Category Archives: Arts and Crafts

Friendship Botanic Gardens to Host “Nature Inspired Art Classes” for Children

Join Art Instructor, Jessica DeCaro, for a series of nature-inspired arts & crafts classes that are geared towards children. Each class nurtures children’s curiosity and encourages exploration, adventure and discovery. Children will then creatively express their experience at Friendship Botanic Gardens in Michigan City, IN.  A Student may register for just one class; or can…

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Farmers Markets

     One thing Northwest Indiana has plenty of is Farmers Markets. Over the years, these markets have changed from your old time venue to be more up-scale and popular activity for young and old.      Some have live music, Craft Beer, Arts and Crafts and even Antiques!  So support your local farmers, you’ll find all…

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Shipshewana on the Road Returns to Valparaiso

     Looking for something fun to do on the weekend? How about a day of shopping for the most unique trinkets and treasures under the sun? For the past two decades Shipshewana On The Road Gift, Food and Craft Show has brought the most interesting, most innovative, most creative and just plain awesome products…

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Duneland Woodcarvers Show – Portage Indiana

This 42nd ANNUAL DUNELAND WOODCARVERS SHOW 2017 will be held on SATURDAY and SUNDAY, April  2020 The show will be held at Woodland Park, in the Oakwood Grand Hall. Artists in woodcarving, gourds and wood working throughout the Midwest display their pieces and be judged in 47 categories. Children are admitted free with purchase of…

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Spring Into The Arts Festival – Valparaiso Indiana

    Valparaiso Community Schools would like to announce our 2nd annual Arts Festival: Spring into the @rts.      Spring into the @rts is a month-long festival for the ENTIRE community, brought to you by Valparaiso Community Schools.      The month-long celebration will feature five VCS events as well as partnered events to take place in…

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Mindbenders puzzles and games Has All the Fun

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      Mind Benders – Puzzles & Games, one of Whiting’s newest shops, was definitely meant to be.  First of all, the owners’ last name is Bender and both Joel and Amy have been game players their whole lives.      Joel is a natural for this kind of work. Although he was…

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14th Annual Gardening Show

The 14th Annual Gardening show is choc full of ideas, demonstrations and great items for your garden held Saturday January 28th at the Porter County Expo Center from 8am – 4pm. And, if you thought we had a lot of seeds to choose from last year, donations have doubled that amount this year.  We expect…

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Uptown Arts District Holiday Pop-Up Gallery

ECLECTICA’s holiday opening event begins on First Friday Art Walk, December 2, 4-8pm at Down Gallery located downstairs at the popular Revive Consignments at 523 Franklin Street in Michigan City IN where they will feature one-of-a-kind jewelry, wearables, accessories, paintings, photography, fine art and crafts – all types of unique gift choices for your holiday…

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ArtSpace Grand Opening Michigan City

Please join the folks at ArtSpace at the Grand Opening of Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts, a new live/work space for artists and their families in the renovated Warren Building in downtown Michigan City on Thursday, December 1st from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Artspace Uptown Artist Lofts are affordable live and work Artist Lofts on historic…

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Holiday Barn Shop Hop

This map-guided tour showcases 6 unique area LaPorte County shops offering the best in antiques, folk art, handcrafts, salvage, re-purposed, vintage, primitives, furniture, collectibles, yard art and more. Five $25 gift certificates will be awarded during 3 Whole Days -November 2nd, 3rd and 4h, 2018 from 10am – 4pm CST! Shop LaPorte County’s best kept secrets~ tour six unique…

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