Hammond, Ind. (July 18, 2018) – The Calumet Heritage Partnership kicks off its 2018 Calumet Heritage Event Series at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond with a gallery opening featuring three local artists who capture the complex beauty and nature of the region’s industrial landscape in watercolor paintings and photographs: Kath Los-Rathburn, Matthew Kaplan and Thomas Hocker.


Called Along the Lake Shore Chicago & Industrial Works of the Calumet Region, the exhibit is a collaboration between the Calumet Heritage Partnership, South Shore Arts and the Indiana Welcome Center. It runs from July 21 to September 22, 2018. The opening reception will be from 5:00-7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 24 at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive, in Hammond, Indiana.

The bi-state Calumet region, which extends from southern Chicago and its suburbs to LaPorte County, Indiana, is likely the Chicago metro area’s best untapped resource. Mostly known as the industrial powerhouse that once provided much of the nation’s steel, the region is now appreciated for its natural beauty, biodiversity, expanding artist communities and excellent outdoor activities.


The Calumet Heritage Partnership seeks to preserve the Calumet region’s bi-state industrial heritage and promote its natural, cultural and recreational features. The Partnership is a 501(c)3 charitable organization. It is working to create the Calumet National Heritage Area.


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