5th Annual Vera Dines-Whitlow Community Art Show
July 24-26, 2020

Complimentary admission with free-will donation:
July 24 - Opening Night Celebration of Life 6-8 PM: The 5th Annual Community Art Show will return in a modified format this year. We lost our beloved Vera Dines-Whitlow in December 2019. She was the heart and soul of the art show and nurtured it to be our most successful program each summer. We have decided to exclusively feature pieces that were created or inspired by Vera. There will be a special memorial ceremony during the opening reception on Friday, July 24th. Please join us to honor our dear friend. Contact us for more information at 219-390-9423 or

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