Over 100 Juried Artists to Exhibit in Michigan City’s Beautiful Washington Park

Lakefront-Arts-FestThis year's event brings over 100 fine artists and craftspeople from across the country. Enjoy shopping for one-of-a-kind items in a variety of different price ranges. Admission is only $4 for adults, while children under 12 and active military with CACDD1173 card are admitted free. Proceeds from the Festival provide support for Lubeznik Center’s after-school and summer art instruction reaching over 1000 local children and the Center’s exhibitions which are seen by over 20,000 visitors each year.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts Executive Director, Carolyn Saxton said, "Lubeznik Center is working very hard to make this year’s Art Festival even more exceptional for the community. With over 200 artists submitting their work for inclusion we had a wide selection from which to choose. I am sure everyone will find something to purchase for themselves or as gifts for family and friends."

Event Highlights
Lubeznik Center’s Lakefront Art Festival is a juried art fair, which means that each artist must apply, and be accepted, in order to exhibit. The application process begins only months after each Lakefront Festival ends. Lubeznik Center solicits artists in 6 categories: 2-Dimensional, Photography, Wearable Art, Fine Craft, Sculptural Objects and Jewelry. Earlier this year, a team of cross-disciplinary jurors reviewed the work of over 200 artists in 6 categories, assigning each a point value. This year’s Festival’s jury was challenged to choose from impressive submissions of both art and fine craft and for the first time we had a waiting list of artists hoping for an exhibition spot.

Once accepted into Lubeznik Center’s Lakefront Art Festival, artists are judged by category once again on the day of the event by a team of experts who award cash prizes totaling $3000. Who will the judges pick this year? Visit www.lubeznikcenter.org in the weeks after the Festival and see if your favorites are represented among the winners!

While you shop your children can make their own art project with instruction from Lubeznik Center art teachers or enjoy some “clowning around” with the Michiana Clowns at the Children’s Activity Tent sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College.

For the first time the Festival will provide a disc jockey, in a music tent sponsored by NECA, who will play favorite tunes to enhance the art experience. While listening to the music, drop in your entry form to win a free Art Basket filled with art. Just steps away, Lubeznik Center is also promoting a “Veterans Honor Wall” that will be on display during an exhibition of art from recent combat veterans which opens at the Center November 2. You will have the opportunity to honor your veteran at our “Honor Wall” booth. Look for it near the NECA music tent.

A NIPSCO art patron oasis provides a sitting area out of the sun and weather. Energizing Indiana will be on-hand to encourage you to sign up for a free energy audit of your home and business and will give you tips on how to reduce your energy costs. And for more energizing our food court will provide an eclectic mix of cuisines to keep festival-goers invigorated and ready to keep shopping.

Other sponsors include: Bulk Transport, Inc., General Insurance Services, Ivy Tech Community College, Lakeshore Public Media, Lamar, LaPorteCountyLife.com, Michigan City LaPorte Convention & Visitor’s Bureau, McDonald’s (Glenn, Kathy & Sam Lubeznik Owner/Operators), NECA, The News Dispatch, NIPSCO, Post Tribune, Qrail, WIMS, WNIT.

Interested in Attending?
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ Lakefront Art Festival opens Saturday, August 17 (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m CDT) and Sunday, August 18 (10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m CDT.) in Washington Park Michigan City, IN. Parking fees of $7 from Michigan City’s Parks and Recreation can be avoided if patrons for the Festival use FREE OFF-SITE PARKING. A complimentary shuttle service will ferry you to the Festival grounds from the Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City Chamber of Commerce, or Michigan City City Hall. For more information on the event visit www.lubeznikcenter.org, or contact Lubeznik Center staff at 219-874-4900 or email artinfo@lubeznikcenter.org.

About Lubeznik Center for the Arts
The Lubeznik Center for the Arts is a dynamic, contemporary arts center whose mission is to creatively interweave art exhibitions, the performing arts, educational programming and collaborative community outreach in order to enrich the arts experience within the region. The Lubeznik Center is located at 101 W. 2nd St., at the lakefront in Michigan City, IN. Gallery Hours are weekdays from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Thursdays we have extended hours until 7:00pm, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am to 4:00pm. For more information please visit www.lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900. All times are based on Central Daylight Time.