What's Happening at Art Barn



Sat., June 5, 2021

6:00 to 8:00pm CDT
Awards presentation // 7:00pm

Help us kick-off our year-long celebration of our founder’s 100th birthday!

Art Barn School of Art // 695 N 400 E // Valparaiso, IN

We are proud to continue the longstanding tradition of our late founder Jan Sullivan. We dedicate this year’s exhibition and celebration in honor of her 100th birthday. In June we are kicking off a year-long tribute to Jan Sullivan and her contribution to the arts in the region. The purpose of the exhibition is to promote the creation and recognition of original quality 2-dimensional works of art, as well as ceramic arts. Juror Randall Roberts of the Midwest Museum of American Art selected 90 pieces for inclusion in this salon-style exhibition from 198 submissions from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. During the reception Art Barn will present artists with over $3,000 in merit and purchase awards. 


Thanks to our Sponsors:

Konrady Plastics
Sue & Andy Arnold
Alice Moss

Bulk Equipment, Inc. 

All proceeds generated from this exhibition support Art Barn School of Art educational programs and exhibitions. 



Sat & Sun September 18 & 19
11am - 5pm

Admission/Gate Fee: Free


Immerse yourself in all things creative. Roll up your sleeves or just relax and watch. Live music, food, painting, weavers, clay, kids activities, adult mini classes, fun for all ages.

Art Blitz helps the Art Barn highlight its educational art offerings with participatory activities, an outdoor exhibition of regional art, and collaborations with other arts organizations. The festival is designed to encourage visitors and residents of all ages to actively engage in and view various art activities.  The Art Barn offers a beautiful natural setting ideal for outdoor Plein Air painting, and a variety of creative activities.  An engaging schedule of demonstrations and hands-on art activities for children and adults will include live music, food, plus an exhibition of visiting artists from the region.

Activity tickets are available for purchase at entrance 
Parking free



Summer 2021

Paint Schedule TBA

A paint-out reminder, with directions, will be emailed early each week.  All paint-outs start at 8:30 am.  

​​Participants are encouraged to post “pop-up” paint outs on our facebook page to let others know they can join you to make up for inclement weather on our painting days.


Hosted by Tim Rounds.

Register online to perform in our next event! Join us for a night of music, drama and laughter! Performers pay $2 and audience pays $4 at the door. 

You can also tune in to watch live performances from home by tuning into our Facebook LIVE stream.



Events will resume at a future date TBA