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Blight Buster Day

7:00 am - 4:00 pm, October 14, 2015
Blight Buster Day

Crews will work together on the same block following a set route that helps ensures volunteers are fully utilized and the area is clean when done...goal accomplished.  Volunteers are requested to bring brooms, rakes and shovels; Blight Buster Coordinators will provide safety materials, bags and gloves.  Safety tips will be provided at registration. Blight Clean Up Individuals, Businesses, & Groups Supplies Needed:  Please bring brooms, rakes, shovels, and trimmers. City Provides:         Bags, gloves and safety materials, project location. This activity is great for youth and adults to get involved in.  It is easily scalable and tools and supplies are available through the Blight Buster Team.  Clean up can be combined with other alleys, streets, and vacant lot activities such as positioning of garbage cans/bags, raking of garbage, picking up of paper, bottles and cans, and piling of tires. Register Here

An Awesomely Active October

Thanks to the 17 volunteers and 108 community members who came out to the Miller Spotlight Jamboree on October 23, 2015.

[caption id="attachment_1204" align="alignnone" width="399"]#MillerSpotlightJamboree10 The community gave our Action Groups feedback on our SMAART Goals[/caption]
We had a ton of fun, braved the wind and the rain, plus got useful feedback on our attainable goals.
[caption id="attachment_1205" align="alignnone" width="200"]Community snow globes and the bounce house were hotspots Community snow globes and the bounce house were hotspots[/caption] #MillerSpotlightJamboree2
Gary’s Miller Spotlight is a Legacy Foundation initiative modeled after collective impact projects that have worked well on the south side of Chicago and in Indianapolis. Miller and Northwest Hobart are the first two Lake County communities to pilot the Neighborhood Spotlight program, which is a new place-based initiative for reinvesting in Da Region.
[caption id="attachment_1208" align="alignnone" width="400"]Our Area Context Chairman discusses Goals with one of our community's fathers Ned Colson. Our Area Context Chairman discusses Goals with one of our community's fathers Ned Colson.[/caption]
For the past nine months members of the volunteer run-Miller Spotlight project have gathered 4,013 comments about Gary’s very own Miller neighborhood from vested community members. These conversations have helped determine how we as a community plan to take action towards continuing to revitalize our neighborhood. By sourcing our information directly from the public we are hoping to identify which grants/ programs might best suit the needs of our community and all its residents. From our findings, seven themes emerged.
#MillerSpotlightJamboree3 [caption id="attachment_1210" align="alignnone" width="200"]Volunteers logged the community feedback & got more interviews for our SWOT study Volunteers logged the community feedback & got more interviews for our SWOT study[/caption]
Seven action groups were formed to address these themes:
1.Environment and Ecotourism
2.Safety/ Code Enforcement
3.Education/ Youth Child Programming
4.Property and Blight
5.Area Context
6.Jobs and the Economy
7.Transportation and Infrastructure
(Face painting and crafts added flare)
For the past two months, Miller Spotlight’s 76 action group volunteers have been constructing attainable goals for these seven themes.
(Kids and adults bonded while getting excited over the projects to come)
These goals will be crafted into our community plan. The notes received from the 108 participants at our Miller Spotlight Jamboree will be worked into our community plan, which will be presented at 2PM at Wirt-Emerson’s Auditorium and implemented in 2016.
(Thanks to Brown's Inflatables and Tia's Cake in a Cup for helping make the Jamboree awesome!!!)
The first of our 7 action groups to host an early action grant event is our Education/ Youth and Child Programming Action Group.
Come to the Miller Spotlight Harvest Festival and enjoy a ton of free, family friendly activities and meet your local educators/ youth and child programming organizations.
See what our community has to offer your family! If you would like to help decide and act upon projects that can profoundly change your community’s future, please attend the Miller Spotlight Harvest Festival this Friday (10/30/15) from 4-7PM on Lake St. (Yes we will have a Thriller Flash Mob too!!!)
NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT UPDATE
Congrats to Griffith and Gary’s Emerson community for being the 2016 awardees of the Neighborhood Spotlight Initiative.
Gary’s Miller community volunteers look forward to future collaborations with our fellow Neighborhood Spotlight cohorts.
If you would like more information about Miller Spotlight, or to schedule an interview with Gary-Miller’s community builder, please email millerspotlight@gmail.com.

