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COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS

Partners in Delivering Arts in the Community

OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES

IN DUNES NATIONAL PARK

INDIANA ARTS
COMMISSION

PINES VILLAGE

SHIRLEY HEINZ
LAND TRUST

HUMANE IN

VALPO PARKS

LAPORTE COUNTY
LIBRARY

INDIANA AUDUBON

OTHER PARTNERS

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OPPORTUNITY ENTERPRISES

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We partner with Opportunity Enterprises (OE), well established in the community for serving adults with disabilities. The program provides weekly art classes at Art Barn which rotate on a quarterly basis, serving a different group of 10 adults each rotation (up to 40 adults a year). A culminating exhibition of student work is held annually during developmental disabilities awareness month in March.

Inquiries about participating in this program can be directed to Payton Summers / Social Services Specialist at Opportunity Enterprises 
Payton.summers@oppent.org

219.464.9621 (x261)

Art in the Park
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IN DUNES NATIONAL PARK

IN DUNES NATIONAL PARK
Art in the Park

 

Second Saturdays 2023 - MAY, JUN, AUG, OCT & NOV

2:00-4:00pm 

$15 per session 

The "Art in the Park" series of events is hosted by the Indiana Dunes National Park in partnership with the Art Barn School of Art. Classes are open to beginners, and accessible to those with physical limitations and each session features a different theme related to the National Park or dunes. 

 

Art Barn instructor Dori Huber will guide students through the process of painting a scene inspired by the dunes. By coming together our organizations are collectively able to accomplish a common goal of reaching more individuals through cultural programming that links art and nature together.

Ages 18+

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INDIANA ARTS COMMISSION

Indiana Arts Commission
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INDIANA ARTS COMMISSION
FY24-25 Arts Organization Support

Activities are made possible in part by the South Shore Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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CREATIVE AGING PROGRAMS

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ART EDUCATION FOR AGES 65+
In Partnership with Pines Village &
Opportunity Enterprises

Art Within Reach: Draw & Paint for 65+

Wednesdays, 10:30am - 12:00pm

April 3-24 & May 1-22, 2024

4-week session

Ages: 65+

Art Barn School of Art, in cooperation with Pines Village Retirement Communities and Opportunity Enterprises, will begin weekly art classes focused on drawing and watercolor skills for older adults of all levels.

 

This class is open to Community Members 65 and over, who will be in a combined group with residents of Pines Village/Meridian Woods and adult learners with disabilities through Opportunity Enterprises.

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SHIRLEY HEINZE LAND TRUST

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SHIRLEY HEINZE LAND TRUST 
Nature in the Arts

Check back for 2024 dates TBA

10:00-1:00pm 

Free / 1-day event

Shirley Heinze Land Trust is offering several “Nature in the Arts” programs at their various nature preserves. Art Barn will lead free walk-up art projects inspired by the flora and fauna found at the preserve. We anticipate reaching several hundred people at these events

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HUMANE INDIANA WILDLIFE

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HUMANE INDIANA WILDLIFE

Humane Indiana, which rehabilitates wildlife and provides advocacy programs, offers live animal models during selected events and we offer art activities at 2 of their major public events during the year.

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VALPO PARKS

Valpo Parks
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VALPO PARKS DEPARTMENT

Youth Sketch & Paint - Fall

Thursdays, October 3 - 24 from 5-6:30 pm at the Banta Center Activity Room. 605 Beech Street.

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LA PORTE COUNTY LIBRARY

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LA PORTE COUNTY LIBRARY

Create a Canvas of Stars: Art Barn Painting Workshop

Friday, June 7, 2024 from 5:30pm - 7:00pm at the La Porte County Main Library, 904 Indiana Ave, La Porte, IN.

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INDIANA AUDUBON

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INDIANA AUDUBON

Guided Bird Hike at the Art Barn

Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm

We'll explore the trails on the property, looking for birds and learning about the history of the habitat. Then we'll do a bird craft that's easy for everyone!

Free Bird Themed Drop-in Crafting at the Art Barn

Saturday, May 18, 2024 from 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Admission is free for ages 5 and up with a parent, no registration required.

Thank You

We are grateful for our  many partners who help us deliver programming and reach a broader and diversified audience.

Additional Partnerships
In-kind Media: Town Planner, WIMS & WHFB radio; Michiana PBS WNIT
Tourist and Business: IN Dunes Tourism and South Shore Visitors Authority as well as the Duneland and Valpo Chambers of Commerce.
Artist Groups: Duneland Plein Air Painters, Duneland Photography Club and the Duneland Weavers Guild.
Volunteer: Rebuilding Together Duneland and United Way Day of Caring providing 240 volunteer hours with a fair market value of $2900.

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