Saturday, September 12th officially kicked off Carmel Arts Month in the Carmel Arts & Design District. The first event of this month long celebration was Artomobilia, which showcased the deep roots that Indiana has with the artful evolution of the automobile. I had the pleasure of going to this unique event with a close friend. The weather was just beautiful with lots of sun and light breeze. As we wandered around, we discovered over 140 cars on display. We were fascinated with the oldest car - a 1905 Brush Roundabout in mint condition! Some of the other cool cars were a 2008 Lotus Exige S240, an old Cadillac covered in pennies, sleek Lamborghinis and, of course, iconic race cars! The Penny Car was quite the sight to see- with the sun shining off the pennies it almost looked like a car covered in small mosaic tiles. My favorite cars were the ones from the late 50's to late 60's. My friend and I were taken back in time as we remembered cruising around in our parents cars and only putting $1.00 worth of gas for a Friday or Saturday night on the town. I certainly enjoyed taking that walk down memory lane! It was a beautiful afternoon to take in the sights and enjoy some fine food and drinks. Take a Saturday afternoon this month to appreciate one of the upcoming arts events in the District; a Gallery Walk on the 19th or the Carmel International Arts Festival on the 26th-27th.
Monday, September 14, 2009 by Community Gal