Celebrating 34 Years of Fine Art in Michigan City's Lakefront Washington Park
2-dimenisional | Fine Craft | Jewelry | Photography | Sculptural Objects | Wearable Art
August 15 & August 16
Hours: Sat, 10 AM - 6PM | Sun, 10 AM - 5PM (CST)
Admission: $4 one-day adult admission | $6 two-day pass
LCA Members will receive a 2 day pass: Free
Children under 12, Active military personnel with CACDD1173 card: Free
Featuring over 100 fine artists and crafts people from around the country.
Artist demonstrations, beachfront food court, and a free children’s activity tent.
Proceeds of the festival benefit LCA exhibitions, programs, and education outreach across the region.
Kids Tent Events:
Saturday August 15: Noon
Join Chicago-based's Whatever Lab for a playful workshop, producing parachutes out of repurposed goods. The playlab is family-friendly, making parachutes out of dyed coffee filters or out of recycled spinnaker depending on age and skill range. Try your hands at the sewing machine or use hot glue to safely secure your parachutes together! You can play with a treasure chest of goods to attach to the end of your chute. The lab touches on playing with gravity and drawing attention to forces in the natural environment.
Sunday August 16: Noon and 1:30 PM
The Lucky Trikes is a chamber band who plays music to accompany award-winning children’s stories. Their repertoire includes improvised and classical music punctuated with original songs and some “dancing around” with their young audiences. The Lucky Trikes are comprised of Kyle Price, a composer and vocalist who also plays toy piano and percussion; performance artist / storyteller Deirdre Harrison, who plays ukulele and also does vocals; and guest artist Lia Kohl on cello. Storybooks and songs are curated around a theme focusing on the visual art in each story book. The band will offer children and adults a chance to get some hands on contact with stringed and percussion instruments following the story time and always encourage families to take these ideas home to make their own.
Food that will be featured in this year’s Food Court include: Homemade ice cream, walleye fish sandwiches, hot dogs, gyros, shish kabob, chicken pita bratwurst, Hawaiian shaved ice, Philly steak, beef tips, BBQ pork, kettle corn, handmade burgers, Italian beef, chicken & waffle sandwiches, egg & sausage croissant , fudge & gourmet popcorns.
Parking at the Festival
FREE off-site parking and shuttle available, parking $7 in Washington Park
Avoid the $7 parking fee at Washington Park for the Festival by using FREE OFF-SITE PARKING in Michigan City. Off-site parking locations include Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St Michigan City and Blue Chip Casino.777 Blue Chip Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360