Miller Spotlight Community Plan

2:00 pm - 2:00 pm, November 14, 2015
Miller Spotlight Community Plan

Thanks for supporting Gary's Miller Spotlight Project! We will present our community plan at Wirt-Emerson on Saturday 11/14@2PM. We will showcase our local talent, talk about the project's next phase and yes have some of Tia's fab cupcakes. The event is FREE. Please come and show your support. You don't have to live in Miller you just have to care about our revitalization efforts to participate. All are welcome to join!!!

Birding with Ken Brock

7:00 am - 10:00 am, November 14, 2015

Join birding expert Ken Brock on Saturday mornings in November at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk. Brock, author of "The Birds of Indiana Dunes" will be located at the Portage Lakefront pavilion in search of migratory waterfowl and other birds. If it is not a good day for birding along the lakefront, the program will be moved to another location and a ranger will notify you upon arrival at Portage Lakefront. This program is being offered every Saturday morning for the month of November.

March Madness!

Gary’s Miller Spotlight’s first quarter of 2016 has been pretty epic so far. Our rockstar volunteers are implementing the community goals that they created from reviewing the opinions expressed in last year’s community surveys along with the facts surrounding these perceptions. 
To date, we have 43 partners that have agreed to help our community implement our 29 goals. (Check out our full length plan here, or you can also email millerspotlight@gmail.com directly if you'd like a copy of the PDF.)
We are happy to announce that the ADA-Indiana Steering Committee selected our Miller Spotlight: Access Miller Beach (Transportation and Infrastructure) Action Group's proposal, “Access for All,” as one of the 2016 Coros ADA Community Grants. “Access for All” is a multimedia outreach series that will be created for Gary’s Miller neighborhood to educate residents, businesses, municipalities and service providers on the importance of inclusion of persons with visible and non visible disabilities within the community. This multi-platformed project will make it a priority to address the following areas: civic, cultural and recreational, physical environment, and transportation. Production on this series began in March. We will release the first installation of the series in May. It is our goal that people citywide will use these free materials to make Gary, Indiana as inclusive a community as possible. 
 
Additionally, our volunteers received the 2016 American Planning Award-IN Award for Excellence in Outreach. Our community builder, Jessie Renslow, accepted the award for us at the Spring Planning Conference at Ball State University. Congrats to all the volunteers that made our first year such a productive one! 
2016 Miller K Market survey is starting to reap results. Our local grocery store, Miller K Market, is family owned. They have started incorporating the constructive feedback they received from us on upgrades they can pursue this year.  Please check them out! 
They fixed the Miller K sign on Rt 12! 
 
Additionally, the Miller K Market has started carrying a wider array of produce and products, including organic. 
Thanks to those who took our Miller K Market survey and the MCC for partnering on this effort with Gary's Miller Spotlight. Our Jobs and Economy Action Group took general data from emails received from people living in the area and constructed an online survey that 200+ members of the community took. An additional 50+ took the paper version of the survey. The data was compiled and given to our local grocer. Jobs and the Economy is one of the 7 themes being addressed in our 29 community goals.
Our Jobs and the Economy Action Group had a nice turn out at our first financial workshop for our community. It's never too early or late to learn how to budget. A financially literate community is an empowered one. Thanks for hosting Miller Beach Arts & Creative District. A shout out to Horizon Bank for co-hosting and partnering on this goal with us. We are planning 3 more workshops sponsored by Horizon this year. Look for more info coming soon. 
Gary’s Miller Spotlight Safety and Code Enforcement Action Group has begun to facilitate general rapport programming at Park Shore Commons. Additionally, we have started implementing monthly community cleanups across this 242 unit apartment complex. We hope to replicate these initiatives at all our apartments (Lake Shore Dunes, Marquette, Ishiyama and Wood Lake Village), but are in the process of recruiting more volunteers and securing commitments for programming from the police. This programming is a great way to have fun, promote new leadership among our community and keep folks updated on our community goals as they progress. Hope to see you at Park Shore Commons in April! We will also host two major community-wide cleanups. One on County Line Rd and One on Lake St. on 5/7/16. (More info on these events listed below).
Gary's Miller Spotlight's Area Context Action Group is partnering with NPR's StoryCorps program to collect oral histories for the The Library of Congress. Our community was designated as one that serves a diverse population by StoryCorps. StoryCorps interviews celebrate the voices and milestones in communities and encourage meaningful interactions between our organizations and the people they serve. 
A huge thank you goes out to our two local partners, Marquette Park UMC and Temple Israel. StoryCorps-Chicago sent one of their production teams to our neighborhood to kickoff this project. We were the first community in Indiana for them to come on site to! We did the first 12 interviews (24 people) on March 19th and 20th. We will showcase these interviews at a fun engagement event this summer. We are looking to host 4 large sessions of interviews in the fall and are seeking more community partners to help with the process. We would love to get at least 100 people interviewed.
What is StoryCorps?
StoryCorps Mission Statement:
“StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.
We do this to remind one another of our shared humanity, to strengthen and build the connections between people, to teach the value of listening, and to weave into the fabric of our culture the understanding that everyone’s story matters. At the same time, we are creating an invaluable archive for future generations.”
 
