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Events and Festivals

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We revel at the thought of our hometown heritage and celebrate the unexpected in all that is art. Harbor Country fills a calendar with its many reasons for a festival or unique event.

Each year we look forward to winter activities including the HCPAI Birdhouse Auction in January and the February Chocolate Classic. In April we celebrate the arts and spring with the Art Attack tour. Summer kicks off with the Annual Flag Day Celebration, and Artigras, followed by Ship & Shore and Harvest Days.

Our website is updated regularly with activities and events held at the eclectic array of venues in Harbor Country. If the weekend seems way too quiet, you might not be looking hard enough.
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Embroidered Archetypes

Mar 7 - May 10, 2014
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd, Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219.874.4900 Ext. 209

Embroidered Archetypes 
March 7th –May 10th
Brincka-Cross & Northview Galleries
Opening Reception March 7th 5-8 pm

An exhibition of twenty-two embroidered images depicting the symbols of the tarot by Laurel Izard. Each panel is small, highly detailed, and uses embroidered colors to create dramatic textures and color combinations.  The major arcana is considered to embody the archetypes of the human journey from birth to maturity, and describes the soul’s trials and tribulations as we strive for wholeness. 

What is Left Unspoken

Mar 7 - May 10, 2014
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd, Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219.874.4900 Ext. 209

What is Left Unspoken
March 7th – May 10th
Hyndman Gallery
Opening Reception March 7th 5-8 pm

Historically artists have been the purveyors of new dialogues and new visual languages.  These dialogues may be the voice of a larger community through observation, where what’s not being said is perhaps not being said because it is implicit. "We have a choice either to master the unsaid or to be mastered by it." The exhibit will feature 2D & 3D conceptual pieces by Barbara Hashimoto and Doug Fogelson.  Barbara Hashimoto will display installation pieces from her “Junk Mail Experiment,” which were created by turning everyday junk mail into art.  Chicago artist Doug Fogelson will be displaying “Overlapped” imagery.

Ad Fest & Feast

Apr 25, 2014
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generation Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Art Attack is excited to bring back one of the most fun-filled evenings of Art Attack weekend. Direct from the New York Festival of International Commercials, “Ad Fest and Feast,” is an evening of viewing the world’s most award-winning and funniest television commercials of 2013. We invite you to join us for an evening of fun, food, and laughter! 

The appetizing cuisine will be prepared by some of the finest chefs of Harbor Country. The cost of this fun-filled evening is the same as last year, only $40 per person!

Reservations recommended

Art Attack 2014

Apr 25 - 27, 2014
Location: various sites throughout Harbor Country
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Join the excitement of one of the Midwest's most eclectic interactive celebrations of 'All that is Art." Area galleries, inns, antique and specialty shops join to present art workshops, lectures, demonstrations, artists' receptions and entertainment. Download brochure at www.harborcountry.org/artattack/

Author, Author

Apr 26, 2014
Time: 04:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: Center of the World Woodshop, 13400 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
Phone: 269-469-5687

Author Author! Center of the World Woodshop, 4-6pm,

Reception and readings. Savor a glass of wine and an appetizer while mingling with local authors! 13400 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, 269-469-5687.

Margaret Beckley Upton Memorial Concert

Apr 26, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: LMC Mendel Center, 2755 Napier Ave, Benton Harbor
Website: www.smso.org
Phone: 269.982.4030

The Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra performs Johannes Brahms' monumental Second Piano Concerto with German Pianist, Alexander Schimpf. Romantic music on the grandest scale, certain to be a moving and exhilarating concert experience.

 

 

 

Beloved Classics

Apr 26, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM To 09:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lake Michigan College Mendel Mainstage Theatre - Benton Harbor, Michigan
Website: www.smso.org
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Contact: Sue Kellogg
Phone: 269-982-4030

Johannes Brahms’ monumental Second Piano Concerto is romantic music on the grandest scale. SMSO’s performance with superb German pianist Alexander Schimpf, first-prize winner at the 2011 Cleveland Piano Competition, forms the centerpiece of what is sure to be a moving and exhilarating concert experience.

One hour before each concert, informal talks will give you insight into the evening’s music and music-makers directly from Maestro Fountain and guest artist.

Join us immediately following each concert for a reception.  Mingle with friends, orchestra members, guest artists, and Music Director Robin Fountain. It’s the perfect way to end an evening of beautiful music!

