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Arts on the Avenue

  • Arts on the Avenue Hohman & Sibley Avenues Hammond, IN United States (map)

Hohman and Sibley Blvd in Downtown Hammond, Indiana

Free admission!

-Live music
Chad Clifford of the Crawpuppies
11 am - 1 pm

(Gus Galante, Tom Levin, Barry Rooth, Michael Gideon, Mike Brody, and Jeremy Willett)
1:30-2:30 pm

Old Skool Band
3:00-4:30 pm

Meet and greet Shirley King: 4-4:30 pm
Shirley King (daughter of the legendary B.B. King)
5-7 pm

-Watch featured artists transform the wall of EAT into a work of art! Featuring the works of:
-Ruben Aguirre
-Mario Zore Gonzalez
-Tyrue Slang Jones
-Felix Flex Maldonado
-Ish Muhammad Nieves
-Justus Gillette Roe

-"Art cycle"/You’ve heard of re-purposing, up-cycling,
and re-cycling…
Try your hand at Art-Cycle! This is a timed art creation contest with found objects that are provided to you!
12:00-4:00 pm/Winners announced at 5 pm
Cash Prizes! Youth & Adult categories
Sponsored by It’s Just Serendipity
$5 youth/$10 adult registration fee
Celebrity Judges: John Cain, Executive Director of South Shore Arts and Shari Lemonnier, artist
Proceeds benefit the South Shore Arts everykid program!

-Watch Hammond artist Wayne Thomas Abell/Trickster Studios “live” create sidewalk art with chalk!
12-3 pm

-Beer and Wine Garden
11 am - 7 pm

-Car Show
Vehicle registration: 10 am - 1 pm
Cost: $15 registration day of event
Awards presentation: approximately 3:45-4:00 pm

-Celebrate the "Man of Steel's" 40th anniversary:
Enter our Coloring contest and win prizes!
11 am - 4 pm/Winners announced at 5 pm!

-Paint a Pollock!
Show your artistic side, even if you think you didn’t have one.
Paint a Pollock is our tribute to the great American master painter Jackson Pollock.
Everyone who wants to paint will add their own splashes of paint to the canvas.
Let your heart tell you what color to use and where to add it.
Be wild and let your creativity run free.

-$1 fee for children 16 and under
(Parental or Adult supervision required for children that wish to participate.)
-$2 fee for adults
-You will receive a raffle ticket with the purchase of your entry. You could win a work of art!
-Winner announced at 5 pm on main stage!

-Purchase a cool tshirt that says:
100% of all man-made items had an ARTIST involved in its creation, marketing, and sales.
SUPPORT ART…it’s everywhere
Proceeds benefit Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education (BBB4e)!
T-shirts designed and sponsored by Design Graphics.
T-shirts can be purchased at the DHC Information Booth on Sibley.

-Sidewalk Chalk Art (11 am - 7 pm)

-Rock Painting (11 am - 7 pm)

-Shop from local vendors: artists, hand-crafted goods, up-cycled/re-purposed creations, vintage, and more!
11 am - 7 pm

-Delicious food vendors including Dairy Belle
11 am - 7 pm

-South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority Tour Mobile
11 am - 3 pm

-Visit South Shore Arts Substation No. 9, 435 Fayette Street (just south of event) between 11 am – 4 pm
-Kids can create a “crazy hat”
-Enjoy the exhibit of Levee Cunningham, the show title is Acid Pop: Works by Levee Cunningham

-Enjoy an architectural tour of the beautiful and historic Saint Joseph’s Church from 11 am – 2 pm/Free!
5304 Hohman Avenue
(219) 314-3836
Street parking and there is a parking lot behind the church.
Caroline Hohman, an Episcopalian, donated the land in 1879. The cornerstone for the present building was laid in 1912.
Ring the bells! Discover the meaning of ancient symbols. See uniquely beautiful stained glass, double choir loft, marble carvings, and mural honoring the Region's blue-collar identity. We hope the tour will leave visitors feeling peaceful and uplifted.

-Visit Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, 416 Sibley Blvd. (11 am - 7 pm)
Enjoy their monthly Jazz Jam featuring the Tom Matecki quintet from 2-5 pm

-Visit Green COW Co-working at 5209 Hohman Avenue.
Enjoy 100 pieces of art from over 50 local artists!
11 am – 7 pm

Earlier Event: August 26
Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity
Later Event: September 1
Americana Night