Carmel to Participate in Bike to Work Day on Friday, May 19th

Carmel, IN – This month, the City of Carmel is celebrating National Bike Month and Friday, May 19th has been designated National Bike to Work Day. Carmel residents and those who work in Carmel are encouraged bicycle to work or to park their vehicles at the Monon Community Center and ride to work from there.  The Monon Community Center’s parking lot will be available for bike to work commuters to park their cars while they ride to and from work on the 19th.

To make the morning ride to work even more enjoyable, Commuter Connect, Market District, the City of Carmel and the Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation Department are hosting a free continental breakfast at the Monon Community Center at Central Park from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 19th. It will be free and open to all Bike to Work Day participants. This gathering will be especially convenient for those using the adjacent Monon Greenway to get to their workplace. If you have ever considered biking to work, this is a wonderful opportunity to try it out.

Carmel has been designated a bronze level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists from 2006 through 2019. “Now that Carmel has over 185 miles of paths and trails, we’re focusing our attention on encouraging riders to get out and explore new ways to access, by bike, their favorite things in Carmel. We hope more people choose to participate in Bike to Work Day to see how easy it is to incorporate cycling in their daily commute,” said Mayor Brainard.

Communities across the country are asked each year to celebrate May as National Bicycling Month by the League of American Bicyclists. On May 1st, the Carmel City Council declared May as Bike Month and Bike to Work Day is one of the events celebrating the month. The City of Carmel has also been promoting bicycle safety throughout the month. Bicycling has many health benefits. It is the most energy-efficient form of travel ever devised and can accommodate almost any level of fitness. It is also good for the environment as it helps reduce air, water and noise pollution.

2017 Road Improvement Plans for Carmel Announced

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel has a very aggressive construction schedule for 2017 and it will be important for you to plan ahead to make sure your regular routes are available and if not, to determine your best detour before you head out the door.

To help you stay connected, please take a moment to download the CarmelLink app so that you will have access to the latest road construction updates. Please note that the CarmelLink app requires the use of the Waze app, so you will be prompted to download that as well.

While we are providing a snapshot of projects planned for 2017, please remember there are many variables that affect the exact start and finish dates. We will send notices of closures or detours closer to the beginning of construction.

The projects below are listed under the month in which they will begin. There are various timelines for completion. For details, go to www.CarmelLink.com. Direct links are provided below when available.

2017 ROAD IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

March

Main Street Drainage improvement, 4th Avenue SW to Guilford Road

Towne Road Trail, 96th Street to 106th Street

Lake Shore Drive East Culvert replacement, just South of 106th Street

106th Street Culvert replacement, Michigan Road to Shelborne Road

Greentree Drive Culvert replacement

Spring Mill Phase 2 boulevard reconstruction

126th Street improvement, Range Line Road to Keystone Avenue

April

River Road reconstruction, Community Drive to 146th Street

116th Street and Towne Road Roundabout

126th Street and Gray Road Roundabout

136th Street and Gray Road Roundabout

Gray Road Culvert replacement, south of 146th Street

Ditch Road Path Project, 106th Street to 116th Street

Range Line Road and City Center Roundabout

May

Old Town Alley and Storm Water improvements

Carmel Drive and City Center Drive Roundabout

June

96th Street and Delegates Row Roundabout

96th Street and Gray Road Roundabout

Guilford Road and City Center Drive Roundabout

106th Street and Towne Road Roundabout

116th Street and Hazel Dell Parkway Roundabout

July

Range Line Road reconstruction 136th Street to U.S. 31 overpass

Range Line Road and 136th Street Roundabout adjustment

4th Street NW reconstruction

5th Street NE curb construction

August

Range Line Road and 4th Street Roundabout

Guilford Road and Carmel Drive Roundabout

Monon Boulevard Construction, City Center Drive to Main Street

Fall 2017

96th Street and Hazel Dell Road Roundabout

Range Line Road and Executive Drive Roundabout

96th Street and Priority Way Roundabout

Carmel Drive and Old Meridian Street Roundabout

96th Street and Keystone Parkway interchange (preliminary work)

Gray Road and Main Street Roundabout

Range Line Road reconstruction, 116th Street to Main Street

Foster Estates drainage improvements

Main Street Path project, Harrowgate Drive to Cool Creek Court

Carey Road Path project, Hawthorne Drive to Edinburg Drive

Shelborne Road Path project, 106th Street to 116th Street

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South West Clay Storm Water and Multi-use Path

Several multi-use paths are being added to the South West Clay area, as the City continues to make improvements set forth in the annexation agreement with this area. Nearly all of the work will happen off the roadway, primarily along Ditch Road, Towne Road  and Shelborne Road. All these projects, including roundabout construction, will improve pedestrian connectivity and storm water mitigation in this area.

