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Date: Jan. 28, 2010
Media Contact:
Lauren Hammond

Carmel Arts & Design District Woos Art Lovers with Valentine’s Day Gallery Walk

EDITOR’S NOTE: High-res scans of artwork available upon request.

CARMEL, Ind. – On Saturday, Feb. 13, the Carmel Arts & Design District will welcome visitors to enjoy a romantic evening of art, food and entertainment at its third annual Valentine’s Day Gallery Walk.

From 5 to 10 p.m., the galleries and merchants of the District will host themed open houses with entertainment and refreshments, as well as special Valentine’s Day promotions, sales and one-of-a-kind gift ideas.  In addition, the District will provide complimentary carriage rides for couples.

Blue Egg Gallery will celebrate Valentine's Day in the Arts & Design District with the creation of original Valentine's Day cards for your special someone. Professional calligraphy artist Erika Woods will also be on-site before Gallery Walk from 1 to 4 p.m. to inscribe personal messages on each card or piece of art purchased.

Art & Soul Gallery will show the landscapes of Henrietta Milan, a classic American impressionist, while Evan Lurie Gallery will spotlight work by Margit J. Füreder.

Magdalena Gallery of Art will debut its “Reaching Around Us” exhibit, designed to showcase talented artists from just outside the local community. Included in this group is Charlene Marsh, a Brown County artist who specializes in plein-air knife work paintings of the beautiful forests around her home. Marsh has won many show awards and is a much-collected Indiana painter. Down the street, Soori Gallery will display a vast collection of paintings, bronze and acrylic sculptured works, Boehm porcelain, lalique crystal sculpture, and Nao and lladro porcelain sculptures by leading American and international artists.  

Rodney Reveal will exhibit work in 111 W. Main St., Suite 130, along with pieces from the Blue Egg Gallery. Donald Mee, a Herron School of Art alumnus, will also display his metal work art. Painter Michael Daly whose artistic style combines the discipline of Chinese brush work with American expressionism and sense of color, will exhibit in 111 W. Main St., Suite 150.
To complement the special events planned for Gallery Walk, many of the District’s individual merchants will also host festivities.

Simply Sweet Shoppe will treat guests to a special candy-making demonstration by Carl Harvey from Uncle Henry’s candies, while Accent Details plans a Valentine's Day "Sealed With A Kiss" promotion.  Guests are invited to choose a candy "kiss" for a discount of 10 percent to 50 percent off their total purchase. Visitors to Accent Details can also enjoy complimentary Valentine’s champagne punch and chocolates while perusing hot, new items for spring.

L’Evento Event Resource Boutique will host an open house where guests can receive a 10 percent discount on all in-stock gift items, including jewelry, candles and note cards. Mary & Martha’s Exceedingly Chic Boutique will give a gift card with every $150 Pandora merchandise purchase and PillowTalk will hold a drawing for a free Skinny Dip Candle.

Gallery Walk visitors can also expect dining specials and romantic taste treats at the District’s many unique eateries. Muldoon’s will feature amour-inspiring specials for diners, and Mudbugs Cajun Café will be open until 8 p.m., offering diners free samples of new daily special entrees, side dishes, coffee, cafe au lait, hot chocolate and beignets. Patrons can also register to win a $25 gift certificate.

For more information about Carmel Arts & Design District merchants and other District events, 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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