Lubeznik Center for the Arts Honors Two Michigan City Art Supporters at 2015 ArtBash

By: Lubeznik Center for the Arts Last Updated: June 23, 2015

Debbie-HyndmanLubeznik Center for the Arts will present the LCA Arts Leadership Award to two individuals at its annual ArtBash fundraiser on July 11, 2015. These two honorees were selected for their exceptional commitment and dedication to the arts.

Debbie Hyndman has long been a generous supporter of the LCA. Her longest commitment has been on LCA's Lakefront Art Festival Committee for which, her family's company, Bulk Transport, she sponsors the Artist Hospitality Tent. This particular emphasis demonstrates her caring and compassionate nature and how much she values artists as creators and professionals. Her late husband, Jerry, was the original architect of the facility that is now the LCA. He was also on the design team that transformed the former office space into the current LCA Center where the Hyndman Gallery was named in acknowledgement of their long-standing commitment to the arts.

Chris Grohs is an integral part of both the civic and cultural life of Michigan City. A talented wood craftsman with projects ranging from large-scale custom residential installations to sculptural works, Chris opened Walnut Ink Gallery on Franklin Street in 2010. In so doing, he became a pioneer in what has now become a thriving arts community. He has become a leader and key resource in this community including his participation in the Michigan City Main Street Association where he serves as board president.

Chris-GrohsSupport the arts in Michigan City and celebrate our two honorees as they are presented with the LCA Arts Leadership Awards on July 11, 5:30pm at the Stardust Event Center at the Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City, IN. Tables of 10 are available for $1650 and individual tickets are available for $165 online at or by calling 219.874.4900. Those who are unable to attend may choose congratulate honorees with an ad or greeting in the event program book. Prices range from $40 to $200 and can be secured by contacting or by calling LCA at 219.874.4900 or by visiting before June 30.

MC for the evening is revered news anchor Ron Magers of ABC 7 Chicago. Bring your smart phones and enjoy interactive bidding for unique auction items and experiences. Enjoy fabulous food and drink stations, and dance to the popular Bobby Schiff Band all while celebrating the arts as you mingle with others who share the same passion for creativity.

Premier Sponsor, NIPSCO; Lead Sponsors, McDonalds Glenn, Kathy, and Sam Lubeznik (Owner/Operators); Michigan City Paper Box Company; and Bulk Transport Corporation; Sponsor, Micky Gallas Properties; Art Friends, Tom & Sheryl Edward; Media Sponsors, and Inspired Living. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, please visit to learn more.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Thursdays: 10 - 7* (Memorial Day - Labor Day)*Hyndman Gallery opens at 2 pm. For more information please visit or call 219-874-4900.

LCA receives generous support from South Shore Arts, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.