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One of the Herd: SSCVA Unveils Lake County Bison as Part of Indiana’s Bison-Tennial Celebration

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On Thursday, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority and South Shore Arts unveiled the Lake County bison for the State's Bison-tennial project at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond.

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White Key Gallery Holding 2016 Red, White Key and Blue Summer Sale


White-Key-Collage-07-12-16Red, White Key and Blue Summer Sale going on now at White Key Gallery. Now is a great time to find something special for your home. "Morning Mist" by Wendy Franklin, 17x17 wool and silk was $425.00 NOW $340.00. All beach glass jewelry by Susie Quiriconi 10% off. This necklace was $250.00 NOW $225.00. All Esclusso candles on sale. Large sail set was $84.00 NOW $50.00. www.whitekeygallery.com.

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Lubeznik Center Holds Annual Art Bash

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Politics, arts, comedy and the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. Not a group of words that would normally be seen together, but on Saturday night they meshed to create a fantastic evening. Each year the Lubeznik Center for the Arts hosts their annual Art Bash - a gala fundraiser for the center - and this year, with it’s theme changing every year, they put on Politics: A Spoof. A night that was aimed to make their guests laugh in the name of celebrating the arts.

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Zao Island of Valparaiso Continues Their Summer Concert Lineup with Acoustic Concert Featuring Chad Clifford

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Valparaiso’s staple, family entertainment, Zao Island continued their summer concert series this Friday, with a live acoustic set featuring Chad Clifford, lead singer for local band The Crawpuppiesand owner of well-known local music store, Front Porch Music.

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Local Artists and Organizations Come Together for 4th Annual "Chalk the Walk" in Downtown Valpo

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Artwork decorated the sidewalks surrounding the Valparaiso courthouse on the morning of Saturday, June 11. It was the morning of the Annual Chalk the Walk, an event sponsored by the Family & Youth Services Bureau.

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Registration Open for 2016 Summer Classes & Camps at Lubeznik Center for the Arts


rot5Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) summer 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. Sessions and camps for kids are a great solution for keeping them culturally engaged during summer break. Classes fill quickly, so please register early to secure your spot!

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Valparaiso’s Chicago Street Theatre Nationally Recognized by American Association of Community Theatre

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Trudy and Enola have had their differences over the years, that’s for certain, with arguments about everything from religion to lifestyle to childhood resentments. And Lord knows that trying to keep the doors open to Graces’ Place, the run-down laundromat they own and operate in New Orleans, can’t be easy, either. Especially dealing with characters like Uncle Slack, the shell-shocked veteran and former POW, who occasionally stops by the laundromat to sit and watch the ladies’ underwear as it spins in the (sometimes working) dryers… when he’s not out holding up the local bank for booze money. Still, it’s a life they’ve come to accept.

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Young Students’ Art Chosen to Create Child-Friendly Murals at Porter Regional Hospital’s ERs

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When you think about your town and your community, what is it that you love about it? That was the question posed to elementary school children throughout the Duneland, Portage and Valparaiso school systems by Porter Health Care System in an engaging collaborative art project dubbed Children Helping Children.

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Lubeznik First Friday Features Work by Artists Yoonshin Park, Richard Shipps, Doug Stapleton, and Kass Copeland during 2016 Opening Reception


Lubeznik-First-Friday-May-2016-CollageLubeznik Center for the Arts will host the opening reception for Yoonshin Park & Richard Shipps: Out of the Shadows (Hyndman Gallery), Doug Stapleton(Brincka/Cross Gallery), and Kass Copeland (Susan Block Gallery). Meet the artists and enjoy light bites catered by Shoreline Brewery. Admission is free and refreshments are available for a nominal fee. Exhibitions opened on April 16 and will be up through June 25, 2016.

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How Mobile App Artunity Can Promise to Sew Van Gogh’s Ear Back On


Artunity-LogoJay Weinberg is a graduate of the American Academy of Art and has been designing Artunity from his hometown of Valparaiso, Indiana since early 2015. The app Artunity (a clever spin on the word opportunity that replaces the o’s with a’s) is in development for release globally on iPhone and Android. Artists will utilize the social media platform to scale and take advantage of the audiences they grow to significantly increase their income. The magic really happens with Artunity’s unique spin on conventional crowdfunding. It will not only allow artists to leverage support from their followers, but will also reward the highly engaged community.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Club Offering Photography Club


pcgbg-image-contest-2014A stated by famous photographer Ansel Adams, “There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.” Members of Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County’s Valparaiso Club will have the opportunity not only view and study photographs, but to become the actual photographer taking creative images.

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