Arthouse | ZUMBA FITNESS with Niki Woods
Mar
27
to May 1

Arthouse | ZUMBA FITNESS with Niki Woods

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ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

ZUMBA FITNESS, a Latin-inspired dance fitness workout program!

This class is a mix of low-intensity and high-intensity moves for an interval style, calorie burning, dance fitness party. It’s a total workout, combining all elements of fitness – cardio, muscle conditioning, balance, flexibility, boosted energy and more!

Early arrival is suggested!

Classes are each week March 27 - May 1

This event is free, and open to public. RSVP is strongly encouraged!

 

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Niki has been a much sought-after ZUMBA instructor in Northwest Indiana and Chicago since 2011. Her energetic spirit for ZUMBA has inspired over 10 women to become licensed instructors, including her daughter. She has helped others build their businesses in various locations across NWI and Chicago areas.

Niki’s classes at Salem Baptist Church, Chicago drew more than 100+ women where she warms up and cools down with her “dance like no one’s watching” instructions, self-love and hugs. 

Niki is a diehard philanthropic, toting a power-packed schedule where she gifts her time, talent and dollars to the causes that are near to her heart. Her passion for health and fitness has sponsored many events which have funded charities at local and national levels. Niki was 1 of 50 women to receive the 2013 Women of Excellence Award presented by the Chicago Defender newspaper.

Learn more about her at www.nicolewoods.zumba.com.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts and are free/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 + Art Exploration events.

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ArtHouse | Meal Prep Like A Boss with Chef Shay!
Apr
24
6:30 PM18:30

ArtHouse | Meal Prep Like A Boss with Chef Shay!

 ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

MEAL PREP LIKE A BOSS! with Chef Shay!

Learn how to eat clean during the busy work week by meal prepping healthy meals. All participants will be given a complimentary meal plan and tips as takeaways! Chef Shay will demonstrate quick meal preps for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snack options for one day. She will also teach the participants how to package and store items for a week's worth of delicious and healthy meals!

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Early arrival is highly recommended!

RSVP is required and you must bring a ticket: http://chefshaymealprep.eventbrite.com


ABOUT THE CHEF

Chef Shannon "Shay" Smith began NJOY Eats & Prep in 2014 to cultivate a nutritional culinary experience in the lives of her clients. She is an advocate for mental wellness as it relates to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. She believes in living in your JOY, accomplishing your goals and highlighting the beauty and strengths of your personal journey. A lover of great food and fitness, Chef Shay encourages her clients to embrace an active lifestyle of physical fitness to compliment nutritional goals. Being fit can be fun and an amazing journey. Chef Shay is here to support each client through the experience.

Connect with her at www.njoyeatsprep.com and @justnjoy25

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ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: Jewel’s Catch One
Apr
26
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents Food & Film Series: Jewel’s Catch One

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents...

Food & Film Monthly Screening Series: Jewel's Catch One

The Gary International Black Film Festival and Chicago's Black Cinema House come together in partnership with Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY to present LGBTQ Disco Documentary Jewel’s Catch One Screening at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen! Thursday, April 26th 6-8PM join us for critical conversation and culinary adventure as we bring powerful films to the center stage in our monthly film series. Each month come savor provocative independent films paired with complimentary small tastings and refreshments from Arthouse: A Social Kitchen's emerging chefs.

This event is FREE. Doors open at 6PM.

RSVP strongly encouraged to reserve your seat: ArtHouseFoodandFilm.eventbrite.com

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Arthouse Presents Executive Chef Lamar Moore
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Arthouse Presents Executive Chef Lamar Moore

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

EXECUTIVE CHEF LAMAR MOORE

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is proud to announce our new Executive Chef, Lamar Moore! On Saturday, April 14th, 2018 from 6PM to 9PM at the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen located at 411 E. 5th. Avenue in Gary, IN, join us as we welcome our new internationally known Executive Chef and culinary expert, Lamar Moore! The entire community is invited to this FREE event as we introduce him to the City of Gary and surrounding areas. There will be a live DJ, food and a chance to meet the chef himself!

We are anticipating much participation and attendance from the NWI community and Chicago land area, RSVP is required and you must bring a ticket.

Early arrival is highly recommended!