The concert begins at 7:30pm at the Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Mainstage in Benton Harbor, Michigan 49022.

"Psyche" Dedication

Apr 26, 2014
Time: 01:30 PM
Location: Corner of Red Arrow Hwy & Sawyer Rd
Website: www.hcpai.com
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Phone: (269) 469-8226

You are invited to the dedication of 'Psyche', a 20 foot steel sculpture by Sawyer's own Harry Borgman. A reception featuring Baroda Founders Wines and appetizers by Mesa Luna will follow from 2-4 at the New Buffalo Savings Bank of Sawyer. 

Peacock Place Gallery & Gifts Grand Opening

Apr 26 - 27, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Location: Peacock Place, 13436 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
Phone: 269-329-8674

April 26-27, 11am-6pm, Peacock Place Gallery & Gifts Artist Reception Grand Opening Party with wine and hors d'oeuvres, Sat 5-9pm.   Presenting an exhibit of fused glass home décor signature series by multi-media conceptual artist William Anderson.  Also showing pottery made with grape vines from Lemon Creek winery impressed into the clay by ceramic artist Cathy Tapia.  Grand Opening Sale 50% off Pantara Designs, All-Recycled Neck-Tie Fashions:  www.pantara.us  Collecting donations for HELP4SWMI Advocacy Center of Union Pier.  Free Gift with Purchase.  13436 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, 269-329-8674, www.peacockplace.us

 

Joni Mitchell's Blue: A Celebration

May 2, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Chicks with Dip, a loose affiliation of female singer/songwriters will be presenting a collection of Joni Mitchell's works as a 40th anniversary celebration. 

Poetry Slam

May 2, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd, Michigan City, IN
Contact: Janet Bloch
Phone: 219-874-4900

Featuring J.W. Baz

The Poetry Slam invites poets to showcase their works in a raucous audience-juried event. Each entrant should prepare three original pieces, each under 3 minutes in length. Each poet will be provided the opportunity to present one of their works. In tournament style, poets will be eliminated each round until one is left standing as the Poetry Slam Champion.

Free admission

Kentucky Derby Gala!

May 3, 2014
Time: 04:30 PM To 07:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Duneland Beach Inn Restaurant, 3311 Pottawattamie Tr, Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219-874-7729

Come dressed to Impress! Celebrate in style at Duneland Beach Inn's First Annual Kentucky Derby Gala! All ladies wearing hats will receive a beautiful red rose. 

Free buffet will feature lots of wonderful southern fare. Refreshing mint juleps and specialty drinks will be available at the cash bar.

Prizes will be awarded for Best Hat! Best Dressed Couple! and Tri-Fecta Winners (you must pick 1st. 2nd.& 3rd place respectively)

RSVP's recommended! Individuals: $15, Couples: $25 (payable at the door)

Note: Central Time, event takes place 3:30-6:30pm

A Different Drummer and The Assisi Rest Home Follies

May 4, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM
Location: Church of the Mediator, 14280 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
Phone: 269-469-1441

A Different Drummer and The Assisi Rest Home Follies, Church of the Mediator, 3pm, Metamorphis Traveling Theatre presents these two light-hearted dramas. Admission: Free will offering. 14280 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, 269-469-1441. www.churchofthemediator.com

Open Mic

May 6, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

This event is an open mic at the Acorn Theater hosted by Andrew Salgado. Please contact Sandra Thompson for further information including sign up and content. 

Funkadesi

May 11, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

Join us on May 11th at the Acorn Theater for an exciting concert of world music. This musical group plays a variety of styles that will get you up and dancing on your feet!

Tribute to Houdini

May 14, 2014
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Wednesday, May 14th: Mario Manzini: A Tribute to Houdini. The Guinness World Champion Escapologist presents a family-oriented show. 7PM; Tickets:$20 for adults, $10 for children 18 years of age and younger.

Visit Manzini's web site to see all of his escapes:

www.mariomanzininientertainment.com

Manzini’s show is unique, entertaining, and unforgettable --- and for the entire family.

Manzini has performed his aerial strait-jacket escape suspended upside down from a burning rope many times on International TV specials and he also escaped suspended one-mile high over the Snake River Canyon with the Evel Knieval Jump.. Manzini's show at the Acorn will consist of thrilling escapes: he will be inviting members from the Acorn’s audience to join him on stage and to strap him into a strait-jacket; tie him to a chair with 100 feet of rope; lock him into 15 or more pairs of assorted police hand and leg cuffs; lock him in chains; lock him inside a US Mail Bag; tie him inside a sack; and more. He will also be accepting challenges from local-area willing Police to attempt to escape from their own personal handcuffs to prove that all of his escapes are real and not tricks or magic!

