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The Carmel International Arts Festival has finalized their list of participants for the 2021 Festival set for September 25 – 26 in the Carmel Arts & Design District.

Rachel Ferry, executive director of Carmel International Arts Festival and Anna Afshar, an artist who’s apart of the event, joined us today to share more about what you can expect the the event and to give us a look at some live painting.

This year the major festival in Carmel has attracted 98 amazingly talented artists from around the United States. These artists have disciplines in jewelry, wood, ceramics, fiber, glass, 2D art, 3D art, photography and painting.

The Carmel International Arts Festival is a juried exhibition with prizes totaling $7,000. Annually, festival goers enjoy an admission-free opportunity to view and purchase art, mingle with artists, tour local galleries, dine at fine restaurants in the area, and enjoy the Festival’s entertainment on multiple stages.

On Saturday, September 25, 2021, festival hours are from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. with the judging at 10:30 a.m.  Sunday, September 26, 2021, the festival hours are from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Awards will be given for Best of Show, 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, Best of Media (10 awards), Honorable Mention (10 awards), and the Mayor’s Award.

Click here for more information on the event.


“Indy races, Indy shoots hoops… and INDY ARTS.”

The inaugural Indy Arts Festival is coming to Indianapolis on Monday, September 6. It’s taking place at 3130 Madison Ave. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Indy Arts Fest has the goal to highlight Indy art talent. 2021’s event will focus on showcasing Indy muralists, street performers, artist vendors, and musicians. 6 muralists will each live paint a 8x12ft mural. Koda Witsken, lead muralist of Hue Murals, will have painted over 100ft of murals on the main building before the event.

She joined us today along with, Madi Williams, fiber artist, to share more about the event.

A General Admission ticket ($10) includes entry into Indy Arts Fest for one person, regardless of age, between 11am and 7pm. GA tickets give you access to view 6 muralists at work, a live body painter, a chalk artist, and more. You also get enjoy live music all day. You will be able to purchase food, drinks, and refreshments from our vendors and shop our artist vendor alley all day.

PLEASE NOTE: Kids 12 and under are FREE. Parking is limited and is NOT guaranteed. There will be limited parking at the event. We highly encourage you to Uber or Lyft for your safety and convenience. If you would like guaranteed parking, please consider upgrading to our VIP ticket option.

You can purchase tickets here until 6pm the day of the event.