Weekend Update: Bing Davis Exhibit and Winter Workshop, Walking Sticks

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Do not miss the last weekend to enjoy the Haan Mansion Museum of Art’s latest exhibit: On the Shoulders of Ancestors: the Art Of Willis Bing Davis. Willis “Bing” Davis grew up in a neighborhood where there was a sense of community, where everyone knew who you were, and where great role models made a positive impact on the lives of its residents. While embracing his African-American heritage and culture, Davis creates thought provoking artwork that interweaves native patterns and fabrics and gives a new voice to found objects. Ceramic Ancestral Spirit Vases, masks, paintings and many other ceramic pieces showcase the talent and versatility of this prolific artist. Through his art, he inspires the viewer to explore their human potential and greatness.

IMG_4227Enjoy a hike through Prophetstown State Park during their Winter Workshop, Walking Sticks on Saturday, March 18. A walking stick can aid you in hiking because it takes pressure off your knees and back, and it can help you keep balance on uneven ground.  Walking sticks can be works of art too. The state park will have different methods of design for all ages (only older participants will be allowed to carve with a knife.)

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com

Weekend Events: 1st Indiana Flag Reception & Art on the Wabash

1st Indiana Flag

1st Indiana Flag

Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Happy Birthday Indiana! Coming this Friday, September 23, the Art Museum of Greater Lafayette will be exhibiting the 1st Indiana flag. In conjunction with the state’s 200th birthday, the Indiana Historical Bureau has agreed to lend the flag to the museum in recognition of it being part of ArtSmart: Indiana for thirty years, a program that brings art and history to Hoosier classrooms and communities. The museum will celebrate with a free public reception at 6:30-8:30 on September 23 as well as with the opening of another exhibit, Indiana Artists: Bicentennial Members Exhibition in the East and McDonald galleries. Please note the Indiana Flag will be on display from September 23 – November 13.

Spend your Sunday afternoon relaxing and enjoying local art at Art on the Wabash on September 25.  This annual local juried artist fair features artists from a 15 county area offering pottery, glass, paintings, carvings, jewelry and more. Located on the banks of the Wabash River, guests enjoy a very nice, scenic landscape for this outdoor show.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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Weekend Update: Summer Potters Market & Haan Mansion Tours

Arts Galore! Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Celebrate art while browsing and shopping at the Summer Potters Market on Saturday, August 20 at the YWCA. Explore handmade pottery by local clay artists. Art pieces include functional, sculptural, traditional, contemporary, stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, and more! Have fun!

Haan Mansion

Haan Mansion

Art and history come alive this weekend during the Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Tours on August 20 and 21. The Haan Museum is housed in an impressive Classical Revival mansion that served as the Connecticut Building at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, with many hand carved components taken from a 1760 mansion from Norwich, CT. The Museum features massive museum-quality American antiques and an exceptional collection of paintings by important Indiana artists, including some of the finest works by TC Steele and other Hoosier Group members. Important items from the Fair include three Weller vases ranging from 53″ to 81″, the largest of which won the Gold Medal for the Arts at the Fair. Limited tour size allows guests to visit each room and hear about the mansion and its contents.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

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Be Creative this National Girlfriend’s Day

Inspired Fire Girlfriend Fun!

Inspired Fire Girlfriend Fun!

It’s National Girlfriend’s Day! Want to explore your creativity and find the artist within but don’t know where to start?  Grab a group of girlfriends and visit us!  In two cities that are home to painters, sculptors, glass artisans, thespians, dancers, photographers and so much more, Lafayette-West Lafayette has a diverse and thriving arts community. It’s the perfect spot for you and your friends to steal away on your own private exploration into unlocking your talents.

Throw Pottery at Lala Gallery: Lala Gallery & Studio offers a variety of classes for all ages and skill levels.  Sign-up for one of their classes or create a custom class of your own.  Have you ever wanted to try throwing on the wheel or just wanted to goof around with clay? You and your friends can take a private hand-building or wheel throwing class!

Blowing Glass at Inspired Fire: New to glass working and interested in playing with fire? Sharon offers a beginner’s studio class about once a month to eight lucky people.  Not interested in getting too close to the fire?  Sharon offers group demonstrations as well.  The idea is to create a dynamic environment where creativity and talent form new ideas, and where art and glass meet to form a special bond.

