Mr. Muffin’s Trains Opens Doors to the Public

#CarmelIN – The city of Carmel has some fun museums and places of interest but the one that my kids love the most is Mr. Muffin’s Trains. The Muffin Family (also known as Liz and Steve Nelson) collects and sells miniature trains. This family doesn’t keep their beautiful collection hidden away in a basement or […]

Last Chance Outdoor Concert at Coxhall Gardens

#CarmelIN — Coxhall Gardens in Carmel, Indiana is a serene park operated by Hamilton County Parks & Recreation. It’s a great place to head when you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. But even quiet respites can surprise us sometimes. Between the park’s two matching clocktowers is The Centerpiece, […]

5 reasons to love Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre

Confession: I am a theatre geek. It started in high school when I was cast in a handful of school plays. It continued through college when we could get cheap last-minute tickets to performances that hadn’t sold out. As an adult, I’m still drawn to the theatre. I love the storytelling, the music, the costumes. […]

Now Playing: Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is playing at the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre in Carmel December 13th, 2013 – January 4th, 2014. Ever since Andrew Lloyd Webber (Jesus Christ Superstar, Phantom of the Opera, Cats) and Tim Rice (Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King) collaborated to produce this musical in the 1970s, Joseph and […]

12 Reasons I Love Carmel’s Art & Design District

1. “Man-on-the-Street” Sculptures By J. Seward Johnson Jr., American realist Some people might find seeing a life-size statue along Main Street to be a bit bizarre, but I see it as endearing. There is something classic and iconic about the sculptures that makes me feel at home. “Unconditional Surrender” A soldier embraces a nurse with […]

16th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival

Over 125 juried artists exhibiting watercolor, oil, 2D, jewelry, photography, 3D, wood, sculpture, pottery, and more will be featuring their work at the 16th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival this weekend. On Saturday, September 28 from 10am to 6pm and Sunday, September 29 from 10am to 5pm, head to the intersection of Main Street and […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for Nash Project in Carmel on Thursday

A groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-commenced Nash project will be held in Carmel starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Carmel-based general contractor, Pedcor Companies, which has developed over 10,000 apartment units throughout 12 states, along with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, and Carmel City Council will participate. When it […]

Coming Right up in August, 2011 at the Center for the Performing Arts

The splendid new Center for the Performing Arts in Carmel, Indiana‘s recently-contrived Arts & Design District is the place to be this summer for enjoying the live performing arts in Greater Indianapolis. This premier gathering spot for the upscale Carmel community blasted out of the gate at full speed this year, and is in the […]

George R. R. Martin Book Signing: Meet the Author of “A Game of Thrones” in Carmel, Indiana

Since J.R.R. Tolkien created the orcs, elves, and heroes that would populate Middle Earth in his classic Lord of the Rings trilogy, the fantasy genre has grown by leaps and bounds into one of the most popular genres in worldwide literature. Many of fantasy’s early progenitors weren’t much more than simple clones of Tolkien (and […]

The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr at Carmel Repertory Theatre

The Carmel Repertory Theatre presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) a.k.a. The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr July 7th through 10th. This Indianapolis theater event is presented at the Carmel Arts Center Amphitheater by the Palladium. Admission is FREE for all ages, making this a perfect family outing for a fun evening of […]

J. Seward Johnson: Famous Artist and Entrepreneur

Carmel, Indiana offers many museums and art galleries showcasing beautiful Carmel art done by local artists, and art from around the globe. The opportunities for Carmel people to view inspiring artwork are endless and extend beyond the popular Evan Lurie Fine Art Gallery and Soori Gallery in the Carmel Arts & Design District in downtown […]

Central Indiana Dance Ensemble

The Central Indiana Dance Ensemble, located in Carmel, Indiana, is a premiere Carmel arts organization bringing exquisite dancing to central Indiana. Founded in 1999 by artistic director, Suzann DeLay, the Central Indiana Dance Ensemble is committed to enriching the cultural and educational climate for the arts in central Indiana. In this company, young dancers learn, […]

Indianapolis Civic Theatre Moves to Performing Arts Center

The big news this week is that beautiful downtown Carmel will shortly become the new home of the vastly popular Indianapolis Civic Theatre, (also known as the Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre of Indianapolis, Inc.). By the 2011-2012 season, the Carmel Regional Performing Arts Center will be the place to go to take in a performance […]

12th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival

The big Carmel event of the year is coming up this Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, when the Carmel arts community puts on their 12th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival. If you’re looking for something fun things to do in the North Indianapolis, Indiana area, head out to downtown Carmel‘s beautiful new Arts […]