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January is "People's Choice Award" Month!

We don’t have a red carpet but we invite you to cast your vote for your favorite work of art showing at the Southern Shore Art Association. The Gallery is displaying original, unique artworks by member artists for under $200, jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, wood and more. Come vote and help us ring in the New Year! Paint-brushes

Join the artists on Friday, January 7 at the Southern Shore Art Association Gallery, 724 Franklin in Michigan City at the Free Reception and First Friday and New Year’s Celebration from 5-8. Refreshments and appetizers will be served.

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Art Classes Keep the Season Bright

Winter classes at Lubeznik Center for the Arts offer a variety of ways for young and old alike to get creative! lubeznik-center-for-the-arts

A wide range of crafts join the schedule this season–Beading, Découpage, Mosaic and Felting classes all offer opportunities to learn a new skill and take home a cute keepsake!

Neil Kienitz’s very popular drawing class is back, as well as a new offering, "Design in Fine Art," for students who want to take their composition to the next level by applying the design elements and principles.

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Duneland Resale Shop Publishes Book of Miracles

Resale-book-signingA Miracle in Progress, a book describing the incredible journey of Duneland Resale and the miracles witnessed by volunteers and customers of the store, is now available. Written in the style of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, the book was compiled by Ann Howard. Ann, a long time volunteer at the store and other volunteers wrote stories in the book. The cost of the book is $10, with all proceeds benefiting Duneland Resale’s charitable mission.

Who isn’t inspired by stories of miracles? This book is a marvelous collection of miracle stories that will inspire not only readers from our Duneland community, but anyone else...

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Porter Staff Decks the Houses in a Holiday Contest

Porter Health System staff made the holidays a bit sweeter with a Gingerbread House Contest! 9 departments were given a kit and the freedom to decorate to their liking. Some departments kept it to an original gingerbread design, while others decided on a theme to decorate their house. The winner was Laura Sajdera, Respiratory Services.
Laura Sajdera, Respiratory Services
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Holiday Craftmaking: An Interactive Celebration of Its Own

Family and professional caregivers can bring joy to a senior's holiday season - and make him or her more active and involved in the season - with little more than the gift of time and some materials for crafts and decorations. Holiday craftmaking can lift seniors' spirits, get their creative juices flowing and keep their minds and hands active. Holiday-Craftmaking

You may end up departing from old family traditions, but you will help a senior make new memories as you craft and decorate together over some hot cocoa and holiday music.

You can fully engage the senior in the celebration of the season by making...

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Support the Arts, Win a Sports Car!

Thanks to a generous donation by former board member and supporter Mike Bell, Lubeznik Center for the Arts is raffling a classic 1980 Mercedes-Benz 450SL convertible just in time for the holidays! Imagine a big red bow atop this vintage sports car, which has been impeccably maintained by Classic Imports of New Buffalo. Support-Arts-Win-Car

Sporting its original "Buttercup" exterior, this 2-seat roadster comes complete with removable hard top and features a V-8 engine, automatic transmission and air conditioning.

Proceeds from the car raffle will benefit Lubeznik Center arts...

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Winter Classes at rTrail Collective Edge

rTrail logo Check out these upcoming sessions at rTrail Collective Edge! All sessions require advance registration to have art materials ready for your creations, so stop in today!

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Christmas “Gallery Hop and Shop”

This First Friday December 3, could be the day you get all your Christmas shopping done! Uptown-Arts-District

Come “Gallery Hop and Shop” in Michigan City’s eclectic enclave of galleries, creative businesses, boutiques and one-of-a-kind restaurants. The Uptown Arts District, a unique and historic art and cultural center located just a few blocks from Michigan City’s lakefront, opens its doors on the first Friday of each month from 5 to 8 pm for a festive evening of art openings, shopping and dining. For this Holiday Season find a diverse variety of original artworks in all price points by local and other artists as well as other gifts. There...

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“The Gift of Art” – Works Under $200

Throughout the month of December, Southern Shore Art Association will feature original artworks under $200. This year give a gift as unique as you are. Find the perfect gift, or just treat yourself! Jewelry, painting, photography, sculpture, wood and more – these affordable unique pieces by member artists are sure to please. Paint-brushes

During Michigan City’s Winter Wonderland, special Saturday hours in the gallery will make it easy and convenient to shop. Stop by and take the chill off between 10 am and 8 pm on Saturdays in December. The gallery is also open Fridays 3 to 7 pm, and Sundays 12 to 5 pm, and there’s plenty of free parking.

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Discussion on Beyond the Arches: Selected Works from McDonald's Corporate Art Collection

McDonalds-art-3Join us at Lubeznik Center for the Arts on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 pm (CST) for an insightful talk entitled Visions of America by Joan Chesterton. Chesterton is Professor Emerita, Purdue University. Her extensive knowledge of American Art history will illuminate the works in LCA's current exhibition, Beyond the Arches: Selected Works from McDonald's Corporate Art Collection. These rarely-seen works include pieces by icons of American art such as Norman Rockwell, as well as significant works from regional and national artists.

Chesterton, who holds a Master of Arts degree in Literature and Art History from the University of Illinois,...

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Destiny Rescue Jewelry Party

Destiny-RescueYou, your girlfriends, and your families are all invited to come to Portage First United Methodist Church and help support Destiny Rescue. Destiny Rescue is an organization that helps rescue and rehabilitate girls from the sex trade.

The jewelry being sold is made by these girls! It is absolutely beautiful and you will be helping support a beautiful cause. You can visit for more information about the organization. Read more

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