Opening Reception: Two Exhibits

May 16, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Contact: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Phone: 219-874-4900

Two Exhibits, Lubeznik Center, 6-9pm, "Material Possessions" features textile and soft sculpture by Lisa Lee Peterson and Shun Park in the Hyndman Gallery. "Ignorance with Wings," an exhibit of Michael Bill Smith's mixed media works, speaks the language of painting. Exhibits run thru July 26. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, www.lubeznikcenter.org 

Amy Seeley and the Moline Madman

May 17, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

Amy Seeley returns with her hilarious and touching one-woman show Amy Seeley & The Moline Madman (the Acorn's first ever show in '03!) Tears and laughter are guaranteed in this tribute to Amy's father Sid Seeley, the local drag-racing legend known as the Moline Madman.

 

Cathy Richardson

May 17, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

Join us for an evening of rock and roll with Cathy Richardson live. She is a four time grammy nominee and has won the DIY Music Award four times. A great artist, a great night. 

Artisan Market Spring - Journeyman Distillery

May 17 - 18, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

The Journeyman Distillery is hosting the Annual Spring Artisan Market. A variety of artists, artisans and unique vendors will offer an eclectic array of handmade items, vintage collections, home furnishings, jewelry and unique creations, perfect for gift-giving. Contemporary and folk art, antiques and collectibles, culinary delights. The Spring Artisan Market is a great opportunity to visit the beautiful Journeyman Distillery located in beautiful downtown Three Oaks.

Saturday, noon- 7pm and Sunday, noon-5pm

All ages are welcome! Admission is free. Ph.269-820-2050. www.journeymandistillery.com

 

A Different Drummer and The Assisi Rest Home Follies

May 18, 2014
Time: 03:00 PM
Location: Church of the Mediator, 14280 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
Phone: 269-469-1441

A Different Drummer and The Assisi Rest Home Follies, Church of the Mediator, 3pm, Metamorphis Traveling Theatre presents these two light-hearted dramas. Admission: Free will offering. 14280 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, 269-469-1441. www.churchofthemediator.com

Geocache Dash

May 23 - 25, 2014
Time: 09:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Various Parks in Harbor Country
Phone: 269-405-1006

Geocache Dash! Various Parks of Harbor Country,

Friday 9am-Sunday 4pm, Join In on a Geocache hunt through the gorgeous preserves and parks of Harbor Country. Finish Line Party with prizes at Chikaming Township Park and Preserve(on Warren Woods Rd, east of I-94) on Sunday at 4pm. Check website for clues and more information! Sponsored by Chikaming Open Lands. 269-405-1006, www.chikamingopenlands.org

Amy Seeley and the Moline Madman

May 24, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Amy Seeley returns with her hilarious and touching one-woman show Amy Seeley & The Moline Madman (the Acorn's first ever show in '03!) Tears and laughter are guarnateed in this tribute to Amy's father Sid Seeley, the local drag-racing legend known as the Moline Madman. 

5th Annual Arts & Crafts Show

May 24, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: St. John UCC, 200 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI 49117
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Contact: Pam Oselka
Phone: 734-277-3180

This 5th annual Arts and Crafts Show promises something for everyone including framed paintings in watercolor & oil, painted tiles, pressed flower art, painted Lake Michigan rocks, hand-crafted wood items, bags and purses of all types, and new items this year including lighted glass blocks, jewelry with original photos and therapeutic oils.

Artists and crafters will sell a variety of items for the home and yard: message boards, decorative pillows, fabric rope baskets, quilted wall hangings and placemats, as well as glass art garden hangings and wind chimes. The ever-popular yard butterflies and dragonflies, will be joined this year by bumblebees, frogs and turtles. Artists have created jewelry of all types for you to choose from with gorgeous beads, beach glass and stones, buttons, glass, and jewelry for the hair.

Jay Leno at Silvercreek

May 30, 2014
Time: 09:00 PM
Location: Silver Creek Event Center, 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo
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Phone: 800-745-3000

Jay Leno will perform at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, May 30, at 9 p.m. Eastern.  Tickets for the event can be purchased beginning on Saturday, April 12 at 10 a.m. Eastern exclusively through the Ticketmaster Web site, www.ticketmaster.com, or by calling at (800)745-3000.  Ticket prices start at $75 plus applicable fees.

