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Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City

With all the heat we’ve been battling here in Indiana, art patrons may be seeking cultural outings indoors versus the typical outdoor events held in the summer.

One cultural institution that’s been on my radar for a while now is the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City. I haven’t yet had a chance to visit, but they’ve got some great exhibits on display right now  ranging from book covers to glass to petroglyphs, and a few scheduled for later this summer. I’m particularly interested in an exhibit by artist Edward Maldonado, whose paintings feature the beautiful landscapes of rural northern Indiana.

And if you can brave the warm temperatures, the Center is located right along the lake and has some outdoor exhibit space.

Their big event, the Lakefront Art Festival, is August 18-19 in Michigan City’s Washington Park. There will be many artists exhibiting and selling their pieces, a children’s activity tent, a beachfront food court and much more. The Center also offers a range of classes for adults and kids and even hosts birthday parties, where attendees can make their own masterpiece.

The Lubeznik Center sure seems like a fun, creative way to keep cool this summer. Hours vary throughout the week. More info about planning a visit to the Lubeznik Center is available on their visitor information page. Or call 219.874.4900.

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Written by : Nicole is a stay-at-home mom and blogger living in Columbus, Indiana. She blogs about adventures at home and away with her husband and 2-year-old son at She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She spent seven years living and working in downtown Indianapolis following college. Nicole is always looking for fun, kid-friendly outing ideas. You can contact her via email or find her on Twitter at @arrowssentforth. Nicole receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.