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Date:  Oct. 09, 2009
Media Contact:
Nancy Heck (317) 571-2494
Release: Immediate

Two Travel Shows to Spotlight Carmel Arts & Design District

Carmel, IN—Public broadcast show, Heartland Highways, and CNN’s iReport travel series, My City, My Secret, will feature the Carmel Arts & Design District as a tourist hot spot. Heartland Highways will film all day on Monday, October 12th, and local comedian, Stan Chen, will host My City, My Secret on Wednesday, October 14th.

Heartland Highways takes viewers to Illinois, Indiana, and Missouri every year to highlight unique areas in the heartland.  A show based in Charleston, Illinois, Heartland Highways focuses on rural and interesting people and places in the Midwest. Hosts Lori Casey and Kate Pleasant will interview Mayor Brainard and Arts & Design District representatives to highlight main areas of redevelopment in Carmel. To watch episodes of Heartland Highways, check your local listings or visit www.weiu.net.   

Local comedian, Stan Chen, was chosen to host a segment for CNN’s My City, My Secret. My City, My Secret offers a local citizen a chance to play tour guide by showing CNN the hidden gems of a community.  Stan Chen will showcase best kept secret tourist destinations in the Arts & Design District, such as the Evan Lurie Gallery and Bub’s Burger and Ice Cream.  Chen will also take CNN through the architectural arches along the J.Seward Johnson outdoor sculpture museum.  For more information, visit CNN’s iReport site at www.ireport.com.

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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