Festival | August 20 & 21, 2016 | 10am-5pm (CDT) | On LCA grounds at 101 W. 2nd St.
AVANT Friday night preview | August 19 | Millennium Park, just north of LCA
WHAT IS LAAF?
LAAF is an eclectic and dynamic celebration of creativity, the LCA and Michigan City.
LAAF, along with the AVANT preview, serves as a major fundraiser for LCA with proceeds supporting LCA exhibitions, programs and educational outreach across the region throughout the year.
The Festival is now in it’s 35th year with an all-new concept! The Festival will include contemporary art galleries, artisans, food and drinks, music, and artist activations. The whole experience will be firmly anchored in LCA’s mission and vision: interweaving visual art, performance, culinary arts, artisans with an edgy, contemporary “alternative” sensibility.
LAAF, formerly held off-site, is now being held on the LCA grounds to help visitors connect with our mission more fully.
AVANT, a Friday night preview of the festival, will feature live musical entertainment and will provide a deeper immersion into the festival. More details to come!
LAAF Elements at a glance:
Contemporary Art: Galleries from Chicago, Indianapolis ando Detroit and beyond to bring the best in emerging and mid-career contemporary artists to Michigan City.
Artisans: LAAF will celebrate the creativity of “makers” in our region - everything from fine-craft and functional art to artisan goods and gourmet food items.
Craft Brews and Local Wineries: Enjoy beer and wine from local craft Breweries and wineries.
Food: Northwest Indiana is fully immersed in the food truck movement and we will celebrate our local chefs and restaurants - bringing the best in local flavor together for the weekend.
Music: We’ll have signature act during AVANT, our opening night event on the 19th, with local and regional bands to pepper the weekend with additional energy and soul.
Artist Activations and Interventions: LAAF will celebrate creativity and the creative process with unexpected moments and art-making in process.