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


Date:            November 14, 2008
Contact:      Megan McVicker (317) 571-2791

Annual Student Holiday Art Contest

Carmel, IN – Carmel Clay elementary and middle school students are invited to participate in a holiday art contest as part of the “Holiday in the Arts District” festivities taking place in the Carmel Arts & Design District during the month of December.  A first, second and third place winner will be chosen for each grade level (Kindergarten through Eighth Grade).  All students that submitted artwork will be recognized during an awards ceremony at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6th at the Simply Sweet Shoppe.  All artwork will be on display during the holiday season in businesses located in the Carmel Arts & Design District and at the website www.CarmelArtsAndDesign.com


·      All artwork must be original with a holiday theme
·      Artwork must be able to be displayed on a wall
·      Maximum size should be 20” x 24”
·      Any materials can be used to create the artwork
·      Include name, school grade, and parent contact information either on the back or bottom of the artwork.

Deadline to submit original creative works of art is Friday, November 21st by 5 p.m.  Artwork should be turned in to Wyant Photography located at 240 E. Main Street between the hours of 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday.  Artwork should have student’s name, grade, school, parent contact phone number and email on the back.  Submissions will be available for pick up starting January 5th and must be retrieved prior to January 23rd.

The Holiday in the Arts District activities take place Saturdays, December 6, 13, and 20 from 1-6 p.m.  Activities include free horse-drawn carriage rides, holiday carolers and entertainment, elves with live reindeer, merchant open houses, and a visit from Santa.  For more information, please visit www.CarmelArtsAndDesign.com <http://www.carmelartsanddesign.com/>  or call 317-571-ARTS (2787).

The Carmel Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s newest, premier setting for the arts and design industry. Already it has attracted well over 100 businesses, including art galleries, antique dealers, furniture and interior design showrooms, even a race track design company! There are restaurants, boutiques, creative service providers, and an eclectic variety of specialty retail stores. And the list of merchants continues to grow.

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