An intro to StoryCorps:
 
 
 
The Miller Beach Arts & Creative District and Openhill have created a community portal and calendar with user generated content that will help promote our neighborhood, city and region as a whole. It's called Dragonfly NWI
 
The inspiration for this portal and calendar came from a need seen within the community from these two entities. This was validated from our 2015 community survey, where it was stated as a desire by many folks interviewed. It was then incorporated into our community plan as one of our goals. 
 
Thanks MBACD and Openhill for taking on this major need for our community. They partnered with Gary's Miller Spotlight Area Context Action Group to host a tech literacy course for our local businesses and oragnizations. Go to http://www.dragonflynwi.com to check out the portal and stay tuned for more info! 
 
Local vender, Kidstuff Playsystems, has started building 11 ADA compatible bike racks that will be coming to Gary's Miller Community this May. 
Gary's Miller Spotlight Access Miller Beach (aka Transportation and Infrastructure) Action Group has worked hard to obtain the funds for this project and identify the best spots for these racks. If you're interested in helping install them Kidstuff will host a workshop in early June. Stay tuned for more one-off volunteer opportunities! 
 
CALL OUT TO ARTISTS AND VOLUNTEERS!!!
Cycle Miller Beach is working with Gary's Miller Spotlight: Access Miller Beach and the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District sponsored, Miller Beach Farmer’s Market to start a build a bike program for the summer 2016. Artists are needed to individualize bicycles. We will also need help running the booth at the market this summer. Please contact Ken Parr via kennethap@sbcglobal.net for more info.
March is Disability Awareness Month. It was a very busy four weeks in our community. Gary’s Miller Spotlight's Access Miller Beach group partnered with Barrier Free Beach 2020 and our backbone organization Miller Beach Arts & Creative District to host the first annual Disability Awareness Month Art Contest.
This free event closed on 3/22/16. The 57 submissions were showcased at the MBACD from 3/23-3/28. All ages and skill levels were encouraged to enter. 
 
There were 5 categories:
1. pre k-3rd grade
2. 4-6th grade 3. 7-9th grade 4. 10-12th grade 5. Adult
We had many entries in the 1st, 2nd, 4th, and 5th categories. (Oddly none in the 3rd category.) So, the judges chose two from the 4th category instead. Announcing our winners:
1. pre k-3rd grade
-Yvonne Madx
 2. 4-6th grade
-Aniya Haypa
4. 10-12th grade-Arthur Lemme 
 
 
4. 10-12th grade- China Williams
 
5. Adult-Maryann Urbanczyk
 
Congrats! Our community builder will return the art work to all participants and handout the gift cards to the winners this week. Thanks for making this inaugural event a smash hit!
Is your website accessible? Could you be losing business and or members by accident? Come check out Gary's Miller Spotlight and Barrier Free Beach 2020's workshop this Thursday (4/14) from 1-4PM at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District (540 S. Lake St. Gary, IN 46403). Janet Peters, Project Coordinator of Accessible Technology for the Great Lakes ADA Center will facilitate the workshop. Janet has worked to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through the promotion of technology that is accessible to all. Please pass along the word!
Members of our Environment and Ecotourism Action Group just wrote a NIPSCO environmental grant and an American Water grant with our community builder that would teach 15 local teens about the environment, complete 2 community clean ups, identify illegal dump sites, complete 2 service projects and install 10 signs. We will find out on 4/22/16 if we got any of these grants. 
 