ABOUT THE CHEF

Chef Lamar Moore was born in Chicago, Illinois but his skill in the culinary arts field has taken him to Europe, Greece and throughout the US. With a degree in Culinary Arts from Cordon Bleu in Chicago and 15 plus years in the field, Moore has already established himself as a top chef in the Chicagoland area. Moore has been featured in Zagat.com, Plateonline.com, Food Network and Post-Tribune, just to name a few. 

Chef Moore brings his talents to the ArtHouse as our head chef and culinary expert. We are excited for this new partnership and look forward to the wealth of knowledge Moore will bring to the City of Gary.

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ArtHouse | Utilizing Videos in Modern Marketing with "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions
Apr
12
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | Utilizing Videos in Modern Marketing with "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions

Arthouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Utilizing Videos in Modern Marketing with "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions

Join us Thursday, April 12th from 6-7:30PM at the ArtHouse as Zernul R. Shackelford aka "Z" of Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions, Inc. will be giving a seminar on the importance of video in your marketing and online strategies. You will be introduced to several compelling statistics that support the use of video and be shown how he
himself uses video in his own marketing campaigns.

ABOUT Z

Z has been in the video business for over 20 years and has been officially running his own independent video production company for the last 6 years. Darque Syde of D'Lyte Productions specializes in short marketing content for entrepreneurs and start-ups but has also begun to amass a considerable corporate clientele.

CONNECT WITH HIM AT:

https://www.facebook.com/darquesydeofdlyte/
https://www.facebook.com/ZernulRShackelfordJr
http://www.darquesyde.com

Questions Please Contact:
Scott Williams
219-979-8156
slwassociates96@gmail.com

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ArtHouse Presents... The Set Featuring Kenny Wesley
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

ArtHouse Presents... The Set Featuring Kenny Wesley

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

THE SET FEATURING KENNY WESLEY

Join us for a night of live entertainment and social gathering at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (411 E 5th Ave, Gary, IN 46402), featuring a live music set by songwriter, pianist and vocalist, Kenny Wesley with Guest Host Jamie Steele.

Doors Open at 7:30PM | Showtime 8:00PM.

This is a 21 and over event!

Cover Charge: $8

Early Arrival Highly Suggested


ABOUT KENNY WESLEY

He is a songwriter, pianist, vocalist with a range spanning more than four octaves, and a linguist who speaks five languages. His name is Kenny Wesley. With three acclaimed projects, numerous accolades, collaborations, compilation features, and high-profile performances under his belt, including a win as a finalist (and sole U.S. representative) for the Quincy Jones-curated Montreux Jazz Festival’s Vocal Competition, Kenny has firmly placed his stamp on the burgeoning modern music movement.

His songs, fusing elements of electronic, jazz, funk, classical, folk and gospel, have been prominently featured on radio, film and TV – including the FOX series So You Think You Can Dance.  A welcomed guest to festivals and legendary venues across the globe such as SXSW, The Kennedy Center, Southport Weekender, Jazz Cafe London, Blues Alley, A-Trane, Jazzclub Birdland, Montreux Jazz Festival, Ronnie Scotts, The White House, National Cherry Blossom Festival, Jazz à Vienne, The Blue Note, Bohemian Caverns, and The Apollo Theatre Cafe, he has shared the stage with numerous artists and musicians including Maysa (Incognito), the B52s, Vinx, Rachelle Ferrell, Kurt Elling, Sheila Jordan, Jean-Paul Bourelly, Giacomo Gates, Vikter Duplaix, Leela James, Charnett Moffett, Frédéric Yonnet (Prince, Stevie Wonder), Mino Cinélu (Miles Davis, Weather Report), Federico Peña (Marcus Miller, Meshell Ndegeocello), Stephanie Mills, Regina Belle, Zo!, Carmen Rodgers, Phonte (Little Brother, The Foreign Exchange), Alice Smith, Eric Roberson, Kindred and The Family Soul, N’Dambi and Syleena Johnson. 

REVIEWS/QUOTES

“…the voice of an angel with the skill of Billie Holiday…”
— Mira Sorvino, Academy Award-Winning Actress

“…the most exciting artist since Prince.”
— Natan Press, The Deli

CONNECT WITH HIM AT….

http://www.soulfulnerd.com
http://www.facebook.com/soulfulnerd

https://youtu.be/J6fjIdpkOfA
https://soundcloud.com/kennywesley/sets/soulful-nerd-sampler

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ArtHouse Night Out | Introducing ArtHouse Patio
Apr
5
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse Night Out | Introducing ArtHouse Patio

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

ARTHOUSE NIGHT OUT

Join us Thursday, April 5, from 6-8PM for a delicious medley of conversation, cuisine, and an announcement of our exciting new developments in the Emerson neighborhood. Gather with us as we introduce our new public art project, ArtHouse Patio. The side lot has been renovated into a new outdoor gathering space. Be among the first to see the new art installation and patio design on May 3, 2018 for our Public Opening.

