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Special Events

Free Family Day Workshop

Kids, bring your favorite grown-ups for a day of art at LCA! Spend time safely in our galleries with our educational docents and join us for snacks and art making. All are welcome! Families can participate in a workshop with the Chicago ACT Collective, a group of artists, musicians, writers, scholars, and educators, including Jessica Mueller and Hilesh Patel, will be facilitating a free poetry and visual art workshop. Participants may drop in from 11 AM-3 PM cst at LCA.

The workshop will merge poetry writing with screen printing. Participants will respond to series of writing prompts on large sheets of white paper. Each prompt will have some relationship to the current Lubeznik Center exhibition, Stitched, Woven & Hooked, as well as prompts related to the Northwest Indiana community. Individuals can choose to take these prompts and screen print words with them to create a poem/artwork with a new meaning. This process of writing and overlaying words will explore ideas of community and memory. This workshop is intergenerational and welcomes all ages. Artworks produced will be for the participants to keep. Snacks included! All ages are welcome, and event is free for all, but please register by emailing or call 219.874.4900.

This engagement is supported by the Arts Midwest GIG Fund, a program of Arts Midwest that is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional contributions from Indiana Arts Commission.

Time: 11 AM-3 PM Central

Senior Hours

Join us on Wednesday, June 5, for Senior Hours from 10:30 AM to noon! This dedicated time is for our senior patrons to browse LCA galleries without large crowds or other tour groups. Seniors are welcome to look at art in LCA’s three galleries, socialize with others their age and enjoy complimentary snacks. LCA staff will be on hand to answer any questions, and the Gallery Shop will also be open for our visitors to shop handmade items crafted by local artisans.

Admission to LCA is always free, including during Senior Hours, and no appointment or reservation is required. Groups from senior centers, assisted living facilities and other organizations are welcome.

Time: 10:30 AM-Noon

LOK Young Artist Expo Showcase

First Friday

Join us Friday, June 7 from 5-8 PM (Central) for the opening celebration of the Lindsey O'Brien Kesling Wishing Tree Foundation Young Artist Expo (LOK YAE) showcase at Lubeznik Center for the Arts!

The evening’s free, family-friendly program will begin at 6 PM. Attendees can browse the exhibition of student artwork and even purchase artwork created by these talented young artists. Light refreshments and a cash bar will be available throughout the event.

This exhibition is a showcase of talented youth ages 7 through 18 in all media. The LOK YAE represents artists from LCA’s partnerships with numerous community and regional school partners. The artwork, chosen through individual portfolio review, is an impressive display of the extraordinarily talented youth from across the region. The LOK YAE will be on view in LCA’s NIPSCO Art Education Studios from June 7 through July 12.

Time: 5-8 PM

2024 ArtBash: Heroes, Villains & Femme Fatales

🦸Hey cosmic crusader💥 Swap that dull black tie for something more daring and unleash your inner hero, villain, or femme fatale at this year's comic themed ArtBash on Saturday, June 22, 2024!

Join forces with us at Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa as we champion our mission to integrating art, education and community to provide access to the finest arts experiences. Your support ensures everyone has access to the arts!

  • Elegant Buffet Dinner - Open Bar - Live & Silent Auction - DJ & Dancing - Program & Paddle Raise - Sweet treats

Time: 5:30 PM Central

Opening Reception of KAPOW! Mighty Mythos

First Friday

Join us on Friday, July 5 from 5-8 PM central, for the opening reception of the new exhibition "KAPOW! Mighty Mythos," and enjoy an evening out featuring spectacular art, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar!

This exhibition will provide viewers with an extraordinary opportunity to view a curated selection of Marvel comic books, toys, ephemera and original artworks created between 1960 and 1980. The works in this incredible collection were amassed by Werner Graf, a Michigan City native who began collecting superhero memorabilia as a young boy and recently transitioned the collection to the Graf Dairy Hero Foundation (GDHF). The Foundation is now extremely excited to share a portion of its 6000+ items publicly for the first time here at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. Learn more about the exhibition here: KAPOW! Mighty Mythos

Time: 5-8 PM Central

Spidey & Me Presentation

Join us for the Spidey & Me presentation and experience the collection and "stories" of Bruce Wechtenhiser, a passionate collector of all things "Spidey" for over 50 years!

If someone were to hand you a list of the interwoven "Spidey experiences" from his lifetime, you would never believe it all happened to just one person. Bruce Wechtenhiser's collection and stories have been featured in various media and at many conventions, captivating people with his passion and insight. Experience his emotional connections to the character through stories (including his interactions with Spider-Man creators Stan Lee, Steve Ditko, and John Romita), photos and rare items he brings for YOU to see in person! Get caught in the web of his love for Spidey!


Time: 4 PM Central

KAPOW! Mighty Mythos Gallery Talk

Join LCA’s engaging and knowledgeable curator, Whitney Bradshaw along side an ASL interpreter, as they take you through all of the amazing art pieces of the “KAPOW! Mighty Mythos” exhibition! Learn about the works in this incredible collection that were amassed by Werner Graf, a Michigan City native who began collecting superhero memorabilia as a young boy and recently transitioned the collection to the Graf Dairy Hero Foundation (GDHF). You can even ask questions and join in on the lively discussion.

Time: 11:30 AM Central

Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF)

Join us this summer for our 42nd Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF)! LAF is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana! Taking place on LCA’s grounds, just steps away from Lake Michigan, LAF connects festivalgoers to our dynamic programming and exhibitions. During this year’s festival, we’ll have all sorts of artists, local food vendors, indoor exhibitions, family activities, demos and a live mural competition. LCA's summer blockbuster exhibition, KAPOW! Mighty Mythos, will also be on display inside the Hyndman Gallery.

Time: 10 AM–5 PM Central
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NIPSCO Educational Studios Exhibitions

In our NIPSCO Educational Studios, local artists from around the region exhibit their artwork throughout the year. Each month, you can find different artists' work displayed in the studios. Click the button below to view the upcoming schedule!

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First Fridays

Our free First Friday cultural programs take place on the first Friday of each month from 5-8 PM. The annual schedule includes everything from exhibition openings to live music to youth dance performances. All events feature free admission, free food and a cash bar. A typical First Friday sees between 150 and 400 visitors of all ages.

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Zine Fest

Zine (zēn) /noun, informal/ - a miniature magazine, typically self published

In partnership with Michigan City Public Library and Calumet Artist Residency, our annual Zine Fest invites over 30 exhibitors from across the Midwest to our largest gallery space. The works and wares of these exhibitors include original zines, comics, buttons and stickers. Visitors can browse the space or listen to original poetry and spoken word in our NIPSCO Art Education Studios. This event is free and open to the public.

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ArtBash Gala

Every June, join us at Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa for our annual ArtBash Gala and help support our mission of integrating art, education and community to provide access to compelling exhibitions and programs that explore contemporary ideas. Your support ensures everyone has access to the arts. The night includes an open bar, dinner, a silent auction, dancing and fun!

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Lubeznik Arts Festival

This popular festival held by Lubeznik Center for the Arts is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana. It takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festival-goers to the our dynamic programming and exhibitions. Spend two fun-filled days in the summer with 60+ art vendors, a live mural invitational, indoor exhibitions, family activities, demos, local food vendors and beer and wine!

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Holiday Artisan Market

During the winter, hundreds of our Gallery Shop items spill into the lobby for our Holiday Artisan Market. Lubeznik Center for the Arts annual Holiday Artisan Market, held from late November to early January, is the place to find unique gifts crafted by local artisans including jewelry, ceramics and wearable art. Come celebrate the winter season and support local artists!

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