ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen Cookbook
Apr
21
May 30

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen Cookbook

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We are seeking local residents in Gary/Northwest Indiana to contribute to our inagural ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen Cookbook.  We are seeking original short stories, poems, photographs, artwork, and other journalistic pieces about Gary/NWI food and culture.

To submit your idea for review, please email to arthousecookbook@gmail.com

Deadline to submit: May 30, 2017 by 4pm CT.

For more details, please call ArtHouse at 219.979.8156

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen | OPEN HOUSE
Jun
15
4:00 pm16:00

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen | OPEN HOUSE

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Even if you’ve seen ArtHouse, you’ve never seen it look like this. The interior of ArtHouse has been transformed and we can’t wait to share and celebrate with you.

Thursday, June 15 for an afternoon of fresh sights, sounds, and tastes.

SIGHTS | Preview the completely remodeled interior, new art wall, and beautifully designed enhancements
SOUNDS | Live musical performances by ArchDuke, 1 Love Band and DJ
TASTES | Enjoy complimentary appetizers, desserts and, refreshments

Celebration will feature graduates from ArtHouse’s first culinary business incubator series. Stick around to meet the local talent collaborating on weekly arts + culture programs and opportunities for food entrepreneurs.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Tickets available May 30th

EVENT PROGRAM          4pm-6pm

NETWORK | MUSIC        6pm-8pm


Small Business Coaching
May
1
6:30 pm18:30

Small Business Coaching

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SMALL BUSINESS COACHING Join Accion and Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center (ISBDC) in the first small business coaching event in Gary.  You will have the opportunity to sit down one-one-one with industry experts in a variety of fields, including Accounting, Financing, Legal, Permitting/Licensing, Social Media, Branding/Marketing, and Real Estate.  After your coaching sessions, there will be ample time for networking with our experts and with your fellow entrepreneurs. 

This event is perfect for entrepreneures at every stage and in eveyr industry of business.  Don't miss the opportunity to take your business to the next level!

Dinner and drinks will be provided.

 

Register for FREE:   Accion Chicago

 

HOMETOWN HEROS: 18TH STREET BREWERY
Mar
30
7:00 pm19:00

HOMETOWN HEROS: 18TH STREET BREWERY

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HOMETOWN HEROS: 18th STREET BREWERY is hosted by Joey Potts and Chef Andrew Derig with two locations in Northwest Indiana (Gary Miller and Hammond Downtown). 18th Street Brewery was founded as a home brewery by Drew Fox in 2010. The beers range from saisons to double india pale ales to double milk stouts to sour and brett beers from our sour project called The Sour Note Brewing.  Learners will use a few beers from 18th Street Brewery to teach the basics of tasting beer and how attendees can pair beer with food. Chef Andrew will provide a demo in artistic plating.  You must be 21 and over to attend the event.  You must be born on or before March 30, 1996.  You will need to provide an ID with your date of birth upon entry. 

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen HOMETOWN HEROS is a series of culinary exploration programs hosted by native Gary residents and current business owners. 

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is required.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

HOMETOWN HEROS: BIG BEN'S BODACIOUS BAKED GOODS
Mar
28
6:00 pm18:00

HOMETOWN HEROS: BIG BEN'S BODACIOUS BAKED GOODS

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HOMETOWN HEROS: BIG BEN’S BODACIOUS BAKED GOODS is hosted by 12-year old Ben Watkins.  Ben’s is youth entrepreneur with his family’s restaurant Big Ben’s Bodacious Barbeque & Deli in the Gary Miller neighborhood.  Attendees will learn how Ben started his business and the benefits and effects of entrepreneurship from a kid’s perspective.  A cooking demo of Ben’s signature cooking, oatmeal chocolate chip raisinet cookies with caramel icing. 

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen HOMETOWN HEROS is a series of culinary exploration programs hosted by native Gary residents and current business owners. 

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP  is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

BRICK + MORTAR: Food Business
Mar
21
6:00 pm18:00

BRICK + MORTAR: Food Business

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BRICK+MORTAR: Food Business is hosted by Beverly J. Miller of Prime Real Estate. Beverly, is a Gary native and brings with her an understanding of the NWI real estate market. In this session, participants will explore details and procedures on commercial buying including costs, rental, land contracts, and more.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

HOMETOWN HEROS: J'S BREAKFAST CLUB RESTAURANT
Mar
14
6:00 pm18:00

HOMETOWN HEROS: J'S BREAKFAST CLUB RESTAURANT

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HOMETOWN HEROS: J’S BREAKFAST CLUB is hosted by the Gary native, Joslyn RW Kelly.  Joselyn has story of triumph and turning dreams into reality about J’s Breakfast Club restaurant.  Through storytelling, Joslyn will provide a cooking demo of one of J’s special menu items, providing learners with tips on creating authenticity in your flavors and atmosphere. 