Bites will be prepared by our Executive Chef, Lamar Moore!

Please Note: This event is FREE and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged but is not required.

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Arthouse | Senior Day ft. Live Musical Guest Art Hoyle & Jazz Band!
Apr
4
12:00 PM12:00

Arthouse | Senior Day ft. Live Musical Guest Art Hoyle & Jazz Band!

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Senior Day ft. Art Hoyle & Jazz Band!

Seniors, please join us for an afternoon of live music, fine cuisine and socializing at our official Senior Day event. Enjoy a live musical set by our special guest performer Art Hoyle & Jazz Band followed by a splendid lunch prepared by our Executive Chef, Lamar Moore that will be available for purchase for $8.

The Senior Special includes smothered chicken, mashed potatoes, and candied carrots, followed by a delicious dessert of cheesecake with strawberry sauce. 

RSVP Now: arthouseseniorday.eventbrite.com

Please Note: This event is free and open to all senior citizens of the public. RSVP and early arrival is strongly encouraged.

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Arthouse | Culinary Business Incubator Agile Kitchen Challenge!
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

Arthouse | Culinary Business Incubator Agile Kitchen Challenge!

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

Agile Kitchen Challenge

Join us as our current Culinary Business Incubator (CBI) Training Program students face off in an ultimate food challenge! Two teams will prepare the menu, purchase the ingredients, cook the food and serve to 30 invited guests!

In addition, the ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is extending an opportunity for the public to watch the Agile Kitchen Challenge too! RSVP to reserve your spot today.

Please Note: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP and early arrival is strongly encouraged.

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Arthouse | Your Face Is The Canvas Makeup Demo ft. Asiann Jackson
Mar
29
6:00 PM18:00

Arthouse | Your Face Is The Canvas Makeup Demo ft. Asiann Jackson

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents…

YOUR FACE IS THE CANVAS Makeup Demo ft. Asiann Jackson

In this Secrets to the Glam makeup demo ladies will learn an everyday makeup look that can go from day to evening by simply adding a few beauty secrets by makeup artist Asiann Jackson of Bella Artistry 123.

RSVP and early arrival is highly suggested!

Please Note: This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged.


Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art Exploration events are facilitated by local and regional experts and are free/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 + Art Exploration events.

Have questions about this event? Visit the Arthouse: A Kitchen Social site!

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BUTTERFLY GARDENING WORKSHOP
Mar
27
6:00 PM18:00

BUTTERFLY GARDENING WORKSHOP

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen 

presents 

Carmen McKee and CITY CULTIVATORS 

BUTTERFLY GARDENING WORKSHOP

Learn how to raise monarchs!

This workshop focuses on Butterfly Gardening, Monarch Conservation and the rewarding world of raising Monarch Butterflies at home! Guest presenter: Dolly Foster, Horticulturist

This event is free and open to the public.  RSVP is strongly encouraged! Please register by March 22, 2018 via Eventbrite or Click to RSVP

Seating is limited to 20 individuals. Children ages 10 and older welcome.  

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash

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ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents... Food & Film Series: Women in the Directors Chair
Mar
22
6:00 PM18:00

ArtHouse | GIBFF & BCH Presents... Food & Film Series: Women in the Directors Chair

Celebrate the brilliance of Black women as GIBFF, ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen and Chicago's Black Cinema House bring powerful stories directed by independent women filmmakers to the screen.

Featuring the works of Ireashia Monet (Ebb & Flow, Reimagining Blackness and Ancestry) and Stephanie Jeter (Searching for Isabelle), their dynamic creative talents of provocative visual styles explore a range of ideas. Both filmmakers will be in attendance.

The night's culinary pairing features Chef Lamar J Moore's (Currency Exchange) tribute to women, with recipes inspired by chef Edna Lewis.

This event is FREE. Doors at 6PM. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Post-screening discussion and delightful culinary bites to compliment the film's theme will follow.

