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Grand Opening Celebration of J Anderson Gallery & Studio

J-Anderson-Gallery-1Look for the “Bright Periwinkle Blue” building!

Award winning local artist Jeannene Anderson is pleased to announce the grand opening celebration of J Anderson Gallery on Fri, Sat & Sun June 1, 2 & 3, 2012, from noon-5pm. Look for the “Bright Periwinkle Blue” building located at 2315 E Hwy 12 in Michigan City between Friendship Gardens and Karwick Rd near Long Beach.

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Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce: Seeking Arts & Crafts Vendors

crossroads-chamberFriday, June 22nd through Sunday, June 24th is The 2012 Arts & Crafts Festival, which is being combined this year with The Taste of the Region. The Crossroads Regional Chamber of Commerce is seeking arts & crafts vendors for the Festival. The special $150.00 booth rental rate, which includes free electricity, has been extended until Wednesday, May 23rd. If you reserve your booth by the 23rd, your company’s name will be included in a special Hometown Festival Days newspaper insert being widely distributed.

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High School Students Participate in 2012 Art Show

PHS-2012-Art-Show-1The annual Portage High School Art Show opened to the public on May 16 and runs through May 25. The public is invited to come and view this outstanding show. Each of the six art teachers selected 50 pieces from the works her students created this year.

Opening night included a lovely array of finger foods and punch. A large crowd was there to see the artwork and the Awards Ceremony. First-, second-, and third- place awards were selected in eleven different media. This year’s judge was Jane Lohmeyer, a member of the Education Department at Valparaiso University. Lohmeyer taught art at PHS for many years.

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Private Collection Showcases the Beauty of Glass

Lubeznik-Lino-TagliapietraSaturday, June 9, 2012
Light & Flow: Private Collection Tour
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Complementing our upcoming exhibition, Light & Flow, this tour provides a rare opportunity to view works by easily recognized names like Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly, alongside an impressive list of internationally known glass artists.

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"Last Sunday" to Explore PNC Sculptures

SSAA-Last-Sunday-1“Last Sunday”
May 27, 2012, 3 – 5 pm
Open to the public
Southern Shore Art Association Gallery
724 Franklin, Michigan City, IN

When the May exhibit, “Color Concept,” closes on Sunday, May 27, the Southern Shore Art Association will initiate its first “Last Sunday”, an informal and informative social event with a short presentation, refreshments and a raffle.

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June First Friday All About Art in Downtown Michigan City

Uptown-Arts-DistrictThe Michigan City Mainstreet Association is pleased to present the First Friday Artwalk in the Uptown Arts District on June 1, 2012 from 5pm to 8pm. The Uptown Arts District is comprised of fine art galleries, retail and restaurants located in the area from 11th Street to the lake and Spring Street to Wabash Street in Michigan City, IN.

The June First Friday Artwalk is all about art this month, featuring a mix of jewelry, eclectic and fine art. See, taste, and enjoy all of the offerings at the businesses lining the Uptown Arts District. See the fine works at the Framing Station, Lakeside Gallery West, the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Threadbenders Quilt Shop, the Southern Shore Art Association and many more. Taste the Tiramisu cupcakes at Arturo’s Baked Goods, delectable cake pops at Urban Soles, and finish with dinner at Maxine’s or Ryan’s Irish Pub.

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Public Voting for Downtown Banner Design

duneland-chamberThe Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce has opened the selection of the design for its Downtown Beautification Banners to the voting public. While in the past the Chamber has selected the banner design, this year designs were solicited from Chesterton High School Students, who were asked to create images that embodied their visions of Duneland.

Voting on the 14 submitted designs is open to the public from Wednesday, May 9th to Friday, May 18th. The designs are available for viewing and voting at Zing Pizzeria, Third Coast Spice Café, George’s Gyros Spot and Red Cup Café, as well as online at under the event listing “Duneland Banner Voting.”

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