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May's Meet Me on Main

Post Date:05/05/2021 8:00 AM



Date:  May 5, 2021
Contact:  Nancy Heck,
Release:  Immediate

Bring the family for a fun filled night at Meet Me on Main!

Carmel, IN – Three musicians will be live along Main Street from 5-9 p.m. this Saturday, May 8 during Allied Solutions Meet Me on Main event! We are excited to welcome musicians Kassey King, Connor McLaren and REDOUX.

This month, our online merchant interviews include Amber Noone with Bash Boutique, Rosalyn Demaree with Indiana Artisan and Celestine Donnelly with The Art Studio of Carmel. Watch live from the Carmel Arts & Design District’s Facebook to learn more about our local neighbors! Interviews will be streamed at 5:30 p.m. on the District’s Facebook.

May’s Meet Me on Main giveaway will be hosted on the District’s Facebook. Each month, three $100 gift cards to businesses in the District are given away. Please visit the Arts & Design Facebook page for more information. There is no purchase necessary to participate.

Free art crafts and family fun include:

  • Teresa State Farm (14 W. Main St.) – To-go Animal Rock Painting
  • The Art Studio of Carmel (30 N. Range Line Rd.) – Sidewalk Chalk Art
  • Evan Lurie Gallery (30 W. Main St. #1939) - Caricatures
  • The Carmel Arts Council at the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery (40 W. Main St.) – Painting craft
  • Sophia Square breezeway (110 W. Main St.) - CFD COVID-19 Information Booth and Kasey Program

Crafts will be available from 5 to 8:30 p.m. (while supplies last).

May special gallery exhibits include:

Carmel Art on Main

"Greene, Fields and Parks" features the works of artists Kim Greene, Brad Fields and Anne Parks. The focus will be landscapes, florals, seascapes and all things nature in paintings by these three local artists. These artists will be in the gallery from 5 to 9 p.m. In addition, the gallery is pleased to announce that local colorful abstract Andrea Maurer is joining the gallery artists as of May. There will also be all new work in the gallery by the approximately 20 Indiana artists, including fine art photography, pottery, jewelry, paintings and more! (111 W. Main St.)

Carmel Arts Council –
World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

Carmel Arts Council will welcome artist Thúy Dang to its upcoming event “Art in the Garden.” Dang will be palette painting. Born in Saigon, South Vietnam, Dang has had a passion for art since early childhood. Dang paints using oils and acrylics which bring texture and vibrance to her paintings. For this demonstration, Dang will be using oils.

There will be a children's table set up so that everyone can join in the fun. Children will use washable materials and have disposable painting smocks. Masks, social distancing, and frequent cleanings will be implemented. (40 W. Main St.)

CCA Gallery

This month, the CCA Gallery is celebrating the newest CCA Artists!

Christine Jones, Painter - Jones is a talented artist, who is embarking on a new chapter of her life by taking her love of art and sharing it professionally. "I primary enjoy painting in oils and acrylics, often trying to capture landscapes and still life subjects. "Stop in to see the vivid captures of Jones scenic landscapes that we have on display!

Tom Duffy, Photographer - Duffy has been a fine art and documentary photographer for more than 15 years. He views his career as a journey that’s allowed him to see the world through the lens of different photographic genres. Getting his start in nature photography, Duffy likes to joke with clients that he’s taking them on a virtual vacation with his imagery, which many describe as “painterly” and relaxing.
 For more information:

Ashley Knox, Illustrator - Knox is a pen and ink artist that creates work inspired by objects in nature, her environment and daily life. She believes there is a lot of power in a line and enjoys the work of simplifying something complex through the use of strong, black lines against a white background.
 Besides the CCA, you can find more work from Knox at: (111 W. Main Street, Suite 135)

Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery

Give mom a unique gift this year by giving her something she’ll truly remember from Indiana Artisan Gifts & Gallery. Visitors can watch Carmel jewelry designer Jill Dunn turn a piece of metal into a beloved pendant or pair of earrings, or sample the wonderful caramel pecan clusters handcrafted by Jayne Hoadley of J. Evelyn Confections in Greenfield.

Dunn uses a torch, textures, chasing, patinas, etching, coloring techniques and an array of stones to create unique, affordable pieces of jewelry made right here in Indiana. Hoadley handcrafts every batch of her best-selling caramel clusters, made with fine milk chocolate, her own sea salt caramel and sugar-coated, roasted pecans. (22 N. Range Line Road)

The Art Studio of Carmel

Head over to the Art Studio of Carmel for sidewalk chalk fun! Sidewalk chalk and stencils will be on hand for visitors to create their own images. Usage of hand sanitizer before and after using the chalk is encouraged. (30 N. Range Line Rd., 2nd floor)

Additional Participants:

All Things Carmel

We are celebrating moms and one of our lesser known local breweries. Stop in the store and receive free carnations for moms while supplies last, along with sweet treats and wine for sampling fun. Also, we will be featuring some unique craft beers from Deviate Brewing. (110 W. Main St. #104)

Woody's Library Restaurant

Stop by Woody's for 1/2 priced wine carafes and $7 dessert duos! (40 E. Main St.)

Bash Boutique

Have you shopped at Bash Boutique yet? If not, you are missing out! Stop by and get a gift with a $75 purchase! (30 N. Range Line Rd.)

Map of Gallery Locations and more information about Activities

The Carmel Arts & Design District Parking Map may be downloaded here.
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.

About Allied Solutions

Allied Solutions, LLC is one of the largest providers of insurance, lending and marketing products to financial institutions in the U.S. Allied Solutions uses technology-based products and services customized to meet the needs of 4,000 clients along with a portfolio of innovative products and services from a wide variety of providers. Allied Solutions maintains 10 regional offices and service centers and employs 1,300 people nationwide. Allied Solutions is a subsidiary of Securian Financial Group, Inc.
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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.


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