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From January 10 - 29, LCA's galleries will be closed to the public in preparation for our next exhibition.

Outreach Programs

At LCA, we believe the arts can be a transformative experience, and we are committed to providing access to high-quality, engaging art experiences for our community and beyond. LCA also implements various outreach events and programs with area partners including festival activities, neighborhood art pop-up events, arts instruction at multiple summer camp programs and more.

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Off-site Arts Outreach Programming

In collaboration with area schools and various community partners, we provide offsite arts outreach programming to connect with thousands of people across the region. Our curriculums in the visual and performing arts, STEAM and arts integration are tailored to meet the needs of partners we serve.

Family Days

While families are welcome at LCA every day, we do offer free Family Day programs where kids and their favorite grown-ups have the opportunity to connect with each other while enjoying docent-led, family-friendly tours of our world class exhibitions along with hands-on art projects. We offer a Family Day with each of our exhibitions at our center. These drop-in events are open to everyone and no registration is required.

Teen Arts Council (TAC)

TAC connects passionate teens from regional area high schools with unique, professional arts experiences. This program helps participants deepen their understanding of contemporary art practices, the roles that artists play in society and their own artwork while learning important leadership skills. In a typical year, TAC events include visits to artists' studios, opportunities for college portfolio reviews and field trips to Chicago exhibitions. If you are an interested teen or know one, reach out to Education Director Hannah Hammond-Hagman.

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Teen Arts Council

Students from LCA’s
Teen Arts Council

Health Promotion through the Arts (HPA)

For over a decade, this innovative program serves adult students in partnership with The Social & Learning Institute and Paladin, Inc. HPA features a unique and adaptive visual arts curriculum tailored to the individual needs of our students who are living with developmental and cognitive challenges. This program, while encouraging social, motor and executive skill development, nourishes individual creativity and expression. Our HPA students are artists, first and foremost and exhibit their work in our NIPSCO Education Studio Gallery annually.

Health Promotion Through the Arts

Student from Health Promotions
through the Arts program