Celebrate Indiana Glass Month & Golf in the Carmel Arts & Design District

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, September 10, 2016 from 5-9 p.m.

September is Indiana Glass Month and to celebrate, special glass exhibits will be featured throughout the Gallery Walk including:

  • ArtSplash Gallery (111 W. Main St., Suite 140) featured show is titled "On Edge," a display of fine art blown glass vessels by nationally recognized artist Benjamin Johnson.

Carmel's Golf Celebration Week continues with special activities:

  • FREE miniature golf at Monon & Main Street from 3-10 p.m.
  • FREE golf ball decorating next to miniature golf from 3-7 p.m.
  • Late Night on Main street party featuring music from The Flying Toasters from 8:30 p.m.-midnight (Main St. between 2nd Ave NW and 1st Ave NW)

Enjoy music, dancing and Mooncakes at the Chinese Mooncake Festival from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Indiana Design Center (200 S. Range Line Rd.). Due to inclement weather in August, the Chinese Mooncake Festival was rescheduled to this Saturday. The event celebrates the city's Chinese community and includes food and live entertainment, while also honoring Carmel's sister city Xiangyang City in Hubei Province, China. The festival is presented by IU Health North Hospital and Carmel-Xiangyang Sister City Committee.

Additional activities taking place during the September Gallery Walk include:

  • Free caricatures by Custom Eyes Designs, (by Auntie Em's Frozen Custard & Cupcakes 111 W. Main St., Suite 130).
  • Musical Entertainment along Main Street
  • 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 in front of California Closets (1 S. Range Line Road). 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 Scavenger Hunt clue sheet will enter you for a chance to win one of several great prizes:

- Two tickets to the Carmel Symphony at The Palladium ($44 value)
- Mosaic class with Nancy Keating of ArtSplash Gallery ($55 value)
- Dance lessons from Darren's Ballroom Dance ($180 value)
- Gift certificate to Tina's Traditional Old English Kitchen ($25 value)
- Two children's art gift baskets ($30 value each)
- Two beautiful original pieces of art from Erika Woods of ArtSplash Gallery (sponsored by Cardon Carmel Health & Living)
- Happy Dog Hotel and Spa bath and nail trim ($35 value)
- Children's school-themed furniture, including coat rack, table and chair (3 prizes)

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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