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Press Releases + News
Save the Day — September 23rd and September 24th!
Every year people ask, “What is new at the festival?” This year is the 20th Anniversary of the Carmel International Arts Festival and we are celebrating! We are allowing more room for artists and food vendors; and on our stage, we are bringing back local favorites and inviting some new faces; there is a Facebook contest that is going on right now; and the BIG NEWS…
The Carmel International Arts Festival Committee is throwing a party! ART ROCKS! is a family friendly street party and concert from 7:30 PM – 11 PM that will take place at Main Street and South Range Line Road on Saturday, September 23rd. The Bishops will be playing all evening and there will be a multitude of food trucks, along with Sun King Brewery, and Urban Vines Winery and Vineyard. Let’s celebrate together at ART ROCKS!
The 20th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 23rd (10 AM -6 PM) and Sunday, September 24th (10 AM -5 PM) in downtown Carmel in the Arts & Design District (Main Street & Range Line Road – Carmel, IN). Admission to the Festival and parking are FREE!
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Media Contact: Lynda Pitz, Publicity Chair
20 Years of Art Celebration and Education in the Community
ART ROCKS! is a family friendly event that will be open to the community on Saturday September 23rd, 2017, 7:30 PM to 11 PM.
The event will feature music performed by The Bishops. You will feel right at home as they perform songs from your favorite artists, like: Aretha Franklin, Bruno Mars, KC & the Sunshine Band, Katy Perry, Journey, Taylor Swift, and many others!
See you at the festival!
The Carmel International Arts Festival has become a 501(c)(3)
After years of work, Dawn Fraley, Joan Cimino, Rosemary Waters, and Anne Poindexter brought home this designation in 2016… Thank you!
This new status means great things for our Festival. Our generous sponsors will enjoy a greater tax deduction based on filing status and as always, we are grateful for your continued support! As we continue to reach out to organizations in support for the Festival – ask us how this can benefit your business.
Every year we create new ways for the community to enjoy artists, music, and food. This year we are celebrating 20 years of bringing art and the love of art to Carmel. Keep updated on our events by finding us on our website, social media, and in The Current.
The 20th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival will take place on Saturday – September 23rd (10 AM – 6 PM) and Sunday – September 24th (10 AM – 5 PM) in the downtown Carmel Arts & Design District (Main Street & Rangeline Road – Carmel).
On Saturday evening join us for the ART ROCKS – Street Party from 7:30 PM – 11 PM. We will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Festival with food trucks, music (featuring The Bishops), and dancing. Admission and Parking are FREE!
State of Indiana Proclamation
The Carmel International Arts Festival celebrates 20 years working to educate and create an understanding and appreciation for the value of art in the home, the school, the community and the world.
The arts embody the lives of all residents of Indiana, throughout the United States, and globally, by evolving the creative process, intellect, provoking thought, accumulated wisdom, increasing the appreciation for beauty…
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City of Carmel Proclamation
The Carmel International Arts Festival celebrates 20 years working to educate and create an understanding and appreciation for the value of art in the home, the school, the community, and the world.
James Brainard, Mayor of the City of Carmel, Indiana proclaims the weekend of September 23-24, 2017, as CARMEL INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL CELEBRATION OF THE ARTS.
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Big Shout Out!
The City of Carmel deserves a big shout out. Every year we have assistance beginning with road closures on Friday after the school buses go through. There is overseeing the set up for safety concerns; Saturday and Sunday we have onsite police and fire department presence to keep the overall welfare and security for festival go-ers. The CIAF board has been training for emergencies and finally, for their professionalism and humor in getting us all through the festival safe and sound. Thank you all!
New Festival Highlight
This year for the first time, we are having plows at the Carmel International Arts Festival! Two plows will be delivered that Carmel High School Art Club will be painting them. One plow will have an aboriginal design of an animal painted and snow flake on the other. The entire experience will be during the festival so we can all stop by and see the progress. The plows will be used by the Carmel Street Department this winter (hopefully they won’t be needed too much!)
James Bednarski, thank you for all that you do for the Carmel International Arts Festival. James takes care of facilities which includes ice, personal comfort, and anything else that needs to be delivered, swept, or handled. Can you imagine our festival without strategically positioned restrooms? The entire experience is more fun (and comfortable). Thank you, James!
Beer and Wine Vendors Announced
New for 2016, Peace Water Winery (located in the heart of the Carmel Arts and Design District) is offering wine for purchase. If you want to know what wine to buy while you are enjoying our entertainment and artists – stop by and taste a few.
You can learn more about Peace Water Winery here: peacewaterwinery.com
Once again this year we are pleased to have Sun King Brewing Company (located in Indianapolis, Indiana) providing some of their fine selection of beverages for purchase.
Learn more about Sun King Brewery here: sunkingbrewing.com
What’s New You Ask?
Every year the board looks for new people and events to add to the Carmel International Arts Festival. This year we are bringing back your favorites and adding polish.
Also new! The Indianapolis Museum of Art is joining us.
Returning are this year are: ICCCI Chinese Dragon, Phone Club, Minyo Dancers, Kenny Phelps, Dwight Lightning and the Conch City All-Stars, plus the Maple Trio! In addition to creative activities, artist’s booths / displays, the Carmel and University High School Art Exhibit, is Free Entertainment, and FREE shuttles!
The 19th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival will take place on Saturday – September 24th (10 am-6 pm) and Sunday – September 25th (10 am-5 pm) in the downtown Carmel Arts & Design District (Main Street & Rangeline Road – Carmel). Admission & Parking are FREE!
We are proud to announce that the Carmel International Arts Festival has become a 501(c)(3).
Our status has changed and this means great things for our festival and our sponsors! Our generous contributors will enjoy a greater tax deduction, based on your filing status. We thank you all for your support!
The focus of the Carmel International Arts Festival has grown into “Educating Through the Arts” and while we remain separate entities, the festival is partnering with the Carmel Arts Council, local business owners, and our attending artists to help our community grow in their knowledge and love of art.
The Carmel International Arts Festival Committee thanks Rosemary Waters, Dawn Fraley, Joan Cimino, and Anne Poindexter for their hard work in the long process of attaining this designation.
The 19th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival will take place on Saturday – September 24th (10 am–6 pm) and Sunday – September 25th (10 am-5 pm) in the downtown Carmel Arts & Design District (Main Street & Rangeline Road – Carmel ). Admission & Parking are FREE!
Thanks to all our followers and repeat attendees for making us an entertainment value for Hamilton County visitors. See you at the festival! Like us on FaceBook and be “in the know”!