Valentine's Gallery Walk
FREE carriage rides. Enjoy the merchant events/activities, entertainment, culture and shopping of the Carmel Arts and Design District. For more information about the District, please call 317.571.ARTS.
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To maximize the gallery walk experience, educational brochures highlighting styles of exhibiting artists will be available. Visitors that answer brief questions regarding the artists' works can turn in the completed brochures to the Arts & Design District Office to be eligible to win a gift basket filled with items from area merchants. The first 50 participants to complete their brochure will receive a complimentary flower.
Gallery Walk Activities
Art & Soul Gallery
1 S. Range Line Road, Suite 100
Art & Soul Gallery invites you to view the works by Henrietta Milan, a classic American impressionist. A variety of her works will be showcased, with special emphasis on her landscape and nature work. Refreshments will be provided.
Blue Egg Gallery
111 W.Main Street, Suite 140
The Blue Egg Art Gallery will celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Arts & Design District with the creation of original Valentine's Day cards for your special someone. Professional calligraphy artist, Erika Woods, will be present on Saturday, February 13th from 1 - 4 p.m. to inscribe personal messages on each card or piece of art purchased. During the Gallery Walk from 5-10 p.m., R. Carol Skinner will be at Blue Egg making customized Valentine’s cards of her own design. Light refreshments will be served.
Evan Lurie Gallery
30 W. Main Street
Evan Lurie Gallery is proud to present the work of Margit J. Füreder.
“Füreder takes most of the motives out of TV images and keeps them firmly in filmic connections, which are quite moments. On this working process the artist uses conventional instruments like a camera or a computer, to edit the image. The own perception of the catched moment determines the transformation from the photo to the picture.
Füreder´s paintings are usually a kind of silent aesthetics, which are consciously overlapped with contents, letters, quotations or just with pieces of early abstract paintings.
The artist very often enters the threshold of the essential conditions of human being and reaches the border between life and death, erotic and sleep, but also hope and mystic. It depends on the viewer himself on which level the paintings touch him.”
--excerpt from http://www.margitfuereder.com
Magdalena Gallery of Art
27 E. Main Street
Magdalena Gallery of Art invites you to the “Reaching Around Us” exhibit, a showing of talented artists from just outside our area. Through their ever-expanding connections with other artists and those who love art, Magdalena Gallery presents a collection of talented working artists who live and work in the upper midwest area. Included in this group is Charlene Marsh, an award-winning and much-collected Brown County artist who specializes in plein-air knife work paintings of the beautiful forests around her home.
258 Main Street West
Give your loved one beautiful flowers that will last a lifetime from the collection of Boehm porcelain flowers, made of the finest porcelain in the world and available at Soori Gallery. Also browse the vast collection of paintings, bronze and acrylic sculptured works, lalique crystal sculpture, Nao and lladro porcelain sculptures by leading American and international artists. During the Gallery Walk, Soori Gallery will be offering 10% off items purchased. Refreshments and non-alcoholic drinks will be served.
The Arts & Design District is pleased to welcome the following local and regional guest artists to this year’s Valentine’s Day Gallery Walk:
Guest Artist Exhibit Spaces
111 W. Main Street, Suite 115
Herron School of Art alumnus Donald Mee will be displaying his unique collection of functional metal work art. Not afraid to get his hands dirty, Mee poured his love of art and creation into a passion for metalworking at a young age. Described as “functional and abstract art,” Mee’s unique creations range from candle holders and wine racks to sculptures and furniture. To learn more about Donald Mee and to view a sampling of his work, visit www.formallyfunctionalart.com.
Indianapolis photographer Meredith Gradle is thrilled to make her photography debut at the Valentine's Day Gallery Walk. With an emphasis on landscapes both urban and rural and nature photography, Meredith makes vast and intricate scenes accessible. Her photojournalistic works have benefited local charities such as Monroe County's Habitat for Humanity affiliate. For more information about Meredith Gradle photography including an online gallery, please visit www.facebook.com/meredithgradlephotography.
Also in the Suite 115 exhibit space, Indianapolis native Kevin West, Jr. will be showcasing his variety of contemporary abstract paintings. Currently, his works can be seen at the Jazz Kitchen in Indianapolis. To view West’s work, visit www.shop.giftedcustomart.com.
111 W. Main Street, Suite 130
Celebrated Indiana artist Rodney Reveal will be exhibiting his train, wildlife, and landscape work alongside pieces from the Blue Egg Gallery in the Suite 130 space. Since retiring as a residential home builder/designer and local firefighter, Reveal has dedicated more time to his watercolor and oil paintings of landscapes, structural details and nature. His work is represented in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, and Brazil. To learn more about Rodney Reveal, visit www.jrodneyreveal.com.
