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61:  An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park
May
23
to Sep 21

61: An Exhibit Celebrating the 61st National Park

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As of February 15, 2019, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has a new name - Indiana Dunes National Park. The National Park System consists of 419 of our nation’s most special places with more than two dozen different titles like National Lakeshores, Seashores, Parks, Historic Sites and Memorials. Only 61 of the 419 are called “National Park.” Now Indiana Dunes is on that list. We are working with park partners to seize this opportunity to rebrand Indiana Dunes National Park

This interactive exhibit gives you just a glimpse of what we have to offer - beautiful forests, meadows and lake beaches with towering dunes nestled among towns and cities in Northwest Indiana that are friendly and welcoming.

We invite you to discover why the Indiana Dunes is the most visited attraction in Indiana. If you live here, you know how great it is. If you are visiting, I suspect you will be impressed with the wonderful natural landscapes that you never imagined were this close to the third largest city in the United States.

The exhibit is open every day, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, with extended hours until 6:00 PM from Memorial Day until Labor Day.

Indiana Welcome Center Exhibit Hall
219.989.7770

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Chicago Imagists:  Before and After
Jun
20
to Oct 19

Chicago Imagists: Before and After

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Join us for the opening reception of "The Chicago Imagists, Before and After," a vibrant exhibition showcasing the Chicago Imagists, those who inspired them and those they influenced.

Explore the 1960s/70s Chicago Imagist movement that celebrated the lowbrow, colorful nature of everyday urban life with individuality and irreverence. This exhibition features the Chicago Imagists, artists who inspired them and those they influenced; included are Roger Brown, Tony Fitzpatrick, Lee Godie, Jeff Koons, Paul Nudd, Ed Paschke, Suellen Rocca, Karl Wirsum, Joseph Yoakum, Ray Yoshida and more.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

This exhibition is generously sponsored by NIPSCO and Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa.

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
219.874.4900

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The sky's the limit...and everything is possible!
Aug
3
to Sep 22

The sky's the limit...and everything is possible!

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Annual Tall Grass Juried Artists Exhibit,

from August 3 through September 22, 2019.


This huge show includes works by 77 artists, with several of them exhibiting in the Annual show for the first time as newly-juried Gallery Artists.

The Tall Grass Juried Artists family includes artists and craftspeople, educators and curators, and their works have been exhibited and recognized with awards and honors regionally, nationally and internationally. The exciting part of each year's Juried Artists show is that there is such a broad range of experience, subject matter, technical skill, and personal vision. The exhibit offers all our visitors something to enjoy and find beautiful!

Tall Grass Arts Association
708.748.3377

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The Hunting Accident/First Chapter
Aug
6
to Oct 4

The Hunting Accident/First Chapter

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The story of a 1930s Chicago mobster is told through original illustrations from the debut graphic novel by Landis Blair, David Carlson

Gary, Ind. – The Indiana University Northwest campus and the greater community are invited to view “The Hunting Accident/First Chapter,” an exhibit curated by Aron Packer and Bert Green, in the School of the Arts Gallery, located on the second floor of the Arts & Sciences Building. The exhibit runs from July 29 through October 4.

 The exhibit is a collection of original artwork from the debut graphic novel “The Hunting Accident: A True Story of Crime and Poetry,” by first-time graphic novelists Landis Blair, illustrator, and David Carlson, author. This 400-page graphic novel is based on the true story of Matt Rizzo, a blind poet, convicted felon and cellmate of the infamous Nathan Leopold, who tells his son, Charlie Rizzo, about his secret life as a mobster in 1930s Chicago. 

 A reception is planned in the gallery from noon to 3 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11.  Blair and Rizzo will attend the reception on Sep. 11 at 1 p.m.

 Packer describes the exhibit as a “multi-disciplinary collaboration across disciplines―visual, historical, the humanities, politics and more.” The exhibit’s original pen and ink illustrations from the novel’s first 31 pages serve as an introduction to the story, and the characters. Other exhibit elements include three framed visuals critical to the book that serves to situate the viewer. Nearby, artifacts and ephemera include: Matt Rizzo's braille typewriter and mug shot, a jail key, early storyboards, and sketchbooks, among other objects. The exhibition will also feature a series of stop time-lapse videos of Blair’s art-making process while in the studio. 

