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Lubeznik Center for the Arts LakeFront Art Festival

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Published on June 30, 2010 with No Comments

LakeFront Art Festival will be August 21 and 22 from Sat. 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sun. 10 a..m – 5 p.m. The Lakefront Art Festival (In Michigan City’s Washington Park, adjacent to the park entrance) attracts thousands of visitors from surrounding states to a festive, high-quality event held in a park setting on the shore of Lake Michigan. The festival, a major annual fundraiser for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts, is overseen by arts professionals committed to making every aspect of the festival a quality venue for artists and visitors. The park is accessible to motorists, cyclists, foot traffic and boaters alike. Whether you’re looking for a special gift or the perfect piece for your home, the festival provides the perfect venue for finding unusual items. And remember, in August the holidays are just around the corner. There will be many of your favorite artists as well as many new artists. Artwork represents a range of fine art media and fine crafts.
See artists at work! Many exhibitors will be demonstrating in their booths and in designated areas. There is always something new to see. Media represented at the festival include: Assemblage (collage); Basketry; Ceramics; Drawing (pencil, pen, pastel …); Fiber (weaving, quilting & fine wearable art…); Glass; Jewelry; Leather; Metalwork; Painting (oil, acrylic, watercolor…); Photography; Printmaking & Paper Arts (etching, woodcuts, lithographs…); Sculpture; Wood (furniture, carving, woodturning …); and other more specific processes. Artists will be awarded in five different categories.
Children’s Activities: Art Activity Tent: Children can experiment with mixing color and paint or forming clay at the potter’s wheel – Fun painting activities with crayon & washes of watercolor. Volunteers will be available to assist. Clowns: Entertainment, face Painting & balloon sculptures. Food: An on-site food court, available to festival goers and the general public, will feature a variety of culinary choices that range from healthy to indulgent. A sample of ethnic and American offerings may include brats, burgers, hot-dogs, corn-dogs, Italian and Polish sausage, burritos, quesadillas, grilled chicken pitas, egg-rolls, chicken & pork with fried rice and popcorn…to mention just a few. And for those with a sweet-tooth… roasted nuts, homemade ice-cream, smoothies & flavor-ice.
Parking – Free parking will be available within walking distance to Washington Park.
Locations: Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets North end of lot near US 12; the grassy area just North of the Lubeznik Center; the Michigan City Chamber of Commerce lot; as well as the Michigan City City Hall parking lot. There will be directional signs marking these parking areas and the Shuttle Pick-Up locations. If you are up for a stroll, all lots are a short walking distance to Washington Park (3-4 blocks or about 5 to 10 minutes). A FREE SHUTTLE service will deliver passengers to the festival gate. Admission Adults – $4.00, Children 12 and under free. LCA Members admitted free.

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