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Holiday Artisan Market
Nov. 15, 2014 - Jan. 3, 2015

Shop for handmade, finely crafted items perfect for holiday gift giving. A spectacular display of gift-giving possibilities, including offerings from some of the Midwest's finest craftspeople, put the art into holiday shopping at this annual showcase. Shop early for the best selection! Funds will benefit LCA’s Education Outreach!


First Friday
Music by Earl Miller and Sandy Gleim  

Friday, December 5, 2014
5 - 8 PM (CST)

Enjoy the sounds of live music at LCA from Earl Miller and Sandy Gleim, members of the La Porte-based Trouble Blind band. In their “professional lives”, he is an engineer with Hiler Industries, and she is with Unity Foundation of La Porte County. Check out Trouble Blind’s mix of classic and modern rock / pop, country and originals at www.troubleblind.com.  While you’re enjoying the music, get all your holiday shopping done in our Holiday Artisan Market. Find unique artisan gifts for your loved ones. LCA Members receive 10% off of everything in the gallery shop for the first time! Funds benefit LCA’s Education Outreach! And don’t forget to explore the current exhibits on display: Comics & Code and It's Not Just Your Sunday Comic Strip.


Writing Retreat Workshop
Saturday, December 6, 2014

9 AM – 1 PM (CST)
$50 / $45 LCA Members

Sandcastle Writers and Lubeznik Center for the Arts will offer a writing December 6. A retreat is a wonderful way to take time out, focus, and allow the deeper level of your creative self to emerge onto the page. Very different from other writing groups, this workshop will use the Amherst Writers and Artists method which supports and encourages taking creative risks, freeing each participant to find and develop his or her own unique voice in a safe environment. We will meet in a group of six to ten writers with all levels of experience and genres welcome. All writing is done during the retreat with prompts provided and positive feedback if the writer chooses to share. All you need is a notebook and pen and a desire to write. Snacks will be provided. Register online or call 219.874.4900.

Book Reading: The Dog & the Dolphin


Book Reading:  "The Dog & the Dolphin"
by author Dr. James B. Dworkin 
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014
1:30pm (CST)

Join us for a reading from Purdue University North Central CampusChancellor, Dr. James B. Dworkin, author of the children's book "The Dog & the Dolphin". "The Dog & the Dolphin" is Dr. Dworkin's first children's book. The story is of an unlikely friendship that develops between an Irish Setter and a dolphin. Books are available for purchase in the Gallery Shop. A book signing will occur following the event.


First Friday - Open Mic Night


First Friday
Open Mic Night
Friday, January 2, 2015
5 - 8 PM (CST)
Register to participate

Calling all poets, musicians, dramatists and storytellers!  Start the New Year by sharing your talent with others. Sign up for the Open Mic Night at the First Friday in January.  Please register by December 30th.

Check in is at 4:30 PM, performances run from 5 to 7:30 PM. Please note that we anticipate allowing 10 minute time slots per performance, however, this is subject to change depending on the number of registrants. Questions? Email Janet Bloch at jbloch@lubeznikcenter.org


5th Annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival

5th Annual Coastline Children’s Film Festival
March 15, 2015
11am & 2pm (CDT)

10 days of award-winning features, documentaries, and shorts at several screening locations along with hands-on workshops and a young filmmakers competition. For updates on the 2015 festival, visit Coastline's Children Film Festival website or like their Facebook page.


Art & Earth Trail

Art & Earth Trail

Find Lubeznik Center for the Arts on the Michigan City/LaPorte loop of Northern Indiana’s Art & Earth Trail. Michigan City offerings include arts, summer theatre, Indiana’s only working lighthouse and a museum in the former lighthouse keeper’s house where you can climb to the top for a far-reaching view. Further inland, the historic community of LaPorte shows off its past in the holiday home tour and at a train museum where you can ride the rails. Along the way, you’ll meet miniature horses; discover fine dining, an old-fashioned ice cream parlor and a classic Italian restaurant that will deliver your dinner to the beach. Over 150 studios, galleries, markets, specialty shops and lodgings are participating. Learn more at the Art & Earth Trail website.

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