111 W. Main Street, Suite 150
Minnesota artist Michael Daly will display a collection of his pieces in the Suite 150 exhibit space. Daly’s artistic style combines the discipline of Chinese brush work with American expressionism and sense of color. His artistic energy springs from a convergence of the powerful Lake Superior and, far across the world, the breath-taking river valleys of China. Daly graduated from the University of Minnesota with a combined degree in Art, Asian Studies and Business. Visit www.dalywatercolors.com for more information on the artist. For year-round viewing in the Arts & Design District, a selection of Michael Daly’s work can be viewed at Magdalena Gallery of Art.
45 W. Main Street
"SEALED WITH A KISS" Every customer will receive a "candy coated kiss" of 50% off of their entire purchase. Every item in the store (excluding our studio artist Weslyn Kane) will be discounted 50%. Even our new spring items are 50% OFF. We want you as a customer, and appreciate your business as we celebrate our 2nd year anniversary. It's Old, It's New, It's all for YOU.
9 W. Main Street
Stop in to browse lovely home goods and antiques and enjoy special Valentine refreshments from 5-10 p.m!
Fat Atom Internet Marketing
12 W. Main Street
A brand new addition to the Carmel Arts & Design District, Fat Atom Internet Marketing will make its District debut at the Valentine’s Day Gallery Walk. View their new office space and the unveiling of their aerosol art mural commissioned by Central Indiana’s FAB Crew. Fat Atom will also present the work of local artist Hannah Hoyt who specializes in garden photography and acrylic paintings that showcase abstract fantasy and surrealism. Refreshments will be provided and all are welcome.
Ferrin’s Fruit Winery
89 1st Ave. S.W.
Indy Wine Trail - A Romance of Wine & Chocolate
Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14
Noon - 6 p.m. Each Day
Pair great Indiana wines with unique chocolate creations when you travel Indy Wine Trail’s “A Romance of Wine & Chocolate” trail! Visit each of the seven trail wineries and enjoy shopping, wine tasting, sweet chocolate treats and a glass of wine at each winery. Each winery will have their unique creations featuring chocolate paired with wine.
Tickets are $22 in advance and $27 during the event weekend (includes tax) and are available at any Indy Wine Trail winery. Designated Driver Tickets are also available. Your ticket is good both Saturday & Sunday, and includes food and a glass of wine at each winery. Finish the trail and receive a beautiful Indy Wine Trail glass. Call or stop by Ferrin's Fruit Winery for tickets - 566-9463.
La Mie Emilie
15 W. Main Street
“Create your own menu” at La Mie Emilie! On February 11th, 12th, and 13th, La Mie Emilie will be offering an entree plus the choice of an appetizer, a salad, a soup, and/or a dessert. Guests may choose 2, 3, 4 or even 5 of the above to make their pre-Valentine’s Day dinner just the way they want it! Visit www.lamieemilie.com for more information and the offerings. Reservations are encouraged. Pricing for two choices begins at $12.95.
L'EVENTO - Event Resource Boutique
21 S. Range Line Road
Drop by the Open House from 5-10 p.m. and receive a 10% discount on all in-stock gift items, including jewelry, candles, and note cards.
Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique
111 W. Main Street, Suite 120
Pandora Event: Purchase $150 in Pandora merchandise and receive a gift card with that purchase. There will be treats to enjoy as well!
Mudbugs Cajun Cafe
20 W. Main Street
Gallery Walk Specials: Free Samples of Entrees, Side Dishes, Coffee, Cafe au Lait, Hot Chocolate, Beignets, and the NEW Daily Specials. Also that evening, register to win a $25 Gift Certificate!
111 W. Main Street, Suite 100
During the Valentine's Gallery Walk, Muldoon's is proud to present an acoustic set by Jordis Unga, finalist from 2005’s hit TV show competition Rockstar: INXS. While known for her rock vocals, Jordis is a versatile performer, captivating listeners with her voice and taking them on a journey through all genres of music including soul, R&B, pop and blues. No stranger to the stage, Jordis has performed since the age of 15 for audiences large and small, fans and celebrity. To learn more about Jordis Unga and to listen to samples of her music, visit www.jordismusic.com. For more information about the performance, call 571-1116 or visit www.muldoons.net.
Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments
111 W. Main Street, Suite 125
Stop by the office for a tour of Old Town on the Monon’s model apartment from 5-7 p.m. Refreshments will be provided!
23 E. Main Street, Suite 100
PillowTalk will be holding a drawing for a FREE Skinny Dip Candle! These all natural candles are designed to be used on the skin, and are great for a romantic massage.
Simply Sweet Shoppe
30 N. Range Line Road
You’re invited to the Simply Sweet Shoppe on Saturday, February 13 from 3-7 p.m. to experience a local “Love Story” that is so sweet you will be coming back for more! Stop in for special candy making demonstrations and sampling from Uncle Henry’s Candies and learn the story behind what makes these candies truly special.
Woodys Library Restaurant
40 E. Main Street
For tantalizing tastes and treats that are sure to woo your loved one’s taste buds, Woodys Library Restaurant will be featuring a Special Valentine’s Day menu and delectable offerings. 1 ½ hour seatings are available. Please call for reservations – (317)573-4444.