Attend an event that is a feast for all of your senses: visual, sensory, culinary, celebration of the arts!
3rd Annual Arts on the Ave
Saturday, August 26, 2017
(Held annually on the 4th Saturday in August)
11 am — 7 pm
Hohman and Sibley Blvd in Downtown Hammond, Indiana
Chad Clifford of the Crawpuppies
11 am — 1 pm
(Gus Galante, Tom Levin, Barry Rooth, Michael Gideon, Mike Brody, and Jeremy Willett)
Old Skool Band
Meet and greet Shirley King: 4-4:30 pm
Shirley King (daughter of the legendary B.B. King)
-Watch featured artists transform the wall of EAT into a work of art! Featuring the works of:
-Mario Zore Gonzalez
-Tyrue Slang Jones
-Felix Flex Maldonado
-Ish Muhammad Nieves
-Justus Gillette Roe
-«Art cycle»/You’ve heard of re-purposing, up-cycling,
Try your hand at Art-Cycle! This is a timed art creation contest with found objects that are provided to you!
12:00-4:00 pm/Winners announced at 5 pm
Cash Prizes! Youth & Adult categories
Sponsored by It’s Just Serendipity
$5 youth/$10 adult registration fee
Celebrity Judges: John Cain, Executive Director of South Shore Arts and Shari Lemonnier, artist
Proceeds benefit the South Shore Arts everykid program!
*South Shore Arts is a nonprofit organization that began in Hammond 80 years ago in Downtown Hammond and now provides creative opportunities to over 30,000 youth Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties annually. The everykid program is the umbrella program for South Shore Arts youth outreach programs. Much of this is done at a low cost or even free with the help of generous donations and sponsorships. It is South Shore Arts’ goal to make the arts accessible and keep our communities creative!
-Watch Hammond artist Wayne Thomas Abell/Trickster Studios “live” create sidewalk art with chalk!
-Beer and Wine Garden
11 am — 7 pm
Vehicle registration: 10 am — 1 pm
Cost: $15 registration day of event
Awards presentation: approximately 3:45-4:00 pm
-Celebrate the «Man of Steel's» 40th anniversary:
Enter our Coloring contest and win prizes!
11 am — 4 pm/Winners announced at 5 pm!
-Paint a Pollock!
Show your artistic side, even if you think you didn’t have one.
Paint a Pollock is our tribute to the great American master painter Jackson Pollock.
Everyone who wants to paint will add their own splashes of paint to the canvas.
Let your heart tell you what color to use and where to add it.
Be wild and let your creativity run free.
-$1 fee for children 16 and under
(Parental or Adult supervision required for children that wish to participate.)
-$2 fee for adults
-You will receive a raffle ticket with the purchase of your entry. You could win a work of art!
-Winner announced at 5 pm on main stage!
-Purchase a cool tshirt that says:
100% of all man-made items had an ARTIST involved in its creation, marketing, and sales.
SUPPORT ART…it’s everywhere
Proceeds benefit Books, Brushes, and Bands for Education (BBB4e)!
T-shirts designed and sponsored by Design Graphics.
T-shirts can be purchased at the DHC Information Booth on Sibley.
-Sidewalk Chalk Art (11 am — 7 pm)
-Rock Painting (11 am — 7 pm)
-Shop from local vendors: artists, hand-crafted goods, up-cycled/re-purposed creations, vintage, and more!
11 am — 7 pm
-Delicious food vendors including Dairy Belle
11 am — 7 pm
-South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority Tour Mobile
11 am — 3 pm
-Visit South Shore Arts Substation No. 9, 435 Fayette Street (just south of event) between 11 am – 4 pm
-Kids can create a “crazy hat”
-Enjoy the exhibit of Levee Cunningham, the show title is Acid Pop: Works by Levee Cunningham
-Enjoy an architectural tour of the beautiful and historic Saint Joseph’s Church from 11 am – 2 pm/Free!
5304 Hohman Avenue
Street parking and there is a parking lot behind the church.
Caroline Hohman, an Episcopalian, donated the land in 1879. The cornerstone for the present building was laid in 1912.
Ring the bells! Discover the meaning of ancient symbols. See uniquely beautiful stained glass, double choir loft, marble carvings, and mural honoring the Region's blue-collar identity. We hope the tour will leave visitors feeling peaceful and uplifted.
-Visit Paul Henry’s Art Gallery, 416 Sibley Blvd. (11 am — 7 pm)
Enjoy their monthly Jazz Jam featuring the Tom Matecki quintet from 2-5 pm
-Visit Green COW Co-working at 5209 Hohman Avenue.
Enjoy 100 pieces of art from over 50 local artists!
11 am – 7 pm
Please note the following street closure:
Sibley Boulevard will be closed from Hohman Avenue to past Dan Rabins Plaza/Railroad tracks.
Free and convenient parking is located:
-directly west of the event on Hohman and Rimbach
-directly south of the event on Fayette
Restrooms are available:
-inside of South Shore Arts Substation No. 9
-inside of Green COW Co-working
(5209 Hohman Avenue)
-Porta Potties are available at the event
Sponsors & Donations
-American Printing and Advertising, Inc.
-Downtown Hammond Council
-El Taco Real Restaurant
-Felix (FLEX) Maldonado
-Hammond Home Depot
-It’s Just Serendipity
-Cris Jones/Second Chance Boutique
-Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce
-SPECIAL thanks to Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.
and the City of Hammond
-Photography by Dan Petreikis of
Moments in Amber Photography
-North Township Trustee's Office/Frank Mrvan
-Spotlight on Lake/Carol Moore
-State Line Pizza
-The Times Media Company
-Yale Business Center
Vendor applications are available at
Download vendor applications at downtownhammond.org
or Call Karen at 219.512.4298 (Calls accepted 9 am-7pm)
Applications are also available at It's Just Serendipity, 5630 Hohman Avenue, Downtown Hammond. Store hours change weekly-call or text Karen to schedule appointment.
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SPECIAL thanks to Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond!
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