Festival Information

The  19th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival was a tremendous  success! Thanks to all who   attended and purchased art from the artists!  We look forward to seeing you this year for our 20th 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 23, 2017 → 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 24, 2017 → 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.

Come to the 20th 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 23rd & 24th!


Food vendors at the 19th Annual Festival:

Aunt Jean’s
5280 Bistro
Chao Vietnamese Street Food
Edible Arrangements
El Venezolano
Flaming Wood BBQ
Market District (pending confirmation)
Oriental Grill
Fauvergue’s  Italian Ice
Urick Concessions

Get more details on food → Food Vendor Details


NOTE: 2017 CIAF entertainment line-up will be posted as soon as possible.

ENTERTAINMENT 2016 – Market District Main Stage

Saturday September 24, 2016

9:55 – 10:00 AM ⇒ National Anthem &  Announcements

10:00 – 10:45 AM ⇒ ICCCI Chinese Dragon

11:00 – 11:45 AM  ⇒ Phil A Buster

12:15 – 1:15 PM  ⇒  Phone Club

1:45 – 3:30 PM  ⇒ Kenny Phelps

4:00 – 4:45 PM ⇒ Violet Duo

5:15 – 7:15 PM  ⇒ Dwight Lightning & the Conch City All-Stars


Sunday September 25, 2016

10:55 – 11:00 AM  ⇒  National Anthem &  Announcements

11:00 – 11:45 AM  ⇒ Minyo Dancers

12:30 – 1:30 PM  ⇒ Maple Trio

1:45 – 2:30 PM  ⇒ Circle City Steel

3:00 – 4:30 PM  ⇒ Tim Wright & Klarc Whitson


NOTE: Other acoustic artists will be playing around the festival grounds on Saturday and Sunday.


girl in purple hair creates art


ENTERTAINMENT 2016 – Festival Grounds

Saturday & Sunday September 24-25, 2016

10:45 – 11:45 AM  ⇒  NC King Court Singers “Strolling”

11:45 – 12:30 PM  ⇒ NC King Court Singers “Old West Stage”


2016 Judge

Pam Newell


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

Entertainment Chair

Steve Greenberg


James Bednarski
Jim Burrell
Bryan Ferry
Jill Gilmer
Cindy Roberts Greiner
Beth Jenneman
Jack Koning
Jon Olson
Cherie Piebes
Lynda M. Pitz
Brett Waliczek

Committee Members

John Foster
Megan McVicker
Jenn Penix
Jeff Worrell