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen HOMETOWN HEROS is a series of culinary exploration programs hosted by native Gary residents and current business owners. 

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

HOMEWTOWN HEROS: Batter & Berries
Mar
8
6:00 pm18:00

HOMEWTOWN HEROS: Batter & Berries

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HOMETOWN HEROS: Batter & Berries Restaurant is hosted by Craig Richardson, Owner.  A native of Gary, Craig will share with culinary artist key tools in their restaurant start up.  Learners will explore cost factors for products, menu selections, and look at critical marketing resources to help make your business successful. 

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen HOMETOWN HEROS is a series of culinary exploration programs hosted by native Gary residents and current business owners. 

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events

HOMETOWN HEROS: BIG DADDY'S BBQ RESTAURANT
Mar
7
6:00 pm18:00

HOMETOWN HEROS: BIG DADDY'S BBQ RESTAURANT

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HOMETOWN HEROS: BIG DADDY’S BBQ RESTAURANT is hosted by the Gary native,  who has proudly lived in every Gary neighborhood, Gordon Biffle Jr., owner.  Gordon will demo to learners how to trim, season, and grill a rib tip, from start to finish.  Participants will get first-hand knowledge of owning a restaurant in Gary, and will explore key topics in branding, customer service, consistency, and quality. 

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen HOMETOWN HEROS is a series of culinary exploration programs hosted by native Gary residents and current business owners. 

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

LEGAL INGREDIENTS: What every new business owner should know
Feb
28
6:00 pm18:00

LEGAL INGREDIENTS: What every new business owner should know

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THE LEGAL INGREDIENTS: What new business owners should know is hosted by John Campbell ESQ., Board Director for SPACE Fund NFP and principal of the law firm Schenk Annes Tepper Campbell Ltd.  Learners will explore key strategies for engaging and employing an attorney in their food business.  In this workshop, learners will review contractual relationships for business owners, common liability/assets protection, and ways to protect intellectual property. 

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

FOOD TRUCKS: Startup 101
Feb
21
6:00 pm18:00

FOOD TRUCKS: Startup 101

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FOOD TRUCK: Startup 101 is hosted by Cool Runnings Jamaican Restaurant/Food Truck.  Owner, Jermaine Miller will facilitate a first-hand learning experience of buying, operating and maintaining food truck operations. Learners will get tips on how to find and book events for your food truck.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

CATERING 101
Feb
16
6:00 pm18:00

CATERING 101

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CATERING 101 is hosted by Mecca Perry, professional cook and event logistics expert.  Mecca will explore the critical aspects of management involved in running a catering business, basic food safety practices, party planning, cooking for a crowd, planning meals, dealing with customers, understanding how to price your services, and moving the food safely from one location to another.  If you thrive on cooking for your friends, wanting to host dinner parties, and feeling like you have more party food ideas that you can execute in your home, join this session with ArtHouse and Mecca Perry.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP:  J-Rock's Gourmet Vegan Popcorn
Feb
4
10:00 am10:00

YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP: J-Rock's Gourmet Vegan Popcorn

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YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP: J-ROCK’S Pop Gourmet Vegan Popcorn is hosted by 12-year-old Jayden Hammond.  Inspired by his desire to live a healthy lifestyle, a life-long love of homemade popcorn, and a passion for social entrepreneurship, he founded his popcorn business.  Attendees will learn about the pros, cons, and benefits of youth entrepreneurship and participate in mini-cooking demo to create your own popcorn flavor. 