UPDATED

Crooked Stick Drainage / Storm Water and Multi-use Path

A variety of drainage issues in the crooked Stick area will be improved by this project, which will also include construction of multi-use paths on the west side of Ditch Road between 106th and 116th Streets.  Storm drainage improvements also will be included as part of this project, which is expected to be completed by mid-July, 2017.

UPDATED

West Carmel Drive Path Project

One westbound lane on Carmel Drive will be closed during construction of a new path to connect U.S. 31 to Keystone Parkway, a project that began last fall. Expect lane restrictions to resume once weather permits construction to begin again. The path will link existing path along the north edge of West Carmel Drive, just west of 3rd Avenue to the intersection near North Clark Street. This portion of the city’s path project is expected to conclude in April, 2017.

UPDATED

126th Street Improvements between Range Line Road and Keystone Avenue

Road improvements have been underway, including multi-use paths and storm water management, since last year. In 2017, traffic will be maintained in the westerly direction for the duration of the project. This project is anticipated to last until summer of 2017.

Detour Route: Use Main Street and 116th Street for eastbound traffic. Keystone Parkway and Guilford Avenue will be main routes connecting drivers to eastbound detour routes.

UPDATED

Spring Mill Road Improvements

Beginning in March, Spring Mill Road will be closed between Millridge Drive and 106th Street for three months to reconstruct Spring Mill Road and replace a large culvert. Meanwhile, work that began last year will continue on Spring Mill Road and motorists should expect lane restrictions and closures.

CarmelLink 2.0 Update

CARMEL LINK 2.0 is a concentrated infrastructure improvement program that will result in the completion of new roundabout intersections along Gray Road, 96th Street, Range Line Road, 116th Street, Guilford Road, Pennsylvania Street, Spring Mill Road, Towne Road, Keystone Parkway with a new interchange at 96th Street, storm water management and drainage improvement projects throughout the City of Carmel. It will also include the upgrade of a large section of Range Line Road and other miscellaneous improvements over the next three-years.

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Traffic metering system added to roundabout interchange Easing Carmel High School congestion at 136th & Keystone

CARMEL, IN – The traffic metering system at 136th Street and Keystone Parkway is almost ready to launch. The congestion occurring twice each weekday near Carmel High School prompted City officials to include a traffic metering system at the roundabout interchange. The metering lights will only trigger during instances of long backups and are designed to help congestion that has been occurring regularly during the morning and evening rush hours due to heavy school traffic and commuters descending on the interchange at the same time.

“Those who travel through this area on school days are aware of the backups that occur, especially on 136th Street and on the northbound ramp from Keystone Parkway,” said Jeremy Kashman, City Engineer. “This metering system is the most efficient manner of relief for this congestion that is only occurring during peak times before and after school.”

Congestion at this interchange increased after the modification of daily bus routes to the high school, which was done in large part because of changes to access at Greyhound Pass and U.S. 31. That access point was eliminated when the Indiana Department of Transportation reconfigured the interchange and ramp systems at 146th and 151st streets.

New metering lights have been installed along with special signage to instruct vehicles to stop when the red light is illuminated. Unlike a traditional stoplight, this system will only trigger as traffic backs up. The lights will serve to stagger traffic flow in such a way to eliminate long backups. Once the lines are gone, the system will turn off and the roundabout will function in a normal fashion.

Check out a video presentation of the system by clicking here: https://youtu.be/-XoDQvvJ-VU

Carmel Parks Department Offers Many Choices in Summer Camps

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation is now accepting registration for its 2017 Summer Camp Series and Half-Day Camp programs. Offerings include theater, sports, nature, tweens and more.

The Summer Camp Series offers 12 different types of camps for children to enjoy based on their interests. They are offered each week Monday-Friday, beginning as early as May 30. Most camps operate between the hours of 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., but exact times vary based on camp. Children ages 5-15 are invited to participate in the Summer Camp Series. Camps are located throughout Carmel including the Monon Community Center, various parks and district schools. Campers will also get the chance to take field trips and visit The Waterpark during their time in camp. Children should plan to bring a sack lunch and snack each day.

“The Summer Camp Series is a great tool for parents who need childcare throughout the summer. All of the camps are educational and fun and a great way for kids to spend time with their friends and learn something new,” said Ben Johnson, Director of the Summer Camp Series program.