Joan Curto sings Cole Porter

Jun 1, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Joan Curto, Chicago-based Cabaret singer performs songs of Cole Porter, From Major to Minor. Tickets: TBD. 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-756-3879, www.acorntheater.com  

Improv in the Lounge with Donna Blue

Jun 5, 2014
Time: 07:30 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Join us for improvisation games in the New Leaf Lounge at the Acorn Theater. Hosted by Donna Blue.

First Fridays @ 5

Jun 6 - Sep 5, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W 2nd St. Michigan City
Contact: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Phone: (219)874-4900

Enjoy art, music, refreshments and more at our popular after-hours event. Admission is free. Phone 219.874.4900 for more information or visit us online at lubeznikcenter.org. 6-9 PM or 5-8 Central time.

Mentalist Christopher Carter

Jun 7, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Expert hypnotist and master of body language, Christopher "reads" the minds of his audience. Amazing and unforgettable! 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-756-3879, www.acorntheater.com  

BikeNBrunch - 2nd Annual

Jun 7, 2014
Time: 09:00 AM To 02:00 PM
Location: Three Oaks area
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Contact: Cindy Ellis
Phone: 2694264562

Please join us for a boutique bike ride through some of Harbor Country’s most beautiful backroads near Three Oaks, Michigan. Start your ride at a private country home then choose either the 30 or 45 mile loops. SAG at Radio Harbor Country's station for a tour of public radio at it's best. End the ride back at the farm, where you will be served a gourmet meal featuring locally produced foods and a silent art auction

All proceeds go to support Radio Harbor Country, an all volunteer community radio station - broadcasting  24/7 at 106.7FM  or streaming live at radioharborcountry.org.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration Fee: $50 adults,  $30 children under 12

Registration Forms are available on our website:  radioharborcountry.org

Email:  info@radionharborcountry.org

 

Sonya White: Comedy Cruise Ship Show

Jun 13, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

Come aboard the U.S.S. Acorn!  Guests are encouraged to come in resort attire for a night of comedy with Caribbean appetizers and exotic cocktails, starring Sonya White.  

Katie Todd Band

Jun 13, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Unique, enchanting, in-depth songs with a heart-felt message and sometimes a bit of grit. Katie and her band are a breath of fresh air! Tickets: TBD

Three Oaks Flag Day Entertainment Tent

Jun 13 - 15, 2014
Time: 09:00 PM To 01:00 PM
Location: American Legion Pavilion, 204 Linden, Three Oaks

 Live music, food and beverages. Parade Awards, Sunday after Parade. American Legion Pavilion

Corky Siegel Chamber Blues with Marcella Detroit

Jun 14, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Singer song-writer, musician, Marcy Levy performs with an Acorn Theater favorite! Be ready for an amazing evening! Tickets: TBD

Storytelling in the New Leaf Lounge

Jun 19, 2014
Time: 08:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Come to the Acorn's New Leaf Lounge for an intimate evening of fun and gifted storytelling. Hosted by Scott Whitehair

Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael

Jun 21, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

"Music as Seen on TV," Acorn Theater, 8pm, Cabaret duo with their own imaginative musical twist on Jazz favorites, standards, contemporary pops, and Broadway show tunes.

Woodworkers with the Blues

Jun 21, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Center of the World Woodshop Showroom, 13400 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
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Contact: Lorraine Hanover
Phone: 269-469-5687

Summer solstice celebration features a Woodworkers Show, a Woodworkers' Flea Market, demonstrations, presentations, live music, and local taste treats. See what area woodworkers have created over the winter months. Fine furniture, one-of-a-kind wood-turnings, bowls, cutting boards and more. 13400 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert

 

Stonewall Rapture Theater

Jun 22, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

Derek Herman, producer/director, and one of Chicago's newest brilliant up and coming talents, brings his edgy dark comedy to the Acorn Theater stage. Provocative and entertaining, this play deals with two teenagers efforts to wed their simplistic religious doctrine with the often painful complexity of the real world. 

ARTISTS RECEPTION

Jun 28, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
Phone: 574-276-6001

Meet the artists and see new works in the beautifully rehabbed Blue Gallery.

