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Pleas join us in celebrating our two talented awardees during their show as well as our “Meet the Artist” night!

From May 19 until July 2 the Carmel Arts Council is exhibiting the art portfolios of the 2017 Carmel Arts Council Visual Arts Scholarship 1st and 2nd place recipients in the CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery located at 40 West Main Street in Carmel.

The CAC will also host a “Meet the Artist” night on June 10 from 5 until 9pm in the Children’s Art Gallery. Kathleen Ho, the CAC’s First Place winner and Kathy Huang, the CAC’s Second Place winner will be present to discuss their art.

All are welcomed in celebrating their achievement!

The CAC hours for the Children’s Art Gallery are Friday and Saturday from 5 until 7pm and Sunday, from 2 until 4pm.



2016 Young Performers Showcase Piano/Instrumental Division scholarship applications now available

Applications are now available for the 2016 Young Performers Showcase Piano/Instrumental Division Scholarship Competition. Open to graduating seniors who reside with a parent/legal guardian who is a legal resident of Carmel, Indiana, the competition will award one $2,500 scholarship, one $1,500 scholarship, and one $500 scholarship based on the applicants’ performance at the competition on 14 February 2016.

Applications for the scholarship competition are available here, and must be submitted (along with supplemental information) by 4 February 2016. Further information is available on the application form, or by contacting Susan Anderson (317.446.0094) or Connie Titak (317.590.5544).

Young Performers Showcase (Piano/Instrumental Division) Applications Available

Applications are being accepted through 4 February 2016 for the Piano/Instrumental Division of the 2016 Young Performers Showcase, to be held 13-14 February 2016 at Piano Solutions in Carmel.

The Young Performers Showcase began in 1998 as an opportunity for children to perform before an audience and to encourage their participation in the instrumental arts. Excelling in the instrumental arts requires patience, discipline, and confidence. The 2015 showcase featured over 140 young performers. This competitive and non-competitive showcase welcomes all styles of music, with children performing on all types of instruments. All performers will receive a participation ribbon. Performers in the competitive divisions will receive first, second, third, and honorable mention awards. These awards will be based on skill, presentation, and general entertainment value of the performance.

Registration is $20 per student plus an additional $10 fee for solo performance and an additional $7 fee for duet performance. All registrations are non-refundable.

Applications can easily be completed online at here. After submitting your student’s application, please mail a check with his/her registration and performance fees to:

622 South Rangeline Road, Suite P
Carmel, IN 46032

Checks should be postmarked by 4 February 2016 and must have the student’s name printed clearly on the check. Applications are not considered to be complete until payment is received.

Applications will not be accepted after 4 February 2016.

Additional information is available in the application. If you have questions, please contact Susan Anderson at 317-446-0094 or Connie Titak at 317-590-5544.

Young Curator’s Gallery Opening on July 1

Big Bad World: Conquering the Fears of a Modern Society

An exhibition featuring works by Carmel High School students will open in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery on July 1, 2015. These works will focus on the themes of fear and conquering fear through a presentation that will demonstrate that fear exists within modern society but can be conquered by the strength of the human spirit.

  • Where: Children’s Art Gallery, 40 West Main Street
  • When: July 1, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm
  • RSVP + Share: Our Facebook Event page

This exhibit is especially unique because Carmel High School students, Ethan McAndrews and Ally Russell, will act as its curators. The theme of fear will begin the exhibit, but, as the viewer moves through the pieces they will grow more optimistic by demonstrating the resilience of the human spirit.

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Art in the Afternoon

Art in the Afternoon

Spend an “Art” filled afternoon with artists’ booths, live music, chances for fabulous door prizes and much more! Come anytime after 2:30 p.m. Your attendance will support our Community Outreach Programs, Teacher Grants and High School Scholarships.

  • Where: Oak Hill Mansion, 5801 E. 116th Street, Carmel, IN
  • When : Wednesday, April 29, 20152:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets: $30 and it includes a complimentary glass of wine, appetizers and dessert.

Eventbrite - Art in the Afternoon

For more information about the event or to purchase tickets by mail, you can download the Art in the Afternoon 2015 flyer.

Carmel’s 2014 Pumpkin Fest

The Carmel Arts Council and the Carmel Mayors Youth Council played host to Pumpkin Festival on Oct. 25, which was held in the Civic Square. Some came with pumpkins already carved, and others carved them on site. At the end of the day, there were four categories of winners: elementary, middle school, high school and adult.

Here’s a sampling of the photos we collected from the day’s events.

2014 Holiday on the Square

Holiday on the Square was started by the Carmel Arts Council for the City of Carmel. It has grown into a wonderful community outreach event. In 2014, we hosted close to 3000 people throughout the evening. Santa, Sparky and the Mayor arrive by antique Firetruck donated by Rob McCune and family.

A variety of local performance groups provided entertainment on the Gazebo stage:

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The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery Open House in December

It’s never too early to start making plans for our December gallery open house at The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.

The Carmel Arts Council is hosting an Open House for the Smoky Row Elementary Art Exhibition Smoky Row Art Students Celebrate the Art and Life of Georgia O’Keeffe on. Please come and meet the Smoky Row Elementary Art Teacher, Angie Crider, and her art students.

  • Where: World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (map)
  • When: Sunday, December 7 from 2-4 pm
  • The CAC’s Facebook event page
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