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

Indy Windy: A Love Story

November 13, 2018 – January 29, 2019

Curated by Ish Muhammad

Artist Reception and “Friends-giving” Party: Friday, November 16, 6-9pm

Featuring the work of Tom Torluemke, Mario Gonzalez Jr., Felix “Flex” Maldonado Jr., Ruben Aquirre, Emmett Kerrigan, Roman Villarreal, The Unwonted, Tyrue Slang Jones, Grace Jane, Brian Presnell, Liz Mares, FAB Crew and the Crazy Indiana Style Artists


Focus on Sanity,  Acrylic on wood

Focus on Sanity, Acrylic on wood

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

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

James Jankowiak: Rhythm over schism

January 11–March 24, 2019

Artist Reception: Sunday, March 3, 1-3pm

Crown Point Branch

Mike Barret Kolasinski,  Autumn’s AndyWoek , Soft Pastel

Mike Barret Kolasinski, Autumn’s AndyWoek, Soft Pastel

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

Wednesday – Saturday, Noon-4pm

Mike Barret Kolasinski: WildScapes

October 6, 2018 – January 5, 2019

Reception: Sunday, October 7, 1-3pm

Mike Barret Kolasinski is an acclaimed award-winning artist and nationally recognized pastelist. He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, has achieved Master Circle status with the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS), Master Circle Member of the PaintAmerica Association, and a co-founding Board and Master Member of the Chicago Pastel Painters. Having studied Illustration and Design at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts, Mike is largely self-taught in his current career of producing fine art paintings called WildScapes. So by using the medium of soft pastel to achieve an understanding of the philosophy of nature as a whole and integral entity of ourselves, Mike Barret Kolasinski is a visual activist for nature.

Cafe Fresco

Laurel Izard,  Life of Crime,  Acrylic skins, hand made paper & on canvas

Laurel Izard, Life of Crime, Acrylic skins, hand made paper & on canvas

1 N. Court St, Crown Point, IN 46307

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

Laurel Izard: Cats & Space Aliens

Through January 27, 2019


Substation No. 9

Jesse Johnson,  Tabernacle , Acrylic on canvas

Jesse Johnson, Tabernacle, Acrylic on canvas

435 Fayette Street, Hammond, IN 46320

Harmony: Paintings by jesse johnson

Reception: Saturday, September 15, 1-3pm

Jesse Johnson is an artist living and working in Gary, IN. Jesse has received his BA in Communications from Indiana University Northwest and is currently pursuing his MA in Visual Arts in The School of Education at the same institution. Jesse has shown his work in the Annual Student Show at IUN for the past five years. His experience with violence in different neighborhoods of Chicago has been a big source of inspiration for his works. From a young age Jesse has been drawing, painting, doing photography and producing music.




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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219/836.1839, ext.107

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