Upcoming Events
Is your website accessible? Could you be losing business and or members by accident? Come check out Gary's Miller Spotlight and Barrier Free Beach 2020's workshop this Thursday (4/14) from 1-4PM at the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District. Janet Peters, Project Coordinator of Accessible Technology for the Great Lakes ADA Center will facilitate the workshop. Janet has worked to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through the promotion of technology that is accessible to all.
 
Monday, 4/18/16 
Education/ Child and Youth Programming Action Group Meeting at 6pm at Marquette Park United Methodist Church.
 
Saturday, 4/23/16
Green Gary Day Bike Ride meet at the Douglas Center at 1pm 
Tuesday, 4/26/16 
Park Shore Commons Bingo 3-5pm meet in the community room
Address:
860 N Wells St.
Gary, Indiana, 46403
Tuesday, 4/26/16 
Miller Spotlight Property Improvements Action Group Meeting 6 PM at Miller Pizza Co.
 
Saturday, 5/7/16 Community Cleanup 
(Starts at 11am for County Line & Lake St. More info soon!)
 
Saturday, 5/14/16 
Barrier Free Beach 2020 Training at Woodson Library and community assessment (We’re partnering with Great Lakes ADA.)
 
Saturday, 5/28 Starts at 11AM
Lake St. Beach Food Park Kickoff Help support local venders and showcase Lake Street Beach
 
Gary’s Miller Spotlight volunteers presented our community plan at Wirt-Emerson on Saturday 11/14/15. Check out our full length plan here, or you can also email millerspotlight@gmail.com directly if you'd like a copy of the PDF. You don't have to live in Gary’s Miller Community you just have to care about our revitalization efforts to participate. We are a Legacy Foundation initiative. 
 
 

Springing Forward

Where did April go? How can it be May? There’s been so much awesome stuff going on within the community it’s making our heads’ spin.
 
Our 7 action groups are on their way to implementing our 29 community goals. We are actually ahead of schedule with completing our community plan! We have 45 community partners to date and are always looking for more. (If you're interested in joining our initiative please contact Jessie via millerspotlight@gmail.com.)
 
On April 20th our funding organization, Legacy Foundation, had us present our annual review to the Knight Foundation. We decided to make a 6 minute trailer of all that’s happened during Gary’s Miller Spotlight Initiative from Feb 2015- Feb 2016.
 
Our Review Video/ Checkin can also be viewed on our youtube channel or at this link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKUUVnltwE 
ACTION GROUP UPDATES:
**Education/ Child Youth Programming
On April 20th our community builder, Jessie Renslow, and one of our awesome volunteer chairwomen, Derreka Rollins, were 1 of 6 pairs chosen as finalists to present an idea at the Knight’s Cities Challenge event at ArtHouse a Social Kitchen. The event was modeled after Shark Tank
They pitched the Jr. Block Club idea. $50,000 was at stake. The jury picked IUN and Blue1647 to receive the award. The Parks Department and City expressed some interest and possible partnerships to help get the Jr. Block Club started. Our Education/ Youth & Child Programming Action Group is going to research these options for summer 2017. 
This action group has also submitted an MCF grant for Harvest Fest 2016. 2015’s Harvest Fest was a roaring success with 200+ people attending and twenty three Gary 501c3s participating. It was a great showcase for area families to discover all Gary has to offer them. They look forward to an even bigger turnout this fall!! **Area Context On May 10th Miller Spotlight & the MBACD hosted an Acting Up Potluck. Folks brought dishes, or snacks. Eleven people attended this event. While we had fun and good food, we also discussed ideas for the Awesome Foundation's micro-grant initiative. Communities across Chicagoland hosted potlucks to brainstorm micro-grants that will help their neighborhoods on May 10th too.
The Awesome Foundation is a global community advancing the interest of awesome in the universe, $1000 at a time.Each fully autonomous chapter supports awesome projects through micro-grants, usually given out monthly. These micro-grants, $1000 or the local equivalent, come out of pockets of the chapter's "trustees" and are given on a no-strings-attached basis to people and groups working on awesome projects. We chose to submit a grant for reflector vests for local volunteer groups. The vests will say “Community Volunteer” on the back. These vests will serve 3 purposes:
1.Promote safety
2.Unite all of our volunteer groups in a visually identifiable manner
3. Advertise the spirit of volunteerism and engage/ educate our community on how to 
become  active/ all our volunteers do within our community
***Looks for our grant video very soon!
**Environment and Eco Tourism
This group is investigating/ pursuing how to get their Miller Attractions Map as an advertisement on the South Shore. 
 
