CARMEL ARTS & DESIGN DISTRICT

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the IU Health North Hospital Gallery Walk


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, February 11, 2017 from 5-9 p.m.

Free trolley rides will take place in the District from 5 – 9 p.m. Pickup will be at the PNC Bank Parking Lot (21 N. Range Line Rd.) and Bub’s Burgers (210 W. Main St.). Please note trolley rides are on a first come, first served basis.

The first 300 visitors throughout the galleries will receive a free rose, available in each gallery.

Additional featured artists and exhibits during the February Gallery Walk include:

  • Inspire Studio & Gallery is hosting a Student Art Show during the month of February.  It consists of 20 paintings by students from the Monday painting class led by instructor Randall Scott Harden.
  • Carmel Arts Council Children’s Art Gallery West Clay Elementary, the Carmel-Clay Middle Schools and Carmel High School. Our Community Art exhibit will feature student art from Kawachinagano, Japan (Carmel’s Sister City.)
  • CCA Gallery’s February Feature Gallery show is called “Art Squared” featuring original art by many of our member artists – all 12″x12″ – all priced under $100. CCA Gallery rotates artists and artwork bi-monthly so make sure to visit and see what’s new.
  • Explore the new Carmel Library Digital Media Lab at 23 East Main St.! The lab features iMac Computers, podcasting equipment, audio recording suite, 3D printer and more! During the Gallery Walk, receive a free 3D-printed heart bookmark, have your photo taken with fun Valentine-themed backdrops and props and make sure to enter The Digital Media Lab’s contest to win a free 3D print! Valentine treats will also be provided.
  • Hoosier Salon will feature an opening reception for “Landscape: Another Look” including artists Mike Kelly, Jerry Points and John Domont.

Additional activities taking place during the February Gallery Walk include:

  • Free caricatures and face painting by Custom Eyes Design (by All Things Carmel, 110 W Main St. #104)
  • Entertainment by Sharon O’Connell, Emma Hedrick & the Main Street Jazz Band and harpist Jan Clark will take place throughout the District.
  • Be a part of the Scavenger Hunt that will lead you to find select pieces of art or items of interest in each of the participating galleries and businesses. Begin the hunt inside California Closets (1 S. Range Line Rd.). Your completed Scavenger Hunt clue sheet will enter you for a chance to win one of several great prizes during the Gallery Walk, including:
  • Mosaics & Wine Class by Nancy Keating ($62 value)
  • 3 Pieces of Decorative Calligraphy works from ArtSplash, sponsored by CarDon & Associates ($100 value)
  • Two Bath and Body Works Gift Baskets ($70 value)
  • Donatello’s Restaurant Gift Card ($50 value)
  • Woody’s Library Restaurant Gift Card ($50 value)
  • Gift Basket sponsored by The Carrie Holle Group – High Garden Real Estate

Follow the clues through the District and then turn in your completed clue sheet to receive a Gallery Walk Punch Card, new to 2017. Those who complete all three Scavenger Hunts in a quarter will be eligible for one of five prizes valued at about $150. In addition, at the end of the year, large prizes will be awarded to those who participated in all 12 months.

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.

Nancy S. Heck

City of Carmel

Director of Community Relations

and Economic Development

One Civic Square

Carmel, IN 46032

(317) 571-2494