Monday, May 19, 5-7 pm (CDT), The community is invited to a going-away party for Executive Director, Carolyn Saxton. Carolyn has been at LCA for nearly nine years and has set LCA on an upward trajectory for success in the community. She brought the organization from its new beginnings at 101 W. 2nd Street, to a pillar of the arts in Northwest Indiana. Wish Carolyn well as she takes on the position as President of Legacy Foundation, a community foundation in Lake County, IN. Announcements will be made at 5:45 pm. Free event, refreshments will be served.
Anyone wishing to make a contribution to honor Carolyn can do so by making checks payable to LCA (mailed to LCA, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN 46360) or online at lubeznikcenter.org. Gifts may also be made by phone at 219-874-4900.
Under Saxton's leadership LCA was instrumental in community initiatives that include: initiating the First Friday Art Walk and encouraging the development of the Uptown Arts District; chairing the Michigan City Public Art Committee and the SculptFusion public art project that brought eight works to downtown Michigan City; recommending Artspace, that will provide nearly 50 affordable live/work spaces for artists on historic Franklin Street in downtown Michigan City; and growing the LCA Lakefront Art Festival to an event that draws over 5000 visitors to Michigan City's Washington Park every August.
LCA now reaches a total of 25,000 people annually, including visitors, those attending exhibitions, programs and events, as well as children and adults who receive direct experiences in art, music and dance - many of whom might not otherwise have a creative outlet.
Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Gallery weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Extended hours until 7pm on Thursdays between Memorial Day and Labor Day . For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.