They also helped us write 3 grants. We didn’t get the NIPSCO one but are waiting to hear about American Waters and the Environmental Justice grant. They are promoting our existing and upcoming ecotourism/ environmental activities and attractions via social media platforms, word of mouth and traditional media outlets.
**Access Miller (Transportation and Infrastructure)
On Thursday, 4/14/16 from 1-4pm Great Lakes ADA, Miller Spotlight and Barrier Free Beach hosted a website accessibility workshop at the MJGC. 
Janet Peters, Project Coordinator of Accessible Technology for the Great Lakes ADA Center facilitated the workshop. 21 people from a variety of Gary institutions/ organizations attended. Janet has worked to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through the promotion of technology that is accessible to all.
Canoe Launch Update: Our ADA canoe/ kayak launch will be installed soon! The ribbon cutting ceremony will be on 6/25/16 at the Annual Water Celebration. The launch is ordered. It costs $32,000 to buy and install. The permits have been garnered. Gary’s Miller Spotlight's Access Miller Action Group and Barrier Free Beach 2020 volunteers so far have gotten a Transform Lake County Grant for $25,000.00. 
 
We have several smaller grants out that we should hear about in the next 2-3 weeks. A generous local donor is willing to match up to $3,500 of the remaining $7,000 of funds needed to complete this project. Thanks to the generous 40 donors (38 online and 2 in person) we have raised a collective $3300. 
 
We just have $200 left to go until we meet our goal! Any additional funds raised or earned through the grants we've submitted will go towards adding visual and auditory amenities. Universal design is part of our community plan.This will help us complete our community plan for universal design and be a great tourist attraction. We will do the ribbon cutting at Gary’s Clean Water Celebration on 6/25/16. If you are feeling generous you can donate to our GoFundMe page
Video of our awesome sister community’s (Michigan City) launch. This is what ours will look like but we’re hoping to add LED lights, guide ropes and auditory amenities. 
***FUN FACT: This launch is getting done in record time and very affordably. Other Hoosier communities have spent upwards of $132,000 on purchasing and installing the exact same launch and it’s also taken several years to get completed in the past. We are getting it done in 7 months (start to finish) and for $32,000. 
How is this humanly possible?  Well, Marquette Park’s infrastructure is a huge bonus as barely any modifications had to occur to make this launch get installed. The community, partnering organizations and municipal entities have all decided to make accessible attractions a priority. So, the permitting process was relatively smooth. Go volunteers and teamwork! 
 
Access for All Series Update: We are in post production on one of our 5 videos, while also producing the the other 4. Our Access Miller (Transportation and Infrastructure) Action Group received $3,000 to produce this multi platform educational series on accessibility. We will release the videos and educational tools in August.
 
Access Miller Action Group and Barrier Free Beach 2020 went well. We trained by a representative from Great Lakes ADA Center and then conducted a neighborhood survey of our local hotspots to help them become more physically inclusive for all. 17 people attended this event. They completed the Marshall J. Gardner Center, Woodson Library, Miller Pizza Co., and got additional measurements for the lagoon. This was just the first of many surveys they will conduct for our community. We are hoping to make this a citywide initiative. 
**Property Improvements Committee
PIC has gotten grant funding to do 11 decorative board ups across Miller.
On Sunday, May 15, 2016, they completed a decorative board up at the blighted Lake St. Beach Cafe. 
  
