Earlier this year, the Carmel Arts & Design District was designated as an official cultural district by the Indiana Arts Commission. The district is home to over 100 businesses including art galleries, antique dealers, furniture and interior design showrooms, restaurants, boutiques, creative service providers, and specialty retail stores. So how does a design center fit into this picture? As stated by Mayor Brainard, “The Indiana Design Center will be a cornerstone in the Carmel Arts and Design District and home to our professional design community.”
Inside the design center, one will find a collection of luxury showrooms and interior design resources geared toward residential and commercial design projects. (A fresh panini or giant chocolate chip cookie can also be found at the Blu Moon Café.) Essentially, the building will fulfill the “design” component of the Arts & Design District while complementing the unique retail shops and galleries on Main Street Carmel. And just south of the Arts & Design District, activity surrounding the Palladium and Carmel City Center will draw even more energy to the district.
Visit here for a list of businesses already located in the Carmel Arts & Design District.