Arts & Culture

Art and culture enthusiasts have several options just around the bend from Chicago along the South Shore. South Shore Arts' galleries and the Lubeznik Center for the Arts host regular exhibits from local, national and international artisans. A leisurely stroll through one of the many downtowns will uncover smaller art galleries, public art exhibits and community art projects.

In the Miller Beach section of Gary, Miller Beach Arts and Creative District hosts visual and performing arts as well as community events. Lake Street Gallery has original art and fine crafts, specializing in creations inspired by the Indiana Dunes and Lake Michigan. On the Rensselaer Art Walk, find works of art on display by artists from around the world who came to Rensselaer to work their magic, creating more than 20 murals throughout the town

The Chicago-style Equity Theater Company, housed in the Theatre at the Center in Munster regularly performs classics by Rodgers & Hammerstein and Andrew Lloyd Webber. You’ll also find numerous community theaters throughout the South Shore with amazing productions all year long. Watch beautiful dance performances by Indiana Ballet Theatre or listen to a concert by the Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra.

For an inspirational stop, wander down the pathways of The Shrine of Christ's Passion or Community Veterans Memorial.