Katie Todd Band

Jun 28, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Katie has shared the stage with musical legends, including Sarah McLachlan, Patti LaBelle, and Steve Winwood, The Wallflowers and TRAIN.  Lauded by itunes as being one of the "top buzz bands in the country," Katie Todd claimed a spot as the websites "artist of the week," earning more than 300,000 downloads for her single, "Face Down." Katie's website
Many of her songs have been featured in films and commercials, "Leave" in Chasing The Green starring Jeremy London; "The Polite" in The Mini, "In And Around" in Other Peoples Parties, A Sundance finalist, and "Claustrophobe" in a Boston Globe commercial.

Katie was born and raised in Chicago, and it's still where she lives, raises her own family, and makes music

 

I Love My Rescue Open House

Jun 28 - 29, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Fritz Olsen Fine Art Gallery, 6914 Holloway Dr., Sawyer
Phone: 269-426-3003

Martha Cares' "My Rescue Dogs and Kitties" take shape in the form of sculpture, paintings, jewelry, notecards and more.  A portion of sales will directly benefit the local rescue organization of your choice.

New Buffalo Artigras Art Fair

Jun 28 - 29, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: downtown New Buffalo
Website: www.nbba.org
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Phone: 888-660-6222

The New Buffalo Business Association and New Buffalo Fine Arts Council have teamed up  to present the 3rd annual Artigras Art Festival. Over 50  artists from all over the country. Something for everyone, in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, glass, wood and more!  Work will be available with prices $20 and up. Artist demonstrations, kids activities, festival food and live music.  Admission is free.

Second Wind

Jun 29, 2014
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Through workshops directed by Donna Blue Lachman, this group of both professionals and amateur actors from various backgrounds, developed and now share their interwoven story. Sometimes outrageous, at times hysterical, always thought-provoking. Produced by the School of American Music with the support of the Pokagon Fund.

Donna Blue Improv Show

Jun 29, 2014
Time: 07:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

The Donna Blue Lachman Improv Show is a culmination of life experiences and comedy. This collaborative evening will take the audience on the dark and comedic twists and turns we experience in life. 

Donna Blue Improv in the Lounge

Jul 3, 2014
Location: Acorn Theater
Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 2697563879

Emmy Award-winning Donna Blue Lachmanhas been improvising in theater for longer than most of her students have been alive. Come join us in our New Leaf Loungefor a night of improvisation featuring local, seasoned performers and curated and directed by Donna Blue, playwright, actor and a (sometimes-good) improviser. Willing participants can play along in this highly interactive and entertaining evening.

Dinner Option: BYOF! The New Leaf Lounge is ready for entertaining! So come early and bring your own picnic and enjoy the show!  Front bar will be open. (Please do not bring your own alcohol). The fun starts at

Art Bash

Jul 12, 2014
Time: 07:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd, Michigan City, IN
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Contact: Cindi
Phone: 219-874-4900

Be Part of the Art!!!               ArtBash

July 12, 2014   6pm (CDT)

@ Lubeznik Center for the Arts for the first time

 

Proceeds benefit ARTreach - programs for children & adults

Interactive arts experiences

Food specialties & creative libations

Dazzling entertainment

Auction action

& Unexpected delights

Order Tickets here

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Jul 12 - 13, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Lake Bluff Park, St. Joseph
Website: www.krasl.org

Over two hundred fine artists and crafters will be featured at this 52nd  annual fair which attracts over 70,000 visitors each year. 

Children’s Clay Art Class

Jul 15, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM To 11:45 AM
Location: 16187 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier

Discover the world of clay with a variety of techniques during this two day class. 269-469-5332

Children's Clay Art Class

Jul 17, 2014
Time: 10:30 AM To 11:45 PM
Location: 16187 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier

Discover the world of clay with a variety of techniques during this two day class. 269-469-5332

Storytelling in the New Leaf Lounge

Jul 17, 2014
Time: 08:30 PM To 10:30 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Join us in the Acorn's intimate New Leaf Lounge for an evening of storytelling. Hosted by Stephanie Douglas, the Moth GrandSLAM

Artist Reception

Jul 19, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: 16 S Elm St, Three Oaks

Meet the artists and see new works in the beautifully rehabbed Blue Gallery. 574-276-6001

Children’s Clay Art Class

Jul 21, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM To 01:45 PM
Location: 16187 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier

Discover the world of clay with a variety of techniques during this two day class. 269-469-5332

Children’s Art Camp

Jul 21 - 25, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: 16187 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier

Projects include painting, clay, sculpture and mixed media work. 269-469-5332

Children's Clay Art Class

Jul 23, 2014
Time: 12:30 PM To 01:45 PM
Location: 16187 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier

Discover the world of clay with a variety of techniques during this two day class. 269-469-5332

Singer Songwriter contest

Jul 31, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Last year's first annual singer songwriter contest at the Acorn was a huge success. The finals were one of the highlights of the 2013 season bringing in talent from Indiana, Illinois and Michigan.  Come be a part of the excitement this year and participate in the audience vote for the winner of the 2014 Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition.

