www.carmelartsanddesign.com                111 W. Main Street, Suite 140 Carmel, IN  46032


Date:              November 20, 2007
Contact:         Andrea Stumpf (317) 571-2790

Chance to Win Arts & Design District Gift Baskets by Voting for “Best Decorated” Business

Carmel, IN – Starting Monday, November 26th, community members can vote for the “Best Decorated Business” among participating merchants in the Carmel Arts & Design District.  Eighteen merchants, located throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District, are participating in the contest by creating festive window displays and decorating with lights and other holiday items.

Visitors to the Carmel Arts & Design District can vote for their favorite decorated business by filling out a contest ballot and depositing it in the entry box.  A vote by ballot qualifies the voter for a chance to win a prize drawing of one of three gift baskets containing items donated by Arts & Design District merchants. One vote per person will be included in the gift basket drawing.  

Voting ballots and entry box are present at the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, Arts & Design District Office, located at 111 W. Main  Street, Suite 140 (between Smoothie King and Petals & Fine Gifts).  An entry box will also be placed by the Accent Details Santa House each Saturday of the Holiday in the Arts District events (December 1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd) from 1-5 p.m.  

Votes will be tallied December 15, 2007.  The merchant voted “Best Decorated” and the winners of the Arts & Design District gift baskets will be posted to the Carmel Arts & Design District’s website at www.carmelartsanddesign.com.

Please see below for a list of merchants participating in the holiday decorating contest and a list of merchants donating goods to the gift basket.

Merchants Participating in the Decorating Contest:

  • Accent Details – 45 W. Main St
  • Artisan Masterpiece – 19 E. Main St.
  • Carmel Old Town Antique Mall – 38 W. Main St.
  • Christian Science Reading Room – 21 W. Main St.
  • City  Center Children’s Theatre – 27 E. Main St.,  Suite 300
  • Deborah DeFazio Lyons – Portrait Artist – 43 W. Main St.
  • Grosser & Co Master Jewelers Inc. – 2 W. Main St.
  • Hamilton County Convention and Visitor’s Bureau – 37 E. Main St.
  • Keepsakes Fiber Art Studio – 30 S. Range Line  Rd.
  • Lauck & McLean Optometry – 30 1st  St. S.W.
  • Lucky Lou – 111 W. Main St., Suite 130
  • Mudbugs - 20 West Main St.
  • Muldoon's – 111 W. Main St., Suite 100
  • Museum  of Miniature Houses and Other Collections Inc. – 111  E. Main St.
  • Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments - 111 West Main St., Suite 125
  • Old Towne Carmel Bed and Breakfast – 521 1st  Ave N.W.
  • Petals & Fine Gifts- 111 W. Main St., Suite 135
  • Teresa  Chapman State Farm– 14 W. Main St.
  • The Great Frame Up – 21  1st St. S.W.
  • Wyant Photography- 240 E.  Main St.

Merchants Donating to the Holiday Prize Gift Baskets

  • Carmel Old Town Antique Mall – Glass blown paperweight
  • Carmel Symphony Orchestra – Four tickets to any regular season subscription concert
  • Christian Science Reading Room - Book
  • CK Designs – Free haircut
  • Deborah DeFazio Lyons – Portrait Artist – Three children’s books illustrated by Deborah DeFazio Lyons
  • Definitions for Her - $40 gift card
  • Hamilton County Convention & Visitor’s Bureau – HCCVB thermos, coffee, and gourmet hot chocolate
  • Joe’s Butcher Shop & Fish Market – One bottle of Shark Trust Chardonnay wine
  • Lauck & McLean Optometry – Free eye exam
  • Muldoon’s - $25 gift certificate
  • Museum of Miniature House and Other Collections Inc. – Family pass and membership for one year; gift box keepsake
  • Old Towne Carmel Bed and Breakfast - Teddy bear
  • Petals & Fine Gifts – gift item
  • The Great Frame Up - $25 gift card
  • Wyant Photography - $100 gift card

The merchant decorating contest is part of the “Holiday in the Arts District” events taking place the first four Saturdays in December (1st, 8th, 15th & 22nd) from 1-5 p.m.  Visitors can enjoy free carriage rides, elves with live reindeer, merchant open houses and gift drawings, holiday entertainment and a visit from Santa!  The event is free and open to the public.  Holiday in the Arts District is sponsored by WebTech One, City of Carmel, Old Town Arts & Design Merchants Association, Pedcor Development Company, Old Town on the Monon Loft Apartments, Superior Autoworks, National City Bank and Accent Details.

For more information about this event or the decorating contest, please visit www.CarmelArtsAndDesign.com or call 317-571-ARTS (2787).

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