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Lubeznik Center For The Arts

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August 19 & 20, 2017
Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm, Sat. & Sun.
Michigan City, Indiana

101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN 46360

Admission: $5 single-day | free for children under 16 & active military personnel with ID

Now in its 36th year, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) “Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City's North End. Held on the third weekend in August, this festival, features contemporary art, artist activations, beer and wine and food. It draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan's nearby 'Harbor Country' communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities. The festival, was presented off-site for many years, is now held on the LCA grounds to immerse festival-goers in the LCA experience and to help visitors connect with our mission more effectively. A major fundraiser for LCA, the festival is overseen by arts professionals with friendly and helpful staff and volunteers who are committed to making it a success. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print and outdoor media. All proceeds from LAAF are invested back into the Michigan City Community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round. We invite you to become a part of this high-quality contemporary art event.

Jurors: LCA is pleased to announce the two jurors who will be selecting exhibitors for the 2017 festival are Doug Stapleton and Frank Connet, who both bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the process. Doug Stapleton is an Associate Curator of Art with the Illinois State Museum Chicago Gallery. He is also a visual artist and educator. Frank Connet is a studio artist, teacher and the owner of Textile Restoration Inc. in Chicago, IL. His work is in numerous, and reputable, private and public collections.


“Artist” Category includes the following:

  • 2-Dimensional Art (painting, drawing, printmaking, pastels, mixed-media)
  • Photography (traditional & digital techniques)
  • Sculptural Objects (non-functional, all media)

“Artisan” Category includes the following:

  • Fine Craft (functional, clay/ceramics, glass, wood, metal)
  • Wearable Art (wearable, accessories & jewelry)

Awards: $3000 total cash prizes will be awarded.

Number of Exhibitors: 65 to 100 artists & artisans will be selected to exhibit.

Application Fee: A non-refundable application fee of $35 is required. All applications must be received by March 10, 2017.
Jurors will review work April 1 - April 15, 2017. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by April 30, 2017.

Application: Click Here!

Contact: Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival
101 W. 2nd St.
Michigan City, IN 46360

The Mission of Lubeznik Art and Artisan Festival (LAAF) is to celebrate and foster the appreciation of a dynamic array of contemporary artists and artisans through the exhibition and sale of contemporary art in a festival setting. LAAF serves as a major fundraiser for LCA with proceeds supporting our exhibitions, programs and educational outreach across the region throughout the year.

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