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Art of Wine Cancelled
City of Carmel
Carmel Arts & Design District
Date: July 19, 2019
Contact: Nancy Heck (317) 571-2494
ART OF WINE CANCELLED
Extreme heat warnings prompt City to cancel
Saturday’s event in Arts & Design District
CARMEL, IN – Carmel city officials have decided to cancel the Art of Wine event scheduled for Saturday evening, July 20, in the Carmel Arts & Design District in light of excessive heat warnings forecast for central Indiana. After consulting with public safety officials and talking to several of the participating vendors who had also voiced concern about the event, the decision was made to cancel the event in the interest of public safety.
The City of Carmel will process refunds for patrons who purchased VIP tickets.
Carmel’s protocol for hazardous weather conditions as it relates to events extends beyond severe thunderstorms, ice storms and extreme cold weather. In the summer months, the Carmel Fire Department uses the Wet Bulb Globe Temp scale to determine extreme heat conditions – a scale that takes in temperature and relative humidity to determine a threshold at which point an event would be canceled. The City surpassed that threshold today and the forecast for tomorrow is well above that danger level as well.
“The safety of our patrons and event staff is our top priority and given the extreme heat conditions, we needed to follow our Emergency Weather Action Plan and cancel the event,” said Nancy Heck, Director of Community Relations and Economic Development.
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.
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