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Lubeznik Arts Festival

The 2021 Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF) will take place August 21 and 22 in Michigan City, Indiana. This popular festival held by Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is currently in its 40th year. LAF is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana. It takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festivalgoers to the organization’s dynamic programming and exhibitions. LCA’s summer blockbuster Bramson / Indiana / Lake will show works by Phyllis Bramson, Robert Indiana and Mayumi Lake.

55 + Booths, local food vendors, indoor exhibitions, and family activities

August 22 will be a Free Family Day courtesy of McDonald's of LaPorte County.

Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM (CENTRAL)

Once Upon A Thursday: Authors Reading

The next session of the popular “Once Upon a Thursday: Author Readings” series is back on August 26 at 6:30 PM (Central).

Time: 6:30 pm

LCA Family Day

Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is very excited to be hosting a family day!

Time: 1:00 pm

Art Bash 2021

Virtual Gala: Repaint the Town

Saturday, September 25, 6-7 PM (Central)

  • Silent Auction
  • Live Art Demonstrations
  • Entertainment

Art Bash is our largest annual fundraising event, features dancing, delicious food and colorful décor. This annual gala helps us achieve our mission of providing the entire community with access to compelling exhibitions and programs.

Thanks to our 2021 Sponsors:

Monosol • NIPSCO/NiSource

Rodney Lubeznik & Susan Goodman

Bulk Equipment Co. • McDonald's of LaPorte County • Michigan City PaperBox Company

Janet Bloch & Bobby Talamine • General Insurance Services • Harbor Trust Investment Management Company • Purdue University Northwest • Rachel & John Saxon

Applegate & Company, PC • Michael Jefvert @properties

95.1 FM/AM 1420 WIMS. • GreatNews.Life • The Times Media Company

Contact Janet Bloch about sponsorship or to host a watch party!

Email Janet Bloch

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Lubeznik Arts Festival

Saturday and Sunday, August 21 - 22, 2021

Admission:

Saturday: $5.00

Sunday Free Family Day courtesy of McDonald's of LaPorte County

10 AM - 5 PM (Central)

  • 55+ Booths
  • Indoor Exhibitions
  • Local Food Vendors
  • Family Activities

This popular festival held by Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is currently in its 39th year. LAF is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana. It takes place on LCA’s grounds to connect festivalgoers to the organization’s dynamic programming and exhibitions. LCA’s summer blockbuster Bramson / Indiana / Lake will show works by Phyllis Bramson, Robert Indiana and Mayumi Lake. Sunday, August 22 will be a Free Family Day courtesy of McDonald's of LaPorte County.

Thanks to the rest of our 2021 Sponsors:

1st Source Bank • Bulk Equipment Co. • Monosol • NIPSCO/NiSource

95.1 FM/AM 1420 WIMS. • Current Electric • GreatNews.Life • Haas & Associates • The Herald Dispatch • Stranco Inc. • South Shore CVA • The Times Media Company • Visit Michigan City LaPorte

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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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First Fridays

Our free First Friday cultural programs take place on the first Friday of each month from 5:00 - 8:00 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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