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LCA is currently installing "Stitched, Woven and Hooked," opening March 1!

Special Events

"Stitched, Woven and Hooked" Opening Reception

Join us on Friday, March 1 from 5-8 PM central, for the opening reception of the new exhibition "Stitched, Woven and Hooked!" Enjoy an evening out featuring spectacular art, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and chance to meet some of the artists featured in the exhibition. "Stitched, Woven and Hooked" coincides with Women's History Month and showcases extraordinary work by artists who employ a broad range of materials and techniques including traditional quilt making, basket weaving, and embroidery, to new digital techniques and other contemporary material play. Learn more about the exhibition here: https://www.lubeznikcenter.org/exhibitions/stitched-woven-and-hooked.


That evening is also the opening of Kelly Daisy's abstract exhibit "Collective Perception" and Shirley Guay and Rosalie Koldan's exhibition "Collaboration," featuring both colorful paintings and assemblage art, in our NIPSCO Art Education Studios.

Time: 5-8 PM Central

Dig the Dunes Makers Trail

Join us with Dig the Dunes for a third Makers Trail on Saturday, March 9 from 11-5 PM central! 5 fun projects, 5 spots to visit. Start and finish the trail at any location.

Please note: You must purchase a ticket in advance. Your ticket will be good for ALL locations. Each venue will offer a project and some places will even offer refreshments and extras! Tickets are limited to avoid overcrowding, so plan ahead, and please show your ticket at each location!

Participating Venues:

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Over Yonder Dunes Gift Shop
Chesterton Art Center
Pieces of Jayde

Time: 11 AM-5 PM central

Temerity Youth Fashion Show

LCA & Temerity Presents: Youth Fashion Show hosted by BuddingPreneurs!

Join us with Temerity at Lubeznik Center for the Arts for a Youth Fashion Show. Mix and mingle from 5-6 PM central, the show will begin at 6:15 PM. Enjoy lite bites and cash bar. Get tickets before they sell out!

Time: 5-8 PM Central

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! ArtBash on Saturday, June 22, 2024!

Join forces with us at Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa as we spread the love and unite to champion 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
  • Live & Silent Auction
  • DJ & dancing
  • Program & paddle raise
  • Sweet treats


Time: 5:30 PM Central

CALL FOR ARTISTS 2024 Lubeznik Arts Festival (LAF)

CALL FOR ARTISTS

Applications open now through April 5, 2024.

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 will also be on display inside the Hyndman Gallery.

All applications must be received by April 5, 2024. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by May 12, 2024.

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!

2023 Lubeznik Arts Festival Photos

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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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