The 59th Annual
Chesterton Art Fair will be held Saturday and Sunday, August 5-6 at Dogwood
Park in Chesterton.
The hours of the
fair are 10-5 on Saturday and 10-4 on Sunday, with an admission charge of $5
per person, or $7 for the whole weekend. Children ages 12 and under are
free. Parking is free as well. Dogwood Park is located at the corner of 1100
N and 23rd St. in Chesterton.
Along with a full
roster of artists, the Art Fair will feature two full days of local food and
entertainment. On Saturday and Sunday at 12:30, the Golden Fingers ukelele
group will perform classic ukelele songs, with a mix of the oldies and
original music. On Saturday, from 11-12:30, the Northwest Indiana Youth
Symphony will have a quartet and a trio entertaining the crowd. Also, on
Saturday at 2:00 p.m., the Duneland Early Music Consort will be playing
their medieval instruments. On Sunday at 2:00 p.m., the German Band will be
The Art Fair will
host a variety of food vendors, as well as local organizations. Ivy's
Bohemia House will offer chicken salad on croissants, various wrap
sandwiches and homemade falafel with hummus. The Women of the Moose will
provide hot dogs and walking tacos. The Chesterton Dairy Queen will have
frozen treats. St. Elizabeth's Orthodox Church will offer handcrafted
desserts, and Redamak's Patty Wagon Food Truck will be selling their famous
burgers and fries, chicken fingers, mozzarella sticks and pulled pork
A Children's Art
Experience Booth will be led by the Chesterton Art Center's children's art
instructor, Jennifer Martin. Kids will be able to choose from a variety of
arts and crafts (only a few dollars per activity) that can be created onsite
and taken home. Also, there will be Face Painting by Lauren, and Caricatures
by Nate Biancardi (on Saturday from 10-2).
Other groups with
booths include the Chesterton-Porter Rotary Club selling Babapaloosa Music
Festival tickets. Babapaloosa will be held Sunday, August 6, from 1-9 p.m.,
at Sunset Hill County Park, at US Highway 6 and Meridian Rd., in Liberty
Foundations will provide information about the Hooked on Art Festival, set
for September 23, as well as details about their substance abuse programming
and art therapy options.
Lutheran Church, which is located right next to Dogwood Park at 2050 W 1100
N, will be offering their facility as a cooling center throughout the
weekend, and they’ll host a Pancake Breakfast on Sunday from 8:00-11 a.m.
The cost is only $5 for adults, and children ages 10 and under eat for free.
Breakfast will include pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, fruit, juice, and
coffee. The fundraiser will benefit their youth group.
To purchase tickets
to the Chesterton Art Fair, see the listing in EventBrite under