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ArtHouse | WE ARE HERE Patio Festival!

You’re Invited! Join us at ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen for the unveiling of our latest art installation, ArtHouse Patio. Thursday, May 3, 2018, starting at 9:30 AM to 7:30 PM. Bring in Spring with the WE ARE HERE ArtHouse Patio Festival, celebrating this new outdoor addition to the NWI and Gary community.

Located at 411 E. 5th Ave Gary, IN 46402, ArtHouse patio festival offers a full day of fun for families, kids, seniors, teens and young adults. Schedule of events is packed with performances and activities throughout the entire day and evening. There’s something special for absolutely everyone!

These events are FREE and open to the public. Complimentary bites and food for purchase will be available throughout the day by our ArtHouse Culinary Business Incubator (CBI) students, emerging chefs, and culinary experts!

RSVP is required for entry to ArtHouse Patio Festival and can be used for admission to any/all events throughout the day.

Please Note: A digital or printed ticket must be presented for entry for all attendees.



9:30 AM | Electrifying Marching Band Show 

10:00 - 10:30 AM | Opening Ceremony 

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM | Project Onward Art Exhibit Walking Tour w/ FREE Continental Breakfast 

12:00 - 1:00 PM | Boogie Down Blues Show

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM | The Smokehouse Picnic

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM | Buy Now. Buy Local. CBI Farmer’s Market

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM | Jazz On The Patio 

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | Life-Size Game Play

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM | The Grill Pit Feast 

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM | The Amazing After School Project

5:30 PM - 6:15 PM | Gospel Set

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM | R&B Soul Sessions ft. Jamel Lewis Music



ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen is a unique destination for food, culture, and art in Gary, Indiana. ArtHouse provides access to a commercial training kitchen for local residents and emerging businesses, culinary business incubation (CBI) and operation space, a pop-up café shaped by CBI participants, community dinners in Gary homes and the café, and gallery/exhibition space. ArtHouse is focused on creating a space that positively reflects the City of Gary and provides a platform for economic and artistic activity in the downtown area. The site will evolve continuously through the work of partner organizations and creative individuals. It is a dynamic destination for food, culture, and art lovers to meet, gather and learn. 

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. Join us!

For more information on this event contact ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen staff at or visit