Photos by: www.paulkemielphotographics.com
Festival Dates: August 19 & 20, 2017
Time: Sat. & Sun. 10-5
Saturday Music - 5:30 - 8:30 in the Hyndman Gallery
Single-Day Admission: $5
FREE to LCA members, children 16 & under & active military personnel with ID
FREE parking & shuttle service from Blue Chip Casino and Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets.
LAAF Elements at a glance:
Art & Artisans: Discover the next big thing at all price points; everything from fine art to fine-craft.
Contemporary Art Galleries: Bert Green Fine Art, Judy Ferrara Gallery & Thaddeus C Gallery.
Family Art Activities: LAAF is family friendly! Bring the kids and participate in fun art-making for all ages
Food: Food vendors will be on-site, offering the best of our regional cuisine.
Interactive Art: What differentiates LAAF from other festivals? It is being organized by a contemporary art center. Celebrating creativity and the creative process, the festival will be punctuated by on-site art-making and interactive experiences.
Saturday Music: Tim Rounds, our vey own Open Mic king, will invite the best of the local music scene to perform short sets in the Hyndman Gallery.
WHY IS THERE AN ADMISSION FEE?
All proceeds from LAAF are invested back into the Michigan City Community through artistic and educational programs LCA provides year-round. MAC’s sponsorship of free entry for after school families will champion LCA’s goal of making this festival more community-oriented than ever before.
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, family activities and food. It draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan's nearby 'Harbor Country' 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.
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.
Award categories ($3000 in cash awards):
Best in Show
1st Place Artist
1st Place Artisan
Neil Kienitz Award for Representational Art
Juror's Awards (2)