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Special Events

Once Upon A Thursday: Authors Reading

Please join us for the second offering of Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) series, Once Upon a Thursday: Author Readings.

Time: 6:30 pm

Art Bash

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.

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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.

We select individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, LCA’s galleries will be available for use by regional galleries or artists that represent the best in emerging contemporary art. We anticipate 85 exhibitors in total. LAF is extensively marketed via social media, radio, TV, print and promotional signage.

Our 2021 call for artists is open! If you're a contemporary artist or artisan who'd like to participate in this year's art festival, apply on Zapplication today.

Apply to the 2021 Lubeznik Arts Festival

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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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