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ArtHouse | City of Gary Workforce Development Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Fair
Mar
21
10:00 AM10:00

ArtHouse | City of Gary Workforce Development Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Fair

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen presents...

City of Gary Workforce Development Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Fair

Join the City of Gary and create a driving pathway to success for your future as a CDL driver!

Light refreshments provided. FREE to Attend, RSVP strongly encouraged.

With Experience, No Experience and No Training...Not a Problem

Schneider ~ UPS ~ HMD Trucking ~ CRST and more companies will be present.

RSVP To : Diana Sandlin, Workforce Development Office, City Hall 401 Broadway, Gary IN 

Phone: 219.881.1312

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TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GUMBO SOUP STEW
Mar
6
11:00 AM11:00

TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GUMBO SOUP STEW

What do you get when you talk about great food featured at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen? Great gumbo, chef Tasha has cooked up a rich southern stew with Cajun sausage, chicken, crawfish, topped with accented jasmine rice

Join Chef Tasha Coaxum/ Chef owner Innovative Catering & Sweets

Cup... $3.25
Bowl... $6

The gumbo is a soup-stew characteristic of the Creole cuisine of African elements consisting of spicy Cajun sausage, pulled chicken, wild gulf shrimp, crawfish tails over aromatic rice.

Pre-order Now...if you don't want to wait...
Call me @ (219) 671-9333 

SHOP a delicious GUMBO SOUP STEW from 11am – 3pm (only). FREE coffee with every purchase. PRICE: $$ 

This event is free, and open to public. Click to RSVP strongly encouraged! 

 

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ARTIST TALK @ARTHOUSEGARY WITH GUS POWELL
Feb
23
1:00 PM13:00

ARTIST TALK @ARTHOUSEGARY WITH GUS POWELL

 

ArtHouse would like to have you join us to hear Gus Powell speak about his work and experience photographing Bloomberg Philanthropies' Public Art Challenge from the 4
winning cities, Gary, IN, Spartanburg, South Carolina, Albany, Schenectady & Troy, New York
and Los Angeles, California , which is currently on display here in Gary at ArtHouse.


Gus Powell is an established photographer; his work has been exhibited internationally
including a solo show at The Museum of The City of New York; and group exhibitions at The
Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Fine Arts Houston and FOAM, NL. His photographs
have been published in Aperture, Harpers, Vogue, Wired, Fortune, W, and The New Yorker
magazine.


This is a free event and open to the public. RSVP strongly encouraged.  Click to RSVP.

 

ArtHouse is also looking for a few local students of the arts to display some of their work. Please contact Eva Collins at 219.979.8156. 

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Movie Viewing | GBIFF +BCH NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Movie Viewing | GBIFF +BCH NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY

cINEMA meets cULINARY aRTS meets cONVERSATION

with GBIFF Monthly Film Series

 

NURSE.FIGHTER.BOY 

An urban love story about the soul of a mother, the heart of a fighter, and the faith of a child.  Join us for this Black History Month screening.  

 

ADMISSION : FREE RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. Scrreening feature post screening discussion and delightful culinary bites to compliment the film's theme. Click to RSVP.

Each month come savor provacative independent films paired with the culinary genius of Chef Lamar J. Moore. 

 

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.

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BEYOND THE GLASS! PART FOUR
Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

BEYOND THE GLASS! PART FOUR

Beyond the Glass is a God-breathed idea? I spent many years being a wife & mom. I gave so much to my family that I sacrificed my own desires and aspirations. With my daughter off to college I spent much of my time asking God to give me something of substance, something I could grow and that would bless others.
 

One day I woke up and it came to me...paint bottles!, and although it may have sound a little strange, It was different and I did exactly that!! Yes, there were challenges and lessons learned along the way but when Gods got a plan and you are willing, all things are possible. The mission of Beyond the Glass is to give people a moment of Freedom to express art from deep within and create lasting memories.

In this presentation, guest will learn how to clean labels from wine bottles and decorate for an artistic masterpiece in their home or office.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged.

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.

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GAME NIGHT @ ArtHouse  | FAMILY EDITION
Feb
17
6:00 PM18:00

GAME NIGHT @ ArtHouse | FAMILY EDITION

Game Night is an event where adults and kids, young and old come together to play clean and fun games. 

From board games to life sized games enjoy time with your community of friends.  Bring your family to enjoy in the fun! 

