Hosted by Valparaiso Events and produced by Amdur Productions — a nationally acclaimed arts festival production company — the Valparaiso Art Festival will take place Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 from 10:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. The festival will feature over 60 juried artists who specialize in various mediums, including photography, painting, pottery, metalworking, stained glass, wood working, jewelry-making, fiber arts, and more.
The festival will take place just south of Central Park Plaza on Indiana Avenue and Lafayette Street, and the Valparaiso Market, located in the park, will run concurrently throughout the weekend. Festival goers will delight in live artist demos, a graffiti wall, and live entertainment throughout the weekend.
The Kids’ Art Tent will feature face painting, spin art, sand art, and Art Fest bingo. The Valparaiso Creative Council will be handing out kids’ art bags at their booth, and Birds of Paradise coloring books will be available at the Valparaiso Events booth. Birds of Paradise is a new downtown sculpture scavenger hunt from the City of Valparaiso that’s fun for the whole family and highlights local artists and birds indigenous to Northwest Indiana.
Five talented artists local to Valparaiso and Northwest Indiana will be showcasing their work at the festival. Maria Overlay is a photographer who specializes in nature and wildlife shots. Bryan Lee and Dave Lee, renown glass blowers, are the owners of Hot Shop Valpo. Jason Gast specializes in oil paintings of animals and monochromatic portraits of actors and musicians. Debbie Van Gorp, owner of All Tied Up Boutique, creates exquisite necktie scarves. And Jackie “Jax” Kalin, a painter whose custom interior wall designs and paintings span the United States, was recently named the Art Comes Alive “Wildlife Artist of the Year.”
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