Current & Upcoming Exhibitions

South Shore Arts Gallery

at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts
1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana

Monday – Friday, 10am-5pm
Saturday, 10am-4pm
Sunday, 12pm-4pm

pumped up: The Art of wheels, rigs & hogs 

June 10 – August 26, 2018

 Dan Helrigel,  The Contortionist in Camouflage,  Photograph

Dan Helrigel, The Contortionist in Camouflage, Photograph

 Anthony Abboreno,  1952 Pontiac Chieftain , Acrylic on canvas

Anthony Abboreno, 1952 Pontiac Chieftain, Acrylic on canvas


Center for Visual and Performing Arts
1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana
Open to the public, free of charge

Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm
Saturday, 9am-4pm
Sunday, 11am-4pm

Making Headlines: From Ann landers to walter winchell

Through September 3, 2018

Reception: Friday, July 13, 5-7pm

 Ann Landers' typewriter

Ann Landers' typewriter

There are names in the history of popular culture that are hard to forget. Ann Landers, Hedda Hopper, Hugh Hefner and Walter Winchell are a few that come to mind. Signature artifacts that helped define the personalities of these iconic journalists are featured in Making Headlines: From Ann Landers to Walter Winchell, a nostalgic exhibit from the collection of journalist Philip Potempa at the South Shore Arts Atrium Gallery at the Center for Visual and Performing Arts.

Making Headlines: From Ann Landers to Walter Winchell is a free exhibit that will run in conjunction with Theatre at the Center’s summer run of The Lady with all the Answers, a play about the life of syndicated advice columnist Ann Landers. Previews begin July 12 with an Opening Night performance on Sunday, July 15, at 7pm. The production continues through August 12.

To purchase tickets for The Lady with all the Answers click here.

Crown Point Branch

 Rachel Garastik,  For Women Only , Collage      

Rachel Garastik, For Women Only, Collage      

611 North Indiana Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana
Crown Point branch exhibits are open to the public free of charge.

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon-4pm

Season Preview: Community Supported Art valparaiso

July 25 – September 26, 2018

Reception: Sunday, July 29, 1-3pm

Over the last 20 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy seasonal food directly from local farms.   Giving shareholders a stake in the process, the aim of Community Supported Art is similar supporting local artists in the creation of new work, connecting collector and local artists, and cultivating appreciation for handmade, original work.  CSA Valpo is modeled on Community Supported Art in Minnesota, created by and Springboard for the Arts.  

For artists, CSA Valpo provides support in the creation of new work and helps artists establish relationships with local collectors and patrons.  For art buyers, CSA Valpo Shareholder benefits include receiving multiple works of art form local emerging and mid-career artists at a fantastic value, and the opportunity to develop relationships with the local artists and art community.  CSA Valpo has also launched a series of professional development workshops for artist and the Art in Action program, providing free, interactive pop up public art events in our community.  

Towle Theater

 Dorothy Graden,  Sky Spirits , Mixed media on hand pulled and pigmented cotton rag

Dorothy Graden, Sky Spirits, Mixed media on hand pulled and pigmented cotton rag

5205 Hohman Ave, Hammond, IN 46320
Hours vary. Call 219/937-8780 to find out when you can view the exhibit.

Ancient Visions: Dorothy Graden

September 7 – October 14, 2018

Reception: Friday, September 7, 6:30-8pm

Dorothy Graden is an award-winning artist living in Valparaiso, Indiana. A former educator for 25 years, she now works full-time in her art studio. Inspired by her travels and a fascination with ancient cave drawings, Graden uses textural hand-pulled and dyed cotton rag as background for her whimsical interpretations of distant and forgotten cultures.

As so often happens in the creative process, other life experiences have made their way into her work, including scuba diving. After a recent safari in the Masai Mara in Kenya, Graden was inspired to weave the colors, textures and patterns of the savannah into new pieces. One can find elements of these adventures in her artwork, where Graden encourages the viewer to experience a sense of wonder and exploration.

 Bridget Earnshaw,  Saint John,  Photograph

Bridget Earnshaw, Saint John, Photograph

Cafe Fresco

1 N. Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307

Monday – Friday, 7am-9pm
Saturday, 9am-8pm
Sunday, 9am-5pm                                                                                  

Bridget Earnshaw: Sunsets

Through august 4, 2018


Upcoming Exhibits


75th annual salon show

September 9 – November 4, 2018

Awards Ceremony: Sunday, September 16 from 1-3pm

For more information about the Salon Show click here.




More than 20 exhibitions fill four South Shore Arts galleries each year, showcasing regional, national and international artists and cultures. If you are an artist interested in exhibiting with South Shore Arts, please request a copy of our current Exhibition Guidelines by clicking here or by  contacting Bridget CovertGallery Manager, 219/836.1839, ext.108. 


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Exhibit sponsors receive:
• logo and credit line on signage at exhibit
• logo and/or credit line in publicity and promotion
• opportunities for corporate entertaining throughout the exhibit

Contact Tricia HernandezDirector of Marketing and Development
219/836.1839, ext.107

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