Tuesday July 17 5:08 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Lubeznik Arts Festival Hosts a Collection of Creatives

08/18/2018 - 11:00
08/19/2018 - 17:00

Now in its 37th year, LAF attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City's North End. Held on the third weekend in August, this festival features contemporary art and food. It draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan's nearby 'Harbor Country' communities. The festival, previously held off-site, is now held on LCA's grounds to connect festival-goers to our gallery spaces, experience the stature of our exhibitions, and connect with programs more effectively.

We have selected individual fine artists and fine crafters through a jury process. Additionally, we have invited regional galleries who represent the best in emerging contemporary art. Single day admission is $5. Free admission for LCA members, children ages 16 & under and active military personnel with ID. Free off-site parking and shuttle service is available and encouraged.

Artist Highlights:

Two Dimensional Art

Brian Sullivan (Champagne, IL) returns to LAF in 2018. He specializes in large scale oil on canvas painting referencing Americana, icons, logos and advertising text. He juxtaposes disparate images to create unlikely compositions, giving new meaning to recognizable imagery.

Fine Craft

Paul Aude (Cary, NC) crafts unique affordable handmade products. His inspiration comes from wanting to create a product that is beautiful, classy and crafted from the best quality materials. Having these characteristics in mind, he is able to create a unique product that appeals to every woman's style & becomes part of her daily accessorizing routine.


Grace Savina (Downers Grove, IL) designs and laser cuts jewelry from birch plywood. When not creating pieces from wood, she will experiment with found objects such a clothespins, bottle-caps and more.


William Richards' (Springfield, IL) photography is a combination of scenic landscapes, natural formations in national/state parks, seasonal images and wildlife.

Sculptural Objects

David Zahn (Moline, IL) creates ceramic sculptures from wheel thrown and altered forms. Others are hand-crafted starting from sketches. Each ceramic work is a one-of-a-kind and vary in size and price.

Wearable Art

Andrea LeBeau (Carbondale, IL) creates stylish and timeless shawls and tunics from high quality fabrics, such 100% silk chiffon, hand-dyed merino wool, alpaca and bamboo fibers. Her work is fusion felting, a very ancient process of "wet-felting."

About Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) is the hub for arts and culture in the region, fostering the investigation of contemporary ideas. LCA creatively interweaves art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region.

Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Thursday extended hours until 7:00 PM (Memorial Day - Labor Day).
For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org 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.