Call to Artists for Lubeznik Center for the Arts 2015 Lakefront Art Festival



Now in its 34rd year, Lubeznik Center for the Arts Lakefront Art Festival attracts thousands of shoppers and art enthusiasts to Michigan City’s lakefront Washington Park. Held on the third weekend in August, this high-quality, juried event draws repeat visitors from Chicago, South Bend and Northwest Indiana, as well as Michigan’s nearby ‘Harbor Country’ communities. Patrons to the festival include second home-owners in the nearby beach communities. In 2014, over 4,000 visitors attended the festival. A major fundraiser for LCA, the festival is overseen by arts professionals with friendly and helpful staff and volunteers who are committed to making it a success. Over $30,000 is budgeted to market the event through partnerships that span radio, TV, print and outdoor media. Proceeds benefit LCA exhibits, outreach, and education. We invite you to become a part of this popular art event.

AWARDS AND CATEGORIES: $3000 total cash prizes will be awarded. The jury reserves the right to move artists to a more appropriate category at their discretion.


2 Dimensional Art (painting/drawing, Printmaking, pastels, mixed media)
Fine Craft (functional, clay/ceramics, glass, wood, metal, Decorative Fiber (textiles, basketry, decorative weaving & felting)
Photography (traditional & digital)
Sculptural Objects (non-functional, all media)
Wearble Art (wearable & accessories)
Jewelry (precious & non-precious stones & metals)


You will need to submit the following in order to complete your application:

IMAGES: 4 images representing the work you will be selling, and 1 image of your booth presentation. Please choose high quality images for best representation to the jury. Images should be .jpg format, 300kb-2mb.

ARTIST STATEMENT: A brief (200 words or less) statement about your work, including a short description of your medium and process.

SYNOPSIS: A five to eight-word synopsis of your work for purposes to market your work in the event program.

RESUME: A summary of your exhibitions and achievements.

APPLICATION FEE: A non-refundable early application fee of $30 is required for all artists applying by February 28, 2015. A non-refundable late application fee of $45 is required for all artists applying March 1 – 31, 2015. All applications must be received by March 31, 2015.

Artists will all be notified of their acceptance status by April 24, 2015.

Any questions or comments can be addressed to Lubeznik Center for the Arts’ Marking Specialist, Angie Carlson, or by calling 219.874.4900.

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