 “Landis Blair’s illustrative contributions have brought to life a tale that seems almost unbelievable,” Packer said. " ‘The Hunting Accident’ is a visual and literary trip through time, nostalgia, and rabbit holes laced with pain and mystery, undeniable love and affection, poetry and crime, clarity and humanity.”

 The IU Northwest Gallery for Contemporary Art is open to the public from noon to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The gallery is located in the Savannah Center neighboring the IU Northwest Book Store. For information about parking policies at IU Northwest, visit iun.edu/parking/visitors-and-guests/index.htm

 For more information on the exhibit, contact Lauren Pacheco at 219-981-5627 or lpachec@iu.edu.

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Brauer Museum of Art Fall Exhibits
Aug
20
to Dec 8

Brauer Museum of Art Fall Exhibits

Brauer Museum of Art
August 20 – December 8, 2019


Betty LaDuke: Social Justice Revisited: Remembering • Reliving • Resisting, curated by Gloria Ruff
Su Kwak: The Cosmic Light Series, curated by Jungsil Jenny Lee
Mark Fletcher: Winking Turtle, Whispering Tree, curated by Seojeong Shin

Opening Reception: Friday, September 6, 7pm, BMA
Student Coffee Hour with Betty LaDuke: TBA
Gallery Talk with Artist Su Kwak: Wednesday, September 25, 7pm, BMA

Music Performance) Landscapes: Music Inspired by the Paintings of Frederic Edwin Church, composed by Daniel Baldwin and performed by faculty chamber musicians: Thursday, October 3, 7pm, BMA
Gallery Talk with Artist Mark Fletcher and Curator Seojeong Shin: Wednesday, November 6, 7pm, BMA

ALL EVENTS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Unless otherwise stated, all events are held at the Brauer Museum of Art.

ADMISSION
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.

GROUP TOURS
Free. Donations welcome.
Reservations required for groups of 10 or more.
To schedule a tour, please call (219) 464-5276.

REGULAR HOURS
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10 a.m. -- 5 p.m.
Wednesday 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays.

CLOSED
November 23 – December 1, 2019

Brauer Museum of Art
219.464.5365

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We Are All Homeless
Aug
20
to Oct 18

We Are All Homeless

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August 20, 2019 - October 18, 2019
Gallery for Contemporary Art, Savannah Center
Indiana University Northwest (IUN)

The WE ARE ALL HOMELESS project began in 1993 due to the awkwardness I felt when I’d pull up to an intersection and encounter a person holding a sign, asking for help. Like many, I wrestled with whether or not I was doing good by giving them money. Mostly I struggled with my moral obligations, and how my own choices contributed in conscious or unconscious ways to the poverty I was witnessing. I struggled with the unfairness of the lives people are born into, the physical, mental and psychological handicaps. In my struggle, I avoided eye contact with those on the street, unwilling to really see them, and in doing so avoided seeing parts of myself. That began to change once I began asking them if they would sell their signs. My relationship to the homeless has been powerfully and permanently altered. The conversations and connections have left an indelible mark on my heart. I still wrestle with personal questions regarding generosity, goodness, compassion, and guilt. And what it means to be homeless: practically, spiritually, emotionally? Is home a physical place, a building, a structure, a house? Or is it a state of being, a sense of safety, of being provided for, of identity? I see these signs as signposts of my own journey, inward and outward, of reconciling my own life with my judgments about those experiencing homelessness.

We also have a screening of Willie Baronet's moving documentary Signs of Humanity that accompanies the We Are All Homeless exhibition, in the Bergland Auditorium in the Savannah Center at IU Northwest, on Wednesday September 18 at 12PM and 6PM. This film is approximately 1 hour in length, and is free and open to the public.


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What Used to be Right Now
Aug
20
to Sep 19

What Used to be Right Now

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Judith Roston Freilich
What Used to be Right Now

August 15 - September 19, 2019
RECEPTION: Monday, September 9th
6-8pm
Remarks at 6:30 and 7:30 to address visiting art classes during an informal setting.

Free and open to the public.

Artist's Statement:
My work begins from the moment I step inside myself and it reflects the moments that live within each of us, the aspects and histories of the cycle of life, of time, and of the journeys we all experience.

The history of the process is important in my art. There are always remnants visible from the path that each piece takes on the way to being resolved. As I work, moments are revealed in the lives of imaginary organic images that live in enigmatic time and space. These spontaneous, intuitive organisms have unique characteristics and journeys all collected from life’s experiences.

