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Guests are welcome to show up, with no prior registration required. All ability levels and artistic styles are encouraged to attend. While Mark is a painter, he will be able to advise artists in other mediums as well.
Guests may simply sit and listen. But, the goal of the evening is build community. So, participation will be encouraged. Artists can bring in a piece of work at any stage - from conception to the final version. While it will be a safe and friendly environment, it will be a critique involving Mark and others providing advice and insight into the effectiveness of the work or the artistic concept.
Critique Night will be a monthly event, happening the first Wednesday of each month at the Chesterton Art Center. To ask questions about the event, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.
The Chesterton Art Center will be hosting a variety of sweet activities the weekend after
Thanksgiving. On Friday, November 29, guests are encouraged to stop by, decorate,
and enjoy a cookie before the downtown Chesterton Christmas parade. The festivities will begin at 2:00.
The St. Elizabeth Orthodox Church and LULAC will offer their Holiday Bake Sale on Friday, November 29 starting at 3:00 and ending after the parade, and on Saturday, November 30 from 10-2. Guests are invited to stock up on fresh baked goods for the season.
For questions about these events, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711. The Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304. To see a full listing of upcoming events, please see the website at www.chestertonart.com.
Local painter, Mark VanderVinne
will host a Critique Night at the Chesterton Art Center
on the first Wednesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Next Critique Night: Wednesday, December 4
New Information and Application for CAFE, our Online Art Gallery available now! Click link above.
The Chesterton Art Center will offer a Holiday Banner Workshop on Saturday, December 14 from 1-3 p.m.
Families are invited to construct a 5-1/2" x 11" felt banner with symbols of the season. Live holiday music and a sing-along will accompany the afternoon. A donation of $5 per family is requested and the first 10 families to sign-up will be included in the event. To register, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 219-926-4711.
The Chesterton Art Center will host the Small Works Member's Exhibit from December 9 until January 3. Entries will be accepted from December 2 through December 7 and must be less than 18" x 18" framed. Participants must be a member of the Chesterton Art Center to be involved. Each member may submit up to (3) items. There is no fee to participate. Entries may be 2-D or 3-D, in any format. All entries must be picked up between January 6 and January 11 from the Art Center.
An individual membership to the Chesterton Art Center is $25 and a family membership is $35. Members receive a discount on classes and all purchases, along with a newsletter and the ability to sell their artwork and participate in exhibits like this one. Feel free to contact the Chesterton Art Center with any questions at 219-926-4711.