We have life-sized games like Jenga, Connect 4, Dominoes, and Playing Cards. 

This event is free, and open to public.  Click to RSVP,  STRONGLY encouraged! 

 

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Gary Food Council - Monthly Meeting February 2018
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Gary Food Council - Monthly Meeting February 2018

the Gary community now has a local food policy council. Formation efforts started in the spring of 2017 and the group now meets on a regular monthly basis. The Gary Food Council’s mission is to deliver sustainable solutions and opportunities for healthy, local food access within our Gary neighborhoods. The goal is to have city government and local businesses and community residents work together to achieve success in meeting a variety of an ever growing list of goals.

The Gary Food Council is addressing representation of all sectors of the food system to accomplish their mission. The food system should include, but is not limited to, the following food components:

  1. Growing

  2. Harvesting

  3. Processing

  4. Packaging

  5. Transporting

  6. Marketing

  7. Consuming

  8. Disposing

We would like to invite you to join in the movement by representing one or more of the above segments at the food council meetings. Remember, at minimum, we are all food consumers and the meetings are open to the public, so your voice is needed.

Please consider joining us. Feel free to call me for more information about how you could be involved.

Janet M. Reed

County Extension Director/Community Development Educator

Purdue Extension - Lake County

2293 N Main Street

Crown Point, IN  46307

www.purdue.edu/extension/lake

 

Phone:  219-755-3240

Fax:  219-755-3251

reedjm@purdue.edu

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ArtHouse: Yoga with Cassandra Powell
Feb
15
to Mar 22

ArtHouse: Yoga with Cassandra Powell

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BEGINNERS YOGA CLASS 

This beginner’s yoga series introduces the fundamentals of yoga, meditation, and breathwork. In this Hatha Yoga-based class we will practice poses (asanas) and stretches, in combination with breathwork and meditation in order to develop flexibility, tools for stress and anxiety reduction, better health, and relaxation. These classes will help to bring balance, strength, and calmness to you, the practitioner. This class is great for Beginners to Levels 1 and 2 yoga practitioners.

 Please Note: Yoga mats and/or Yoga blocks will NOT be provided.

Classes are each week February 15 - March 22

This event is free, and open to public. CLICK TO RSVP, strongly encouraged!

HELPFUL TIPS, STUDIO ETIQUETTE & GUIDELINES

  • GET THERE EARLY: Arrive at least ten minutes before your yoga class to get a spot where you feel most comfortable.
  • WHAT TO WEAR: Wear clothing that is both comfortable and made from breathable fabric (like cotton, bamboo or jersey).
  • WHAT TO BRING: Please bring your own yoga mat and an optional 1-2 blocks if possible. There will NOT be any mats provided.
  • AFTER YOU ARRIVE: Take off your shoes and socks in the room. 
  • COMMUNICATE: Before class starts, introduce yourself to the instructor. Tell the instructor whether you have any injuries, especially a recent one, so he or she can give you modifications.
  • BREATHE: It's common for new students to hold their breath during yoga poses they find challenging. Breathing deeply can help you relax. In the beginning, don't worry about matching the instructor's breathing instructions exactly; just don't hold your breath.
  • DON'T LEAVE IN THE MIDDLE OF CORPSE POSE: Most yoga classes end with Corpse pose, also called Sav asana (pronounced sha-VASS-ahnah). With this pose, you lie flat on your back, close your eyes, and relax. You never want to walk out of a class when they are in Corpse pose. If you must leave, do it before.
  • NAMASTE: Don't be scared off when your instructor bows her head as if in prayer, clasps her hands together in front of her heart and says, "Namaste" (pronounced nah-mas-TAY). You'll notice the class says it back as well. This Sanskrit word means "I honor you" and is normally said at the end of class.

 

ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Cassandra has been a practitioner of yoga for more than 20 years. Her yoga teacher training is in Samapatti Yoga, a form of Hatha Yoga which is a practice that seeks to make yoga accessible to Every Body. She believes that in yoga’s 8-fold path, there is something for Every Body – regardless of frame, size, weight, medical conditions, gender, life experiences and circumstances, or any of the other ways that we perceive ourselves to be different. From meditation to asanas (body work) to pranayama (breathing), and all other areas that yoga entails on the 8-fold path, she believes that Every Body can benefit from some element of yoga practice.

