Lubeznik Center for the Arts Art Bash will Feature Bobby Schiff Band, Ron Magers, and an Interactive Online Auction

LCA-Art-Bash-will-feature-Bobby-Schiff-Band-Ron-Magers-01Lubeznik Center for the Arts will host its annual fundraiser ArtBash, July 11, 5:30 PM (CDT), at Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino. Funds raised from the event will enable LCA to deliver art, music and dance for over 800+ children and adults weekly, provide leadership to local economic development initiative, and mount nine outstanding contemporary art exhibitions annually. The event will feature music, scrumptious food and libations, an interactive auction by text (so don't forget your smart phones!), and ABC7 Chicago News Anchor, Ron Magers serves as the MC for the evening.

Bobby Schiff Band will provide musical entertainment during the evening. They have spent years crafting the selection and blend of their sound. Every player and singer is a professional jazz/contemporary musician working full-time in Chicago recording studios or on the national club and theater scene. Bobby Schiff works primarily in Chicago as one of the nation's premier vocal arrangers and accompanists while he and his band have played at charity events in the Chicago region from the Ambassador West to the Ritz-Carlton, Shedd Aquarium, and Art Institute of Chicago as well as touring. With over 30 years of experience in the music industry, Bobby and his band are repeat performers for his many clients for weddings, private parties, corporate and non-profit events.

LCA is excited to have Gesture, a national mobile bidding tech company that has helped over 2,000 charities nationwide, bring high-tech bidding to ArtBash for the first time this year. Bring you smartphones with you to join in the fun. There will be charging stations available at the event for your phones. Gesture employees will be on hand to offer assistance. There are over 130 unique and tempting items available to bid on during the event. Items include paintings, sculpture, dining, fashion, sports, entertainment, and travel experiences. Items are now available online at Begin bidding on your favorite item now before the event. Those unable to attend the event can still join in the fun and support LCA.

LCA-Art-Bash-will-feature-Bobby-Schiff-Band-Ron-Magers-02MC for the evening is ABC7's Ron Magers. Ron Magers, alongside Kathy Brock, co-anchors the No. 1 rated and most watched newscast in Chicago, the ABC7 News at 10:00pm. He also anchors the ABC7 News at 5:00pm with Cheryl Burton. Magers' insightful and entertaining perspective on what's happing around town and around the world can be heard weekdays at 3:00pm on WLS Radio-890. While Magers supports many charities such as Northwestern University's Settlement House, Grant Park Music Festival, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago among others, the LCA is thrilled to welcome him back again this year as he performs as the MC for LCA's ArtBash 2015. There are still tickets available for the event. Get in on the fun at this worthy fundraiser by purchasing tickets online at or calling 219-874-4900.

Premier Sponsor, NIPSCO; Lead Sponsors, McDonalds Glenn, Kathy, and Sam Lubeznik (Owner/Operators), Michigan City Paper Box Company, and Bulk Transport Corporation; Sponsors, Micky Gallas Properties, Purdue University North Central, and Shady Creek Winery; Art Friends, Tom & Sheryl Edward; Media Sponsors, and Inspired Living. Individual and corporate sponsorship opportunities are still available, please visit to learn more.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Weekday hours are from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (CDT). Weekend hours are from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (CDT). Thursdays: 10 - 7* (Memorial Day - Labor Day)*Hyndman Gallery opens at 2 pm. For more information please visit 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.