Festival Information

Our 21st 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 September 28-29, 2019, we celebrate our 22nd anniversary of the Carmel International Arts Festival. 2019 will bring back ART ROCKS! on Saturday. Our evening street party, art and music celebration that was a very big hit in years past. This is a family friendly event  open to the public.

Check out our 2018 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 2019 for our 22nd 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, Sept. 22, 2018: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Art ROCKS!: 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 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 northeast corner of Main and the Monon Trail.

Come to the 21st 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 22nd & 23rd!


Food vendors at the 21st Annual Festival:

  • Urick Concession
  • Oriental Grill
  • Flaming Wood BBQ
  • Aunt Jeans Kettle Korn
  • Fauvergue’s Italian Ice
  • Georgia’s Kitchen
  • Lion’s Club
  • Ahtti Korean Munchies
  • Dr. Vegetable
  • Papageorges Greek Gyros
  • Mission Coffee
  • White Claw
  • Sun King Brewery
  • Heagy Winery



NOTE: 2018 performers and times subject to change.

Saturday, Sep. 22

Range Line Stage

9:55 ⇒ National Anthem by Georgia Ferry (Carmel High School)

10:00 – 10:30 AM ⇒ ICCCI Chinese Dragon

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM ⇒ Airstream Betty

1 – 2:30 PM ⇒ An Innocent Band

3 – 3:45 PM ⇒ Indiana Ballet Co.

4:15 – 6:15 PM ⇒ Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All-Stars

7:30 – 10:30 PM ⇒ ART ROCKS II! The Wright Brothers live in concert


Saturday, Sep. 22

West Stage

9:55 AM ⇒ National Anthem

10 to 10:45 AM ⇒ Jan Aldridge Clark w/ Michael Beck

11 to 11:45 AM ⇒ Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dance Lesson

12 PM to 12:45 PM ⇒ Mike Kessler w/ Michael Beck

1 to 1:45 PM ⇒ Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dance Lesson

2 to 2:45 PM ⇒ Actor’s Theatre of Indiana

3 to 3:45 PM ⇒ School of Rock

4 to 4:45 PM ⇒ Ballet Theatre of Carmel

5 to 5:45 PM ⇒ Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dance Lesson


Sunday, Sep. 23

Range Line Stage

10:55 AM ⇒ National Anthem (Georgia Ferry, Carmel High School)

11 to 11:45 AM ⇒ Minyo Dancers

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM ⇒ Phone Club

1:45 to 3 PM ⇒ Kenny Phelps

3:15 to 4:30 PM ⇒ Tim Wright


Sunday, Sep. 23

West Stage

9:55 AM ⇒ National Anthem

10 to 10:45 AM ⇒ Patrick Wright

11 to 11:45 AM ⇒ Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dance Lesson

12 PM to 12:45 PM ⇒ The Maple Trio

1 to 1:45 PM ⇒ Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dance Lesson

2 to 2:45 PM ⇒ White River Celtica

3 to 3:45 PM⇒ Ted Yoder

4 to 4:45 PM ⇒ Fred Astaire Dance Studio – Dance Lesson


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
Beth Jenneman
Jon Olson
Brett Waliczek

Committee Members

Annie Greenberg-Schweiger
Laura Clark
Sue Maki
Jenn Penix
Ryan Smith

Legacy Directors

James Burrell
Jack Koning
Lynda M. Pitz