Half-Day camps are designed for kids ages 4-11. There are several offerings beginning as early as June 5 and running weekly through August 4. Parents can choose morning camps from 9 a.m. – noon or afternoon camps from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. All half-day camps will take place at the Monon Community Center.

“Half-day camps are perfect for younger kids or kids who may not be ready for the full-day option yet. Children will get the chance to learn about various subjects such as dinosaurs, weather, nature and more,” said Amanda Jackson, Recreation Supervisor at Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation.

Parents can choose to enroll their child(ren) in just one week of camp or the full summer. Registration is available at carmelclayparks.com.

About Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation

Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCPR) holds the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and

Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) for parks serving populations of 75,001 to 150,000. As an accredited agency, the department serves the recreation, fitness, and nature needs of the community, manages and develops existing spaces and resources and creates a sustainable future for parks and recreation programs through a financially viable and environmentally conscious parks system. CCPR manages and maintains more than 500 park acres and numerous recreation facilities, including the Monon Community Center and The Waterpark. For more information, visit carmelclayparks.com.

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Kylie Bradbury

Marketing Assistant

Monon Community Center

1235 Central Park Drive East

Carmel, IN 46032

P 317.843.3877

kbradbury@carmelclayparks.com

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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

MONON BOULEVARD

Monon Greenway to be widened through Midtown, Arts & Design District; new bike lanes, sidewalks, green spaces

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel announced today a major widening and expansion of the popular Monon Greenway through the heart of Midtown and the Arts & Design District – a new Monon Boulevard that will transform the current 12-foot wide path into a multi-faceted 140-foot wide right-of-way section that will include new dedicated lanes for cycling, buffer zones, sidewalks, green spaces, one-way streets with additional parking on either side of the trail and a new Midtown Plaza at 4th Street SW near the Allied Solutions corporate headquarters.

The expanded trail will serve a rapidly growing Midtown redevelopment area where the city is partnering with private developers to create a new, vibrant corridor connecting our City Center and Arts & Design redevelopment districts, which will include a mix of offices, restaurants, retail and residential units in what was once city’s primary industrial area.

“This new expanded Monon Boulevard will quickly become a major epicenter of activity in Midtown and the Arts & Design District; a place where our residents and visitors will be able to take a stroll after a show at the Palladium, walk or bike to dinner or spend a Saturday afternoon with their children and pets on the trail or in one of many new green spaces and plazas,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “It is also designed to function as a corridor for many who will live and work in this area, providing a safe way to commute to their jobs or take a short walk to the market.”

An average of more than 300,000 people run, walk or bike on the Monon Greenway from Main Street traveling south to the Palladium each year, making it one of the most congested stretches of the trail in Carmel. The new project will separate those who are on the trail for leisure and those who are more aggressively seeking physical activity.

In addition, the plans call for neighborhood green spaces, additional trees, arts plazas, community benches, kiosks, spray plaza, bocce ball court, connections to popular destinations and the Midtown Plaza that will feature bicycle parking, public art, outdoor café spaces and other features.

Plans call for work to begin by July of 2017 and take about 12 months to complete. The estimated cost of the Monon Boulevard and Midtown Plaza projects ranges from $20 million to $23 million, which will come from a variety of sources including bonds and developer commitments. The Monon Greenway will be detoured during portions of this construction project.

BMW Championship

2016 BMW CHAMPIONSHIP FULFILLS VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT

Goal of 2,200 volunteers exceeded six months before tournament at Crooked Stick

GOLF, Ill. – March 9, 2016 … The 2016 BMW Championship, set for Sept. 6-11 at Crooked Stick Golf Club, already has exceeded its volunteer recruitment goal, the Western Golf Association announced today.

The 2016 BMW Championship has filled more than 2,200 volunteer positions with representatives from 29 states and four countries, including the United States, Japan, Ireland and Norway. The volunteers, who include 152 Crooked Stick members, will serve under more than 30 committees. The event is expected to attract more than 150,000 spectators and have a $30 million economic impact on Central Indiana.

“We are extremely proud and excited to once again host the BMW Championship and the world’s top professional golfers at Crooked Stick,” said Kent Frandsen, club president. “We exceeded our volunteer goals for the 2012 BMW Championship. To be able to do it again in 2016 is a true testament to our community, the hard work of our staff and Crooked Stick’s commitment to once again provide the best experience possible for all of those who attend.”

Businesses throughout Central Indiana are also showing their support for the 2016 BMW Championship. Local restaurants and food retailers, such as The Egg & I, St. Elmo Steak House, Harry & Izzy’s, Sullivan’s Steakhouse, Eddie Merlot’s, Market District and Table by Market District, will be providing meals for volunteers throughout the event. Sullivan’s will also provide food for individuals participating in the Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am on September 7.