In addition to studying Samapatti Yoga, Cassandra also studies and practices Hatha, Iyengar, and Kundalini Yoga. When not practicing yoga, Cassandra is a Linguistics & Communications Professor.

 

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.

 

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BEYOND THE GLASS! PART THREE
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

BEYOND THE GLASS! PART THREE

Beyond the Glass is a God-breathed idea? I spent many years being a wife & mom. I gave so much to my family that I sacrificed my own desires and aspirations. With my daughter off to college I spent much of my time asking God to give me something of substance, something I could grow and that would bless others.
 

One day I woke up and it came to me...paint bottles!, and although it may have sound a little strange, It was different and I did exactly that!! Yes, there were challenges and lessons learned along the way but when Gods got a plan and you are willing, all things are possible. The mission of Beyond the Glass is to give people a moment of Freedom to express art from deep within and create lasting memories.

In this presentation, guest will learn how to clean labels from wine bottles and decorate for an artistic masterpiece in their home or office.

This event is FREE, and open to the public.  This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.

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TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GRILLED SALMON
Feb
13
12:30 PM12:30

TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GRILLED SALMON

  • Chef Lamar Moore/ Executive Chef of Art House Social Kitchen & Currency Exchange Café

  • Grilled Wild Skuna Bay Salmon/yukon potato risotto/ sweet corn relish $5

SHOP 12:30pm – 3pm (only). Price $ ($5.00 per order) This event is free to enter building, and open to public and your RSVP on Eventbrite is only for entering the building.

Chef Lamar has maintained a progressive culinary career with more than 15 years of experience from sports stadiums to restaurants and now hotels. As the Executive Chef of Hotel Chicago – a 354-room property that is a part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, Chef Lamar is responsible for providing our guests with an extraordinary culinary experience. In addition to the menu development for in room dining, including the creation of the Bar and Executive Lounge Menu, Chef Lamar coordinates the culinary experiences for various banquet events including weddings, parties, and corporate events.

Chef Lamar is a qualified Professional Chef, holding a degree in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago. He has traveled the world to Europe, Greece, and throughout the United States extending his knowledge and expertise of international cuisine by visiting local markets and restaurants.

Chef Lamar has extensive expertise creating dishes in a variety of cuisines ranging from Latin American to Peruvian as well as American and French fine dining. He takes pride in the relationships he has developed over the years and always does business with local farmers who produce the freshest ingredients.

As a member of the American Culinary Federation, Chef Lamar has connected with other professional Chefs as well as mentored aspiring Chefs. As the Keynote Speaker at the National Restaurant Association Show, Chef Lamar provided over 1000 future Chefs with insight, guidance and direction.

Chef Lamar has also been featured in many media outlets including Zagat News Weekly, PlateOnline.com, and the Chicago Tribune, just to name a few.

Giving back to the community is important to Chef Lamar. He has graciously accepted the role of mentor and leader for ProStart and volunteers to share his culinary experience with local Chicago Public School students by conducting demonstrations and workshops.

Chef Lamar Moore’s advice to aspiring Chefs: Remember that hard work coupled with sacrifice equals success, and leadership is not a position or title, it is an action and example

 

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CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS (CBI3) - WINTER 2018
Feb
3
to Mar 10

CULINARY BUSINESS INCUBATOR WORKSHOPS (CBI3) - WINTER 2018

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Every Saturday from February 3 to March 10, 2018

Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

These workshops are designed for a range of participants - from the novice culinary entrepreneur to the burgeoning and/or home-based business owner with the desire to grow their culinary concepts into viable and profitable businesses within the city of Gary and throughout NWI. Workshops are designed to help participants understand the various relational aspects of business partnerships, customer relationships, and financials and budgeting.

There may also be opportunities to experiment with your business concept via a Pop Up Cafe and to pitch your business to investors.

Saturday February 3, 2018 CBI Workshop: Business Model Canvas

Saturday February 10, 2018 CBI Workshop: The Customer ***CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER***

Saturday, February 17, 2018 CBI Workshop: Building Blocks to Grow Your Business

Saturday, February 24, 2018 CBI Workshop: Your Specific Business – Initial Business via Pop-Up Café

Saturday, March 3, 2018 CBI Workshop: Beyond the Pop-up Café - Pitching Your Business

Saturday, March 10, 2018 CBI Workshop: ServSafe

This is a FREE learning and networking opportunity for burgeoning and/or home-based culinary entrepreneurs!

