ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen to officially open its doors on November 19 / by ArtHouse Gary

Join fellow members of the Gary community as ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen prepares to celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, November 19 from 4-6 p.m. ArtHouse is a new business entity, located at 411 E. 5th Avenue in Gary that will serve as a multi-dimensional structure and seeks to spark revitalization for the city of Gary.

Supporters of ArtHouse, including investors Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Knight Foundation believe that it will provide a positive reflection on Gary and that it will offer resources for further community and economic development while inspiring more of an appreciation for public art.

ArtHouse has been described as “a unique destination for food, culture and art.” Those who attend the grand opening can expect to experience just that. The grand opening celebration will feature musical performances by G-B'z (God Brothaz) Entertainment and Anointed Voices Choir. They will have an opportunity to meet artists Ripple & Wilson, along with Theaster Gates Jr, who is the Artistic Director on the project. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will also be present.

Food will be available for purchase from several local vendors including Mama Pearls, which is a partner in the project and is housed in the same building as ArtHouse. Silver Box and Cool Runnings food trucks will also sell food, and two local culinary artists will be featuring and providing some of their dessert specialties.

Come see for yourself what all the buzz is about as ArtHouse prepares for its launch into being part of Gary’s revitalization. View the artwork, take a tour, and savor in the flavors that will be onsite. In the meantime, visit for more information.