urick Concessions

2017 Food Vendor menus → Food Vendor Menus


ENTERTAINMENT 2017 – Main Stage

NOTE: 2017 performers and times subject to change.


Saturday September 23, 2017

9:55 – 10:00 AM ⇒ National Anthem by Georgia Ferry (Carmel High School)

10:00 – 10:40 AM ⇒ ICCCI Chinese Dragon

11:00 – 11:45 AM  ⇒ The Jennerators

12:15 – 1:00 PM  ⇒  Phil-A-Buster

1:30 – 3:00 PM  ⇒ Kenny Phelps

3:30 – 4:45 PM ⇒ Airstream Betty

5:15 – 6:45 PM  ⇒ Dwight Lightning & the Conch City All-Stars

7:30 – 11:00 PM ⇒ ART ROCKS! The Bishops live in concert


Sunday September 24, 2017

10:55 – 11:00 AM  ⇒  National Anthem by Georgia Ferry (Carmel High School)

11:00 – 11:45 AM  ⇒ Minyo Dancers

12:15 – 1:15 PM  ⇒ Maple Trio

1:30 – 2:30 PM  ⇒ Phone Club

3:00 – 4:30 PM  ⇒ Tim Wright



Joyce Wozniak with our Japan sister city Kawachinagano


2017 Judges

Cory Robinson & Andrew Winship


2017 Festival Officers & Board Members

Carmel International Arts Festival 2015 board photo


Dawn Fraley, President
Rosemary Waters, Executive Director
Joan Cimino, Vice President
Sharleen Miller, Secretary/Volunteers


James Bednarski
Bryan Ferry
Jill Gilmer
Steve Greenberg
Cindy Roberts Greiner
Beth Jenneman
Jon Olson
Cherie Piebes
Brett Waliczek

Committee Members

Annie Greenberg-Schweiger
Sue Maki
Jenn Penix

Legacy Directors

James Burrell
Jack Koning
Lynda M. Pitz