This year's event brings over 100 fine artists and craftspeople from across the country. Enjoy shopping for one-of-a-kind items in a variety of different price ranges. Admission is only $4 for adults, while children under 12 and active military with CACDD1173 card are admitted free.
Proceeds from the Festival provide support for Lubeznik Center's after-school and summer art instruction reaching over 1200 economically disadvantaged children. Additionally, LCA mounts 9 contemporary exhibitions annually. And over 25000 benefit from LCA programs each year.
Lubeznik Center's Lakefront Art Festival is a juried art fair, which means that each artist must apply, and be accepted, in order to exhibit. The application process begins only months after each Lakefront Festival ends. Lubeznik Center solicits artists in 6 categories: 2-Dimensional, Photography, Wearable Art, Fine Craft, Sculptural Objects and Jewelry. Earlier this year, a team of cross-disciplinary jurors reviewed the work of over 100 artists in 6 categories, assigning each a point value. This year's Festival's jury was challenged to choose from impressive submissions of both art and fine craft.
Once accepted into Lubeznik Center's Lakefront Art Festival, artists are judged by category once again on the day of the event by a team of experts who award cash prizes totaling $3000. Who will the judges pick this year? Winners are announced after noon on Saturday, August 16 at the festival. Visit www.lubeznikcenter.org in the weeks after the Festival and see if your favorites are represented among the winners!
While you shop, your children can make their own art project with instruction from LCA faculty and volunteers. Kids may enjoy some "clowning around" with the Michiana Clowns from 1-3pm both days at the Children's Activity Tent sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College, where clowns will be doing face painting and interacting with kids.
While at the festival don't forget to drop in your entry form to win a free Art Basket filled with art. An art patron oasis provides a sitting area out of the sun and weather and is sponsored by NECA and IBEW Local 531. While you are relaxing, sign up for a free energy audit of your home and business with Energizing Indiana, who will provide tips on how to reduce your energy costs. For each assessment provided LCA receives $25. And for more energizing, our food court will provide an eclectic mix of cuisines to keep festival-goers invigorated and ready to keep shopping.
Thank you to our event sponsors include: Bulk Transport Corporation, General Insurance Services, Ivy Tech Community College - Michigan City Campus, NIPSCO, NECA - Northern Indiana Chapter, IBEW - Local 531. Thanks also to our media partners and In-Kind donors: D + M Excavating, Ideas In Motion Media, Lakeshore Public Media, Michigan City LaPorte Convention and Visitor's Bureau, The News Dispatch, WHFB radio, WIMS radio, WNIT television, South Shore Convention and Visitor's Authority, The Times, and WSBT-22 television.
Interested in Attending?
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts' Lakefront Art Festival opens Saturday, August 16 (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m CDT) and Sunday, August 17 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m CDT.) in Washington Park Michigan City, IN. Parking fees of $7 from Michigan City's Parks and Recreation can be avoided if patrons for the Festival use FREE OFF-SITE PARKING. A free shuttle service will ferry you to and from the Festival grounds from the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, or Michigan City City Hall. The shuttle is safe, friendly, and convenient.
About Lubeznik Center for the Arts
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Gallery weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Summer hours from 2-7 PM (CDT) on Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.
Provided with support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.