Black History Month Closing Reception

Due to the snow storm we had to reschedule our Opening Reception to a Closing Reception on Friday February 23. The exhibit runs until Sunday February 25 from 6-9pm, located at 540 S. Lake street, Miller Beach.

View an eclectic exhibit of art and artifacts all celebrating the African culture and loaned by fellow community members – from paintings to carved wooden furniture and masks to…Come check it out while sipping on a glass of wine or enjoying some light nibbles. Free event, cash bar available for the purchase of wine and beer.

The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District strives to be a dynamic hub of creative cultural and economic activity that transforms the unique community and environment of Miller into a vital part of the city of Gary and the surrounding region. Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a volunteer-based organization in Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana. MBACD created Made In Miller to bring awareness to all the wonderful projects the great people of Gary are doing here. MBACD manages the Marshall Gardner Center and the Farmers Market.
The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District was inducted into The Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana, for theirr efforts of using art as a catalyst in the regeneration of the community with the hope to improve the local economy, attracting new investments and businesses, providing unique educational and entertainment opportunities, and improving the livability of the neighborhood. Since the district’s inception in 2011, 14 new businesses have opened, property values have increased, and the quality of life has improved. “The MBACD is creating a dynamic hub of creative cultural and economic development as a vital part of Gary”, said nominator O’Merrial Butchee. There were lots of great initiatives started by some awesome people in the room. We are honored to be amongst them. Thanks to their spectacular team of volunteers, collaborators and supporters for making it all happen! The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District convenes artists of all media and local commercial interests, and serves as a prototype for community redevelopment.

They house art exhibits, concerts, charity fundraisers, community meetings, dance performances… their  events are open to the public and many of them are without cost. They are a non-profit organization and 95% volunteer, and there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! Please leave a message and they will contact you to find out where your interests lie. http://millerbeacharts.org/

Sue Baxter