To apply, please complete an application. Please click here CBI3 Application

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DIY Videography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting
Feb
1
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Videography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting

DIY Videography for your business – Every entrepreneur needs video to market and promote their business, however, videographers are very expensive. This class teaches you how to capture and edit great pictures of your products and team with your smartphone, tablet, or a simple camera.

Ken Patrick is a graphic designer, photographer and videographer who has a talent for producing great content with little to no budget. He is the ultimate media “Do It Yourself” guru.

This event is free, and open to public.  Click to RSVP, strongly encouraged!

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.


Photo by Sadman Sakib on Unsplash

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MAMA CAN YOU COOK THIS? LOW-CARB LASAGNA
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

MAMA CAN YOU COOK THIS? LOW-CARB LASAGNA

SHOW ME HOW YOU COOK THIS? LOW CARB LASAGNA

As a mother of 4 and the eldest sibling of 6, Mrs. D has over 40 years of cooking experience. Through her years in the kitchen, she has learned how to balance life, career and family in order to prepare quick, easy and tasty meals that anyone can follow.

As your Kitchen Stylist, she will Demonstrate, Ignite, and Direct you to cooking successful meals with just 5 Easy Steps. So easy, you’ll no longer have to call upon mom to ask: "Mama How You Cook This?".

In this workshop, you will be taught 101 how to prepare a low-carb lasagna. This 60-min demo is made for on-the-go singles, budget-conscience families, entrepreneur to corporate millennials, newlyweds, and curious individuals. Through the D.I.D. (Direct. Ignite. Demonstrate.) System, you will be provided 5 Easy Steps to cooking any homemade meal that you will be proud to share with family and friends.

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LEARNING VALUES:

  • Home Kitchen Safety
  • Kitchen Utilities Recognition
  • Essential Cooking Terminology
  • Foundational Ingredients
  • Time Management
  • Grocery Shopping Guidance
  • Basic-Advanced Cooking Skills

Check her out Ms. D on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mamahowyoucookthis/

 

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events

 

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TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | SMOKEY GRILLED CHICKEN
Jan
30
11:00 AM11:00

TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | SMOKEY GRILLED CHICKEN

Sybil Peeple of Sybilicous Cupcake Café will feature one of their catering menu item favorite.  The smokey grilled chicken sandwich with a honey mustard coleslaw on top of a toasted sourdough bread.  Come spend your lunch hour with Sybil and ArtHouse!  

SHOP a delicious sandwich from 11am – 3pm (only). FREE coffee with every purchase. PRICE: $$ 

This event is free, and open to public. Click to RSVP strongly encouraged! 

 

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BLACK ROSE PASTRIES | Cooking with Blaque Part 2
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

BLACK ROSE PASTRIES | Cooking with Blaque Part 2

Maurice “Blaque” Shelton, originally from Chicago turned Gary, IN resident, is award winning Sugar Artist, Instructor and the Owner of Black Rose Pastries, LLC. Since 2007, he has been trail blazing across the world  delighting the palates of thousands, with his “SImply Delicious Incredible Edibles!” . He has been featured on WGN 9, ABC 7 Chicago, Miami New TImes Newspaper and various others articles and publications.

He is best known in the Industry for his incredible eye for detail and cross between realistic/naturalistic sugar showpieces. Most recently he is taking the world by storm with his Artisan Cupcakes! Sign up today as he reveals some of the industry secrets, tips & tricks! 

Follow more of his journey online at facebook.com/BlackRosePastries

This event is free, and open to public. Click to RSVP, strongly encouraged!


Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.

Photo by Erol Ahmed on Unsplash

 

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DIY Photography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting
Jan
25
6:00 PM18:00

DIY Photography | Featuring Ken Patrick Barry with Barry Townsel Consulting

DIY Photography for your business – Every entrepreneur needs photographs to market and promote their business, however, photographers are very expensive. This class teaches you how to capture and edit great pictures of your products and team with your smartphone, tablet, or a simple camera.

Ken Patrick Barry  is a graphic designer, photographer and videographer who has a talent for producing great content with little to no budget. He is the ultimate media “Do It Yourself” guru.

This event is free, and open to public.  Click to RSVP, strongly encouraged!

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.


