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

Date: February 26, 2010 - Contact: MaryEllen St.Angelo, 317-848-2644

First Annual Earth Hour - Earth Day “Switchplate Art” Contest

What:  The Carmel Green Initiative invites all elementary and middle school students in Carmel, whether in public or private schools or home-schooled, to participate in the Earth Hour - Earth Day Art Contest.  Please see the attached flyers for contest rules.  For more information and to view entries, visit www.CarmelGreen.org

When:  All entries are due at the Arts& Design office by 5 p.m. on Saturday, March 27th.  Please drop entries off at the desk and mark them to the attention of Carmel Green Initiative.  Entries will be on display from Earth Hour (Mar 27) to Earth Day (Apr 22).  Contest winners will be notified by April 22.  Contest winners’ artwork will be exhibited at the Word’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery on May 2 from 2 – 4 pm.  

Where:  Entries will be on display at the store front two doors east of the Arts & Design District office located at 111 West Main Street, Suite 140, Carmel, IN  46032.  Contest winners’ artwork will be exhibited at the Word’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery located at  40 West Main Street, Carmel  46032
Who: Students in kindergarten through fifth grade are eligible for the index card art contest, and all middle school students are encouraged to participate in the switchplate art contest.

Please see the attached flyers for details.

Carmel Green Initiative: The Carmel Green Initiative is dedicated to helping Carmel become more sustainable. The Earth Hour Earth Day contest is intended to create awareness of the benefits of earth stewardship and energy conservation and  how students can make a difference through simple actions such as turning off lights, computers, and unplugging electronic equipment.  Indiana gets over 90% of its electricity from coal, the greatest source of global warming pollution.  As a result, Indiana has one of the highest carbon footprints in the country. One important way Hoosiers can make a difference and be good stewards is to Power-Down. www.CarmelGreen.org

Earth Hour:  On Earth Hour (March 27, 2010) millions of people around the world will come together by doing something quite simple—turning off non-essential lights and electrical equipment for one hour. The event symbolizes that by working together, each of us can make a positive impact in addressing climate change, protecting our future and that of future generations. https://www.myearthhour.org/home?invite=wwMDEwrGen

Earth Day:  On April 22, 2010, Earth Day will be celebrating its 40th anniversary!  The theme this year is "Be Water and Energy Wise.” http://www.earthday.net/earthday2010


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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