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Art in the Afternoon


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the Carmel Arts Council’s annual Arts Market

Saturday April 30th, 2016
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

502 East Event Centre
502 E. Carmel Drive

Spend an “Art” filled afternoon with artists’ booths, live music, chances for fabulous door prizes and much more! Come anytime after 11:00 a.m. Your attendance will support our Community Outreach Programs, Teacher Grants and High School Scholarships.

Admission Ticket: $25

Ticket price includes a complimentary glass of wine, lunch, coffee, and tea.

Tickets may be purchased online at here


Send a check with your name/names on the reservation to
Vivian Lawhead, 13199 Ditch Road, Carmel, IN 46032

For more information, download our event flyer.

March in the CAC Children’s Art Gallery

The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery opens its March student art exhibits on March 4th featuring the 4th and 5th grade student art of Smoky Row Elementary.  In the CAC’s Gallery Annex we are featuring new student art from Carmel, Clay, and Creekside Middle Schools and student art from the Carmel High School Life Skills Art Class.

The CAC will host public open houses for Smoky Row Elementary on Sunday, March 6 from 2-4pm and for the CHS Life Skills Art Class on Sunday, March 13 from 2-4pm. 
The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery open hours for March are every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 2-4pm and 5-9pm during the March 12th Gallery Walk.

Our gallery will be closed on March 27th in honor of the Easter holiday.

Grab your paints and pencils–the 2016 Student Spring Art Contest is here!

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Sponsored by the Carmel Arts Council, The Great Frame Up, and Soho Café and Gallery, the Spring Art Contest is open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to submit new, original, spring-themed 2D art (8.5″ x 11″). Submissions must be delivered to Soho Café and Gallery by March 20, 2016. Full contest rules are available on the 2016 Spring Art Contest Flyer.

Artwork will be judged by members of CAC and gallery members and artists of the Arts and Design District. Winners will be announced March 23rd by email and here on the CAC website.

Awards will be presented for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place at a reception on April 13th from 6-7 PM at the CAC Children’s Art Gallery. First place winners will have their art custom framed by The Great Frame Up and are invited to have their pieces displayed in the CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery until April 25th.

For more information contact Donna Tutwiler at

Save the date: Art in the Afternoon!

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This year’s Art in the Afternoon, the Carmel Arts Council’s annual arts marketplace, will take place on 30 April 2016 from 11am-3pm at the new 502 East Event Center on Carmel Drive. Your patronage supports teacher grants, student scholarships, and the Children’s Art Gallery. Stay tuned for more information, or contact the Arts Council at

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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