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We are keeping a close watch on developements with news of COVID-19. In order to protect our Art Barn Community we have made the decision to close our doors and suspend programs March 16 through at least April 14. We will continue to update you as the situation develops.

If you have any questions or concerns please call 219-462-9009 and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You can also email us at info@artbarnschool.org. Check our facebook and website for updates. Be well! 

If you have any questions or concerns please call us at (219) 462-9009 or email us at info@artbarnschool.org. Please check our facebook and website for updates. 

Please help us make up for this disastrous drop in income.

Our work continues under this uncertain time so we can develop new ways to deliver relevant programs while we are all confined at home. Stay tuned for programs coming online soon!

Please support Art Barn with a gift in any amount today. Your donation will help sustain us through this unprecedented time so we will be here for you when life returns to normal.

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

Angela Grothaus, Treasurer

Denise Kirkland, Secretary

Charles Kirkland 

Sharon Angelina

Sue Arnold

Angela Grothaus

Sandy Appleby

James May

Joe Merrion

Lisa Slauson

Dina Heijselaar

Briana Petty Olivares 

Executive Director

Amy Davis Navardauskas