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Porter County Master Gardeners Association Hosting 2016 Garden Photography Contest

pcmga-photo-contest-2016Just a reminder to get your photographs ready for the Garden Photography Contest. Entries will be displayed at the 14th Annual Gardening Show on Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, Porter County EXPO Center, 215 E. Division Road, Valparaiso, Ind.

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Valparaiso Family YMCA Fall Speaks Fashion Show Showcases Gratitude for Community's Support


"Gratitude" was the prevailing theme at the Valparaiso Family YMCA Fall Speaks Fashion Show on Thursday night. The YMCA hosts the annual event as a way to raise money to provide scholarships to those in financial need while bringing together local businesses, sponsors, and members of the community for a night of fashion, fun, shopping, and raffles. Prior to the start of the show, attendees had the opportunity to bid on designer handbags, shop at booths set up by their favorite local clothing stores, and snack on hors d'oeuvres provided by local restaurants.

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PNW 18th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit

PNW-18th-Odyssey-Sculpture-and-Art-Exhibit_01Purdue University Northwest will celebrate the opening of its 18th Odyssey Sculpture and Art Exhibit with a public reception at 4:30 p.m. CT, Friday, Nov. 11 in the James B. Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex (DSAC) on the Westville Campus.

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Frontline Foundations Awards Set of Fat Tire Bikes to Hooked on Art Raffle Winner

Frontline-Foundations-raffle-awardThe winner of the 5th Annual Hooked on Art bike raffle was selected at the close of the festival last Saturday. Mike and his wife Terri who are avid cyclists were excited to get the call that Mike’s ticket was pulled as the winner.“We headed down to the market and stopped to enjoy the festival. When we saw and test drove the bikes and learned of the great cause that Frontline is serving for the community we had to buy some tickets.”

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5th Annual Hooked on Art Brings Community Support for Frontline Foundations


Frontline Foundations' Hooked on Art Festival brought the community together for a day of live music, art, and beautiful weather for the fifth consecutive year.

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PNW Odyssey Art Exhibit: ‘Collages in Dimension’

Michael-KoscielniakThe Purdue University Northwest Odyssey Arts and Cultural Events Series presents the exhibit, “Collages in Dimension,” featuring the work of artist Michael Koscielniak, on the first floor, north study area of the Technology Building located at the Westville campus.

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Memorial Opera House Foundation Invites Public To Assist In Creating Giant Mural

rot1The Memorial Opera House Foundation invites the public to participate in creating an original piece of art using the Connected Paint process. The 15’ x 7’ mural, when completed, will be displayed at the Memorial Opera House. The Foundation’s Connected Paint mural will consist of 105 canvas panels that are painted individually by following a simple two-step process. The participants will not know the overall theme of the mural when they paint their panels. At the end of the evening, the completed panels are assembled to reveal a large themed original piece of art.

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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Project Simple: Photography that Inspires Call to Action

Lubeznik-Project-Simple-2016Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) presents Project Simple: Capturing Silent Conversations, an exhibition of photographs by the husband and wife team of Mariano Cortez and Chelsea Nix. The couple's photographs are currently on display in LCA's NIPSCO Education Studio through October 28, 2016 with a reception on October 7 from 5:00 to 8:00pm during LCA's First Friday series. Using the camera as a tool to share individual stories and help indigenous communities in third world countries, the Nix/Cortez team focused their lens on India and Nepal for this series of photographs.

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Duneland Chamber Photography Contest


The Duneland Chamber of Commerce is doing a call out to photographers of all ages and locations to submit photos of the Duneland area for a chance to be featured on the Chesterton town banners. The winners name will be displayed on the banners and also announced by a photo and press release to the media. These banners will be displayed beginning early Spring 2017 for a full year.

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Final Deadline Days Away for 2016 Hooked on Art Chalk Artists

frontline-hooked-on-art-2015Applications must be received by Wednesday August 31st for artists 18+ to compete in the 5th Annual Hooked on Art Chalk Art Competition featuring $3,000 in cash prizes. Visit to apply or call Frontline Foundations at (219) 728-1638 for more details.

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Registration Now Open for 2016 Lubeznik Center for the Arts Fall Classes

Lubeznik-Fall-Classes-Registration-2016Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) fall class offerings for children, teens and adults are currently open for registration. Weekly sessions are available or those looking to develop new skills and workshops for those looking for a flex their creative muscles. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot!

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