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Blackbird Cafe Supports Local Talent with their Artist Reception

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Valparaiso is home to a lot of interesting businesses that host many exciting events to bring the community together. One business in particular does so by hosting Artist Reception events for local artists where they offer free treats for the public during the event.

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Open Registration for LCA's Fall Classes and Workshops


Open-Registration-for-LCAs-Fall-Classes-and-Workshops-2018Lubeznik Center for the Arts' Fall Class & Workshop offerings for children, teens and adults are now open for registration. Learn a new skill in a workshop or expand your technique in a 6-week session. Offerings run from September 24 through November 1.

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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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Ivy Tech Community College Receives First Art Installation by Alumnus

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On August 3, Chesterton-based artist John J. Habela installed his “Bird on a Hashtag” sculpture at Ivy Tech Community College’s Valparaiso campus.

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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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Brauer Museum of Art at Valpo Debuts Summer Exhibitions May 18, 2018


rot1Valparaiso University’s Brauer Museum of Art opens its summer exhibitions Friday, May 18. The summer exhibitions run through Aug. 5, and all Brauer Museum exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

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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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Blackbird Café Features Local Artist and Former Employee, Cortney Carey, in Art Reception

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Art has a way of bringing people together from all walks of life. At Blackbird Café, the focus isn’t just about the coffee and paninis; It has an extraordinary focus on art, making itself the epicenter of art culture in Valparaiso, a midwest ‘Vesuvio Café.’

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