welcome to ARTOMOBILIA
Each year, ARTOMOBILIA features a distinct gathering of recognized artists, collector cars, and automotive enthusiasts, showcased on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District. Featuring more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars on the streets of Carmel, the Artomobilia boasts one of the most eclectic gatherings of original, period-correct cars, including Supercar, Exotic, Sports Car, Classics, Racers, Historically Preserved, Indiana Built, Sedan/Coupe, and more.
The ARTOMOBILIA focuses on display and appreciation over competition and although each of the automobiles is truly magnificent, this event is not just about cars; it's about the art and automotive enthusiasts. The event embraces the essence automotive art and design by uniquely combining the artwork of local galleries and artists, with the presentation of significant automobiles and their iconic design.
la corsa dei tori
Since 1963, Lamborghini is best known for stylish, high-performance automobiles that have graced some of the greatest roads, highways and race tracks around the world. For 2019, Artomobilia will be celebrating Ferruccio Lamborghini, and the cars that bear his name.
We’re calling this year’s Artomobilia “LA CORSA DEI TORI,” or “RUNNING OF THE BULLS,” and our guests will have the opportunity to see a storied array of exceptional performance cars whose reputation and styling have been defining, and redefining, the category of Super Car for more than 50 years.
FEATURES, SPECIALTIES, CLASSES & CORRALS
Each year, Artomobilia features a distinct gathering of recognized artists, collector cars, and automotive enthusiasts, showcased on the streets of the Carmel Arts & Design District. Featuring more than 400 enthusiast and collector cars on the streets of Carmel, the Artomobilia boasts one of the most eclectic gatherings of original, period-correct cars, including Supercar, Exotic, Sports Car, Classics, Racers, Historically Preserved, Indiana Built, Sedan/Coupe, and more.
The ARTOMOBILIA Team and the Central Indiana Region of the Porsche Club of America are getting crazy this year, and joining forces to host an event, inside an event, called Porshe-palooza. No, really… we are. We’ll feature an incredible number of uncommon, common, special, regular, fast, super fast, and not so fast Porsches that we have come to know and love over the past 70 years. We’ll highlight some of the very best 356s to the latest 992… and everything in between… and maybe a few surprises. But… We have limited space. Reserve your spot today, and join us when the Artomobilia returns to the Carmel Arts & Design District.
PHILOSOPHY, Judging & RULES
The Carmel Artomobilia judging process seeks to recognized and celebrate the art and design of great automobiles. This process is two-fold: Specialty Judges concentrate primarily on period-accuracy and originality, while Honorary Judges focus their attention to automotive art and design.
To be eligible to win the “Artomobilia Best of Show” or “Artomobilia Penultimate” — the event’s two top awards — a car must be exemplary within its own class, and be truly exceptional across all the car classes. The two most outstanding and deserving entries are selected and escalated to “Artomobilia Best in Show” candidates.
One of the most unique and compelling elements of ARTOMOBILIA is that is a event that is open to public. 100% of the support for ARTOMOBILIA comes from sponsors, partners and entrants. As such, there are no formal tickets to buy. We welcome thousands of guests from Hamilton and the surrounding counties. Further, we host many guests visiting Carmel through-out the weekend that come from surrounding markets that including Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Louisville, Milwaukee, St Louis, and even Nashville. To that end, we encourage each of our guest to support merchants in the Arts & Design District as well as our local, regional and nations sponsors that make this event possible. Please have a look at our sponsors, and take the opportunity to thank them for their participation.
The ARTOMBOILIA Selection Committed will begin accepting entries on Monday, January 28th… and will complete the entry process at the close of business on Friday, August 2, 2019. Entrants will be notified of their acceptance during the first week of the monthly, following their submission.
Accepted entrants in the ARTOMOBILIA are encouraged to arrive between 8:00am and 10:30am EST on Saturday, August 24, 2019, to be positioned in the Carmel Arts & Design District. Each entrant will be provided specific directions during the first week of August that will include recommended arrival time, arrival location and directions.
Judging for classes will begin promptly at 11:00am, and conclude at 2:00pm. Class winners will be notified at their cars beginning at 2:30pm and their cars relocated to the Awards Celebration area at 2:45pm. The Award Presentation will begin promptly at 3:30pm and conclude at 5:00pm.
Carmel Arts & Design District
Welcome to the Midwest’s newest, premier setting for the arts and design industry. The Carmel Arts & Design District has attracted well over 100 businesses including art galleries, antique dealers, furniture and interior design showrooms, restaurants, boutiques, creative service providers, and an eclectic variety of specialty retail stores. And the list of merchants continues to grow. With immediate access to the Monon Trail, bricked sidewalks, public sculptures and proximity to nearby cultural amenities, the Arts & Design District provides a truly unique experience.