Carmel International Arts Festival to feature local artists

A piece of pottery by Hamilton County artist Carol Bell. (Submitted photo)
A piece of pottery by Hamilton County artist Carol Bell. (Submitted photo)

Commentary by the committee for the Carmel International Arts Festival


The 18th Annual Carmel Entertainment always provides festival-goers with beautifully crafted art and this year is better than ever. There will be many returning artists but more than 60 of our artists are new.

Cliff Matyszczyk and his 3-D metal sculptures are created by cutting, bending, welding and chiseling steel, copper and stone. He started out as a welder/steelworker and as an artist began with functional pieces before moving into contemporary art.

Carol Bell resides in Noblesville and is popular artist who specializes in Ikebana Flower Vases, Tea Love Pocket Mugs, Horse Hair Pottery and Frames Quilts. Her work is nature inspired, functional, and is created to joy to everyday life.

David Frohbeiter is a popular 2D Artist that does historically inaccurate illustrations, hand drawn with pencil, pen and ink, and colored pencils.

This year’s event continues its long standing tradition of promoting “Educating Our Community In The Arts” by bringing together more than 130 juried artists displaying art media that ranges from watercolor, glass, jewelry, photography, oil, acrylic, 3D, wood, sculpture, to pottery and metal and so much more.

Our website has been updated with artist’s interviews and videos from our entertainment for you to watch and enjoy. Visit us at

Come to the 18th Annual Carmel International Arts Festival. The festival is free so walk, ride or pedal but make sure to be at the corner of Main and Range Line Road in Carmel September 26-27. Market District of Carmel is this year’s premiere sponsor.