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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.



Carmel Arts Council announces 2017 Student Curators

The Carmel Arts Council is pleased to announce that Carmel High School students, sophomore Alex Thomas and junior Caroline Armstrong, were selected among several candidates to produce the Carmel Arts Council’s summer art show.

Awarded as Student Curators, these students will begin a series of instructional meetings to learn how to plan and construct an art exhibition. These student curators will be mentored in this process by Mrs. Harriet Warkel, a Carmel Arts Council member and an Indianapolis Art Museum curator with nearly 30 years of experience.

The CAC’s student curator’s art exhibition, which features high school art, will open on July 8, 2017 in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery located at 40 West Main Street and continue through August 27.

We look forward to seeing everyone visit to acknowledge their education, dedication and enthusiasm in the Arts- AND viewing a Gallery of outstanding Art by our High School students, of course!

Alex and Caroline – Study ON!  Can’t Wait!!!




Children’s Art Gallery Hours and Events – March 2017

Check out these awesome opportunities to see ART by our young Artists during the month of March!  We are so encouraged to see so much talent in the town of Carmel this month!  Please come join us..

The Children’s Art Gallery Hours and Events for March

The CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery, located at 40 West Main Street, will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday throughout March from 2pm until 4pm. March student art exhibits will open March 3 and continue through March 26.

Arts and Design District Scavenger Hunt – The CAC is a participant in the A and D District’s Scavenger Hunt event. The gallery will be open March 11 from 5pm until 9pm that evening. The public is invited.

Spring Art Contest Artists Reception – The CAC will host an Artists Reception for all the artists who entered the Spring Art Contest on March 3 from 5pm until 7pm in the CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery. First place winning art will be on display. The public is invited.

Forest Dale Open House – The CAC will host an open house for students, families and friends of Forest Dale Elementary on March 5 from 2pm until 4pm. The public is invited.


2017 Spring Art Contest…Winners Announcement!!!

Drum roll please!……………..

CAC Judges for the 2017 Spring Art Contest, Donna Tutwiler, Dawn Fraley and Cy Donnelly, have determined that the individuals listed below have placed in the contest. The first place winning art will be on display in the CAC’s Children’s Art Gallery throughout the month of March.

All artists who entered their art in the 2017 Spring Art Contest are invited to attend an “Artists Reception” in the CAC Children’s Art Gallery March 3 from 5-7pm and may collect their prizes during this reception.

We applaud all of our young artists in submitting their artwork and were amazed by the talent we viewed!

First Place                        

Kindergarten – Molly McGrath

1st Grade – Alisha Arora

2nd Grade – Ira Bagga

3rd Grade – Jacquie Cain

5th Grade – Isha Matta

7th Grade – Audrey Kunce

8th Grade (tie) – Felicia Sanders and Casey Saas

11th Grade –Sarah Henderson

 Second Place

Kindergarten – Katelyn Bardos

1st Grade – Medora Moen

2nd Grade – Gabriella Stolte

3rd Grade – Henry Chou

5th Grade – Vaisha Majji

7th Grade – Naomi Grossman


Third Place –

Kindergarten – Brian Chow

2nd Grade – Kate Hay

3rd Grade – Arhita Mehta

5th Grade – Maddie Hay

7th Grade – Riley Dugan

Carmel Arts Council invites you to SAVE the DATE! Art in Bloom – April 20, 2017

We are very excited to invite you to attend our Spring Luncheon! Floral demonstrations, Artwork, Silent Auction, Prizes, Music and Fun… all to support the Arts Scholarships and Community projects! What a wonderful way to spend a Thursday afternoon.  We hope to see you there!

Buy your tickets ONLINE here: (or mail a check to Carmel Arts Council, PO Box 344, Carmel, IN  46082)

EVENTBRITE tickets ($35 each, or a table of 8 for $260)


2017 Carmel Arts Council Spring Art Contest

The CAC has issued a “Call for Entries” for the 2017 Spring Art Contest.  Kindergarten through 12th grade art entries for this contest are currently being accepted and must be 2-D “Spring” themed original art created on 8 1/2 x 11 sized paper.

Entries must be submitted to The Great Frame-Up, 21 1st Street, S.W., Carmel, by February 25th.  Art must be clearly labeled with individual’s name, grade, parent/guardian’s phone number and email address.  Non-conforming art submissions will not be judged.

Entry forms may be picked up in the CAC Children’s Art Gallery and The Great Frame-Up.

CAC Call for Entries Spring 2017 (1)

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery exhibits February 3-26, 2017

West Clay Elementary students, under their Art Teacher, Mrs. Amy Bannister, created several exhibits for display in the CAC’s “World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery.

