ArtHouse | YOGA
Jun
21
Jul 26

ArtHouse | YOGA

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ArtHouse | Yoga taught by Kelsey Turner who obtained her 200 Hour certification in vinyasa yoga from CorePower Yoga in 2016. She teaches with specific attention to alignment, adjustments, and modifications to make yoga accessible, safe, and fun for practitioners at all levels. Kelsey aims to create a positive, judgment-free environment for every class she teaches. When she’s not teaching or practicing yoga, she is studying for her PhD in anthropology or trying out new recipes. A 60-minute power beginner yoga class – practitioners will learn the building blocks that make up a well-rounded yoga sequence including: integration breathing techniques, Sun A, Sun B, core strengthening, twisting, balancing, spine strengthening, and surrender.  All participants must sign a waiver for each class.  Waivers will be available when you register and at the door.

CLASSES ARE ONE HOUR ONLY.  CLASSES ARE EVERY WEDNESDAY for 5 weeks. 

YOGA I Wednesdays 2pm-3pm

Dates: June 21, June 28 (No Class July 5), July 12, July 19 and July 26

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

 

YOGA II Wednesdays 7pm-8pm

Dates: June 21, June 28 (No Class July 5), July 12, July 19 and July 26

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

 

 

HELPFUL HINTS!

·         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).

·         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.

HUICHOL ART | LiveArts Studio
Jul
11
6:00 pm18:00

HUICHOL ART | LiveArts Studio

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HUICHOL ART | LiveArts Studio

Dr. Desire'e Simpson is artist, designer and educator. She is founder and executive director of LiveArts Studio, a nonprofit, community-based art program located in Gary, IN.  Here experience as an artist is vast.  Dr. Simpson has over 20 years of teaching experience levels k-16 and is a licensed art educator in Indiana and Illinois.  

Participants will learn the history, and process of year painting.  Each learner will have an opportunity to create a work of art during this engaging workshop. 

This event is FREE, and open to the public. Limited availability.

RSVP STRONGLY ENCOURAGED! Click to RSVP.

ServSafe Food Handler Training
Jul
14
Sep 8

ServSafe Food Handler Training

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen will facilitate ServSafe Food Handler training for those requiring Food Handler certification.  Training is scheduled by this RSVP.  Trainings are scheduled every other Friday beginning July 14, 2017 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm.  The last class is scheduled Friday, September 8, 2017.

The ServSafe Food Handler Program is a complete solution that delivers consistent food safety training assessments for employees.  

The cost is $12.50 per person and includes materials, instruction, and examination.  This is a FREE RSVP for the event.  All participants will pay at door. 

Space is limited.  RSVP is required. CLICK TO RSVP.

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.

Meet-Up Gary with NWI Food Council
Jul
18
5:00 pm17:00

Meet-Up Gary with NWI Food Council

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

Passionate about food and the food industry? Want to get connected with our growing Northwest Indiana food system? Come meet the NWI Food Council team and others with related interests as we continue our new series of casual meet-ups.

For those of you that were at FED: Food Expo & Discussion in March, we've listened to your requests for more events and opportunities to network. Here's your chance to continue the conversations you started there and start new ones. We look forward to seeing you again! For those of you new to the NWI Food Council, come out to a meet-up and introduce yourself!

These meet-ups are an informal opportunity to relax and talk to others interested in eating local, supporting local food businesses and farms, and advocating for our local food systems. This event will be family-friendly, and admission is free.

Members of the NWI Food Council board will also be on hand both evenings to answer questions about upcoming events, the goals of the Council, and opportunities to get involved.

 

This event is FREE, but space is limited.  RSVP is required. CLICK TO RSVP.

 

KITCHEN POETS: Baking with Nikki Patin
Jul
18
6:00 pm18:00

KITCHEN POETS: Baking with Nikki Patin

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

KITCHEN POETS: Baking with Nikki Patin will focus on the art of making the perfect scone, as well as the parallels between poetry and baking. Nikki will guide participants in how to make the perfect fruit and nut scone, from beginning to end. She’ll also discuss how baking and writing poetry use some of the same techniques: the right mix of ingredients (words), heat (inspiration) and time (rhyme/rhythm). The attendees will learn, as they bake their scones, that recipes, like poems, can forever be perfected and refined and are never really finished, but merely abandoned in favor of new explorations. The goal is for everyone to walk away with warm scones in their bellies and a poem in their hearts.

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

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.

KAY'S KINDA CAKES: CAKE DECORATING 101
Jul
25
6:00 pm18:00

KAY'S KINDA CAKES: CAKE DECORATING 101

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

KAY’S KINDA CAKES: CAKE DECORATING 101

Kristen Brooks is a self-taught chef and pastry maker, who has been cooking since the age of 4 years old, assisting her grandmothers in the kitchen.  Kirsten is the owner of Kay’s Kinda Cakes and is currently working toward opening her own café Spring 2018.  Participants will learn decorating and creating chocolate covered strawberries, cake pops, pretzels, and cookies for treat boxes.  This yummy session is one you don’t want to miss.

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

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.


COFFEE HOUSE LIVE with Kyla Franklin
Jun
23
6:30 pm18:30

COFFEE HOUSE LIVE with Kyla Franklin

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

Coffee House Live is an empowering and inspiring forum for women, 18 years or older to be encouraged through a powerful word of faith and then open forum dialogue that enables women to support one another, love one another and ignite each other to leave a better, more purposeful, destiny fulfilled life where barriers and obstacles are destroyed and power is infused within your spirit to believe in yourself. Our motto is “I am my sister’s keeper.”

DUE TO ADULT CONVERSATION YOU MUST BE 18 AND OVER TO ATTEND!

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

Eat Yourself FIT: Meal prep like a BOSS
Jun
22
6:00 pm18:00

Eat Yourself FIT: Meal prep like a BOSS

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

Eat Yourself FIT: Meal prep like a BOSS

Participants will 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. Chef Shay will go over a quick breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for one day. Participants will learn how to package and store items. BE A BOSS!!! Learn from ENJOY Eats and Prep

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

Filmaking with Mobile Phones
Jun
20
6:00 pm18:00

Filmaking with Mobile Phones

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

FILMAKING WITH MOBILE PHONES: Jarret Ward 32, founder and CEO of The Corner Company parent company of TCCMark, an advertising production company specializing in video productions and print.  I am also a father, educator at Theodore Roosevelt High for Algebra, community activist, son, iPhone filmmaker. Participants will learn how to produce a quality advertisement with their mobile iPhone to find a sustainable solution to cities population problem.

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

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

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen | OPEN HOUSE

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

ArtHouse Open House is just two weeks away!

Even if you’ve seen ArtHouse, you’ve never seen it look like this. The interior of ArtHouse has been transformed and we are thrilled to share and celebrate with you.

Join us on Thursday, June 15 for an evening 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-KD
TASTES | Enjoy complimentary appetizers, desserts and refreshments

Celebration will feature participants 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.

4:30-6pm for remarks and program
6-8pm for networking and entertainment

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is strongly encouraged.  Guests who RSVP will receive a free ArtHouse gift at Open House. Limited quantities available. 

The summer at ArtHouse will be filled with opportunities for City of Gary residents, artists, entrepreneurs, and organizations. We thank you all for your continued support of ArtHouse and for the generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

-ArtHouse Team

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

Small Business Coaching
May
1
6:30 pm18:30

Small Business Coaching

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

 

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen Cookbook
Apr
21
May 30

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen Cookbook

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

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

HOMETOWN HEROS: 18TH STREET BREWERY

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen

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

  • 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.

 

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.