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This year your annual fund support will go a long way to help us protect one of our most valued assets – our century-old barn. We were recently awarded a generous grant from the Porter County Community Foundation to go toward replacing our deteriorating roof. The grant brings us a third of the way towards our goal, but we need your help to bridge the gap. 

A new roof will allow us to continue to offer arts programs in a warm welcoming and safe environment for many years to come.  Bring in the jingles and buy some shingles!

The Holiday Gift Gallery will be running till January 9, 2020. Tuesday-Friday from 10am-4pm, extended hours on Saturday from 10am-5pm between November 23 and December 21 and will continue back to regular Saturday hours, 10-2pm December 28. This curated exhibit features small works including drawings, prints, paintings, jewelry and much much more! perfect gifts for loved ones.

Holiday Ornament Party

Choose either Saturday, Dec 14 or Sunday, Dec 15 from 2-5pm. $35 per child, attending adult free, supplies included. Geared for ages 5 and older, kids and their participating grownup will make up to 7 different handcrafted ornamnets using paint, garlands, yarn, buttons, beads, glitter and much much more! Cookies, punch, hot cocoa and holiday music will help keep spirits bright. Sign up below! 

Our Mission

To provide quality art education programs for all ages in a supportive, creative environment in order to enrich the quality of life in the region.  

Our Vision

To be a recognized forum for the arts in a collaborative, community-based setting which provides an idyllic and supportive place for exploration, growth, inspiration, and development of artistic endeavors.

Who We Are

School, Gallery, Venue, Farm

The Art Barn has something for everyone. We offer year round classes and workshops for all ages, including open studio time. Each season brings new events, from the spring Juried Exhibition and Children’s Exhibit, to the autumn Art Blitz. Our main classroom and gallery comfortably seats 50 or more and is a perfect venue for small weddings and intimate parties.

The Art Barn School of Art was founded in the 1970’s by the much loved artist and teacher Janet Sullivan (1920-2016). Located on 69 acres of beautiful pastoral farmland in Jackson Township, the school is a century old renovated barn, and the farmhouse is artist residence. We are also home to chickens and other livestock, including our sweet mini horse, Bunny.

As we move into 2019, we continue to enrich our community with excellence in art education. Click here to stay up to date.

Come explore, create, relax, and let yourself wander in mind and body.

Board of Directors

Julia Holmaas, President

John Bernbom, Vice President

Charles Kirkland, Treasurer

Sandy Appleby, Secretary

Sharon Angelina

Sue Arnold

Angela Grothaus

Denise Kirkland

James May

Joe Merrion

Lisa Slauson

Executive Director

Amy Davis Navardauskas