“We know that Indianapolis has a strong record of volunteer turnout for sporting events, but the excitement and support we’ve received from the local community and volunteers willing to travel to be a part of the 2016 BMW Championship is really impressive,” said Vince Pellegrino, WGA senior vice president of tournaments. “Volunteers are essential to our success and our charitable mission to support the Evans Scholars Foundation, which awards college scholarships to caddies from modest means.”

CITY, VFW TO KICK OFF 50th ANNIVERSARY OF VIETNAM WAR WITH ‘WELCOME HOME’ CEREMONY MARCH 30

‘WELCOME HOME’ CEREMONY MARCH 30

CARMEL, IN – The City of Carmel, in conjunction with the nationwide effort to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, will join with VFW Post 10003 to honor local veterans with a special program. “Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans” ceremony will take place Wednesday, March 30 at Noon at The Tarkington at the Center for the Performing Arts. The ceremony is free and open to the public.

“We must never forget the pain and suffering that our brave men and women experienced then and now; nor should we ever stop paying respect to those who fought with honor and distinction in the name of freedom and democracy,” said Mayor Jim Brainard. “Carmel takes great pride in honoring our military veterans. We hope you join us for this very special occasion.”

Special guest speaker U.S. Army Colonel Bob Clifford, Retired, will lead the program designed to recognize, thank and honor all U.S. military veterans who served during the Vietnam War period. Each Vietnam Veteran in attendance will be presented with a special Vietnam Veteran lapel pin.

The program will include Carmel musician Blair Clark singing the National Anthem along with presentation of the flags by the VFW/American Legion Honor Guard. A reception with light refreshments will be held immediately following the ceremony along with an opportunity to learn more about assistance for veterans at several informational tables set up in the theater lobby.

As United States Vietnam War Commemorative Partners, this is the first of several commemoration events scheduled to take place over the next three years as Carmel and the nation celebrates this milestone 50th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War.

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.

White River Clean-Up

City of Carmel to Participate in White River Clean-Up

Carmel, IN — The City of Carmel and neighboring communities invite you to join us on  Saturday, September 12th, for the 20th Annual White River Clean-Up.  This will be Carmel’s 10th year participating in the event.  Volunteers will remove trash from the White River in an effort to make a difference in our community and improve water quality.

Volunteers can register on-site the day of the event, but all groups should pre-register by emailing stormwater@fishers.in.us.  Volunteers will be provided with clean-up supplies, water, lunch, and a White River Cleanup T-shirt (while supplies last).  Volunteers are encouraged to wear sturdy shoes and old clothes that can get dirty and wet.  Volunteers can meet at one of two locations:

Carmel (317.571.2441) / Fishers (317.567.5056) Location:

8:00am to 1:00pm

14556 River Road, Carmel, IN

(River Road – ½ mile south of 146th Street on east side of Road)

Noblesville Location (317-770-5132):

The Moose Lodge at 950 Field Drive (near SR-19), Noblesville, IN

8:00am to 12:00pm

It is important for the City of Carmel to participate in this opportunity to protect the White River as a natural resource and bring awareness to storm water pollution prevention.  Residents are encouraged to support and participate in the City’s efforts to preserve and protect the environmental beauty and recreational value of the White River and other waterways so that they may be enjoyed by future generations.

Additionally, Mayor Jim Brainard has declared the week of September 6th-12th “Water Awareness Week”.  In observance of “Water Awareness Week,” the City reminds residents to please:

  • Refrain from dumping anything into a ditch, stream, or storm drain, including yard waste.
  • Clean up and properly dispose of pet or animal waste.
  • Use a soil test to determine your lawn’s fertilizer needs and consider the use of phosphorus free fertilizers.
  • Use bug, rodent, algae, and weed killers sparingly and according to the label.
  • Wash your car at a full or self-service car wash instead of your driveway.
  • Direct swimming pool and spa filter backwash into the sanitary sewer.
  • Report any illegal dumping into storm drains or waterways to the City of Carmel Engineering Department at 317-571-2441 (within city limits and during normal business hours), or IDEM’s 24-hour hotline at 1-888-233-7745.

For more information and tips, please go to http://www.carmel.in.gov, click on Departments, Storm Water Management, and then Storm Water Program.  If you can’t make the cleanup, consider attending one of the many White River Festival events throughout September promoted by Carmel’s education partner, the White River Alliance.  The Festival lineup can be found at http://whiteriverfestival.org/.

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