Kindergarten and 1st grade students explored their print making skills, the 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade students studied different weaving techniques and the 5th grade students investigated “radial” design art.

Woodbrook Elementary Art Show

Woodbrook Elementary

An art exhibition created by art students from Woodbrook Elementary will open in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery on November 4. This exhibition is the result of a project based on the Amazon rainforest.

Art students from Woodbrook began this school year studying many different aspects of the Amazon rainforest; its location, climate and the various types of plants and animals that occupy the rainforest.

Following these lessons the students focused on creating a specific component of the rainforest or an animal. Some of the subjects depicted ranged from the rainforest landscape, to poison dart frogs, sloths, snakes, birds and butterflies. In assembling this exhibit, the students worked with a variety of media to capture and create the subjects of their art projects.

The Woodbrook Elementary Exhibit opens in the Carmel Arts Council’s Children’s Art Gallery November 4 and closes November 27.

CAC Pumpkinfest Is THIS Saturday


CAC PumpkinFest

The Carmel Arts Council is partnering with the Carmel Mayors Youth Council to present PumpkinFest THIS Saturday October 29th, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

The FREE festival will take place at Carmel Civic Square by the City Hall Gazebo.

PumpkinFest is a family friendly event perfect for all ages. Costumes are welcome.

The festival will host a variety and activities for all ages, including decorating your own pumpkin! Enjoy performances from local bands and musicians with entertainment being held in the gazebo. Clubs from Carmel High School and Brebeuf will line the festival with games, food, and activities for all to enjoy. Come see a presentation from a professional pumpkin carver, as he turns ordinary pumpkins into masterpieces. Food trucks will also be present at the event.

Not only is PumpkinFest a great opportunity to welcome the fall season, but it is also a great fundraiser, as all proceeds will be donated to the Make a Wish foundation.

Decorate a pumpkin, enjoy local musicians, drink some apple cider, but most importantly have a fun time with the family while supporting a charity.

THIS Saturday October 29, 4pm-7pm, at the Carmel City Hall Gazebo.

Big October for Carmel Arts Council

We Have Three Different Events For You In October!

First up is the newest show to the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery, running for the month of October. Second, is our annual Pumpkinfest on October 29th. Third, is the kickoff of the Annual CAC Winter Art Show, an art contest for children in Kindergarten through 12th grade!

October Gallery Show

Tryptich OctoberArt of the Athlete

Art Inspired by the 2016 Summer Olympics

Art of the Athlete, opens September 30, 2016. This show features a variety of artwork created by the students at Prairie Trace Elementary who were inspired by the 2016 Summer Olympics and the sports they enjoy.

Prairie Trace art students, ranging from Kindergarten through Fifth grade, studied the Olympic symbols, their colors and the history of the Olympic Games.

Students practiced modeling sports poses and then recreated those poses by drawing and sketching what they saw. The artworks were created with paint and mixed media. Some students created sculptures of the sports poses.

The Art of the Athlete exhibit closes at 4pm on October 30, 2016.

About the Prairie Trace Elementary Art Teacher – Catherine Carnahan has been teaching art in Carmel for five years and is a Hamilton County native. Mrs. Carnahan loves teaching the students at Prairie Trace, and when she is not teaching art she enjoys painting and crafting.


THE GALLERY ANNEX – Student art from Carmel, Clay and Creekside Middle Schools and Carmel High School will be featured throughout October.

The CAC Community Art exhibit will feature student art from Kawachinagano, Japan. The art is on loan from the Carmel-Kawachinagano Sister Cities Organization.



The gallery will be open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 2pm until 4pm as well as during the October 8th Arts and Design District Gallery Walk from 7pm until 9pm.

Art of the Athlete opens in the Carmel Arts Council’s World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery September 30 and closes October 30.

CAC Pumpkinfest

The Carmel Arts Council is partnering with the Carmel Mayors Youth Council to hold a Pumpkin Festival on October 29th, from 4:00pm until 7:00pm.

The FREE festival will take place at Carmel Civic Square (by the fountain and the gazebo).

PumpkinFest is a family friendly event perfect for all ages. Costumes are welcome. We will have food vendors, music, games/activities, hayrides, hayrides and more!

CAC Winter Art Show

The Carmel Arts Council is announcing it’s winter art contest for all artists grades K-12 .  All entries must be Winter Themed on original artwork on an 8 ½ x 11 paper and submitted to SoHo (620 S Range Line Road) by November 20, 2016 at 3 p.m.  The judging will be completed by November 21st.  Please see linked flyer for more details of the art contest.


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