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Valparaiso University Center for the Arts  Brauer Museum
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 –  Suzy Vance fiber artist who “paints” using non-traditional materials

Thru mid March  The Village Gallery 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
Applications for the Chesterton Art fair in August available online

18 Artists member exhibit closes this weekend  Duneland Schools Art Exhibit - Opening Reception (Grades K-8) Wed, March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM – 7 PM Mon Night Ceramics return  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



Duneland Photography Club from Feb 4 through March 14 entitled “Anticipating Spring. . .” which features the work of approximately 18 photographers     Spring Class sign-ups

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


The Ellen Firme Gallery – Exhibit The Ellen Firme Gallery is pleased to welcome Henry Schultz and Deb Armstrong, Artist Photographers. Self-taught and members of a local photography club they have many years of experience, as avid hobbyists and professionals. Please join them to see their art, meet the artists and enjoy home baked treats. Friday - February 14 from 5pm. to 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 Mary Poppins The Musical Feb 14, 2020 - Mar 1, 2020


Dig The Dunes  2020 Calendar

Tue Feb 25 6-8p Glass Class - Create your own masterpiece with glass, sand and trinkets like mermaids, fish, turtles, starfish, sand dollars and more! So many options to choose!! at Devil's Trumpet
The Devil's Trumpet Brewing Co.
8250 Utah St, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

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

Black Comedy Opens Mar 6 – Mar 21 on Fri Sat and some Sunday matinees


4th Street Theater presents 125 N. Fourth Street in Chesterton 219-926-7875 
ART Performances - March 13-20, 2020  | Makeshift Up Mar 14 8pm - Yuk of the Irish
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the only way we know how - WITH IMPROV COMEDY! Join us for a fun take on lovable Irish traditions and past times!  Opener(s): TBA Headliner: 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-  Maurice Sendak: The Memorial Exhibition FEBRUARY 14–APRIL 12, 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– STARK MINUS: DIGITAL PAINTINGS

Through November March 14, 2020

South Shore Arts Chamber Luncheon Wed Feb 26 1130-130 at PNW’s Chess Gallery 7011 Indianapolis Blvd, Hammond,
Joe Rauen will be at Art In Focus at South Shore Arts February 24, 10am -12pm To play his new musical instrument

Family Arts Fest - Sunday Feb 23 10a-2p

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 Coffee Jan 28 Sip Coffee  Crackle Sip Coffee House 2 · Highland  and.


Paul Henry Gallery - Interwoven Stories, Randy Buvala, Sara Peak Convery, Tony Lipka, Gary Price

Saturday, Feb 1  5-9p  
Paul Henry Gallery (every Thu 7-10p Acoustic Jam)


Dyer Arts Visionaries (DAVe),


Theatre at The Center 219 836-3255 The Center for Visual & Performing Arts in Munster Almost Heaven Feb. 13 - March 22, 2020 Music by John Denver and others, Written and Adapted by Peter Glazer


The Promise You Art House in Highland Nostalgia opened Feb 1  12-6pm


Fox Gallery  Friday Open Mic Feb 7  7-11pm The Fox Gallery 2901 Dekalb St, Lake Station, Indiana 46405


Lake Shore Community Concerts (formally NWI Community Concerts) 219 923-7879  Maxwell Quartet from Scotland March 12 @ 7 pm Munster Auditorium Tickets - $30


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


7th annual For the Love of Art Fair – Michiana’s premier indoor art fair Featuring over 50 five artists For the Love of Art

Saturday March 7-  10am to 6pm   Sunday March 8  11am to 4pm In the Discover Hall at the South Bend Century Center

Purdue University Northwest
Theatre Order in the Court!, a double bill of A Trial by Jury by Gilbert and Sullivan and The Devil and Daniel Webster by Stephen Vincent Benét. (6) performances (April 17-19, 24-26) will be on the Hammond campus. Director: Morgan McCabe Musical Director: Jenne Carey Please contact: for more information



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

Opening 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.

Absorbing the Abstract: Student Works from LCA
January 25 - February 29, 2020
NIPSCO Art Education Studios

Opening March 6th Round Hole/ Square Peg

"Round Hole / Square Peg" presents a wide range of contemporary artists engaged in practices that activate optimism in the face of adversity. Their work interweaves personal stories and humor with current events to present a model for choosing positivity and compassion.
Featured artists include: Lisa Marie Barber, Phyllis Bramson, Erin Hayden, Cody Hudson, Janis Kanter, Sheida Soleimani, Chris Uphues, Caroline Wells Chandler and Wendy White.

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

March 6th - 30th --”Cycles” will be on exhibit.

Artists explore their personal concepts of pattern and repetition.

April 3rd -25th —Michigan City Art League will be on exhibit.

May 1st-31st – “After the Gypsies Were Gone” will be on exhibit.

June 1st - 28th –“Planting the Seeds of Possibility” – work by Suzy Vance-will be on exhibit.

July? – “Diversity” by Madeline Schooley will be on exhibit.

August 7th - 30th – Inspired Images by Bunny Dimke and Betty Thomas will be on exhibit.

September 4th - 27th – “Forged Curio” by Karrie Harbert will be on exhibit.

