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Valparaiso University Center for the Arts  Brauer Museum
New Neil Goodman sculpture        
Curry Bohm: Brown County and Beyond, curated by Daniel Kraft and Jim Ross

Spectral Speculations: Japanese Prints
from the Ruth A. Ruege Collection, curated by Sandy Kita
Mary Bourke: Unfinished

Prints by Letterio Calapai
from the Brauer Museum of Art’s Permanent Collection,
curated by Brauer Museum summer and fall interns Gene Crachy and Mikayla Higgins

 The Village Gallery at Pines –  The Village Gallery Jackson Pearson. The exhibit, Remembering a Man and his Eye for Beauty opened on Sunday, Jan 12 thru February at 1:30 pm  The Village Gallery 3303 Pines Village Circle Valparaiso, IN 46383

Chesterton Art Center 115 S. 4th St. Chesterton Call (219) 926-4711 for more information
In Dec & Jan Duneland Photography Club member exhibit

Stained Glass classes return  Mark VanderVinne, Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:30. Monday Night Ceramics from 5:30-8:30

Art Barn  695 N 400 EAST, VALPARAISO    ARTBARNINDIANA@GMAIL.COM Fri, Jan 24, 7pm – 10pm Tim Rounds, Michigan City's Open Mic host extraordinaire at Art Barn.

Art Z Fine ArtZ and AntiqueZ
206 South Calumet Rd. Ste.E, Chesterton, Indiana 46304  

 The Ellen Firme Gallery – Exhibit by The Tutwiler Show this Friday at The Ellen Firme Gallery.
DT- CHASE WITH THE IRON HORSE 40 x 50 oil The opened, Dec 1, 5-8PM, at the Ellen Firme Gallery on W US 12 in Beverly Shores.

Kevin Firme is having an art Exhibit at the Catholic Theological Union at 5416 South Cornell, Chicago, Sunday January 26 from 5-7 pm. I am attaching a copy of the invitation. The show will open January 26 to May 25.

 The Depot Museum and Art Gallery will host the Third Annual 5x5 at the Depot The Depot will provide 5x5 canvases or 5x5 frames
for participating artists available for participating artists March 1, 2019 and may be picked up at Glen L Firme & Associates Art Supply, 92 US-12, Beverly Shores, IN 46301.

 Memorial Opera House Presents for the sixth year Megabeatles fundraising concert Jan 18  7:30pm
Mary Poppins The Musical Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020

 Dig The Dunes  2020 Calendar

Moonlight/Sunset Sand and Rock Picture Wed Jan 22, 2020 at 6-8PM Anderson's Vineyard & Winery

Chicago Street Theatre –  154 West Chicago Street Valparaiso, IN 46383 (219) 464-1636

Comedytown: Valpo Sat Jab 11   8pm  THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Jan 24 – Feb 8

4th Street Theater presents 125 N. Fourth Street in Chesterton 219-926-7875 
ART Performances - March 13.-20, 2020  | Improv: Sat Jan 11 8pm Makeshift Up & Disposable Theatre



Studio 659Artistic License Studio 659  annual Juried Salon Show “Artistic License” Opens Fri Jan 31st  7-9pm  until Feb 28 e-mail 1413 119th Street in Whiting, IN. Thursday & Friday 12 – 7

South Shore Arts  Donna Catalano 219 836-1839 email:

Bachman Gallery-  THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT Nov 19, 2019–Feb 2, 2020

Atrium Gallery: JANE MICHALSKI & LESLIE SOBEL: EARTHFORMS January 11–March 8, 2020

Crown Point Branch – WINTER IN THE INDIANA DUNES - Jan 4–Mar 8, 2020 Featuring the work of Jane Lohmeyer, Bridget Covert & Marikay Peter Witlock

SUBSTATION NO. 9 - JULIO GUERRA: GALLERY OF VOICE  435 Fayette Street, Hammond, IN 46320

