Carmel Artomobilia set for Aug. 27

John Leonard is the event director for Carmel Artomobilia. (Submitted photo)

John Leonard is the event director for Carmel Artomobilia. (Submitted photo)

By Mark Ambrogi

Art and automobile enthusiasts will converge on Carmel to share their passion.

The IU Health North Hospital Carmel Artomobilia, presented by ADESA, features more than 400 cars on display in celebration of the art and design of the automobile. The ninth annual Artomobilia, a free event, featuring car collections from around the Midwest, is set for noon to 5 p.m. Aug. 27 at Main Street and Range Line Road in the Carmel Arts & Design District.

“The one thing that is unique about the cars is the breadth and depth of the cars,” Artomobilia Event Director John Leonard said. “I think a lot of people like to see a lot of different cars. We try to provide a variety of unique and desirable cars.”

Leonard said the oldest cars probably will be from the early 1930s. He also said the Indianapolis 500 pace car that car dealer Eldon Palmer drove in 1971 when he crashed into the photographer stand at the race will be on display.

“We’ll have a couple other surprises from a car perspective,” Leonard said.

Nationally recognized automobile artist Bill Patterson will be painting near the Hoosier Salon Gallery at noon. Regional and local artists will be painting cars around the Carmel Arts & Design District. Anthony Ross Tyler, the featured photographer, will have a live photo shoot at 2 p.m. at the Indiana Design Center.

The Ford GT is the 2016 Marque Car.

“It’s the 50th anniversary of that car winning the Le Mans,” Leonard said. “(The Ford GT) went back this year and won it again this year.”

There will be a special exhibit of motorcycles inside and around the Indiana Design Center.

There will be three music stages with performances from noon to 3 p.m. on East Main Street and West Main Street stages. The main stage will be at the Design Center, with performances starting at 1 p.m.

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Fuelicious, an event to raise money for the Indiana Children’s Wish Fund, is set for 7 to 11 p.m. Aug. 26 at Lucas Estate in Carmel. There will be 50 car collectors. Tickets are $250. For more, visit









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