Gallery Walk to feature painted Easter egg hunt
By Adam Aasen
Families will have an opportunity to explore the Carmel Arts & Design District during the upcoming Gallery Walk, and at the same time they’ll have a chance to find beautifully painted Easter eggs to win prizes.
The contest, titled “Find Your Faberge,” will begin April 12 during the gallery walk and continue until April 19. Participants will gather at Auntie Em’s Frozen Custard and Cupcakes, at 111 W. Main Street, to find a list of eggs to be found. Families then compete on the scavenger hunt, peering into storefront windows to locate the giant eggs that have been specially painted by local artists.
When all the eggs are found, participants head back to Auntie Em’s to pick up their prizes. One lucky winner will receive a hand-painted egg from a local artist and another will receive a large Easter basket filled with goodies.
Photos of the eggs will be available on the district’s Facebook page, too.
Stephanie Marshall, special events coordinator for Carmel, said the event is a fun way to encourage visitors to find out about businesses in the district. At the same time, the locally painted eggs fit into the area’s goal of fostering an interest in the arts among local children and teens.
“I love the sense of community in the district as we welcome spring with such charming works of art from our artists,” she said. “It is something I really look forward to.”
Local artist Bob Shade, one of the egg painters, said it’s, “something fun outside the world of serious art and way to really connect with the community and the kids.”
For more information visit www.carmelartsanddesign.com.