All Fired Up

All Fired Up

Ceramics at All Fired Up: Pick it. Paint it. Fire it. All Fired Up! is a paint-your-own pottery studio located on Wabash Landing in West Lafayette. They’ll provide all the materials, ideas and a lot of encouragement.  You and your girlfriends bring the fun. They’ll fire your creation and ship it to you.

2D, 3D classes, and many more at Greater Lafayette Museum of Art: Let the artist within you flourish. Develop an entirely new understanding of art by fully immersing yourself in an artistic learning experience at the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art. The Lafayette Art Museum has classes for all skill and experience levels, from the absolute beginner to the experienced artist.  If you want to create 2d or 3d art, you’ll find a class that fits your interest, along with a host of other artistic opportunities, ranging from pottery to photography classes and many more.

Painting with a Twist: Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with their experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind painting and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Book a private party and choose from over 5,000 paintings.

Painting with a Twist

Painting with a Twist

Why not finish your journey by sketching on the pedestrian bridge overlooking the Wabash River?  There’s something for the artist in all of us in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

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Lafayette-West Lafayette Weekend Update: Gallery Walk & Bar-B-Q, Bluegrass, & Blueberry Wine

Artists' Own

Artists’ Own

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Kick off the weekend with the first Gallery Walk of the season on Friday, May 20. In historic downtown Lafayette, the local arts community collaborates with downtown businesses to highlight the arts and culture in the region. A Friday evening may be filled with a night out for dinner at your favorite restaurant, a leisurely stroll from one Gallery Walk location to the next, where artwork, music, and occasional complimentary beverages or hors d’oeuvres may be sampled.

Please join everyone for an exhibition reception for the following galleries at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation as part of the Downtown Gallery Walk: Conversations with Place: Lisa Wicka, mixed media, Flight of Fibre: FibR, fiber media and Transparent World: by Rebecca Brody, paintings.

Wildcat Creek Winery

Wildcat Creek Winery

On Saturday, May 21, make a trip to Wildcat Creek Winery for Bar-B-Q, Bluegrass, & Blueberry Wine. Celebrate the release of their newest wine, Bicentennial Blueberry. Enjoy Bar-B-Q from D&R and music from noon to 6 pm. Join everyone in this Bicentennial celebration of our Hoosier State!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Tour Haan Mansion & Wolf Park Howl Night

Ada Shulz Washday at Haan Mansion

Ada Shulz Washday at Haan Mansion

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

On March 19 and 20 tour Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art! The Haan Museum is housed in an impressive Classical Revival mansion that served as the Connecticut Building at the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair, with many hand carved components taken from a 1760 mansion from Norwich, CT. The Museum features massive museum-quality American antiques and an exceptional collection of paintings by important Indiana artists, including some of the finest works by TC Steele and other Hoosier Group members. Important items from the Fair include three Weller vases ranging from 53″ to 81″, the largest of which won the Gold Medal for the Arts at the Fair.

On Saturday evening, visit Wolf Park, and see the animals in a whole new light during “Howl Nights”. As the night falls and the air cools, the wolves get frisky. Guests will have an opportunity to hear a more in-depth discussion of the wolf’s “trademark” behavior — the howl. They will have front row seats to a sing-along as Wolf Park’s expert wolf handlers enter the enclosure and interact with the main pack of wolves. Guests will be encouraged several times during the performance to howl, and will be able to see and hear the wolves return the call.

Kanti Running on the Pond

Kanti Running on the Pond

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Maple Sugaring at Prophetstown & Purdue Gallery Exhibit

460309092Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

Free event! Join the fun from noon to 4pm on March 12 and 13 at the Native American village at Prophetstown State Park for the third annual Maple Sugaring Demonstration. Visitors will see, smell, and taste history during this event.  Woodland Indian Educational Program presenters, Jessica and Mark Eaton, will demonstrate historic Native American-style maple sugaring techniques using clay vessels, hot stone boiling, and evaporation in metal kettles.  Help stir the sap, tend the fire, taste the treats, and more.

It’s a weekend of free events! Head to downtown Lafayette, and check out the new exhibition “On or About: Rockwell Kent” at the Fountain Gallery. Featuring a highlight of the Purdue Galleries collection, “Generator of Jobs,” a painting by American artist Rockwell Kent, this exhibit positions the work as a source of inspiration/discussion along side the works of local, regional, and national contemporary artists. The Fountain Gallery is open noon to 7pm on Friday and Saturday.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Heywood Banks & TAF Exhibition Reception

TAF Exhibition: Young Dove by Venita Henderson

TAF Exhibition: Young Dove by Venita Henderson

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

On Friday, January 15 join everyone for an exhibition reception at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation for the following galleries: Primary Colors: Fresh Out of the Box: Jasper County Art League, various media,  Art by VK Henderson: Venita Henderson, paintings and An Intersection of Wood, Stain, and Color: Daryl Smith, wood media.  Enjoy these photos as a sneak peak of the exhibit!

