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


Date:  Aug. 5, 2009
Media Contact:
Lauren Hammond

30 Carmel Arts & Design District Businesses Honored as
TheIndyChannel.com A-List Award Nominees

CARMEL, Ind. — For the third-straight year, a host of Carmel Arts & Design District businesses are nominees for WRTV’s prestigious TheIndyChannel.com A-List Awards. Nearly one-third of the District’s more than 100 boutiques, eateries, merchants and service providers earned upper-echelon spots among the 2009 nominees.

The A-List Awards seek the best of the best in central Indiana, spotlighting more than 2,200 nominated vendors and service providers in more than 100 categories. Winners are selected based on popular vote from central Indiana consumers.

This year, the list of honored Carmel Arts & Design District businesses represents the full spectrum of diverse and unique businesses that make their home in Old Town Carmel, from master jewelers and signature fine art galleries to bakeries and bookstores.

“It’s thrilling to have even more District businesses recognized for their quality, service and unique character this year,” said Sherry Mielke, director of operations for the Carmel Arts & Design District. “We feel that we’re growing a community of very special, very select merchants and service providers here in the District, and it is wonderful to see that so many patrons and customers agree with us.”

Nominees include:

Arts & Entertainment
Art Gallery
Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery

Theatre Group
Carmel Community Players, Studio 15

Ferrin’s Fruit Winery

Integrity Automotive

Day Spa
Joy of Raphael
Kurr Aesthetics & Medical Spa

Hair Color
Trichology Salon

Hair Salon
CK Designs

Cheap Eats
Bub’s Burgers and Ice Cream

Bazbeaux Pizza

Women’s Boutique
Artisan Masterpiece
Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique

Great Meals
Soul Food
Mudbugs Cajun Café

Health and Fitness
Pilates Studio
Reforming Indy Pilates Studio

Club Canine

Carmel Old Town Antique Mall

The Mystery Company

Artichoke Designs

Furniture Resale
Amanda’s City-Chic Consignment

Gift Shop
Tickle Your Fancy

Musical Instruments
Carmel Music Center

Specialty Food and Drink
Simply Sweet Shoppe

Coffee Shop
Monon Coffee & Sweets

Gourmet Grocery
Joe’s Butcher Shop & Fish Market

Wyant Photography

Grosser & Co. Master Jewelers

Individuals can vote for their favorite businesses by visiting the WRTV Web site at www.indychannel.com, clicking on the “A-List” icon and selecting the various categories. Voting continues through Aug. 14. In addition to voting for their favorite businesses, individuals can leave comments or upload photos of their favorite places.

For a more information about Arts & Design District events and a list of galleries, eateries and merchants, 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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