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FREE Family Day

Join us at 1 PM (Central) for a free tour of We Are Us: The Human Condition 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 refrigerio y manualidades. Hablamos español. iTodos son bienvenidos!

Support for this program was provided by the Unity Foundation of LaPorte County.

Time: 1-3 PM

Ul-La La! An Exclusive Evening of Art, Wine & Food

Join LCA and INTERIØR for an exclusive evening out to view Danish artist, Ulla Lundsgart's magnificent paintings with the opportunity to purchase her artwork. Ticket includes entry in a drawing for an Ulla Lundsgart painting. Enjoy wine & appetizers by Farina's Supper Club and fabulous door prizes while supporting LCA and their mission. Proceeds go to supporting LCA's free programming. Cocktail attire!

*Tickets are non-refundable, but you may transfer them.

Time: 6–8 PM CST

Dig the Dunes Makers Trail

Join us for the second annual Makers Trail! 5 fun projects, 5 spots to visit. Each venue will offer a project and some places will even offer refreshments and extras! You must purchase a ticket in advance. Your ticket will be good for ALL locations. You can start or finish the trail wherever you like... just make sure to show your ticket at each spot. Start and finish the trail at any location.

Participating Venues:

  • Lubeznik Center for the Arts
  • Over Yonder Dunes Gift Shop
  • Chesterton Art Center
  • Pieces of Jayde
  • Dig the Dunes Trail Stop

Time: 11 AM - 5 PM

41st Annual Lubeznik Arts Festival

Join us this summer for our 41st Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF)! LAF is one of the highlights of summer in Northwest Indiana! It takes place on LCA’s grounds, just steps away from Lake Michigan, to connect 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, “Vivian Maier: In Color” will also be on display during the festival.

Admission:

  • Saturday Admission: $5
  • LCA Members: Free
  • Children 16 & Under: Free
  • Active Military Personnel and Veterans: Free
  • Sunday Admission: Free (Thanks to McDonald's of LaPorte County)

Time: 10 AM–5 PM Central
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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!

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!