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Meet Me on Main

Post Date:09/09/2020 8:00 AM

Carmel Arts & Design District


Date:                September 9, 2020
Contact:          Nancy Heck, 317-571-2494
Release:          Immediate

Experience live art in the making, kid-friendly crafts and
more at this weekend’s Meet Me on Main in Carmel

MMoM SewCarmel, IN – Join us this weekend for the September edition of Meet Me on Main, where you can watch as artists demonstrate their talents and create their works live and in person, you can listen to the sounds of musicians throughout the Arts & Design District and you can pick up your own kid-friendly craft project to take home and create.

Meet Me on Main will take place Saturday, September 12, from 5 - 9 p.m. with special features at galleries and gift shops and plenty to indulge your taste buds at the many restaurants on Main Street. The event is always free and there is plenty of parking in and around the District.

Watch us LIVE on the Carmel Arts & Design District’s Facebook as we speak with Soori’s Gallery, the Magdalena Gallery, Xchocol’Art Gourmet Chocolate and the Carmel Arts Council from 5 - 5:45 p.m.

Check out the following special events!

Treasure Hunt! Three $100 gift cards will be hidden in the District. Hints will be posted on the Carmel Arts & Design District Facebook at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Follow along for your chance to win!

The Art Lab invites you to make your own “sleeping fairy.” Come by the breezeway next to Sub Zero to pick up your “to go” craft supplies. This craft is free and no registration is required. The make and take “to-go” art project will be available from 5 - 8:30 p.m. or until supplies last.

Musical entertainment will be provided throughout the District. Three musicians - Dianna Davis, Owen Newkirk and Sammi Lorena - will be live from 5 - 9 p.m.

Special Gallery Exhibits:

Carmel Art on Main Gallery: Come travel with Anastasiya Combs and Freddie Kelvin. From city to coast, Ana and Freddie explore the world around us. Ana's cityscapes are vibrant paintings that capture the colors and mood of some of the world's greatest cities. Freddie's photography is often abstract, showing his love of water through the reflections it reveals. These landscapes of water and reflection are an obsession! Visit to shop online and don’t forget to check out their Facebook and Instagram accounts to learn more! (111 W. Main Street, #140)

Carmel Arts Council Children’s Art Gallery: The "Art in the Garden" program continues at the Children’s Art Gallery beginning at 3 p.m. and featuring live art demonstration until 7 p.m. The artist of the day will be Robin Manetta Spyker, a member of the CAC, who will bring her oil paints to showcase her talents. As Robin is a lifelong teacher, she will present two activities for children. A "Photo Scavenger Hunt" and "Understanding Pointillist Painting." Children visiting the CAC's "Art in the Garden" will have fun learning from Robin and then taking these activities home to do on their own. (40 W. Main Street)

Carmel Clay Historical Society: Join the Carmel Clay Historical Society for their exhibit, “Fashionable Society: Civil War to Post-War Textiles of Carmel.” Stop by the Monon Depot Museum on the Monon Greenway to see vintage clothing displayed for the first time. (211 1st Street SW.)

CCA Gallery: Artists Tresa Steenberg (Mixed Media Artist) and Nancy Miller (Mixed Media Sculptor). Tresa’s work consists of many layers that include acrylic paint, vintage book pages, pieces cut from magazines, children’s schoolwork or anything else that creates visual interest. Her work has been displayed at the Birdie Gallery, Nickel Plate Art Gallery, The Harrison Center, Gallery 924, Indiana State Museum as part of the 95th Annual Hoosier Salon Exhibit and the SALI National Abstract Show. Nancy uses gourds and stones to create beautiful masterpieces. She enjoys the process of taking a lowly gourd to a state of exquisite beauty. Her creative process is long and full of obstacles but is beautifully detailed. (111 W. Main Street, #135)

MMoM ArtCollageIndiana Artisan: Jewelry designer Lily Pai has kept healthy and busy at her home studio creating a Viking knit bracelet. She will demonstrate how she twists and winds metal into fashions for your wrist inside the gallery. In the garden next to the store, fiber artist Daren Redman will have everything you need to create a bandanna using indigo dye. Make and take one home at no charge. (22 N. Range Line Road)

Kuaba Gallery: Mixed media works by Claudia Labin and sculptures by Irwin Labin will be featured. (404 W Main Street)

Additional Features:

All Things Carmel: BOOK SIGNING featuring longtime Carmel resident and politician Mary Eckard-Good, who has written her memoirs, Take Your Stage: A Story of Challenge which is on sale now at the gift shop. Mary will be signing copies of her book from 5-8 p.m. In her inspirational memoir, Mary tells her story. This book is meant to inspire you to look at your life and realize the potential that you may not have realized. She tells the stories of her lifelong passion for music and show business, getting to interview the soon-to-be Vice President’s wife, running for public office, and finding a special love. (110 W Main Street, #140)

Bask on Main: Meet Me on Main specials include: $20 off any facial and 25% off your first massage! (336 W Main Street)

A map of the gallery locations and more information about Meet Me on Main activities

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 Rd.)
or on-street.
Arts & Design District Parking Map.

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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