“Hooked on Art” Wins R.O.S.E. Award for Porter County Festival of the Year

By: Frontline Foundations Last Updated: May 13, 2014

Frontline-FoundationsFrontline Foundation’s annual Hooked on Art Festival was recognized by Indiana Dunes Tourism as Porter County’s Festival of the Year. Frontline, a non-profit substance abuse treatment provider with offices in Valparaiso and Chesterton, was honored with a Recognition of Service Excellence Award (R.O.S.E.) last Thursday for their annual live street art Festival held in Downtown Chesterton.

“We’re humbled by the recognition received from Hooked on Art,” said Derek Frazier, Frontline Development Director. “Our Committee has worked hard behind the scenes and we’re ramping up for another big event packed with unique art work, music, and activities for the whole family.”

Held in Downtown Chesterton, Hooked on Art will celebrate its third year on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Thomas Centennial Park from 9-4pm.

"Artists from across the region receive an opportunity to promote their remarkable talents and increase their exposure by creating live works of art,” said Frazier. “We’re expecting a wide variety of artists once again this year, including oil painters, ceramic sculptors, glass blowers, and even a 3-D chalk artist."

Through collaboration with the Duneland Chamber’s European Market, Hooked on Art in the past has attracted over 2,500 people during its one-day Festival. This year, Frontline promises to expand the event by adding more interactive family activities and a colorful chalk art competition.

“For $40, anyone eighteen and older can participate in the chalk art competition to win up to $2,000 in Best in Show prizes,” said Frazier. "People may work as individuals or as a group to compete for the prize money."

For more information regarding Frontline’s Hooked on Art Festival, please go to www.HookedonArtFestival.com or contact Frontline at (219) 728-1638.

Frontline Foundations, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit substance abuse treatment provider. The Mission to serve as a source of hope to individuals suffering from drug and alcohol abuse by providing an effective treatment and recovery support system.