Enjoy best of art, shopping today at Meet Me on Main in Carmel – Hamilton County Reporter

Come to the Carmel Arts & Design District from 5 to 9 p.m. this evening, Saturday, April 9, for Allied Solutions’ Meet Me on Main. Make your way to Main Street and Range Line Road for an evening of art, shopping, music, and more.

Meet Me on Main is the City of Carmel’s monthly “second Saturday” event to highlight local galleries, restaurants and design-related businesses in the District. Art galleries and businesses will feature special events specially planned to enhance the art and design-related features of the District.

Visit the art galleries and businesses to enjoy their special offers, as well as special activities in the Arts & Design District:

  • Free Caricatures at All Things Carmel, 110 W. Main St.
  • Flower paper craft led by the Art Lab at Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery, 22 N. Range Line Road
  • Live music featuring Doug Resendez, Classical Music Indy and Thomas Leitke.

There will be an opportunity to register to win one of three $100 gift cards by visiting participating merchants and dropping your name and contact information into a special drawing that will take place the following week. The gift cards are from select Carmel Arts & Design District businesses. Be sure to visit as many galleries and shops as possible to increase your chance to win.

Families can get a free caricature today at All Things Carmel, 110 W. Main St. (Photo provided)

Visit the following galleries and businesses for your chance to win one of three $100 gift cards:

  • Soori Gallery, 33 E. Main St.
  • Magdalena Gallery of Art, 27 E. Main St. #100
  • Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery, 22 N. Range Line Road
  • The Olive Mill, 10 S. Range Line Road
  • Carmel Arts Council – The Children’s Art Gallery, 40 W. Main St.
  • All Things Carmel, 110 W. Main St. #104
  • Art on Main Gallery & Gifts, 111 W. Main St. #140
  • CCA Gallery & Gifts, 111 W. Main St. #135
  • Kuaba Gallery, 404 W. Main St.
  • Aura Self & Soul Care, 312 W. Main St.

Art on Main Gallery & Gifts

Art on Main Gallery & Gifts, 111 W. Main St., Suite 140. Stop in to see the latest city-branded gift items and don’t forget to pick up a chocolate bunny for the upcoming Easter Season, from our chocolate experts at Donaldson’s Fine Chocolates.

CCA Gallery & Gifts

CCA Gallery, 111 W. Main St., Suite 135. The CCA Gallery is featuring two artists: Kelly Jenkins, who is creating fabulous new designs in her fused glass jewelry; and Elaine Wolfe, painter extraordinaire and our longest standing artist member (42 of CCA’s 44 years) has an amazing exhibit of all new work.

Indiana Artisan Gallery

At Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery, 22 N. Range Line Road, put all your eggs in one of Connie Moolenaar’s charming, functional baskets made from long pine needles. The artist from Poland, Ind., uses some of the same methods and materials as the American Indians and early settlers and she localizes her work by using longleaf pine needles from trees in her backyard. Watch her create at Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery and enjoy a sample of St. Hildegard Crunch, a delightful trail mix from Monastery Baked Goods.

Magdalena Gallery of Arts

Digital Media Lab, 23 E. Main St. Stop in and get free tickets to Magdalena’s upcoming show at the Chicago Merchandise Mart.

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Special offers from Arts & Design District businesses include:

  • Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream, 111 W. Main St. #130. Offering a “Create Your Own” custard ice cream any size, Buy One, Get One Free, as well as Italian Ice and Ice Cream, Buy One, Get One Free.

Main Street Construction

Main Street is now open at Veterans Way. However, construction continues on 1st Avenue NW north of Main Street. Please continue to drive with caution. Access to the Sophia Square parking garage is open.

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A map of the gallery locations and more information about Meet Me on Main activities can be found at CarmelArtsAndDesign.com.

Public parking is available in the Carmel Lions Club lot (141 E. Main St.), Sophia Square parking garage (entrance off of 1st Ave. NW), Indiana Design Center parking garage (200 S. Range Line Road) or on-street. Click here to download the Arts & Design District parking map.

About the Carmel Arts & Design District

The Carmel Arts & Design District is the Midwest’s premier arts and design destination. Home to more than 200 businesses, including art galleries, restaurants, antique dealers, design showrooms, boutiques and creative service providers, the Carmel Arts & Design District promises to stimulate the senses. The Indiana Design Center is housed in the Carmel Arts & Design District. In addition, hundreds have taken advantage of the wide variety of housing opportunities and call the Carmel Arts & Design District home.

Anita Shire

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