This event is strongly encouraged for youth and their parent/guardian to attend.  Attendees 17 and younger must have their parent/guardian permission.  Permission forms will be available on-site, day of event, ONLY.  Each youth and their parent/guardian must show picture ID to participate on-site, day of event, ONLY. NO EXCEPTIONS.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

FILM + ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Jan
30
6:00 pm18:00

FILM + ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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The film GENERATION STARTUP takes us to the front lines of entrepreneurship in America, capturing the struggles and triumphs of six recent college graduates who put everything on the line to build startups in Detroit. Shot over 17 months, it’s an honest, in-the-trenches look at what it takes to launch a startup. Directed by Academy Award winner Cynthia Wade and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Miller Houser, the film celebrates risk-taking, urban revitalization, and diversity while delivering a vital call-to-action—with entrepreneurship at a record low, the country’s economic future is at stake.  This films is co-hosted by Urban Entrepreneurs.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Food + Justice
Jan
19
6:00 pm18:00

Food + Justice

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FOOD + JUSTICE session hosted by Arleen Peterson, ArtHouse staffer. Before joining ArtHouse, Ms. Peterson previously led the Food Bank of NWI and currently is a founding board member of the NWI Food Council.  Peterson is an Alumnae of the Aspen Institute Roundtable of Community Change for Racial Equity.  In this workshop, learners will gain an understanding of structural racism and its policies/practices.  We’ll discuss institutional practices in racism and how they have impacted food deserts and food oasis.  This interactive session will examine the impacts of structural racism in the learner’s life and the community.  Due to the sensitive nature of this topic, learners should be open-minded regarding unpacking their own racial bias.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Entrepreneurship 101: How to Start a Food Business
Jan
10
6:00 pm18:00

Entrepreneurship 101: How to Start a Food Business

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Entrepreneurship 101: How to Start a Food Business is session hosted by Niquelle Allen Winfrey, Corporation Counsel for the City of Gary, Indiana, is an attorney, mediator, and entrepreneur. Before joining the City of Gary’s executive leadership team, Mrs. Winfrey was an attorney in the private sector at the law firms of Ice Miller, LLP, and Fleming Stage, LLC; as well as In-house Counsel at Eli Lilly and Company.  In this workshop, learners will explore key elements of being an entrepreneur and will discuss key legal elements in starting your food business.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Food Event Planning 101
Dec
19
6:00 pm18:00

Food Event Planning 101

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Food Event Planning 101 is a session hosted by Alicia August-Wright founder of A'Vent's By August is an Event Designer + Creative Catalyst. In the workshop, participants will explore the different elements of event planning and how it relates to their food business.  There's no better way than an event to strengthen your brand, your business relationships and reach your ideal client. Learners will create memorable experiences that increase and solidify your brand.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Alicia August-Wright is a certified wedding and event designer with over 10 years of experience planning, programming and creating events for clients of all sizes. Alicia is a proven professional with over 10 years of experience in planning events and project management. As the principal + event designer of {ABA}, she brings her personable approach to detail, innovative and artistic ideas, love of making others happy, and pure enjoyment for planning to every event she plans.

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

LUNCH + LIT (Literature): Cookbook Share
Dec
17
11:30 am11:30

LUNCH + LIT (Literature): Cookbook Share

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Lunch + LIT (Literature): Cookbook Share is session facilitate by ArtHouse staff.  This event includes a light lunch and indulging into the delightful literature featured in cookbooks.  Participants should bring 2 to 3 cookbooks to share with the attendees, and share the essence of literature through storytelling about the book, it’s recipes, authors, and share memories of their own cooking journeys.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Shared Kitchen + Facilities Tour
Dec
16
10:00 am10:00

Shared Kitchen + Facilities Tour

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THE CULINARY PROGRAM at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. ArtHouse can accommodate a wide range of interests and experiences in the fully-equipped, 2200 square foot, shared use, commercial grade kitchen and adjoining food demonstration station, training rooms, and event and dining spaces and gallery.

Tours of our shared kitchen space are held every Monday, excluding holidays.  

RSVP is encouraged.

To learn more about our programs, visit our website.

Food Media + Pop Up Dining
Dec
15
6:00 pm18:00

Food Media + Pop Up Dining

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Food Media + Pop Up Dining is a workshop facilitated by Fresh Pressed Chicago. In this workshop, learners will explore the basic understanding of a concept/pop-up event & how-to effectively create one as a sales/marketing strategy to build awareness for your business. We'll talk about using creativity to create an event with limited resources, easy ways to use social media to get the word out about your brand and product, and how collaborating with other entrepreneurs and creatives can help grow your business and win recognition from your desired customer/audience.

