A plaque outside the current Lubeznik Center for the Arts honors John G. Blank and
Richard (left) and Bobbie
Blank (right) at the plaque dedication.
Located at the lakefront in Michigan City, the new LCA
is home to classrooms, galleries and an outdoor
In 1975, John G. Blank purchased a vacant library building to provide a home for Michigan City’s new Center for the Arts. In 1978, this building officially became the John G. Blank Art Center, which was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization.
In 2002, Jack and Shirley Lubeznik donated an office building at 101 W. 2nd Street. The center was then renamed as the Jack & Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA). Over time, extensive renovations were completed to create a welcoming, modern facility featuring two classrooms, three world class gallery spaces, a reception area and a gallery shop.
Today, LCA serves as a vibrant showcase for exhibitions and a vital hub for the community. We feature three major exhibitions per year with corresponding educational programming, as well as a wide variety of classes for children and adults. Approximately 1,800 children annually enjoy educational tours and onsite artmaking at LCA, while many more receive visual, literacy-based and performance art instruction through the outreach programs we offer in collaboration with area after school programs.