City of Carmel


Date:              February 05, 2007
Contact:         Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790

Carmel Arts & Design District Merchants Celebrate Valentines Day

Carmel, IN – The merchants and businesses of the Carmel Arts & Design District are celebrating the Valentine’s Day holiday throughout the month of February with special sales, promotions and/or Valentine-related arts and craft classes.  Visitors looking for the perfect present can find traditional gifts such as floral arrangements from the local florist, or jewelry from a number of boutiques and shops.  Some local artists are offer custom oil or pastel portraits of loved ones as a unique gift idea.

Families can participate in fun activities for children and youth with several merchants scheduling Valentine-themed craft classes, and a “Family Fun” concert from the Carmel Symphony Orchestra taking place the weekend prior to the Valentine’s Day holiday.  The nearby bed and breakfast provides a more secluded get-away for visitors with chocolates and fresh flowers in every room.

Please see the attached sheet for a complete list of participating merchants and promotions and/or events.  For more information, please call 571-ARTS (2787) or visit the website at

The Arts & Design District, concentrated in Carmel’s Old Town area, houses a mix of cultural amenities including galleries, shops, upscale boutiques, cafes, restaurants and residences to form a unique atmosphere and anchor of attraction in the community.  The heart of the District is located at the intersection of Main Street and Range Line Road. 

February and Valentine’s events/activities in the Arts & Design District:

Artisan Masterpiece –

    • “Family Valentine Craft Class” on Saturday, Feb. 10th, 1-3 p.m. on 3rd floor.  $10/child *need to register.  Valentine’s cookies and juice for those who attend.

    • Please call 317-818-0774 to register.

Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream –

    • Comedy show featuring Dave Dugan on Friday, Feb. 23rd.  Tickets available week of show for $8.  Show begins at 9:45 p.m. with kitchen closing at 9 p.m. Drinks and free popcorn available.

    • 317-706-2827 or

Carmel Old Town Antique Mall –

    • Annual Valentine’s sale from 2/1-2/14 with red heart tagged items on sale for gift ideas.  Staff will be available to help select gifts for loved ones.

    • 317-566-1908 or

Carmel Old Towne Bed & Breakfast –

    • Each guestroom will have chocolates, strawberries and fresh flowers upon arrival, with early evening hors d’oeuvres and candlelit full gourmet breakfast

    • 317-566-9696 or

Carmel Symphony Orchestra –

    • “Family Fun Concert” on Sunday, February 11th, 3 p.m. at Westfield High School Auditorium, 18250 N. Union Street, Westfield

    • To reserve or order tickets by phone, please call 317-844-9717 by 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 10th.

Deborah Lyons Portrait Studio –

    • “A Portrait Painting of Yourself and Your Loved One,” by artist Deborah De Fazio Lyons

    • For more information please call: 317-509-1516 or

Joy of Raphael

    • “Let’s Celebrate the Heart!” – Free Live Seminar on Thursday, February 8th from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

    • Please register for this event (Only 25 seats available)
    • 1-888-240-3121 or visit

Keepsakes Fiber Art Studio –

    • “For the Love of Knitting” Special Valentine classes entire month of February

    • Trunk shows of garments knit with new yarns and techniques

    • Daily demonstrations

    • For more information call: 317-574-9618

Lucky Lou –

    • Feb. 9th & 10th, Friday and Saturday, hip & funky kids photo shoot with Blue Candy Photography (

    • Valentine’s Day – “Sweet Sale” - free flower with purchase (all day Valentine’s Day)

    • Drawing for best Valentine’s gift for your man

    • For more information call: 317-581-4100 or

Magdalena Gallery of Art

    • February 9th - Opening reception for portrait artist Monica R. Henderson.  Show runs through February 23rd. 

    • “Have a memory of your loved one . . . have a portrait made of them.”

    • For more information call: 317-844-0005 or

Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments –

• Residents of the Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments can enjoy wine tasting and appetizers

• 317-574-7368 or

Petals & Fine Gifts –

• Flowers, candy, balloons, and gift promotions.  Samples of dips and candy throughout the month as well.

• 317-844-3331

World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

• Children’s art exhibit from students of Woodbrook Elementary

• Open 3 Sundays, in February 11, 18, 25th or by appt.

• 317-844-4989


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