The new coat of paint spruced up the place to help us get ready for our summer food truck park.
PIC is in the process of getting permission to board up Nobel School in September. The school board is very warm to the idea, they just have to go through the approval process. PIC is looking for a community partner to help install the upper level windows. They can cut and pain them, but need someone with a scaffold to help install them. Please email Jessie via millerspotlight@gmail.com if you, or someone you know is interested. 
Here is a sketch of what the finished Nobel board up would look like.
Introducing Gary's Miller Spotlight's newest community partner, The Charter School of the Dunes. One of our community's 29 goals is to reduce vacant properties by 20 percent by 2018. Additionally, part of our community vision is to have eye-pleasing entrances. Well, the Charter School of the Dunes is helping us with both these items. 
They applied for and received an environmental grant to knock down the blighted gas station on US 20 and Old Hobart Road and to remove the gas tanks. This year they are keeping the space trimmed up and using it as an overflow parking lot while they run soil tests and plan how to best use the space. We look forward to future partnering opportunities with them.
**Safety and Code Enforcement 
On May 7, 2016 Miller Spotlight volunteers did a second wave cleanup with our later risers.
The Community Clean Up encompassed Park Shore Commons on County Line Rd. and Lake Street from the Douglas Center to Lake Street Beach. We hosted a community meal afterwards and leftovers were donated to The Ark Women’s Shelter. 
 
Safety and Code Enforcement has partnered with the MCC’s Shoreline Committee to help make our summer 2016 the best one yet! They will work hand in hand with the new beach manager once the new hire has been announced and confirmed. 
 
They are helping keep our beaches clean, our boat launch dug out and our level of professionalism of park employees a priority. 
 
Gary's Parks Department has started digging out the boat launch. Getting ready for Memorial Day Weekend. Yay summer is nigh! Come to our Saturday 5/28/16 Summer kickoff at Lake Street Beach in Gary's beautiful Miller community to see what all the buzz is about! 
**Jobs and the Economy!
This action group has been working with local venders like Miller K to help give constructive feedback and promote local venders, as well as prepping to host two workshops.
One of Gary's Miller Spotlight's 29 community goals is to have a food truck (ideally a food truck park) from Saturdays-Mondays at Lake St Beach from 9am-7pm this summer. 
Local burrito guru Mary Garcia has got all her permits set with the city and parks and she will be one of our go to food park folks for Lake Street Beach this summer. Congrats to the Garcia family for starting a local business!!! Please like the El Paso Del Norte page. https://m.facebook.com/tasteofelpasodelnorte/
If you or anyone you know is interested in having a cart/ truck in our Lake St. Food Park please email Jessie via millerspotlight@gmail.com. Upcoming Miller Spotlight Events Tuesday, 5/24/16 Park Shore Commons Bingo 3-5pm meet in the community room Address: 860 N Wells St. Gary, Indiana, 46403 Thursday, 5/26/16 2:30pm! Our Jobs and Economy Action Group has partnered with Horizon Bank to give a financial literacy workshop for the students at Wirt-Emerson VPA. They will discuss budgeting, interest rates/ credit cards and the basics of student loans. Saturday, 5/28 Starts at 11AM- Sunset Lake St. Beach Food Park Kickoff Help support local venders and showcase Lake Street Beach. We will have a food truck and the boat launch will be dug out. We are trying to really promote activity at Lake St this summer. Thursday, 6/16/16 2:30pm Our Jobs and Economy Action Group has partnered with Horizon Bank to give a financial literacy workshop for the residents at Park Shore Commons. They will discuss budgeting, interest rates and credit cards. 
(Our community builder being interviewed by two of our community partners The Boys & Girls Club and The Gary Digital Storytelling Project. We are teaming up with these organizations to help complete our oral history project.)
 

The Visual Heist: Artist Reception

5:30 pm - 8:30 pm, October 07, 2016

Join us Friday, October 7th from 5:30 - 8:30 pm as we open our doors to Downtown Hammond and its newest venture; the Creative Hub! as an extension of the HUB of Innovation and supported by the city of Hammond, the Creative HUB will be directed by local artist, Felix Maldonado "FLEX" and will house artists of all fields and levels to work out of and create events catered to the Arts. Light snacks and spirits will be provided as well as live music. In addition, come meet the artists who will be displaying their work; Tony Reyes Maro Zore Gonzalez Roman Villareal ZorZorZor Felix Flex Maldonado Ish Muhammad Nieves for more information visit our website at: www.hubcreates.com

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen GRAND OPENING

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, November 19, 2016

Come to the Grand Opening of ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen! Taste delicacies from local culinary artisans, enjoy hot apple cider and roast marshmallows around communal fire pits with friends and family! Be there at the official unveiling of the beautiful public art installation! Remarks from Theaster Gates, Artistic Director, and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, as will as entertainment! ArtHouse is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies and the Knight Foundation.

Volunteers needed! Come bust some blight in our town this Saturday!


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Masquerade Ball hosted by Decay Devils



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