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Art exhibit to showcase work of local disabled community for National Disability Awareness Month

In March, the City of Carmel will partner with the Carmel Arts Council on a special celebration of National Disability Awareness Month by seeking out artists of all ages and disabilities, residing in Carmel, to submit their art work for a special exhibit to be viewed both virtually and throughout the Carmel Arts & Design District during the Saturday evening Meet Me on Main event on March 13.

These wonderful works of art will include all art mediums, including three-dimensional projects and handmade crafts. They will be featured on the Carmel Arts Council website and be shared on social media throughout the month of March.

Wendy Kiefel, Carmel Advisory Committee on Disability Board Member and Laura Campbell, Carmel Advisory Committee on Disability Board Member of the Carmel City Council joined us today to share more about the event and why it is important for all to see and participate.

This special observance is being coordinated by the Carmel Advisory Committee on Disability. That committee was established through in 2019, for the purpose of fostering a culture of inclusivity within the City of Carmel.

The Committee represents the diverse needs and interests of disabled people within our City, provides comment on the City’s current services, policies and practices and provides informed input on the development and assessment of future City projects and services that impact people with disabilities. The Committee also works with local employers to employ more people with disabilities and helps create positive social activities to enrich the lives of people with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

For more information, visit CarmelArtsCouncil.org.

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