Wednesday June 28 7:04 pm

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


Valparaiso’s Innovative Film Nominated for Best Documentary


“Making Paradise,” an innovative documentary taking place in Valparaiso, Ind., has been nominated for Best Documentary Film at the 2017 Prince of Prestige Academy Awards. A total of five films have been nominated for the award. Judging is comprised of a committee of individuals from the art community, including film makers, actors and professors.

South Shore Line Posters Exhibit Receives Encore


Due to the popularity of The South Shore Line Poster Exhibit: A Retrospective of Original Paintings, the 50 original paintings will again be on display at the Indiana Welcome Center from July 5 to August 6. The paintings on display are a part of the Millennium series campaign that commenced 20 years ago.

Pivot Arts Receives $12,000 Art Works Grant from National Endowment for the Arts For Site-Specific Performance in Uptown


Pivot Arts is thrilled to announce that the more than $82 million awarded for arts projects nationwide in the National Endowment for The Arts’ second round for FY17 includes a $12,000 Art Works grant awarded to Pivot Arts. As a four year-old organization, Pivot Arts only recently became eligible to apply to the NEA for funding, and this national recognition marks a major step forward for the organization.

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Transition of Development Leadership


Lyric Opera of Chicago today announced that Mary Ladish Selander, Lyric’s Director of Development, will take on a new role as Senior Philanthropic Advisor. She will continue to lead Lyric’s development team and engage with the Board and other major donors as usual until her successor is appointed and will subsequently serve in this newly created consultancy role.



The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, in partnership with Navy Pier, Chicago’s mission-driven cultural district, will site the work of artist Roger Hiorns (Luhring Augustine, New York) as part of the exposition’s IN/SITU Outside program, a citywide initiative that provides the opportunity for EXPO CHICAGO exhibitors to present temporary public art installations situated along the lakefront and throughout Chicago neighborhoods. “A retrospective view of the pathway” will be on view at Polk Bros Park on the Pier through EXPO CHICAGO (September 13 – 17, 2017).

Call for Entries for Landscape Art Exhibit


The Chesterton Art Center will be hosting a landscape exhibit titled, "The Lay of the Land" from July 9 - July 31 and will be collecting entries on July 1, July 5 & July 6. Landscapes, in the form of drawings, paintings, sculpture, fiber, mixed media, and photography, may be entered. It may be abstract and can include buildings and people. Examples are dunes, mountains, hills, prairies, canyons, gardens, farms, etc. The exhibit is open to all artists age 18 and up residing in Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan.

NEA announces 11 grants to Indiana arts organizations and cultural program providers


The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced to that it and 10 other Indiana-based arts organizations and cultural program providers are among the latest round of grants announced by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

2017 Indiana Arts Homecoming: Call for Presentation Proposals in Community Engagement DUE JULY 7


Community Engagement: Ideas, Stories and Change That Matters: October 4 - 6, Indianapolis

Annual Convening of the Arts: We are proud to present our new annual convening of Indiana's statewide arts community: artists, arts organizations, arts educators, arts supporters — anyone and everyone who wants to come together and grow Indiana's vibrant arts scene. There, arts peers will celebrate, connect, and gain new skills for engaging their community.