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Lubeznik Center for the Arts Celebrates 37 Years of Community and Art at Annual Arts Festival

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Art is a subject in which people are freely able to express emotions, ideas, and personalities in a variety of different forms of work. At the Lubeznik Center’s Arts Festival on Saturday in Michigan City, artists from around the country were able to express themselves and show off their creative work to the public.

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The NEA Foundation Names Merrillville Educator to Receive National Award

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The NEA Foundation today announced that Deborah Argenta, an Art Teacher at Salk Elementary School in Merrillville, Indiana, is one of 46 public school educators who will receive the prestigious California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala next February in Washington, D.C.

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Donation Honors Vets with Free Admission to Annual Lubeznik Arts Festival

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A $2,500 donation to Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) by the Michigan City Public Art Committee (MAC) will honor veterans by inviting them to attend LCA’s annual summer arts festival for free.

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Lubeznik Center’s ArtBash 2018 Adds A Splash of Color to Blue Chip With "GLOW" Benefit

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"In the future, everyone will have fifteen minutes of fame" - Andy Warhol paraphrased.

As guests filtered into Blue Chip's Stardust Event Center Saturday night, they were greeted by a room sparingly lit. The room lights mostly dimmed, event attendees were cast in shadow, save for the erratic glow of reds, blues and greens that shone up and down the hall, like one would find in a bohemian nightclub. A single white spotlight illuminated an empty podium, suggesting the role of an unnamed artist who could fill up the entire room with their energy. As guests filtered in, the lights grew brighter and brighter.

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Warhol Exhibition Comes to Lubeznik Center for the Arts


Warhol-Exhibition-Comes-to-Lubeznik-Center-for-the-ArtsFrom Friday, June 9 through Saturday, October 13 Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will exhibit original works by Andy Warhol, on loan from the Drew and Wendy Levenfeld collection, as well as from the Brauer Museum of the Art's permanent collection at Valparaiso University, Indiana. The exhibition will be titled Warhol: Icon & Influence and is generously sponsored by NIPSCO.

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Award-Winning Peter Aglinskas Returns to Lubeznik Center for the Arts


Award-Winning-Peter-Aglinskas-Returns-to-Lubeznik-Center-for-the-ArtsFriday, May 4, 2018 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM (CDT) Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) will again host musician Peter Aglinskas. A recipient of the Chicago Cultural Department's "Artists International" Award, Peter infuses his music with elements from the contemporary worlds of jazz, soul and rock, with technique firmly rooted in the classical music tradition. Enjoy Peter's sultry solo guitar stylings while you peruse the galleries. Admission is free and a cash bar and lite bites will be provided.

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The City of Crown Point to Host Giant Iconic Kissing Couple Enhancing Exhibition Honoring all Branches of Service


City-of-Crown-PointOn Monday, April 23rd the installation of the dramatic Embracing Peace sculpture by renowned American artist Seward Johnson will begin at approximately 8am at the Legacy Fields Sportsplex located at 1313 E North St. near the main entrance.

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LCA To Present Zine & Small Press Fest on April 21


lubeznik-zine-small-press-fest-2018On April 21, 2018, Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) welcomes independent authors, publishers, artists and zinesters to present and revel in a wide range of printed artistic expressions.

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Call Out for Artists - Lubeznik Arts Festival 2018


Lubeznik-Arts-Festival-2018Lubeznik Center for the Arts invites artists to apply for its annual art festival featuring fine art and fine craft exhibitors, plus contemporary art galleries, interactive family art activities and food. A non-refundable application fee of $35 is required. Application deadline is March 15, 2018.

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The Hunting Party and A Kissing Couple: New Statues Coming Soon to Crown Point

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If you’ve been to Crown Point lately, you’ll have noticed that there’s something different about the downtown area. Namely, numerous statues that have dotted the landscape.

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Crochet: Relax, Unwind, Stitch

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To take a ball of string and use knitting or crochet to turn it from nothing into a beautiful blanket, scarf, hat, or other item can be truly amazing. Watching something take form and be created is a fun, relaxing task that not everyone knows the joy of.

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