Carmel International Arts Festival

The 15th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival will take place on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23. Admission & Parking for the Festival are FREE.

This Arts Festival brings together 130 juried artists competing for top honors in their media field. Creative designs from new and renowned artists will provide festival goers with the opportunity to view professional displays and purchase unique works of art.

Art pieces have been judged on originality, style, and professionalism in varied forms of art media including: Fiber/Mixed 2D, Photography, Oil/Acrylic, Watercolor, Ceramics, 2D Traditional, Printmaking, Jewelry, Wood and 3D Traditional.

In addition to artist’s booths, the Carmel International Arts Festival features two stages providing live entertainment with an international flair, “Young-at-Art” interactive displays, cultural exhibit’s from Carmel’s sister cities in China & Japan, a’ la carte sidewalk dining and a scholarship contest for emerging, talented artists from Carmel High School and University High School.

Times: Saturday, September 22, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. & Sunday, September 23, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Parking:Free parking is available at the Indiana Design Center located on Range Line Road (south of Main Street) and at Carmel High School on Main Street (east of the Festival).  A continuous, complimentary shuttle service will run from Carmel High School to the East Festival entrance on Saturday-Sept 22nd (10am-6pm) & Sunday-Sept 23rd (10am-5pm). Handicap parking is available at the PNC Bank Parking lot on Main Street (enter from North side of building).

Peddle to the Arts:  During the Festival, Free bicycle parking will be provided in a secured area next to the Monon Trail just south of Main Street in downtown Carmel.  “Pedal to the Arts” is made possible with the help of volunteers from the Interact Club at Carmel High School and the Carmel Rotary Club.

Food Vendors:  In addition to the variety of downtown Carmel Restaurants, there will be outdoor food vendors at the Festival presenting an eclectic assortment of delicious eating choices.  The food tents will include Taste of Egypt, Da Blue Lagoon Caribbean Cuisine, Oriental Grill, Cooking Greek, 3 & 1 Restaurant (featuring all natural Mexican tamales), Italian Ice, Urick Concessions and Aunt Jean’s Fun Foods. In addition to food tents, adult beverages (for ages 21 and older) will be available thru local Sun King Brewery and Ertel’s Winery. The main outdoor food area will be located on Range Line Road (north & south of Main Street).

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Matt The Miller’s Tavern Now Open in Carmel City Center

The Pedcor Companies are pleased to announce the opening of Matt the Miller’s Tavern on Monday, September 10th. Matt the Miller’s Tavern will serve lunch and dinner daily as well as a Sunday Brunch Buffet. Known as “the place to bring family and friends for good times,” Matt the Miller’s Tavern occupies the 5,000 square foot plus corner space at Rangeline Road and City Center Drive.

“We are very excited to celebrate the opening of Matt the Miller’s Tavern. They are a perfect fit for the unique collection of independently-owned restaurants and retailers we have here in Carmel City Center,” said Melissa Averitt, Vice President & Director of Marketing and Sales at Pedcor.

Matt the Miller’s Tavern is an upscale tavern concept that offers waiter service dining in the bar and dining room, as well as private dining for groups up to 25.  Its menu ranges from popular appetizer items, such as the Bavarian Pretzel Bites, Pacific Rim Calamari, and Shrimp and Grits, to Flatbreads, sandwiches, pastas, and Steak and Seafood entrees, as well as a children’s menu of kid-approved favorites.

In addition to an extensive selection of wines and cocktails, the Matt the Miller’s brand is known for its extensive offering of beer, including unique craft beers and locally brewed beer and spirits. It features specials throughout the week to further enhance the dining experience. These include a daily Happy Hour, “Wine Down” Wednesdays, Ladies Night on Thursdays and a Sunday Brunch Buffet. It also offers special events for holidays throughout the year. It currently has locations in Dublin, Ohio and Grandview, Ohio. The Carmel City Center location is the restaurant’s first venture outside of the Central Ohio region.

“We love the Carmel community and Carmel City Center and are very excited about providing another quality dining venue for the area,” said owner Craig Barnum.

Hubard & Cravens Now Open in Carmel City Center

Carmel City Center now has another unique dining destination. A new wine and espresso bar concept from Hubbard and Cravens opened its doors featuring a carefully curated menu of fine wines and craft beers.

Consistent with the Hubbard and Cravens brand, the owners have traveled the world to find the most interesting and sought-after wines available, compiling a truly unique wine list. The beer offerings include those from local favorites Sun King, People’s Brewing, Upland, and at certain times throughout the year, the Hubbard and Cravens Porter, developed and made famous by Thr3e Wise Men Brewery.

To complement the premium beverage selection, a similarly well-thought out, freshly-prepared menu of light fare is available, including frittatas and baked goods in the morning, and flatbreads, salads and sandwiches in the afternoon and evening, all created with the absolute finest ingredients around. Featuring locally sourced meats and mostly local produce, the recipes are simple, allowing the premium quality of the ingredients to shine through. In addition to these offerings, the new location features a juice bar where the health-conscious can enjoy freshly prepared smoothies and juices. And of course one can also expect to find the absolute finest coffee available, staying true to the Hubbard and Cravens name.

Rick Hubbard states, “Our goal with this new concept was to take what we’ve done with coffee and apply all of those same principles to food, wine and beer. We intend to offer the absolute finest that is available, presented and served in a simple way, allowing the quality of the product to speak for itself.”

The new location at 703 Veterans Way in Carmel City Center is open from 6:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. on Monday and Tuesday. Its hours are 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The Carmel Farmers Market Begins

Long anticipated by patrons and vendors, the first weekend of the Carmel Farmers Market is finally here. Tomorrow, May 19th, kicks off the first Saturday of 21 weeks that brings over 60 vendors across Indiana to participate in sharing their goods with market goers. Vendors and booths ranging from fresh produce to baked goods and everything else in between, there is always something new at the next booth. Live music from local musicians and cooking demos will also be present at the market for everyone to enjoy.

The Residences at Carmel City Center will be participating at the market by setting up a booth with leasing and buying information for those that are interested in living spaces open. On scheduled market days The Residences will be sharing a booth with one of the great retailers or restaurants from Carmel City Center for patrons going to the market.

Tenants scheduled so far to participate in sharing a booth with The Residences at Carmel City Center are:

Uber Boutique – May 26th

Eggshell Bistro – June 2nd

Brides of Carmel – June 9th

Jack & Jill Children’s Shoppe – June 16th

Located at the Center for the Performing Arts in the Center Green, between the Palladium and the Booth Tarkington Theatre, the market is from 8 – 11:30 a.m. and will take place every Saturday through October 6th. Cooking demos that are scheduled to perform on designated market days begin at 9 – 9:30 a.m. and start again at 10 – 10:30 a.m. The community is invited to attend this public event.