Beautiful New Mosaics to be Installed on Carmel’s New High-tech Civic Square Parking Garage
CARMEL, IN – Carmel’s new Civic Square parking garage is not only one of the most high-tech parking garages in Indiana, it will also be one of the most beautiful after a local artist installs mosaic murals on the exterior walls. The garage is located on Veterans Way, just west of Range Line Road near the Old Spaghetti Factory and the murals will be visible to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians making their way through the area.
The larger-than-life mosaics are scheduled to be installed next week, weather permitting. The artist, Nancy Keating, titled this new design “Cosmic Flow” to represent the “infinite flow of energy in the universe.” Rivers of bold color waves undulate through contrasting black space while luminescent white orbs appear to float in the shimmering black. The mosaic was created with a combination of mirror, glass tiles and opaque art sheet glass.
The mosaic is the latest addition of public art that permeates Civic Square, City Center, Midtown and the Arts & Design District – the primary entertainment districts that make up Carmel’s vibrant central corridor.
“Public art, like this new mosaic, is so important to a city’s quality of life, not simply because it is nice to look at, but because it provides an opportunity for our residents and visitors to experience unique and inspiring art on a daily basis,” said Mayor Jim Brainard.
A professional artist, Keating works in her Carmel art studio and has created countless mosaic works of art, private commissions, public works of art, community mosaics and architectural residential installations. Her artwork can be found all around Carmel and at juried art exhibitions, shows, galleries and on her website. Some of you may have worked with Keating on one of our Chip-in-Mosaics, set up annually as part of our Meet Me on Main gallery walk activities. These Chip-in-Mosaics are currently displayed in the Sophia Square breezeways.
Complimenting the beautiful exterior of this new parking garage is its high-tech features. The Civic Square Garage adds 303 more parking spaces and a covered public bike storage and service area to Carmel’s walkable central core. It is the most technologically-advanced garage the Carmel Redevelopment Commission has ever built. It includes public electric vehicle charging stations, a solar canopy interconnected to offset the power consumption in the garage and security cameras.
“The garage features integrated LED lighting and camera technology that shows drivers where spots are open and exterior signage that indicates the number of available spots,” said Henry Mestetsky, Director of the Carmel Redevelopment Commission. “Also, we are working on a public-private partnership with a Carmel-based developer to wrap the north and west side of this garage with for-sale condo units to further integrate it into the surrounding urban neighborhood.”
Date: March 15, 2023
Contact: Nancy Heck
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