Photo by Sadman Sakib on Unsplash

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TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GUMBO
Jan
23
11:00 AM11:00

TAKE-A-WAY 2SdAY | GUMBO

NNOVATIVE CATERING & SWEETS is an all occasion catering company that offers some of their food @ the Market City location.  ICS created a special gumbo for ArtHouse available to purchase from 11am – 3pm (only). Free lemonade with every purchase.

For more about catering services online at Facebook.com/innovativecateringandsweets

THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED!

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE. 

Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.

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GAME NIGHT @ ArtHouse (Adults 18+)
Jan
20
6:00 PM18:00

GAME NIGHT @ ArtHouse (Adults 18+)


GAME NIGHT (Adults 18+) is an event where adults, young and old come together to play clean and fun games. 

From board games to life sized games enjoy time with your community of friends.  Invite your BFFs and it’s a great date night!  Please bring games to share. Snacks provided.

We have life-sized games like Jenga, Connect 4, Dominoes, and Playing Cards. 

This event is free, and open to public.  Click to RSVP, strongly encouraged! 

 

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BLACK ROSE PASTRIES | Cooking with Blaque Part 1
Jan
18
6:00 PM18:00

BLACK ROSE PASTRIES | Cooking with Blaque Part 1

Maurice “Blaque” Shelton, originally from Chicago turned Gary, IN resident, is award winning Sugar Artist, Instructor and the Owner of Black Rose Pastries, LLC. Since 2007, he has been trail blazing across the world  delighting the palates of thousands, with his “SImply Delicious Incredible Edibles!” . He has been featured on WGN 9, ABC 7 Chicago, Miami New TImes Newspaper and various others articles and publications.

He is best known in the Industry for his incredible eye for detail and cross between realistic/naturalistic sugar showpieces. Most recently he is taking the world by storm with his Artisan Cupcakes! Sign up today as he reveals some of the industry secrets, tips & tricks! 

Follow more of his journey online at facebook.com/BlackRosePastries

This event is free, and open to public. Click to RSVP, strongly encouraged!


Special free events are hosted weekly at ArtHouse to compliment the business and training activity in the facility. Culinary + Art 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 + Art Exploration events.

Photo by Matthew Huang on Unsplash

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PUBLIC ART CHALLENGE | PUBLIC VIEWING
Jan
16
to Feb 16

PUBLIC ART CHALLENGE | PUBLIC VIEWING

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In October 2014, Bloomberg Philanthropies invited mayors to collaborate with artists and arts organizations to develop innovative projects that engage residents and attract visitors. 237 cities submitted proposals, affirming the many ways in which the arts can celebrate, address, and advance critical urban issues. In March 2015, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced 12 finalist cities that presented innovative ideas and were poised to make significant local impact. These proposals covered a range of areas such as revitalization of decayed downtown areas, underutilized waterfronts, and vacant neighborhoods. They also addressed other social issues including civil rights, neighborhood safety, environmental sustainability, and promoting city identity.

In June 2015, the Public Art Challenge selected four winning teams to receive $1 million each over the next two years: Gary, IN; Los Angeles, CA; Spartanburg, SC; and a collaborative team from Albany, Schenectady and Troy, NY.

Visit arthouse to view photos of each of the four winning teams.  This is a self-guided walk inside the building during daily business hours from 11am - 3pm, Monday through Friday. The viewing is approximately 15 minutes to view all four team pictures. 

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FLAVOR! MUSHROOMS | COOKING WITH CHEF RAZ
Dec
20
6:00 PM18:00

FLAVOR! MUSHROOMS | COOKING WITH CHEF RAZ

Flavor! is a cooking demonstration class offered in varying sessions. Participants can attend all sessions to get the full palate experience or register for the Flavor! of their choice. Chef Raz will lead participants on focused exploration of essential ingredients cooks regularly use in recipes. Each session is divided into two portions: sampling and exploring the ingredient and incorporating it into a dish. Participants will learn a new approach to looking at flavor components and different ways flavor is part of commercial success of food.  The goal is to discover what makes food taste good and what makes food taste great! 

 The Flavor! for this week is MUSHROOMS.

The Talk:  Mushrooms and caps. White mushrooms. Brown Mushrooms.

Workshop: A closer look at taste with Mushroom Soup and Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy.

This event is FREE, and open to the public. RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED!

YOU MUST BE 21 AND OLDER TO ATTEND AND PARTICIPATE.

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