Winner will receive the following: 1) A cash prize. 2) open for Andrew Salgado at the Acorn, August 15th, and 3) studio time for winner's single to be produced.

Opening Reception: Two Exhibits,

Aug 1, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN

"Invasive Species…The Art of Upcycling " is a group show featuring creative use and the fine art of sustainability. Artist Jan Dean uses upcycled materials in her installation, "Transformations." Exhibits run thru October 18.  219-874-4900, 

Art & Music in the Vineyard

Aug 2 - 3, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: 10983 Hills Road, Baroda

Two-day fest features some of Michiana’s finest artists. Original works of art in the form of pottery, glass, metal sculptures, paintings, and much more. Now this sounds like a good combo...sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or spirits while shopping and listening to live music. 800-716-WINE

Children’s Art & Nature Camp

Aug 4 - 8, 2014
Time: 10:00 AM To 12:00 PM
Location: 16187 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier

Students create art projects based on exploration of nature. Class held on 53-acre farm with three instructors. 269-469-5332

Peacock Place Gallery & Gifts Artist Reception

Aug 16, 2014
Time: 02:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Peacock Place, 13436 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
Phone: 269-329-8674

August 16, Sat, 2-5pm, Peacock Place Gallery & Gifts Artist Reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres.  Grand Opening Sale 50% off Pantara Designs, All-Recycled Neck-Tie Fashions:  www.pantara.us  Collecting donations for HELP4SWMI Advocacy Center of Union Pier.  Free Gift with Purchase.  13436 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, 269-329-8674, www.peacockplace.us

33rd Annual Lakefront Art Festival

Aug 16 - 17, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Washington Park, Michigan City
Contact: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Phone: (219)874-4900

Lubeznik Center’s Lakefront Art Festival brings the very best of art and fine craft by artists from across the country to Michigan City’s Washington Park. Proceeds benefit exhibits, programs and community outreach, bringing art experiences to thousands of local school children. Free offsite parking and shuttle are available. 219-874-4900

Artist Reception

Aug 23, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: 16 S Elm St, Three Oaks

Established and emerging artists works in painting, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. 1574-276-6001

Charles Troy Multimedia Program: The Creation of The Wizard of Oz

Aug 31, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks

Musical theater historian and graphic designer tells a story in the most unique way. 269-756-3879

Laura Freeman & friends

Sep 6, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generation Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Laura and friends sing Carole, Carly and Joni. 

Charles Troy Multimedia Program

Sep 7, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Charles Troy Multimedia Program "The Creation of 'Oklahoma,'" Acorn Theater, 8pm, Musical theater historian and graphic designer tells a story in the most unique way.

Charles Troy Multimedia Program

Sep 14, 2014
Time: 04:00 PM
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Rangeline Rd, Niles, MI
Phone: 269-756-3879

Charles Troy Multimedia Program "The Creation of 'West Side Story,'" Acorn Theater, 8pm, Musical theater historian and graphic designer tells a story in the most unique way

Second Sunday Concert

Sep 14, 2014
Time: 04:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Rd, Buchanan
Phone: 269-695-6491

Enjoy live music on the green. Bring a blanket and a friend. 

Artist Reception

Sep 20, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
Phone: 574-276-6001

Meet the artists. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry

Autumn Air Fun

Sep 20 - 21, 2014
Time: 04:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve,13988 Range Line Road, Niles
Phone: 269-695-6491

Join us for family fun as we celebrate the harvest and colors of fall during our eighth annual Autumn Air Festival. Autumn Air is a partnership between Fernwood and WNIT public television. Locally grown gourds and pumpkins are on display and available for purchase. Colorful blown glass gourds and pumpkins created by Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor will be on display and for sale. Kids can enjoy free children’s activities both days from 1:00–5:00 pm, including face painting by Robyn from 1:00–3:00 pm (nominal fee) or a ride through the gardens on Wither’s Choo Choo from 1:00–3:00 pm (nominal fee). Admission to Autumn Air is free for Fernwood and WNIT members. Regular admission prices apply to all others. 