Fresh Pressed Chicago is a good news + storytelling social where locals gather to share a potluck-style brunch and engage in affirming conversation that uplifts the positive perspective missing in traditional news stories about the city of Chicago.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Holiday Cookie Swap
Dec
10
10:00 am10:00

Holiday Cookie Swap

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Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

 

Holiday Cookie Swap. A culinary event hosted by ArtHouse.  A cookie swap is a gathering where cookie swap-page takes place. It's kind of like a potluck but multiplied by cookies.  You show up with batches of your favorite recipe (extra points if it's been passed down for many moons by many grandmas) and trade away. Sadly, you don't inhale them all right there. You nibble on a few and bring home the rest to share with loved ones. There will be games and prizes. Everyone will go home with an assortment of cookies and a thank you gift.

Here are the ArtHouse Cookie Swap Rules:

1.    Please bring 4 dozen of one type of cookie 1 dozen for sampling (display for best presentation contest) and 3 dozen in large container).

2.    Everyone come dressed in HOLIDAY colors!  REDS, GREENS, GOLDS, SILVER – Casual Wear

3.    Everyone send your cookie recipe (with a picture) if you can by December 6th by 3pm.  (Email recipe to arthousegary@arthousegary.com) .  This will ensure the cookie selection is varied.  The sooner you get your recipe the quicker you get to claim your selection.

4.    There will be a contest for best tasting cookie and best cookie presentation.  (Don’t you want to be the inaugural winner of this cookie swap.  You get bragging rights for next year.)

5.    This is a family friendly event. 

6.    All cookies must be homemade by you.  Here are some great examples:

·       Strawberry Drop Cookies

·       Prizelle Drop Cookies

·       Chocolate Candy Cane Cookies

·       Michele’s Pecan Bars

·       Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt Cookies

7.    Everyone is required to have fun and sample the goodies.  (Cookie Monster doesn’t get to have all the fun and cookies…come join us!)

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Developing Retail Partnerships + Purpose-Driven Businesses
Dec
6
6:00 pm18:00

Developing Retail Partnerships + Purpose-Driven Businesses

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Developing Retail Partnership + Purpose-Driven Businesses is a workshop facilitated by Justice of the Pies. In this workshop, learners will explore areas of the food industry that are most compatible with your product, learn about potential food partners, and measure cost/benefits of food partnerships.  Learners will review tips about businesses, and brands with a real and genuine purpose that are primed to deliver success.

Justice of the Pies is a bakery that specializes in sweet and savory pies, quiches and tarts.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Food Preservation + Canning
Nov
30
3:00 pm15:00

Food Preservation + Canning

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Food Preservation + Canning is a hands-on workshop facilitated by local Gary resident Annette Calhoun. In this workshop, learners will explore methods of safe food preservation, canning basics, and how to create and maintain a canning system in your home.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

Food Photography + Social Media
Nov
29
6:00 pm18:00

Food Photography + Social Media

Special free food events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts, and are free and open to the public. Events are appropriate for novice to expert: growers, food hobbyists, enthusiasts, culinary entrepreneurs, butchers, caterers, bakers, food vendors, chefs and restaurateurs. No experience is necessary to participate in Culinary Exploration events.

Food Photography + Social Media is a workshop facilitated by Always Hungry Chi. In this workshop, learners will explore the art of food photography and how tasty photos can support a restaurant's brand through social media sharing and promotion.

This workshop is FREE, but space is limited. RSVP is encouraged.

GRAND OPENING
Nov
19
4:00 pm16:00

GRAND OPENING

Join us for the grand opening celebration of ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, Gary’s newest destination for food, culture, art, meeting, and learning.

Enjoy complimentary confections from local culinary artists, a free hot apple cider station, musical entertainment, marshmallow roasting around communal fire pits, and the official unveiling of our public art installation. Guests will also have the opportunity to purchase delicious delectables from local food trucks. 

Tours of the shared commercial kitchen space offered, as well as information and applications to Gary residents interested in the Culinary Business Incubator and food programming.

The evening’s ceremonies will include remarks from Theaster Gates, Artistic Director of ArtHouse, and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

This event is FREE, and open to the public.

