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Date:  May 28, 2009
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Lauren Hammond

Carmel Arts & Design District Shifts Artomobilia to September’s ‘Carmel Arts Month’
Celebration of auto-themed art joins active calendar of public concerts, gallery walks, fundraisers

June 10, 2009

Carmel, Ind. – On Saturday, Sept. 12, classic cars spanning nearly 100 years will converge in the Carmel Arts & Design District for the second-annual Artomobilia. During this outdoor festival celebrating the artistry and history of the automobile, the galleries, restaurants and merchants of Old Town Carmel will team with vintage car aficionados to showcase automotive design on wheels and on canvas.

The 2009 Artomobilia will center around the Hudson in honor of the vehicle’s 100th anniversary; however, the event’s robust classic car division includes many notable names from Indiana’s automotive heritage, including Auburn, Cord and Duesenberg, as well as Stutz and Studebaker.

Previously planned for June 20, Artomobilia was rescheduled to align with Mayor Jim Brainard’s newly declared “Carmel Arts Month” in September. Other events on the “Carmel Arts Month” calendar include Dog Day Afternoon on Sept. 13, a culinary arts-themed Gallery Walk on Sept. 19 and the Carmel International Arts Festival held Sept. 26-27.

Website: www.carmelartomobilia.com

“Carmel has made a vested effort to create a center for the arts in our community, and the special events planned for ‘Carmel Arts Month’ are an extension of this commitment,” said Ron Carter, president of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. “We’re building our reputation not only through brick-and-mortar developments, but by sharing the energy and vitality of our arts community with visitors throughout the Midwest.”

For a more information about Carmel Arts & Design District events during “Carmel Arts Month” and throughout the year, visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com or call 317.571.ARTS.

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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