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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Celebrates Creativity and Craftsmanship at 36th Annual Art & Artisan Festival


The Lubeznik Center for the Arts celebrated its 36th Annual Arts & Artisans Festival this weekend, continuing their mission of making art more accessible by working to connect artists and artisans from around the country with patrons who appreciate fine art and craftsmanship.

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Reading About the Region: James Dworkin’s The Dog and… Children’s Books


“The Dog and the Dolphin,” “The Dog and the Jet Ski”… are you sensing a theme? James Dworkin, local children’s author, was inspired by his home in La Pore County and living on the shores of Lake Michigan to write his two books, and soon, many more.

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Reading About the Region! Meet: Trent D. Pendley

Dunes_novel_bookreading-2 This week’s local Region author is Trent D. Pendley. If you have not met him before, you can introduce yourself soon!

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Blackbird Cafe Will Host an Open Mic Night for Local Artists!


Blackbird Cafe is a hub for great artists of all kinds. With the walls sporting art from local artists, it’s easy to see that it’s a welcome stop for those with a creative side. Once inside, visitors can choose between a traditional table or the more laid back, comfortable couches that allow people to get whatever work done they need, or just relax with some great conversation. The atmosphere lends itself well to the artsy type longing for a creative getaway.

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Pines Village's July “Meet the Artists Reception” Showcases Oil Painters from The Pop-Up A Valparaiso Art Experience


The “Meet the Artists Reception” at Pines Village not only exposed residents and various supporters of the arts to a diverse group of oil painters from The Pop-Up: A Valparaiso Art Experience, but they were introduced to the stories behind the new artwork as well.

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Cancer Resource Centre's "Inspirations From The Garden" Offers Opportunity to Relax and Learn in Unique Setting


Rays of both sunshine and hope illuminated the June Hawk-Franklin Garden of Meditation and Healing at the Cancer Resource Centre’s Inspirations from the Garden event, where those seeking healing tips or some new container planters congregated for a great cause. Here, community members had the opportunity to learn from presentations with topics including “Therapeutic Benefits of Container Gardening,” “Healing Benefits of Hypnosis and Meditation,” and “To Bee… or not to Bee.” Between sessions, attendees bid on 49 different garden containers made by supporters of the Cancer Resource Centre. From the Chicago Cubs to fairy gardens, the boxes represented the diverse interests of the Region.

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County Announces Fine Arts, Imagemakers, and Digital Arts Winners

Boys-Girls-Clubs-of-Porter-County-announces-Fine-Arts-Winners-2017 Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, as part of its year-round National Fine Arts Program, which includes photography and digital arts, had numerous regional and national winners as part of Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s Fine Arts program recognition.

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Valparaiso University's All About Art Gives Children an Opportunity to Explore Visual Arts

All_About_Art-1All About Art was developed to bring in depth art experiences to elementary/middle age children beyond their classroom experiences.

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July First Friday Celebrates Opening of New Exhibitions at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts

July-First-Friday-Celebrates-Opening-of-New-Exhibitions-2017Join us on July 7, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00pm when Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will be hosting the Opening Reception for "Home", "Patty Caroll: Anonymous Women" and "Natural Appreciation: Dunes, Waters, Forests of Michiana". Peruse the exhibitions and meet the artists. Admission is free and there will be lite bites and a cash bar.

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South Shore Line Posters Exhibit Receives Encore

South-Shore-Line-Posters-Exhibit-Receives-Encore Due to the popularity of The South Shore Line Poster Exhibit: A Retrospective of Original Paintings, the 50 original paintings will again be on display at the Indiana Welcome Center from July 5 to August 6. The paintings on display are a part of the Millennium series campaign that commenced 20 years ago.

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Cuban Sights and Sounds Fill the Blue Chip Casino for 2017 Lubeznik Center of the Arts' Art Bash


Annual Fundraiser Supports Lubeznik Center for the Arts' Outreach, Educational Programs

The sound of steel drums filtered in and out of Blue Chip Casino’s Stardust Event Center Saturday night as hundreds of people enjoyed a night in Havana at the Annual Lubeznik Center for the Arts’s Art Bash.

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