Charles Troy Multimedia Program

Sep 21, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

"The Creation of 'The Sound of Music,'" Acorn Theater, 8pm, Musical theater historian and graphic designer tells a story in the most unique way. 

I love My Rescue at Fritz Olsen

Oct 4 - 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Fritz Olsen Fine Arts Gallery, 6914 Holloway Dr, Sawyer
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Phone: 269-426-3003

Martha Cares' "My Rescue Dogs and Kitties" take shape in the form of sculpture, paintings, jewelry, notecards and more.  A portion of sales will directly benefit the local rescue organization of your choice

Charles Troy Multimedia Program

Oct 5, 2014
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

"The Creation of 'Chicago,'" Acorn Theater, 8pm, Musical theater historian and graphic designer tells a story in the most unique way

Harvest Days Open House & Scarecrow Display at the Craig Smith Gallery

Oct 11, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: Craig Smith Gallery, 16220 Lakeshore Rd., Union Pier
Phone: 773-750-7528

Come see the scarecrow display(don't forget to vote in the Harvest Days Scarecrow Contest!) and enjoy the gallery reception at the Gordon Beach Inn in Union Pier.

Artist Reception

Oct 18, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
Phone: 574-276-6001

New works by gallery artists. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. 16 S Elm St, Three Oaks

Opening Reception: Two Exhibits

Nov 7, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Phone: 219-874-4900

"Comic & Codes," original works by contemporary comic artists in the Hyndman Gallery. "Anime: All the Way" features hand-drawn and computer animation. Exhibits run thru January 24, 2015.

Hours: 6-9pm Eastern Time (5-8pm Central)
 

Artist Reception

Nov 15, 2014
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
Phone: 574-276-6001

Meet the artists and enjoy new paintings, sculptures, ceramics and jewelry. 16 S Elm St

Fall Artisan Market

Nov 22 - 23, 2014
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Contact: Tiffany
Phone: 269-820-2050

From olive oil to baked goods, clothing to wine racks, the vendors at the Artisan Market do it all! Over 50 vendors from across the Midwest on hand, with artwork, home furnishings and a variety of culinary items. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails while perusing hand-crafted items. Live music all day. Free Admission. 

 

Giggle and Mingle with Santa

Dec 6, 2014
Time: 01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Meet and greet the Man in Red at the Holiday Open House. Be the first to taste the nouveau wine from this year's harvest! Pick up holiday gifts for the whole gang while the kids take glamour shots with good ol' Santa. Cookie decorating, paper snowflakes, ornament decorating for kids. Holiday music adds to the festivities!

Winter Fest New Buffalo

Feb 7 - 8, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 10:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: downtown New Buffalo
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Phone: 888-660-6222

Celebrate the season at New Buffalo Winter Fest with lots of winter fun activities like free sleigh rides through town on Saturday, ice-skating all weekend, ice carving demonstrations and more! Dress up grab your dancing shoes for the Second Season Ball Saturday night, a silent auction with vacations and cruises to bid on and two chocolate fountains! The ice sculpting competition will be held on Sunday.

  • Ice skating and sledding at Oselka Park Saturday & Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm.
  • Free horse drawn sleigh rides through town, noon - 5 pm on Saturday, Feb. 7
  • Ice Carving downtown at Noon on Saturday, Feb. 7
  • Bev's Second Season Ball on Saturday, Feb. 7 ~ Open Bar Hour, dinner, dancing, silent auction, chocolate fountain. Silver Creek Performance Center at Four Winds Casino
  • Sunday Breakfast Special at Michigan Thyme.

Art Attack 2015 Tour of Harbor Country

Apr 24 - 26, 2015
Location: Union Pier, Lakeside, Harbert, Sawyer, Three Oaks, New Buffalo
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Phone: 269-469-5409

Join the excitement of the Midwest's most eclectic, interactive celebration of "All that is Art". Enjoy a full palette of colorful activities featuring a weekend showcase of gallery receptions, artist’s demonstrations, exhibitions, theatre, music, wine tasting, open houses and an overall great time!

Download your own copy of the 2015 Art Attack brochure.(see above)