What is ArtHouse?


A unique destination for food, culture, and art.

ArtHouse creates a space that will positively reflect the City of Gary and provide a platform for the activation of economic and artistic activity in the downtown area. Check out Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for more information.



ArtHouse will "open" in various stages. There will be small receptions and grand launches related to culinary training and business incubation, public art engagements, and community meals all while the facility undergoes enhancements and improvements.


The reimagined space at 411 E 5th Avenue/ArtHouse will provide access to a commercial training kitchen for local residents and emerging businesses, culinary business incubation (CBI) and operation space, a pop up café shaped by CBI participants, community dinners in Gary homes and the café, and gallery/exhibition space. Mama Pearl’s will continue to operate from this location.


Photos from ArtHouse Dinner + Dialogue event.




ArtHouse is supported by Bloomberg Philanthropies through its Public Art Challenge initiative.