Friday August 17 6:36 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan



Mayor Emanuel and the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events have designated 2018 as the Year of Creative Youth – a citywide celebration of Chicago’s young artists and the mentors who inspire them. Presented by Allstate Insurance Company, the Year of Creative Youth showcase event will be at the city’s first Creative Youth Festival on Saturday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., with dozens of free cultural events across the Millennium Park Campus including at Millennium Park (201 E. Randolph Street) and the Chicago Cultural Center (78 E. Washington Street). For more information and the most up-to-date festival schedule, visit

Life Drawing Open Studio at the Chesterton Art Center


The Chesterton Art Center is offering Life Drawing Open Studio on Monday nights from 6:30-9:30. A fully clothed model will be provided as the subject matter. This is an open studio setting, so each participating artist will need to come prepared with their own supplies and will be asked to clean up afterwards.

Along the Lake Shore| Chicago & Industrial Works of the Calumet Region Exhibit


The Calumet Heritage Partnership kicks off its 2018 Calumet Heritage Event Series at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond with a gallery opening featuring three local artists who capture the complex beauty and nature of the region’s industrial landscape in watercolor paintings and photographs: Kath Los-Rathburn, Matthew Kaplan and Thomas Hocker.

La Porte County Symphony Orchestra Announces 2018/2019 Season: Introducing Interim Artistic Director, Charles Steck!

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After 23 seasons of Magic LCSO Conductor, Philip J. Bauman, stepped down as Artistic Director paving the way for the next generation of orchestral leadership in La Porte County. Currently LCSO has formed a Selection Committee that has been busy combing through the many application submissions from candidates eager to fill the position. The committee is working diligently to ensure candidates chosen will represent the values of the organization and will be committed to serving the community in new and innovative ways.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents "Warhol: Icon & Influence"


Lubeznik Center for the Arts presents "Warhol: Icon & Influence", which includes over 50 original works by Andy Warhol, including his "Moonwalk" diptych, one of his famous Campbell's soup cans and much more. The upstairs galleries will feature the artists Warhol has influenced, including an installation by Yvette Mayorga that fills an entire gallery.

Arts Commission releases new arts education report touting positive growth


The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) released its newest report on the Partnering Arts, Communities, and Education (PACE) program written by Dr. F. Robert Sabol of Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana.

Arts Commission announces 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming sponsor

The Indiana Arts Commission (IAC) announced today that the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne will be the primary sponsor of the 2018 Indiana Arts Homecoming October 18 - 19, 2018 at the Art Campus in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana.

EXPO CHICAGO Announces Expanded Curatorial Programs and Third Annual Art Critics Forum


EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary and Modern Art, announces the fourth annual Curatorial Forum and third annual Art Critics Forum to take place during the seventh annual exposition (September 27 – 30, 2018). In addition, EXPO CHICAGO presents the official launch of the Curatorial Exchange program in conjunction with China, Denmark, France, Italy and the Netherlands, allowing curators to engage with the more than 135 international exhibitors and organizations participating in EXPO CHICAGO, while getting exclusive access to Chicago’s thriving art scene.