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18 Artists Studio and Gallery
A cooperative gallery of local artists and their works
Featuring jewelry, dye silk fabrics, paintings, photography, sculpture and
Monday-Friday 10 am-5 pm, weekends 10 am-4 pm
552 Indian Boundary Road (Indian Oak Shoppes), Chesterton (219)
Art school and gallery housing the works of local
including oils, pastels, water colors, acrylics, jewelry and ceramics.
Weekly classes and Spring/Summer workshops
taught by artists from around the
Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
695 North 400 East in Valparaiso (219) 462-9009
Fine art such as oils, watercolors,
serigraphs, stone lithographs, sculptures, glass art, pottery and jewelry by a
variety of award winning local, national and international artists.
Tuesday-Friday, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm;
Saturday, 9:30 am - 4 pm 203
Jefferson Street in Valparaiso (219) 462-3883
Built by French-Canadian voyager and fur
trader Joseph Bailly, who settled here in the early 1820s, this 2 1/2 story home is made of cut lumber fastened
with wooden pegs.
On Mineral Springs Road, between U.S. Highways 12 and 20 in Porter
(219) 926-7561, ext. 225.
Mansion and Civic Center
631 Washington St,
Tours: M-F 10:00 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm
Sat & Sun, Noon & 2 p.m.
Brauer Museum of Art
Valparaiso University Center for the
U.S. Highway 30 and Sturdy Road
Valparaiso (219) 464-5365
Art collection includes more than 1,600 works by American and European
prints, photography, sculpture and religious ar
A 20th century 80-acre working farm established by
Swedish immigrants Anders and Joanna Kjellberg in 1874. Preserved the way the
Kjellbergs maintained it, the farm is the site of several ongoing educational
and entertainment programs.
On Mineral Springs Road, between U.S. Highways 12
and 20 in Porter.
(219) 926-7561 ext. 225
Works of more than 100
weekdays 11 am-4 pm, weekends 1-4 pm
114 4th Street in Chesterton (219) 926-4711
The Depot of Beverly Shores
525 Broadway, Beverly Shores.
Museum and art gallery housed in the historic South
Shore Line Passenger Depot.
Collection of over 50 antique and classic automobiles.
2405 Indiana Avenue
LaPorte (219) 326-1337
The Great Lakes Museum of Military
360 Dunes Plaza, West US Hwy. 20,
Michigan City, Indiana 46360
(219) 872-2702 or
Features a collection of military
memorabilia, weapons, uniforms, historical displays, and research library.
1201 E. 1000 N in LaPorte
Memorial Day - Labor Day
Saturday & Sunday, Noon - 5 pm
Labor Day - October
Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Hour Glass Museum and
8 Lupine Lane, Ogden Dunes (219) 762-5184
History and art of the town of Ogden Dunes
The museum is a house (built in 1933) with a two-story fireplace made of stones from around the
1:30 pm-4 pm the third Sunday of every month. Tours by
International Friendship Gardens - Michigan City
Open May - October, 10am - 4pm. No admission
fees. (219) 878-9885. Available for wedding
John G. Blank Center for the Arts
312 East 8th Street, Michigan City
The John Dillinger Museum
7770 Corrinne Drive, Hammond
(on I-80/94 and Kennedy Avenue)
Exhibits include criminal figures in wax, the death
trousers, and the Dillinger morgue scene. 8am-5pm,
Mon-Fri; 9am-5pm Sat-Sun.
La Porte County Government Complex
1 Courthouse Square in La Porte
(219) 326-6806 ext 276
Lifestyles: the Gallery
Quality, original art: paintings,
photographs, sculpture, glass and drawings displayed in a 100-year-old renovated
second floor livery stable with original brick walls, beam ceiling and plank
floors. Special openings and entertainment throughout the year.
Hours: Monday-Saturday, 9 am - 7 pm; Sunday, 12 pm - 5 pm
122 East Lincolnway in Valparaiso (219) 464-9167 or email at Lifestyles@niia.net
Michigan City Historical
Located near the mouth of the harbor,
adjacent to Indiana’s only public,
Tuesday - Sunday 1-4 pm
County Old Jail Museum
153 Franklin Street
Valparaiso, IN 46383
On the SE corner of the courthouse square
next to the Memorial Opera House.
Open to the public Wednesday, Friday, & Saturday 1 - 4 pm
Nine rooms of hand-made, decorative and
functional pottery by American artists
Monday-Saturday,10 am - 5 pm at 321 Broadway in Chesterton (219) 926-7781
Washington Park Zoo
Also nearby is a great beach, an impressive lighthouse, and the Washington Park
Admission: Adults $2.75, Children 3-11 $1.75, Over 65 $2.00
| The World's Fair
The legacy of the 1933 Chicago
World's Fair Century of Progress Exhibition, these homes stand along the Lake
Michigan dunes as monuments to American ingenuity and modern technology. For more information, visit the Dorothy Buell Memorial Visitor
Center on Kemil Road at U.S. Highway 12 near Beverly Shores (219) 926-7561, ext.
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