Towle Theater -  5202 Hohman Hammond JIM SIERGEY: IT’S A SURREAL THING  recpt-Feb 21

Cafe Freseco 611 North Indiana Avenue Crown Point– JOEY LAX SALINAS: PHOTOS OF THE REGION

Through November 23, 2019


Miller Beach Arts & Creative District – Black History Month Exhibit Opening Reception Feb 7  6-8pm
Thu and Fri 12-6 p.m., Fri and Sat 6-9 p.m. and Sun 1-4 p.m. or Miller Beach Arts & Creative District on Facebook   Meg Roman Phone: (773) 822-8086  Email:  

 South Lake Artists Cooperative (SLAC) – Call for Art “Wanderlust” Feb 15 at Wildrose Brewery
Jan 13 Sip Coffee  Crackle Sip Coffee House 2 · Highland  and.
10 Year Anniversary Show Invitational,  Saturday, Jan 18 Rick Therrio artist talk 4-530p   Paul Henry Gallery (every Thu 7-10p Acoustic Jam)

Dyer Arts Visionaries (DAVe), art show called “Space. Energy. Time.” The deadline for submissions for that by the way is November 2nd    Wild Rose Brewery in Griffith

 Theatre at The Center 219 836-3255 The Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster

Tribute to Buddy Holly Starring Zachary Stevenson Saturday Jan. 18, 2020  3:00 pm | 7:30 pm

Echoes of Pompeii – a local Pink Floyd tribute band Fri Jan 24 at 7:30pm

Almost Heaven Feb. 13 - March 22, 2020 Music by John Denver and others, Written and Adapted by Peter Glazer Directed by Linda Fortunato TFYA: The MLK Project January 27-February 1, 2020  Aladdin April 13-19, 2020

 The Promise You Art House in Highland Call for Art Nostalgia
Please e-mail your .jpg submissions to

Lake Shore Community Concerts (formally Munster Community Concerts) Jason Lyle Black Comic Pianist

Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 2pm at Munster Auditorium $75 for the whole season 219 923-7879  Jason Lyle Black Sunday, February 9, 2020 @ 2pm

 Northwest Indiana Symphony-  219/836-0525, ext. 200 or March 6th
VIVALDI - The Four Seasons RACHMANINOFF - Piano Concerto No. 1 BEETHOVEN - Symphony No. 5  Yana Reznik, piano Michele Lekas, violin

M&M Productions
Indiana Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker


La Porte County

The Thaddeus C. Gallery, located in downtown LaPorte at 822 Lincolnway.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts

Galleries closed January 5th -24th
February 7th in the Hyndman Gallery the Exhibit “Local at LCA” art from the Area Artists Association. Showing in the upstairs galleries the artwork of Cathy Freeman and Kristina Knowski.

Rising Phoenix Gallery at 2803 S. Franklin Street, Michigan City

Is closed until March 1st .

SFC Gallery 607 Franklin Street -no exhibits currently

Footlight Theatre-On January 24 we are having a Friday Night at Footlight (Open Mic Night). Our featured performer is Captain Ambivalent and his Golden Accordion. Flyer is attached, performers can sign up on our website

In March, we are doing a production of Gypsy (the Musical). March 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22.

Blink Contemporary Art at 1709 Franklin Street, Michigan City New work by Suzanne Cohen-Lange and Rick Lange.

Nest located at 803 Franklin Street in Michigan City

Current exhibit is Robert Sirko: "Me, Myself, and Eyes" Recent Paintings & Drawings

We welcome back the artist Robert Sirko for a second time, featuring new works created during the past two years. Sirko has been working almost frenetically and passionately, exploring several different directions as he states is due to in large part his struggle with cancer and the dwindling sands of time. With a level of desperation and the uncertainty that comes with living with an incurable disease, the artist has been searching for a purposeful direction, perhaps a final episode to a life committed to art, and one that investigates areas never attempted yet always aspired to. Hence, the work presented in this current show will offer the viewer a glimpse into a variety of expressions uncommon to most solo exhibits. Sirko jokingly referred to this show as a “one person group exhibit”.