The drawings and the textiles invite us to step inside the complicated journey within each of us. They reveal both the devastating parts of life and the overwhelmingly beautiful parts. The marks, stitches, and materials in the work reflect our complex rhythms, incongruities, and relationships. There are bursts of energy — fierce, uncontrolled, uninhibited urgencies — and beautiful swells of serenely floating calm and deep searches. In some work, the process seems unfinished, leaving traces of past journeys and exploration for the future.

— Judith Roston Freilich

https://judithrostonfreilich.com/index.htm

Visual Arts Gallery at Governors State
708.534.4021

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Anonymous Women:  Camouflage and Calamity
Aug
26
to Nov 26

Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity

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E Lounge Gallery
Patty Carroll
Anonymous Women: Camouflage and Calamity

Exhibition Dates:
August 26 - November 26, 2019

Artist's Reception:
Wednesday, October 16th
1-4pm
Remarks at 2pm
This reception and artist talk is in conjunction with two other exhibits by Amanda Greive and Karen Azarnia. Please join us for this informal setting with visiting art classes.

Free and open to the public.

Patty Carroll has been known for her use of highly intense, saturated color photographs since the 1970’s. Her most recent project, “Anonymous Women,” consists of a 3-part series of studio installations made for the camera, addressing women and their complicated relationships with domesticity. By camouflaging the figure in drapery and/or domestic objects, Carroll creates a dark and humorous game of hide-and-seek between her viewers and the Anonymous Woman. The photographs are published as a monograph, Anonymous Women, officially released in January, 2017 by Daylight Books.

The Anonymous Woman series has been exhibited internationally and has won multiple awards including Carroll being acknowledged as one of Photolucida’s “Top 50” in 2104. Her work has been featured in prestigious blogs and international magazines such as the Huffington Post, The Cut, Ain’t Bad Magazine, and BJP in Britain. Her work has been shown internationally in many one-person exhibits in China and Europe, as well as the USA. (White Box Museum, Beijing, Art Institute of Chicago, Royal Photographic Society, Bath, England, among others.) She has participated in over 100 group exhibitions nationally and internationally, and her work is included in many public and private collections. After teaching photography for many years, Carroll has enthusiastically returned to the studio in order to delight viewers with her playful critique of home and excess. She is currently Artist in Residence at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Missouri.

http://pattycarroll.com

Visual Art Gallery at Governors State University
708.534.4021

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Kimberly Jensen Stout - Mixed Media - 2 Dimensional
Aug
26
to Sep 26

Kimberly Jensen Stout - Mixed Media - 2 Dimensional

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Coming from a long line of artists and musicians, region artist Kimberly Jensen Stout has been involved in the arts from a young age. The new exhibit will feature her mixed-media paintings which incorporate old buttons as a decorative element. Her two dimensional compositions takes the viewer on an iridescent journey through her imagery of the world around us. Kimberly has been a featured artist at the Lubeznick Center for the Arts and in LakeLife Magazine.

The exhibit will be on display with works available for purchase through September 26.

The Village Gallery is a nonprofit art gallery at Pines Village Retirement Communities offering artistic experiences to the community to enhance its appreciation and understanding of various art forms and to give support and recognition to artists. The Gallery is open from 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, Monday-Friday. All exhibits are free to the artist and public.

For more information, call Amy at 219.465.1591.

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Sunflower Power
Aug
28
to Oct 8

Sunflower Power

"Sunflower Power" Exhibit Celebrates Art Barn Festival and Late Founder

As part of Art Blitz and in honor of Jan Sullivan’s love of the late-Summer bloom, Art Barn is hosting “Sunflower Power” which began August 16 and will hang through October 8. The exhibition features thirty 2-dimensional works, mostly paintings, which depict sunflowers including eight works by Jan Sullivan as well as the work of a dozen other local artists including John Bernbom, Kris Cook, Jean Head, Dina Heijselaar, Julia Holmaas, Frances R. Johnson, Dianne Maxey, Russell Nelson, Lesley Rich, Janet Smedley, (attributed to) Ann Templeton, and Gail Woolever.

Art Barn School
219.462.9009

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Your Best Shot
Sep
6
to Sep 29

Your Best Shot

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September 2019 - "Your Best Shot"
Opening Reception September 6, 2019 5-8pm
Exhibit runs through September 29, 2019

The Southern Shore Art Gallery is presenting
the Annual Photography Exhibit!

