March Gallery Walk in Carmel

Carmel Arts & Design District

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at the IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk in the Carmel Arts & Design District on March 12th

Carmel, IN – Wine and dine at one of the District restaurants, browse the new and exciting exhibits at 10 District galleries and explore all the unique things the District has to offer during the IU Health North Hospital Second Saturday Gallery Walk on Saturday, March 12, 2016 from 5-9 p.m.

Join us for our special events for St. Patrick’s Day in the Arts and Design District:

  • Irish Poetry and Storytelling by Rosaleen Crowley beginning at 5:15, 6:15 and 7:15 p.m. at Peace Water Winery (37 W. Main St.)
  • Irish Music Entertainment by harpist Jan Aldridge-Clark at Inspire Studio Gallery (111 W. Main St., Suite 120)

Featured artists and exhibits during the March Gallery Walk include:

  • Magdalena and Jerry Points Gallery (27 E. Main St.). Our exhibit for the March Gallery Walk will feature very creative works from four artists.  One of our young artists, Kristy Hughes, is a Stutz Scholarship Winner and will be showing two new works. Her larger works of art include a limited palette of color selection and a thorough understanding of design.  Another addition to our March exhibition will be April Willy.  April was featured in an Eye on Art exhibition last year and is always a favorite among Carmel gallery visitors.  William Denton Ray, our big seller for the December Exhibition, returns with his mixed media and whimsical art. Living in Indianapolis, his art ranges from wood sculpture, digital drawings, mixed media paintings and illustrations.  William works from his studio at the Harrison Center for the Arts. While his work is whimsical there are underlying tones and references to various cultures including Indian, Polynesian, Aztec and more. Jerry Points, Partner and Curator of the gallery, will show several new works including two smaller abstract paintings. The two works are part of an exploration for larger paintings Points plans for this year.
  • Spring has come to the ArtSplash Gallery (111 W. Main St., Suite 140). Enjoy their new exhibit “Wind and Flowers – The Art of Spring.” Indiana glass artist Ben Johnson’s exhibit continues at the gallery.  Johnson’s artwork has been shown in venues across the US and he’s received best in show awards in Indiana, Ohio, Louisiana, Florida and Arizona.

  • Soori Gallery (33 E. Main St.) is celebrating “Persian New Year” and spring with an exhibition of Boehm Porcelain Flowers.  Persian New Year starts the first day of spring and lasts 13 days.
  • CCA Gallery (111 W. Main St., Suite 135) features the beautiful and varied pottery of Ingrid Craft of Coal Creek Clay. Join Ingrid at her opening reception on Saturday from 4 – 8 p.m.

  • Inspire Studio & Gallery (111 W. Main St., Suite 120) presents new art to warm your soul featuring works by Randall Scott Harden, Lindsey Tull, Catherine Bauder, Bob Meyers, Rodney Reveal and Sean Gray.  Beautiful paintings by these artists will take you from farms, fields and lake country to the ocean’s edge with pelicans and beaches.
  • The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (40 W. Main St.) features mosaic artwork by students from Smoky Row Elementary.  These 4th and 5th grade students explored the art forms of “zentangles” and “zendalas,” resulting in many interesting creations.  The Carmel Art Council’s Gallery Annex (within the gallery at 40 W. Main St.) features new student art from Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle Schools and the Carmel High School Life Skills Art Class.

  • Hoosier Salon (22 N. Range Line Rd.) presents the work of Indiana painters Roy Boswell, Matt Katz and Wyatt LeGrand as part of an exhibition called Warmer Days.  Visit the gallery to celebrate the impending warmer seasons and draw yourself out of hibernation.  The exhibit continues through April 23rd.

  • The Great Frame Up Carmel (1st St. SW). Please join them for a beautiful exhibit showing local watercolor artist Dave Smith.

  • Silver in the City (111 W. Main Street, Suite 150) features new jewelry designs from J & I Jewelry Studio, including an amazonite collection and their new men’s collection.  J & I Jewelry is designed by Ian Gibson and completely handmade in his Philadelphia studio.

Additional activities taking place during the March Gallery Walk include:

  • Free caricatures by Kim Custom Eyes Design, Face painting by Aly Oop (by Auntie Em’s Frozen Custard & Cupcakes 111 W. Main St., Suite 130)
  • Be a part of the Scavenger Hunt that will lead you to find select pieces of art in each of the participating galleries and businesses. Begin the hunt at the ArtSplash Gallery (111 W. Main St., Suite 140). Follow the clues through the District and then turn in your completed clue sheet to receive a charm. Collect a different charm at each Gallery Walk throughout the year to complete a whole charm bracelet by the end of the year. Your completed clue sheet will also enter you for a chance to win one of the following prizes:
  • T-shirts and two $25 gift certificates from Muldoons ($50+ value)
  • Mosaic class by Mosaics and Wine ($55 value)
  • Original photo matted and framed by Marie Reamer Fine Art of ArtSplash Gallery ($250 value)
  • Two tickets to the Carmel Symphony at The Palladium ($50 value)
  • Dance lessons from Darren’s Ballroom Dance ($210 value)
  • Beleek Irish porcelain ($55 value)
  • Porcelain Irish trinket box ($20 value)
  • Two children’s art/toy gift basket ($30 value each)
  • Woman’s Bath and Body Works gift basket ($55 value)

A map of the gallery locations and more information about the IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk activities can be found at www.CarmelArtsAndDesign.com.

Public parking is available in the Carmel Lions Club lot (141 E. Main St.), Sophia Square parking garage (entrance off of 1st Ave NW), Indiana Design Center parking garage (200 S. Range Line Rd.) or available on-street public parking. The Arts & Design District parking map may be downloaded at http://www.carmelartsanddesign.com/images/Carmel_District_ParkingMap.pdf.

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The Carmel Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s premier arts and design destination. Home to more than 200 businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, antique dealers, design showrooms, boutiques, and creative service providers, the Carmel Arts & Design District promises to stimulate the senses. The Indiana Design Center is housed in the Carmel Arts & Design District. In addition, hundreds have taken advantage of the wide variety of housing opportunities and call the Carmel Arts & Design District home.