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2022 Lubeznik Arts Festival

The 2022 Lubeznik Arts Festival is August 20 and 21. This popular festival is celebrating its 40th year and is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana. It takes place on Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ (LCA) grounds to connect festival-goers to the organization’s dynamic programming and exhibitions. LCA’s summer blockbuster moniquemeloche presents… will also be on display inside LCA.

Join us for 60+ art vendors, a live mural invitational, indoor exhibitions, family activities, demos, local food vendors and beer and wine!

Saturday, August 20
- $5
Sunday, August 21
- Free Family Day courtesy of McDonald's of LaPorte County

Admission is free for LCA members, children 16 and under, active military and veterans!

No pets allowed.

Time: 10 AM - 5 PM (Central)

Teen Arts Council


Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27 and Nov. 17
6-7:30 PM CST

Teen Arts Council (TAC) connects creative teens from the region with unique and enriching arts experiences. TAC is designed to support its members in developing personal artistic identities while refining skills through practice and experimentation. Guided by local artists and LCA staff, TAC members network with the community while developing leadership roles. Teens also participate in trips to educational and arts-centered sites that are aimed toward creating a professional artistic vision and understanding. All members will be preceded with free materials and resources to build a quality art portfolio for college applications and personal use.

Contact LCA's Education Director, Nelsy Marcano at or call 219.874.4900.

Teen Arts Council (TAC)

Time: 6-7:30 PM
Teacher: Jessie Sexton

Open Mic Night

First Friday

LCA's Open Mic Night returns! Hosted by emcee Tim Rounds, Open Mic Night provides a platform for local performers to share their talents with the community. All are welcome to enjoy lively performances, complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar. As always, admission is free.

Registration is now open for performers!

Time: 5-8PM

"moniquemeloche presents…" Free Family Day

Join us at 1 PM (Central) for a free tour of moniquemeloche presents… and art making!

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 free snacks and art making. All are welcome!

iNiños, traigan a sus adultos favoritos a un dia de Arte en LCA! Pasa un tiempo seguro en nuestras galerias de arte con profesores y acompáñanos para un refigerio y manualidades. Hablamos español. iTodos son bienvenidos!

Support for this program was provided by Michigan City Community Enrichment Corporation.

Time: 1 PM

Glass Talk: The Past, Present and Future

In honor of the International Year of Glass 2022, LCA is presenting a panel on art glass. Hear from speakers including Ken Saunders (Ken Saunders Gallery) and Pearl Dick (Firebird Community Arts) on the essential role glass has in our society, its influence on art and in history and how it is bringing communities together today. We will also discuss the glass pieces in the show on display, "We Are Us: The Human Condition."

Time: 4 PM
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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.


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!

View Pictures from Our 2022 Gala

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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 Market

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!