RSVP Here

HOME GROWN MEALS 3 // COOKOUT + CINEMA
Aug
26
6:00 pm18:00

HOME GROWN MEALS 3 // COOKOUT + CINEMA

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents,

Home Grown Meals // Cookout + Cinema

Friday, August 26, 2016 // 6:30-8:30pm
ArtHouse parking lot
ArtHouse, 411 E 5th Ave. Gary, IN 46402

Before summer slips away, the parking lot of ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen will be transformed for a classic backyard cookout. Kickback with neighbors, meet new faces and welcome the artists creating ArtHouse’s public art installations. Starting at sunset, film footage will be projected onto the exterior of this soon-to-be reimagined building.

We supply the food and the film. You bring the friends and the fun. This event is FREE, open to the public, and outdoors.

RSVP by August 23 at our Eventbrite:
http://arthousegary.com/events

ABOUT HOME GROWN MEALS:

Home Grown Meals is an ArtHouse event series that gathers Gary residents and other invited guests to share a meal and explore issues of civic import to place, community and home. 
 
For more information about ArtHouse or this event please contact ArtHouse Project Manager, Michele L. Larimer.

All Home Grown Meals events are photographed.

ABOUT ARTHOUSE:

ArtHouse is a platform for the activation of economic and artistic activity in the downtown area of the city of Gary, Indiana. Visit arthousegary.com for additional information.

Marilyn's Bakery Pie Benefit
Mar
2
Mar 4

Marilyn's Bakery Pie Benefit

ArtHouse is honored to be one of the organizations selected for Marilyn’s Bakery’s pie benefit! Marilyn’s Bakery is celebrating their 30th year as a family-owned business, and will kick off their anniversary with their pie benefit. Check out the bakery, buy some of their homemade, locally-grown, farm-fresh treats, and support some fantastic community organizations in Indiana!

To learn more about Marilyn's Bakery, visit their website.

Home Grown Meals 2 // Memory Lane
Dec
9
5:00 pm17:00

Home Grown Meals 2 // Memory Lane

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents,

Home Grown Meals // Memory Lane

Wednesday December 9, 2015 // 5-7pm
LiveArts Studio
4760 Broadway Ave. Gary, IN 46408

MEMORY LANE EDITION OF HOME GROWN MEALS

Your favorite aunt. A room you feel safe in. A treasured family recipe. We all form bonds to people, places and things. We cherish a particular friend. Delight in visiting a certain place or celebrating a ritual. Appreciate an object or heirloom regardless of its perceived value to others.

Lets explore the lure and magic of our memories.

Gather around the table for ArtHouse’s second installment of Home Grown Meals. Invited guests are asked to share an anecdote about a memorable moment or a prized object.

Successful public spaces are connected, communal and dynamic. How can ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen become a special place for Gary residents to make memories and start new community traditions?

Dinner will be accompanied by performances from Performance Duo: In the Spirit and a special "Memory Lane" open mic.

For more details or to sign up to participate in the “Memory Lane” open mic please write to arthousegary@gmail.com.

ABOUT HOME GROWN MEALS:

Home Grown Meals is an event series that gathers Gary residents and other invited guests to share a meal and explore issues of civic import to place, community and home. 

For more information and to RSVP please email arthousegary@gmail.com or call Lauren Snelling at (773) 834-8862. Please note that this invitation is non-transferable as space is limited. Registration will be capped at the first 30 Gary residents who RSVP. All Home Grown Meals will be photographed and video recorded.

ABOUT ARTHOUSE:

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is a platform for the activation of economic and artistic activity in the downtown area of the city of Gary, Indiana. Visit arthousegary.com for additional information.

Home Grown Meals 1 // Reputation and Response
Oct
15
5:00 pm17:00

Home Grown Meals 1 // Reputation and Response

  • Gary, IN USA

Home Grown Meals is an event series that brings together Gary residents and invited guests to explore civic issues central to place, community, and home over a shared meal.

Our first Home Grown Meal, focused on the theme of Reputation and Response, took place on October 15th at 5pm at the Preston Residence. Residents from Gary and Englewood came together to discuss their neighborhoods' reputations, economic opportunities, and cultural spirit, as well as any artists or individuals they would like to see at ArtHouse.

Check our project blog for more information about this first Home Grown Meal!

Dinner + Dialogue
Jun
1
5:00 pm17:00

Dinner + Dialogue

  • Mama Pearl's

Dinner + Dialogue was the inaugural event for ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, gathering established stakeholders at the building site to discuss the project's mission and future.

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and ArtHouse Artistic Director Theaster Gates addressed the audience, calling for ambitious plans and thoughtful collaboration.