Public art gallery to showcase exhibits June 13

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By Sam Robinson

The Carmel Arts and Design District will be having an art gallery walk that’s open to the public the evening of June 13. The gallery is at the Indiana Design Center, and it lasts from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

There will be 10 different galleries with art from local, regional and national artists. Art includes various types of paintings, drawings, sculptures, statues and design pieces.

The Carmel Arts and Design District has hosted the Second Saturday Gallery walk every month for several years. It gives artists the opportunity to display their work to the public for free. Much of the art will be for sale and purchasable by gallery goers.

Robert Shade, the president of the Carmel Arts and Design District Gallery, said that the monthly galleries are a staple of art culture in Carmel and are well received by the community.

“These are local art galleries with work from local and regional artists,” Shade said. “We usually get a pretty good crowd, even in the winter time.”

“People like to get out and see the art,” Shade added. “Especially when they’re cooped up.”

Among the galleries is the “Chairs of a Different Color” contest that will showcase 5 chairs that were painted by the Carmel Tech Hounds, the Carmel High School robotics team. Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite chair.

Live music will be provided by Andra Faye and Scott Ballantine. There will also be art activities for kids, and opportunities to meet the artists behind the works at the gallery.

Walter Knabe of Walter Knabe Studios in Indianapolis will provide a tour of his gallery at 6pm. The Corporate Fine Arts Group will have artists painting their works live at the event. There will also be an origami art lession taught by high school art students.

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