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Art Barn School of Art offers an array of summer camps

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From fairy gardens to magic in the woods, and everything in between, Art Barn School of Art offers many unique programs outside of their regular class schedule. Summer camps, seasonal classes and workshops are available for children ages 5-18. There are four different themes during the summer, so each week brings something fun and new for camp goers.

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Art Barn Celebrates 26th Juried Art Exhibit


Art-Barn-Celebrates-26th-Juried-Art-ExhibitThe Art Barn School of Art is delighted to announce our 26th Annual Juried Art Exhibition from May 18 through June 27, 2019. We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition and dream of our late founder Jan Sullivan. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art. The exhibition attracted 202 entries from 85 aspiring and established artists from Northern Indiana, Chicago and its suburbs. There are 90 pieces selected for the show ranging from painting, drawing, collage, printmaking and mixed media.

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Deluxe Bloody Marys are the latest savory trend in the Region

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Stop by any restaurant, and you’ll begin to notice with increasing frequency the trend of deluxe Bloody Marys. The savory cocktail isn’t just a hair-of-the-dog brunch fixture anymore. Now, you can order a Bloody Mary for your main course. Skewers stacked high with olives, pickles, sausage, cheese, bacon, peppers, even whole cheeseburgers adorn these decadent drinks, which have become staples on menus everywhere.

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The GreenHouse at Zao Island Offers Upscale, Elegant, and Entertaining Weddings and Events

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Every wedding is special thanks to the people in it, but an excellent venue can elevate a memorable wedding to an unforgettable one for the couple and everyone involved. Zao Island, one of the Region’s most iconic locations, expanded their services this year by opening the GreenHouse Wedding and Event Center, a beautiful building that offers an upscale wedding experience without sacrificing any of the unique fun Zao Island is known for.

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Methodist Hospitals pampers and encourages cancer survivors at annual Spring Spa Day

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis is certainly a life-changing event, but with the help of outstanding medical care and support, it doesn’t necessarily have to be life-ending. For over ten years, Methodist Hospitals has held their annual Spring Spa Day, continuing their commitment to providing state-of-the-art medical treatment to patients, and emotional support to cancer survivors and those who continue to battle the disease.

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Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso welcomes moms to a day of pampering at Mom-Mosa and Makeover

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Ladies at Journey Senior Living of Valparaiso were pampered Saturday morning during the first annual “Mom-Mosa and Makeover” event. The assisted living and memory care community transformed their dining area with feminine decor as residents and their guests enjoyed brunch, mimosas, live entertainment, and a Mary Kay makeover.

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Record crowds fill Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza for 18th annual VNA of NWI Stroll for Hospice

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Hundreds of people, families, and friends flooded downtown Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza this Sunday afternoon, all with a common purpose: to remember loved ones they’ve lost, share their stories, and show love and support for the Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) of Northwest Indiana and their hospice program.

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The Lubeznik Center for the Arts showcases new art forms with performance by Michigan City Moves

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Friday evening, art was brought to life at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, where guests were moved by the newly formed Michigan City Moves’ performance entitled “Disruption.” The Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA) featured these talented performers as an extension of their “Nature vs. Everything” exhibit. Michigan City Moves activated the exhibition while inspiring their audience to think outside of the box.

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Offshore, the largest rooftop deck in the country, opens atop iconic Navy Pier this month

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Prepare for brand new views of Chicago’s magnificent skyline with the official opening of Offshore, the nation’s largest rooftop built for Chicago and its locals atop one of the city’s most iconic buildings, Navy Pier, this May. Offshore, a stunning, chic 36,000 sq. ft. all-seasons/all-weather venue will offer Chicagoans a full-service luminous bar and world-class kitchen, terraces, seven cozy fire pits, an entertainment and gaming area, and multiple large social gathering spaces. Sure to be one of the city’s and the country’s hottest destinations, this sexy and sophisticated space sits on the third floor atop Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 1000 East Grand, and offers panoramic, unmatched views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.

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Valpo Parks Foundation celebrates fellowship through service at Friends & Legends

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The Valpo Parks Foundation invited the community to celebrate their annual awards reception, Friends & Legends, Thursday May 2. The evening focused on fellowship, honoring four special individuals with prestigious awards. Guests enjoyed hor d'oeuvres by Pikks Tavern of Valpo and entertainment by Valparaiso High School Jazz Band. The awards—Legendary Friend Awards, Community Champion Award, and the Malasto Legends Award—were presented to individuals who dedicated their time, hearts, and talents to the Valparaiso community through The Valpo Parks Foundation.

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Catherine Hiler receives Center for Hospice Care and Hospice Foundation Helping Hands Award

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Dedicated community leader and generous philanthropist Catherine Hiler is a true community servant and supporter of Center for Hospice Care (CHC) and the Hospice Foundation, so it was only fitting that she was celebrated on the evening of May 1 among more than 500 attendees at the organization’s biggest event of the year, the Helping Hands Award Dinner.

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