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It’s not all sand-fringed lakes and epic sunsets. Here, you’ll find a vibrant arts scene stoked by a strong sense of community. Snag tickets to a sold-out local production with international acclaim. Escape to a 69-acre farm turned artists’ residence. Soak up the old-school charm of a historic opera house. Or park yourself at a vintage drive-in. When it comes to the Indiana Dunes, you’ll find our arts and entertainment scene is just as wild, unassuming, and unique as the landscape itself.

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4th Street Theater

This award-winning community theater produces musicals and plays that are amusing and entertaining as well as classic and sometimes provocative. Call…

125 N. 4th St., Chesterton

Air One Custom Photography

“Photography at a higher level.” This professional photography company produces aerial and panoramic photos of the Indiana Dunes, Chicago, and…

3825 Murvihill Rd., Valparaiso

Art Barn School of Art

Established in 1977, this not-for-profit organization is located in a restored country barn on 69 acres. Yearly exhibitions, juried shows, classes,…

695 N. 400 East, Valparaiso

Art Z: Fine Artz and Antiquez

This gallery is the best-kept secret in Chesterton! Find over 30 different local artists' work including paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculptures, and…

6 Morgan Blvd., Valparaiso

Artsmith Studio

This company offers individualized art instruction in a group setting. They offer Open Art Studio, Creativity & Cake, Create Your Own Masterpiece,…

105 S. 7th St., Chesterton

Chesterton Art Center

The CAC is located in historic downtown Chesterton, highlighted by its well-known red doors. They provide access to the art through classes/workshops…

115 S. 4th St., Chesterton

Chesterton’s European Market

Chesterton’s European Market is a French-inspired artisans and farmers market located in historic downtown Chesterton. Vendors create a…

220 Broadway, Chesterton

Chicago Street Theatre

Since 1955, Chicago Street Theatre has brought cutting-edge drama-comedy, musicals, Shakespeare, and family productions to Northwest Indiana. Their…

154 W. Chicago St., Valparaiso

Cinemark at Valparaiso

Catch the latest movie on one of this theater’s 12 screens, and don’t forget to grab your favorite treat from the concession stand.

700 Porters Vale Blvd., (State Rd 49 and State Rd 2), Valparaiso

Concert Association of Valparaiso

Providing the community with quality entertainment at affordable prices. Check the website for details and show locations.

P.O. Box 1355, Valparaiso

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Your Need-to-Know Info for Visiting Art Barn

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