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Bead Town Along the South Shore


  • Indiana Welcome Center 7770 Corinne Drive Hammond, IN, 46323 United States (map)

Be a part of history as we attempt to break a new Guinness World Records® with Bead Town: Along the South Shore. Thousands of participants will place nearly 15 million recycled beads on a 3,311 sq. ft. mural at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond. 

This interactive art exhibit brings people together using innovative teaching methods and is completely free and open to the public! Bead Town: Along the South Shore will highlight iconic buildings, historic places, landscapes and people along the southern shores of Lake Michigan. The mural will also feature real people from around the globe making it an international work of art. 

The mural will feature Chicago's major skyscrapers by night at South Shore Indiana's iconic buildings by day. The project will take two years to complete and is the latest attempt to set a Guinness World Records® for the largest bead mosaic. 

Visitors can participate in free workshops; see the mural on the road or sign up for a "make and take" workshop like Bead and Brew.

Indiana Welcome Center
219.989.7770

Earlier Event: April 16
Under 18 Children's Art Show
Later Event: April 21
Art of Robert Brasher