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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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Air One Aerial 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

Ceramix 101

This paint-your-own ceramics studio is fun for families and parties. They can ship your finished piece to your home after you’ve left the Indiana…

908 Roosevelt Rd., Ste. C, Valparaiso

Chesterton Art Center

Located in a historic machine shop, the Art Center is dedicated to showcasing the works of regional artists with free admission to two gallery spaces…

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

Chestnut Creek Pottery

Watch Chris Harnung show how pottery is made while he throws pots and describes the process. Then shop his creations in earthen colors such as…

6374 Fallen Timbers Ave., Portage

Depot Museum and Art Gallery

Fondly referred to as “The Depot,” this intimate museum and gallery is open May through October. Their mission is to preserve the stories of…

525 S. Broadway, Beverly Shores

Ellen Firme Gallery

The exhibits include photography, paintings, sculptures, and prints. Purchase handmade greeting cards and various works of art. Opening receptions…

92 West Hwy 12, Beverly Shores

Holly Jackson Art Studio and Gallery

This artist’s vivid, contemporary pieces are reminiscent of cheerful Van Goghs and evoke life in an eye-catching way. Don’t miss Jackson’s…

103 S. Second St., Chesterton

Moth Wing Studio

This do-it-yourself art studio inside of Hopkins’ Ace Hardware features large spaces for ceramic painting, spin art, and fused glass creations.

325 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton

The “Hour Glass” House Museum

The museum focuses on the history of Ogden Dunes and the art of local artists, including material about Dale Messick, Dorothy Buell, a 1920s ski…

8 Lupine Lane, Ogden Dunes

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