Southern Shore Art Association is pleased to announce their annual September photography exhibit,
"YOUR BEST SHOT"
that will feature over fifteen regional photographers with a variety of backgrounds. The exhibit will open with a First Friday reception as part of the Uptown Arts District First Friday event on September 6th from 5 to 8pm, and will run through September 29th.

The exhibit is juried by Trent Albert, a graduate of the American Academy of Art in Chicago and owner of Albert Photographic in Chesterton.

Awards include Best in Show The Paul Dunne Memorial Award, an annual award set forth by one of the founding members of SSAA. The Paul Dunne Award includes an award of $100.00.
Awards for the following Categories will be presented:
Best People/Portrait,
Best Nature/Animal,
Best Still Life,
Best Scenic/Landscape/Seascape,
Best Building/Structure

"Your Best Shot" at Southern Shore Art Association Gallery, 724 Franklin St., Michigan City, will be open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m., through September 29. Refreshments will be served at the First Friday opening.

Southern Shore Art Association is a non-profit gallery supporting local artists throughout the Michiana area. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sundays from noon to 5pm. All are welcome free of charge. Join us in Michigan City's historic Uptown Arts District.

For more information, visit the SSAA website atwww.SouthernShoreArtAssociation.com

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Petals, Waves & Wings
Sep
6
to Sep 29

Petals, Waves & Wings

Show title: Petals, Waves, & Wings
by Mary Ann Pals
Media: pastel, charcoal

Artist statement: Mary Ann's artwork is her passion. She enjoys creating lifelike scenes that depict the natural beauty she sees around her. She has traveled extensively with her family across the US, hiking, bird watching, and taking lots of reference photos. Her frequent travels provide her with a rich library of visual images and memories. Back in her studio she uses her photos and memories as a springboard to convey those special moments and her mood on paper. Her goal is to draw the viewer into her world so that they too feel as if they are there, in that scene with her. Some of her recent series have explored the themes of water, birds, and close-ups of flowers. Pals claims, “Nature says it best. I just embellish the tale.”

Mary Ann Pals is a pastel and charcoal artist living near the southern tip of Lake Michigan in Chesterton, IN. She has enjoyed doing artwork all her life. In college, she received her degree in Humanities with an emphasis in the Visual Arts. Pals regularly exhibits her work in area, national, and international shows and art fairs. She is a member of two national pastel societies, and has received Master Circle status from the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her latest achievement was receiving 4th Place in the Animal/Wildlife category of the prestigious Pastel 100 international competition (2018) sponsored by Pastel Journalmagazine.

Rising Phoenix Gallery
480.206.0964

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Definitive Moments
Sep
6
to Oct 6

Definitive Moments

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"{Definitive Moments" showcases 75 photographs from Marty Bohn's travels in Morocco, India, Nepal and Cuba. It opens with a reception on Friday September 6th 6-9m, and runs weekends through October 6th. Gallery hours from September 7th are:
Thursdays 12-6pm
Fridays 12-9pm
Saturdays 6-9pm
Sundays 1-4pm

Marty has loved photography from a very young age, and now focuses much of her time on photography, travel and gardening. She loves capturing unique colors and light,as well as meeting fellow photographers around the world and learning from them. Her home in a beach town in the Indiana Dunes on the shores of Lake Michigan surrounded by national park, prairies, and incredible biodiversity provides a wealth of beautiful landscapes, sunsets and water scenes. This is the focus of the majority of Marty's photographs when home. When traveling, Marty attempt to venerate a new location with a unique perspective and capture definitive moments in the local culture. Marty particularly enjoys meeting and talking with locals, and then trying to capture their personality in a photo.

Miller Beach Arts and Creative District

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Layerd: Works by Laurel Izard and Edwin Shelton
Sep
8
to Sep 27

Layerd: Works by Laurel Izard and Edwin Shelton

An exhibit opening soon at the Chesterton Art Center features two distinct approaches of the expression and structure of quilts.

The artist couple, Lauren Izard and Edwin Shelton, will have their artworks exhibited from Sept. 8-27. It opens from 2-4 p.m. Sept. 8.

The artists are donating 25 % of the sale of their artworks to Hey, U.G.L.Y. (https://heyugly.org). That nonprofit has a primary mission of preventing bullying.

The focus of Laurel Izard’s quilts is the mass extinction of animals. The wall panels by Edwin Shelton are comprised of layers, which can include discarded plastic cat litter bags, fabrics, window screens, beads, and acrylic paint. 

