The Heart of Art Tours

The Heart of Art self-guided tour takes place the third weekend of October every year. The 11th annual tour will be on October 15th and 16th, 2011, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Heart of Art is a free tour to celebrate artists, studios and galleries of LaPorte County. 

This unique event showcases the talent and charm that LaPorte County has as a cultural destination. With more than 30 artists in ten studios and three galleries, it is a great event for discerning art collectors to discover artistic talent along the beautiful southern shore of Lake Michigan. Many artists will be demonstrating their process throughout the day. Whether you are an art connoisseur or you simply enjoy watching artists at work, this is a great way to spend a beautiful fall day.

All sites on the tour are within LaPorte County. The tour begins at the LaPorte County Convention and Visitors Bureau located at 4073 S Franklin St., Michigan City, at the Marquette Mall. Free tour maps with locations and driving directions for each art destination are available at the visitor center and participating galleries.

We will announce the 2011 artists, galleries, and tour map closer to the day to the event.

2010 Participating Studios 
 * Web Glass * Staara * Neil Kienitz * Paul Jaselskis * Dee Schult * Carole Stodder * Tom Brand * Doug Schmidt *

2010 Participating Galleries
 * Southern Shore Art Association Gallery * Lubeznik Center for the Arts * Lakeside Gallery West *

2010 Featured Guest Artists from outside LaPorte County
 * Susan M. Willis * Anne Clary * Esther Guncheon * Chris Harnung *

  *  Sharpeye Framing Company
  *  L&R Body Shop Inc. Where We Meet By Accident
  *  LaPorte County Convention & Visitors Bureau