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 Saturday, September 28 from 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday, September 29 from 11 AM – 5 PM Main Street and Rangeline Road will be lined with Artists from all over the country for the 22nd annual Carmel International Arts Festival. On Saturday night the Arts & Design District will be rocking to the music of “The Bishops.”  ART ROCKS!, the largest street party in the Art & Design District, is back from 7 PM – 10 PM.  ART ROCKS! is a free, family-friendly, community event that you will not want to miss.  Come and pick up some food from one of the great restaurants on Main Street or make a selection from one of the many food and beverage trucks that will be there for the Festival.

Check out our 2018 Artist Winners:   Artist Winners

Thank you all who attended our Festival over these years and purchased art from the Artists and food from our food vendors! Our community appreciates you! We look forward to seeing you in 2019 for our 22nd event!

By making a generous contribution, you will help to further the vital work of the Carmel International Arts Festival a 501(c)(3) organization. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Your donation go directly to support the Carmel International Arts Festival programs and services we provide in educating the community in the arts, and student scholarships.  We thank you for donating to the festival and thank you for your support of the arts!

children at the Arts Festival
Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Art ROCKS!: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019: 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 locations. Also, check out our T-shirts and Brian McFarland commissioned prints! The commissioned prints and t-shirts are available to purchase all year round at All Things Carmel located at 110 W Main St Ste 104, Carmel, IN 46032 | 317.564.8732.

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 22nd Annual Carmel International Arts Festival. Meet the artists personally, listen to diverse music, learn a new dance step, 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 Street and Rangeline Road in Carmel this September 28 and 29!


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


CIAF 2019 Main (EAST) Stage Schedule*

Saturday, Sept. 28

  • 9:55 AM: National Anthem (Daniel Tanner, Carmel High School)
  • 10 AM to 10:30 AM: ICCCI Chinese Dragon
  • 11 AM to 11:45 PM: Indiana Ballet Co.
  • 12:15 PM to 1:45 PM: Touch of Grass
  • 2:15 PM to 3:45 PM: Phone Club
  • 4:15 PM to 6:10 PM: Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All-Stars
  • 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM: ART ROCKS II! The Bishops live in concert

Sunday, Sept. 29

  • 9:55 AM: National Anthem (Daniel Tanner, Carmel High School)
  • 10 AM to 10:45 AM: Minyo Dancers
  • 11:15 AM to 12:45 PM: Kenny Phelps
  • 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM: Bone Appetite Indy
  • 3:15 PM to 4:30 PM: Tim Wright

Strollers: King Court Singers, Indianapolis Opera

*Acts, dates, times subject to change

Joyce Wozniak with our Japan sister city Kawachinagano


2018 Judges

Cory Robinson & Andrew Winship


2019 Festival Officers & Board Members

Carmel International Arts Festival 2015 board photo

Executive Director
  • Dawn Fraley
  • Joan Cimino, President
  • Jill Gilmer, Vice President
  • Rosemary Waters, Treasurer
  • Sharleen Miller, Secretary
  • James Bednarski
  • Josh Carr
  • Randall Cloe
  • Bryan Ferry
  • Rachel Ferry
  • Annie Greenberg-Schweiger
  • Steve Greenberg
  • Jon Olson
  • Gretchen Randlett
  • Cindy Roberts-Greiner
  • Ryan Smith
  • Brett Waliczek
  • Toryn White


Committee Members
  • Laura Clark
  • Sue Maki
  • Karen Tanner
  • Austin Schweiger
  • Meg Osborne
Legacy Directors
  • Jim Burrell
  • Beth Jenneman
  • Jack Koning
  • Jenn Penix
  • Lynda Pitz