January 17th and every Friday the Comic /drawing club is starting back up!

Starting up a drawing club for anyone interested in drawing together and possibly creating a collaborative comic storyline
and characters....or just working on individual projects. We can mentor and help each other.

Any established artists are also welcome to join in and share techniques, tips and insight.

Bring your preferred drawing equipment, imagination, and fun things to talk about.

12 years and up, younger with prior approval.
Casual atmosphere.

On going Friday's from 3pm to 5 or 6pm cst
We can discuss how frequently to meet during the first get together.
Flexible with day of the week and time pending group availability.

The Every Kind Of Talent Show with Captain Ambivalent 7pm

(every 3rd Saturday) January 18th is the next one!
It's open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell!

YOU (yes, you) have talent worth sharing!
You just need a fantastic variety show to share it in.
It's open mic meets vaudeville meets show and tell!
We're looking for solo or group musicians, magicians, dancers, filmmakers, actors, comedians, poets, storytellers, Ted-ish talkers, visual artists, crafters, animal trainers... We mean EVERY kind of talent! (Yes, being a good audience member counts as a talent.) Then we'll put all the pieces together into one phantasmagorical experience.

Here is the sign-up link:


Free Your Story - Storytelling Workshop with Roger Batton

Sunday January 19, 2020

The Nest - 803 Franklin St. Michigan City, IN - 10am to 4pm CST

$35 donation to MyPath a 501(c)3 Public Charity
Five no cost scholarships available ~ Contact Roger to apply for scholarship.

In the fourth layer of story we come to realize events in our past continue to intrude in our thoughts and energies as we live in the current day and prepare ourselves to meet the future. Even when we are in the flow of a day we can be compelled to think about the past because of some triggering sound, sight or event. As we process through the Five Layers of Story we learn and practice the craft of storytelling in order to revisit those old, frozen stories to prepare to share them with the world. Then, as the redrafted story is ready - perhaps at the end of a Storytelling Workshop - or at a Storytelling performance - or around the kitchen table at a family gathering... we FREE OUR STORY! The story is unfrozen and it leaves our thoughts - it leaves our bodies and we become free to live in the day without distractions of psst events.

Why attend a MyPath Storytelling Workshop?
Through this process you become aware of The Five Layers of Story in a safe and supportive environment while you take ownership of your story. MyPath Bibliotherapy Storytelling Workshops transform your perspective of stories that you have held frozen and unchanging since the event occurred in your past. Sign up today and reserve your place at this transformative workshop.

Brain Injury Support Group at The Nest during the winter months- Every third Wednesday of the month:

ongoing - Fundraiser for the 'Humane Society of the Dunes'

Artist Sandra Setlik has created delightful watercolors of animals which she has made into cards. She will be donating all the proceeds from the card sales to the Humane Society of the Dunes.
Please stop by and Learn about Jane Hullsiek's Humane Society of the Dunes!

Details on 'The Nest Michigan City' facebook page.

LaPorte County contact info:

 Thaddeus C. Gallery, located in downtown LaPorte at 822 Lincolnway.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. 219-326-8626 and Thaddeus C Gallery on facebook

 DUNES SUMMER THEATRE BRINGS 288 Shaday Oak Drive, Michiana Shores  (219) 879-7509

 Lubeznik Center for the Arts  101 W. 2nd Street Michigan CIty 219/874-4900

 Southern Shore Art Association   Gallery is located at 724 Franklin Street or the facebook page Southern Shore Art Association

SFC Gallery t 607 Franklin Street and on facebook sfc gallery.

 Blink Contemporary Art    1709 Franklin

 The Nest     803 FranklinThe Somewhere Else of Being Here"

  Canterbury Theatre 807 Franklin St., Michigan City, IN 46361 - -