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Our next exhibition, "Citizen" is now on display! Learn More About the Exhibit

Special Events

"Citizen" Panel Discussion

Join the curator of Citizen and Chicago artist, Sam Kirk, as she and artists from the Citizen exhibition discuss the exhibit. Ask questions and join in on the lively discussion.

Time: 5 PM

Business Unplugged with Michigan City Chamber

Join LCA and the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 5 from 4:30-6:30 for a Business Unplugged event! View LCA's current exhibit, Citizen, and enjoy networking, appetizers and a cash bar. Michigan City Area Schools Student Art Exhibit will also be on display in our NIPSCO Education Studios. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for a free LCA membership! All are welcome.

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Poetry Slam

First Friday

Readings begin at 5:30 PM with audience members as judges for this raucous but friendly competition. Admission is free, and all are welcome to cheer on the performers, explore LCA’s art exhibits and enjoy the cash bar and complimentary light refreshments.

LCA’s Poetry Slam provides performers of all walks of life with an excellent platform for sharing original work. The event is conducted “tournament style.” Performers will be eliminated each round, with the last one standing crowned as this year’s LCA Poetry Slam Champion.

Poets interested in participating in LCA’s Poetry Slam should prepare three original pieces, each under three minutes in length and register by contacting Samantha Bean at Spots are limited, so sign up today!

Time: 5-8 PM

Michigan City Area Schools Student Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Impressive in both quality and quantity, this striking display of art and fine crafts includes 2-D and 3-D pieces by kindergarten through 6th grade students. Created in the art rooms of the Michigan City Area Schools, this exhibit features a variety of art mediums including paint, clay, chalk pastels and paper.

4:30 PM - Lake Hills and Marsh
5:00 PM - Edgewood and Joy
5:30 PM - Knapp and Pine
6:00 PM - Coolspring and Springfield

Time: 4:30-6:30 PM

Toward Sustainability: A Celebration of Earth Day along Lake Michigan

Join House Painter Media this Earth Day for an afternoon of educational tours and insight into sustainable home design. The multi-location celebration features rare interior tours of the House of Tomorrow in Beverly Shores, IN presented by Indiana Landmarks. The 1933 structure has an interesting connection with the field of sustainable home design. The afternoon culminates at Lubeznik Center for the Arts with the day’s main event, presentations by experts from various disciplines as we explore sustainable design today and in the future with respect for the history and cultures of the area. Please join with some friends and neighbors to listen, ask questions and have some fun - including door prizes!

Both events are free but advanced registration is required separately for both.

Ladies' Sip and Shop

Just in time for Mother's Day, join Lubeznik Center for the Arts for a day of mimosas, snacks and shopping at our Gallery Shop! LCA members get 10% off their purchases. Guys are welcome too!

Time: 11 AM - 4 PM

LOK Young Artist Expo Showcase

First Friday

Join us Friday, June 2 from 5-8 PM (Central) for the opening celebration of the 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 light refreshments and a cash bar will be available throughout the event.

This exhibition is a showcase of talented youth ages 7 through 17 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 May 26 through July 7.

Submit your artwork for the LOK YAE showcase! Artwork of any style and media is welcome for submission. All artists must schedule a portfolio review before submitting artwork with our education director, Nelsy Marcano, before May 5th. This is an informal review that may take place in person or online. To schedule your art review contact Nelsy Marcano at or call 219.874.4900.

Time: 5-8 PM

"Citizen" Free Family Day

Kids, bring your favorite grown-ups for a day of art at LCA from 1-3 PM! Take a scavenger hunt through our galleries and enjoy art making and free snacks. All are welcome!

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

Time: 1-3 PM

2023 ArtBash: All You Need Is Love

SAVE THE DATE! Join us at Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa as we share the love 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!

  • Elegant buffet dinner
  • Open bar
  • Silent auction
  • DJ & dancing
  • Program & paddle raise
  • Sweet treats

Ditch the square black tie, let your freak flag fly and wear your funky threads to this year's far out 60s-themed ArtBash gala!

Time: 5:30 PM

Goblin & The Grocer Give Back Night

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 "Vivian Maier In Color" will also be on display inside the Hyndman Gallery.


  • 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.


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!