Hidden Gems: World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery

The World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery is proof that good things can come in small packages. 

The gallery — located in the Carmel Art and Design District — features student art from all grade levels in the Carmel-Clay school system, as well as Our Lady of Mount Carmel. And the name of the gallery is no exaggeration: It is literally the world’s smallest children’s art gallery, and was awarded this title by the Guinness Book of World Records in 1999! 

During the school year from September through May, the World’s Smallest Children’s Art Gallery features a selection of student art on a rotating basis. Each month, visitors can peep at the artistic creations from one featured school, as well as select artwork from other schools in the Carmel-Clay system.  

The gallery also showcases a variety of artwork from the students of Kawachinagano, Japan, Carmel’s “Sister City.” This display is part of an art exchange program that began between the two cities more than 25 years ago. 

During the summer when school is out, visitors can view the Carmel Arts Council’s summer art show in the gallery. This show represents the work of qualified high school student curators who have planned and constructed their own high school art show through the Carmel Arts Council’s Emerging Curator Program. 

Before You Go:

Location: 40 West Main Street, Carmel, Indiana

Hours: Friday & Saturday, 5:00-7:00 PM; Sundays, 2:00-4:00 PM

Admission: Free!


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