Agrisculpture, a public art project was undertaken in the spring of 2015 and debuted in late July is 2015. Employing old farm implements from rural Indiana, whimsical and nostalgic works of folk art were fashioned by three sculptors commissioned to create their works for placement in the Farmers Market on Washington and 8th Streets. The site specific work was made possible by a private and public partnership.
A major exhibition of public sculpture, Sculpfusion brings works of 3D art into Michigan City's Uptown Arts District and its environs.
Begun in 2013 more than 10 works grace the area with bright colors and ingenious form. A self- directed audio tour can be found by going to"Otocast which is available through cellphone application offerings. It is free of charge.
Charles R. Westcott Park
Charles R. Westcott Park is a three- acre plot of land that, in recent years, was an unused parcel. Though a number of sponsors, it was elevated to a higher use as a public park featuring lovely benches and gardens, a sculpture, a permanent display to exhibit children’s art and a unique decorative and functional ceramic wall, the tiles of which were designed by hundreds of children who participated in a public art project sponsored by the Lubeznik Center for the Arts. The park site is dedicated to the late Charles R. Westcott, a champion of children and a humanitarian in our community.
Storm Drain Art
The Lubeznik Center for the arts and LaPorte County Soil and Water Conservation District partnered with the Michigan City Area High School to do an environmental art installation. Functional storm drains along streets in the Uptown Arts District were adorned with original designs which reflected both artistic originality and a deeper understanding of the impact of waste water and its role in the larger environmental management issues.
Steamroller Printmaking Project
In August of 2014, artists from the area and volunteers created very large scale block prints which were inked and then rolled over by an industrial steamroller to the delight of a large crowd in what could be described as a "ha penning."
Children’s Art Scholarships
Children’s Art Scholarships are available to Michigan City residents who can demonstrate need. Artists who teach must offer their services in Michigan City. They can be independent practitioners or associated with community organizations such as the Lubeznik Center for the Arts.