The Spirit of Spring is in the Air at April’s First Friday Art Walk, showcasing An Uptown Hat Fashion Parade, Poetry Slam, Skateboard Works, and Stained Glass Window Tour

By: Michigan City Mainstreet Association Last Updated: March 27, 2015

Michigan-City-Mainstreet-AssociationThe Michigan City Mainstreet Association presents the First Friday Art Walk in the Uptown Arts District on April 3, 2015 from 5pm to 8pm. The Art Walk features local merchants hosting an array of artists and entertainment for free enjoyment for visitors.

Join Chef Bizzaro Millinery at the first ever Community Hat Parade Fashion Show, happening at 5:15 starting at The Closet and promenading down the sidewalks of the District, featuring community members in vogue hats. Stop in to the Framing Station to view the latest South Shore poster release “Community Nursing” by Neil Kientz. Investigate the Old Lighthouse Museum’s artist of the month, Kris Eades Cook and her watercolors. Awe yourself with a sculpture exhibit, “Art in Dazzling Dimensions” at the Southern Shore Art Association. Create art at a pop-up art show featuring student art pieces sponsored by Dunebrook and CASA Family Advocates at 725 Franklin Street. And there’s plenty more, metal wall sculptures, geometric misfits in ceramic, spinning fibers into yarn, old school wooden skateboards, and even more!

Or why not let the music wash over you by discovering Peter Nye and Dan Moser at the Pickle & Turnip or feel the vibes at the Mainstreet Theatre with Doug Post and his impressive guitar picking style and distinctive vocals followed by Open Mic night. Be there and stay all night long.

Visitors may see all of the happenings on the Uptown Arts District website at, or check out their Facebook page at Uptown Arts District Facebook page.

The Uptown Arts District is comprised of fine art galleries, businesses, retail and restaurants located in the area from 11th Street to the lake and Spring Street to Wabash Street in Michigan City, IN.

The Michigan City Mainstreet Association (MCMA) is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to creating a vibrant and economically viable atmosphere for the historic downtown, Uptown Arts District in Michigan City, Indiana, as an exciting place to live, work, play, and invest.