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Volunteers make 54th Art Fair a success

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The 54th annual Chesterton Art Fair, held August 4-5 at Hawthorne Park, Porter, was a success despite the extreme heat and random storm fronts.

The weekend saw dozens of volunteers and artists gather to share a love of all things artistic. Artists displayed for sale work in a wide variety of mediums, from painting and drawing to photography, ceramics, sculpture, fabric art and jewelry.

Volunteers from Tri Kappa worked the entry gates while St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Augsburg Lutheran Church members supplied concessions.

Members of the South Shore Youth Orchestra provided entertainment for the gathered crowds. The police department and local ROTC assisted with the traffic and security of the beautiful venue that the Porter Park Department tailored for the event.

The artists commented positively and frequently on the beautiful setting and the many wonderful volunteers who made the weekend great.

Visitors were treated to 90 artists in all different mediums, along with a hugely popular children's activity tent.

The Chesterton Art Fair is sponsored by the Chesterton Art Center, a non-for profit organization located at 115 S. 4th St., Chesterton, IN 46304.

The 2013 Chesterton Art Fair will take place the first weekend in August. If you are interested in participating in next year's show, as a volunteer or as an artist, please contact the Chesterton Art Center at 926-4711 or visit the website at


Posted 8/10/2012