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Central Indiana’s Summer Arts Scene Sizzles at Carmel Gallery Walk
Carmel Arts & Design District’s free summer event showcases local and international artists, edibles and entertainment

July 2, 2008

Carmel, Ind. – After the last firework has been shot off, the Carmel Arts & Design District is poised to light up the night with its fourth Gallery Walk.

On Saturday, July 12 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., this free summer event will cast a spotlight on the budding hot spot just north of Indianapolis. Galleries will host receptions featuring works by local and international artists, many offering customized hors d’oeuvres and signature drinks that reflect the theme of each location’s unique show. 

Guests can explore a string of eight galleries spanning Main Street, offering a diverse range of styles and mediums appealing to any taste. For example, Frazier Pettee Fine Art will showcase a collection of harbor scenes from New England and Nova Scotia.

Just down the street, DeFazio Lyons Studio & Gallery will offer complimentary wine and edibles for guests to enjoy during a live portrait painting demonstration with resident and guest artists.

Many Arts & Design District vendors are also getting in on the act, extending the Gallery Walk with special events all day long. For example, in celebration of its grand opening, Movement on Main, 16 W. Main St., will offer a free yoga class at 1 p.m. on July 12. At 2 p.m., Mystery Company will welcome authors Michael A. Black and Julie Hyzy to talk about and sign copies of their books – Black’s Random Victim, a standalone thriller about a murder during election season in Chicago, and State of the Onion, Hyzy’s first in a new series about the White House executive chef. The Museum of Miniature Houses and Other Collections is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and features a temporary exhibit of steam engines and robots in addition to a working, to-scale machine shop.

District merchants will also get in on the action, many offering extended hours, sales or specials for Gallery Walk guests. For example, B. Meylor Interiors plans a storewide sale and will be open until 9 p.m. for Gallery Walk guests. Lingerie specialty shop PillowTalk will hold a drawing for a free Tucci candle. Mudbugs is also prepared to cater to the Saturday night summer crowd, offering $10 buckets of beer with a choice of five bottled brews.

Ron Carter, City Councilman and President of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission will unveil the 7th sculpture by J. Seward Johnson in the District, entitled, “Things to Do.”  The sculpture depicts a seated woman on a bench writing a list. The sculpture will be placed on the east side of Range Line Road, just south of the Main Street intersection close to ccHome located at 21 S. Range Line Road. The unveiling will take place at 5 p.m. July 12.

Parking is available at the Carmel Lions Club parking lot, National City Bank parking lot and other public parking areas, as well as on-street parking.

For a more information about Gallery Walk events and a list of participating galleries, visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com or call 317.571.ARTS.



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