Laurel Izard taught art for nine years at Marquette Catholic High School in Michigan City. In 2016 Edwin Shelton replaced her. He will start his fourth year there this month. Shelton previously worked as the program director at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City.

The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays.

Chesterton Art Center
219.926.4711

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Inside & Out:  Pat Herman
Sep
13
to Sep 29

Inside & Out: Pat Herman

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Accomplished Water-Colorist, Pat Herman will exhibit a collection of her work that has been painted in her studio and/or rendered Plein Air. The exhibit opens September 13 and continues through the Month of September

The Depot Museum & Art Gallery

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Art Relfects Science
Sep
23
to Oct 24

Art Relfects Science

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Art Reflects Science: Works by Elizabeth Busey, Hunter Cole and Vera Scekic Sept. 23-Oct. 24, 2019 Reception: Wednesday, Sept. 25, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Works in various media that are inspired by each artist’s interest in aspects of science, including biology and bioluminescence.

Christopher Art Gallery at Prairie State College
708.709.7738

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First Friday Art Walk
Oct
4
5:00 PM17:00

First Friday Art Walk

The First Friday Art Walk is a multi-venue event which occurs downtown in the Uptown Arts District which focuses on fostering the arts and the artists who help create it. On the first Friday of every month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., local, uptown businesses open their doors to the public and host artists and their work. These “pop-up” galleries showcase anything from painting to sculptures, to live performances. Each month, the number of participating businesses varies and so does the artwork, so be sure to come out each month and see what’s new!

Uptown Arts District
219.874.4900

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Three Point Contact
Oct
16
to Dec 20

Three Point Contact

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Upcoming Exhibit - Noël Morical: three point contact

September 30-November 1 in IU Northwest's School of the Arts Gallery in the Arts & Sciences building. Reception and artist's talk on Tuesday October 1, 12-3PM.

Working with a richly colored palette of paracord, Noël Morical creates complex hanging sculptures through the process of macramé. Re-contextualizing a familiar, contemporary material and employing a centuries old knotting technique, she produces objects that relate to the practical and domestic (plant hangers, apparel) but stand as sovereign, otherworldly objects. Unabashedly romantic and personal, each sculpture is a response to the manifested situations in her life. For the artist, hers is a meditative practice. She creates from her lived
experience, while addressing nostalgia and the possibilities of ecstasy through escape.

IU Northwest School of the Arts Gallery
219.712.0686

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Tattoo
Jul
29
to Sep 14

Tattoo

Highland, Indiana's FIRST and ONLY tattoo-themed art gallery exhibit is coming straight for your goosebumps courtesy of the Promise You Family and some of NWI's very best tattoo artists.

Tattoos are the new name tag and no longer the taboo once ascribed to "outsiders." Being out - - - is the new in, and we show that by wearing our hearts, minds, and souls on our skin.

Now, tattoos don't just grow on you overnight. That'd be weird. It takes a special kind of person-to-person bond to make the meaning behind your tattoo really stick - and we've gathered some of the best The Region's got who have become well-known around these towns for being able to take your body art dreams and make them into your day-to-day reality. Pretty cool.

But what exactly are they up to when they're not inking a fresh tattoo?

Well, we're going to show you.

The Promise You Art House brings to you Promise You TATTOO: the art of NWI's Top Tattoo Artists (emphasis on the artists part)

This new exhibit will introduce you to the original artwork made BY the tattoo artists - FOR the tattoo artists, in our effort to show everyone the deep appreciation we all have for their craft, for their life's work, and for the pure artistry that gets to come to life once they step out of the shadows of their parlor chairs and into each and every one of their very unique artist studios.

Joining their fellow artists in our Gallery C, also known as the Promise You Private Collection, will be the very first public appearance of Promise You Photography (PYP).

Promise You Photography is a growing group of Region photographers who find time to shine... camera flash on or off.

Each photographer has stepped from behind their cameras and the shade and safety of of the Internet showcase that is social media to show you what calls to them, the shots that they just HAVE TO CAPTURE, even if only a few eyes will ever get to see them, and to share their vision with the rest of us.

For as far as tattoo culture has come in this day and age, and with how saturated our timelines are with pictures of things on your devices, the Promise You Art House invites you to come on over and stay for a while - slow down a bit with us during these short summer months - and get to know what these artists see once they step out from behind their machines.

#PromiseYou feel something real. We'll see you at our house.

Promise You Art House
219.595.0097

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