Full of Air from the Jasper County Art League.

Full of Air from the Jasper County Art League.

First Wheels from the Jasper County Art League.

First Wheels from the Jasper County Art League.

Contemporary in Red, Black, and Blue from Daryl Smith

Contemporary in Red, Black, and Blue from Daryl Smith

He’s back!! Heywood Banks Live at the Long Center on January 16! ​You’ve heard him on the Bob & Tom Show…Now here’s your chance to see him live at the Long Center for the Performing Arts! Heywood Banks is simply one-of-a-kind, almost impossible to describe, with a style his very own. Equal parts genius and buffoon, this songwriter-comic-singer-poet-musician has become a cult hero and a pop icon, with a show that appeals to college students, stoners, businessmen, yuppies, rednecks, punks, kids or your grandmother. Heywood intersperses his humorous observations of life with twisted, inventive, bizarre songs, sung and played in a variety of styles, from folk, to country to rock to pop, and way beyond.Come laugh until it hurts.  Wacky Heywood costumes welcomed!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: The Fabulous Motown Revue & Summer Potters Market

Fabulous Motown Revue

The Fabulous Motown Revue

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

It’s Motown Time in West Lafayette! This Friday, August 14, head to the Tippecanoe County Amphitheater for the 2015 Summer Concert Series – Show #2 “The Fabulous Motown Revue”. The Fabulous Motown Revue perform with special guests Martha Reeves and the Vandellas.  The night is sure to have you dancing and singing the night away! Please note food vendors will start serving at 5pm and the show starts at 7pm.

On Saturday, August 15 shop for the perfect one of a kind gift at the Summer Potters Market at the YWCA created by the Greater Lafayette Clay Guild potters. Enjoy shopping a wide range of handmade pottery – you’ll see varied and exciting clay works by Clay Guild potters: functional, sculptural, traditional, contemporary, stoneware, porcelain, earthenware, raku, and more. There’s something for every budget and some of the potters are having special sales! Also, be sure to visit the hospitality booth and sign up to win one of the many prizes (handmade pottery, of course)! Drawings will be happening throughout the sale. You do not need to be present to win. This annual Potters Market highlights the work of two nonprofit community organizations: the Greater Lafayette Clay Guild and the YWCA of Greater Lafayette. Each year, the Clay Guild potters make & donate 800-1000 bowls for YWCA’s Clay Bowl Giving Project, which benefits the YW’s Domestic Violence Intervention & Prevention Program.

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.

Weekend Update: Gallery Walk & Dancing and Cruising in the Streets

Weekend Update! Looking for a fun Indiana weekend getaway? Or do you live in this area and are looking for entertainment close by? Check out the endless possibilities for fun events happening this upcoming weekend in or near Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana.

1June 26 - July 31 Gallery Walk FrontEnjoy a Gallery Walk; in historic downtown Lafayette, the local arts community collaborates with downtown businesses to highlight the arts and culture in the region. This Friday, July 17, head downtown for a night out for dinner at your favorite restaurant, a leisurely stroll from one Gallery Walk location to the next, where artwork, music, and occasional complimentary beverages or hors d’oeuvres may be sampled.

Artists Own Exhibit - In her element

Artists Own Exhibit – In her element

The Gallery Walk includes an exhibition reception for the following galleries at the Tippecanoe Arts Federation: Smoke and Mirrors: Ceramics, Wabash Valley Potters Passions & Pursuits Continued: Various Media, Athens of Indiana Clear to Partly Cloudy: Pastel, Sonya Thomas. In addition, Artists’ Own is also hosting an opening night reception for the following exhibit: In Her Element, Sara Vanderkleed and Guest Artist, Heidi Harner.

Cruise In!

Cruise In!

The fun doesn’t end on Friday! On Saturday, July 18, put on your dancing shoes for the annual Dancing and Cruising in the Streets!  This event has it all; two stages of continuous live music, the annual Classic Car Cruise and a fun and entertaining KidZone for the little ones. Come downtown Lafayette and dance the night away!

For more information about these events and other special “happenings” in Lafayette-West Lafayette, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com.