SFC Gallery 607 Franklin Street -no exhibits currently-

Artist Appreciation Night on Friday, March 13th from 5-8pm. This artist-only event is our way of saying "Thank You" to our loyal customers. Meet the other artists in our community and come together for an evening of fun, networking, and art! Light food and refreshments will be provided. Feel free to bring other artists as we will have games and prizes that night.

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

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”.


The club is in the process of picking a new day and time.
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.

First Friday Drum Circle with Don Wenig 6:30pm (March 6th)



The Every Kind Of Talent Show with Captain Ambivalent 7pm

(every 3rd Saturday) March 21st 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:


Brain Injury Support Group at The Nest during the winter months- Every third Wednesday of the month: March 18th, April 15th, May 20th

Welcome! This is a support group for individuals who are living with brain injuries and their caregivers; in collaboration with the Brain Injury Association of Indiana. Acquired brain injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), can be from (but not limited to): car accidents, sport injuries, assaults, falls, and combat.

Brain injury affects different people in different degrees, but those who are living with a brain injury often experience similar emotions and frequently feel isolated and alone in working through them. Dealing with a brain injury or TBI can be challenging for both the patient and his or her family, but sharing your experiences with people who have had similar experiences can help. This group is co-facilitated by Stacey Garcelon and Kristy Putnam; both survivors of TBI themselves and trained facilitators.

Our Shared Goals so far are to:
- Provide support
- Share Resources
- Further understand the resiliency of the Brain
- Promote Self-Care, Self- Acceptance
- Share experience
We meet Monthly on the third Wednesday of each month. Approximately every other month we will have a guest speaker. We ask that you please RSVP in advance so we have enough materials, and are able to notify you if anything changes.

Text or call with any questions: 219-207-7222 Please call and let us know you're coming so that we can be sure you are notified if there are any changes..


March International Women's Day Celebrations

Sunday's 2-4pm cst

March 8th Tributes to prominent Suffragists, activities, refreshments 2-4pm cst

March 15th --Songs of the Brave Woman: original music, protest songs and singalongs with ARTivist, earth-folk-roots singer-songwriter Leah Shoshanah and the Rose Band 

refreshments 2-4pm cst

March 22nd

Laura Scruggs-Storyteller

Ada Cheng-Storyteller

Lisa Marie Farver-Poet

Tirzah Joy- singer-songwriter, jazz vocalist

refreshments 2-4pm cst

March 29th

Dan Schaaf- An entertaining glimpse into women's suffrage through pre-1920 silent films.

refreshments 2-4pm cst

March 14th- Open the Vault- In the Second Layer Storytelling Workshop

The second layer of story is given to us in our childhood by our family/community/era. As small children we have little agency in our story creation, yet our experiences at this stage in our life have significant impact on our adult waking internal narratives. During this Workshop we will open the vault on our second layer to understand the stories carved there as we progressed toward adulthood. All of the Five Layers of Story are covered in every MyPath Workshop. Students are encouraged to work on any layer that suits them at the Workshop.

Enter Liminal Space with MyPath at The Nest in Michigan City - Saturday March 14, 2010

Liminal space is a passageway we pass through and emerge from and it also describes the creative process when an artist begins work on a new piece of art... be it a painting, a sculpture or a poem. The artist begins, not sure of what the final output will be, yet proceeding with a vision, hope and confidence that the piece will be finished.... and shared with the world.

MyPath Bibliotherapy Storytelling Workshops encourage and create liminal space in the creative process of restructuring your stories into a piece of performance art. 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.

Art & Horse Assisted Healing & Empowerment


March 28, 2020 10AM - 4PM Central Standard time
$125 All art supplies and horses provided.
Bring your own lunch (water & snacks provided)
Minimum 3 participants. If the weather necessitates a cancellation, payments will be refunded.

Facilitated by Stacey Garcelon M.Ed. NCC & the Anam Cara team with trauma-informed practices, Eagala model principles, and collective decades of mental health, horse & art experience.

10:00 - 10:00 am: Participant arrival time, welcome, housekeeping, introductions, gathering themes to be used throughout the workshop.

10:30 - 11:00 am: Trauma education: what is trauma? How does it affect the mind & body and what can we do to heal and empower ourselves following trauma.
11:00 - 11:15 am: Comfort break/snacks/water

11:15 - 12:30 pm: Art & Horses: create/express goals for individual trauma healing, then join the horses in a facilitated session to deepen insight and awareness of this goal.

1:00: LUNCH with discussion about empowerment: what does it mean?

2:00 – 3:00 pm: Horses & Art: explore empowerment with the herd, then return to the art to see if anything needs to change or create a new piece based on insights and awareness from horse experiences.

3:00 – 4:00 pm: Sharing/Closure

Trauma-informed principles:
1. Safety
2. Trust worthiness and transparency
3. Peer support
4. Collaboration and mutuality
5. Empowerment, voice and choice
6. Cultural, Historical, and Gender Issues

Eagala Model:
1. Team approach (mental health professional, equine specialist & horses)
2. Ground based (no riding or horsemanship needed)
3. Solution oriented (participants find their own solution)
4. Ethics (we are governed by professional ethics)

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 - -