Artsy Weekend Scavenger Hunt
LaPorte County is home to a myriad of great art. Throughout the year, local artists fill indoor galleries with incredible pieces and host amazingly creative events. Now that the sun is shining and the weather is warming up, take a step outside to two of LaPorte County’s fantastic public art series. Don’t forget to snap a photo of each installation you visit and tag @VisitMCLP!
Downtown Michigan City is home to 14 outdoor colorful and ingenious sculptures. These sculptures rotate frequently, so keep coming back to see the latest. Find all the sculptures and listen to the artists’ insight on OtoCast, available for free in the App Store and Google Play. Here’s this year’s line-up:
- Bear Family
Look for a bear family across from Washington Park Zoo
The towering blue chair sits on 8th and Franklin Streets.
This great blue heron perches on 5th and Franklin Streets.
The whimsical blue form dances on 5th and Franklin Streets.
- Sol Invictus
The metallic sun radiates on 9th and Franklin Streets.
- House for Sandy
Optical illusions and shadows appear on 7th and Franklin Streets.
Two neck and head sections of string instruments play together near Lubeznik Center for the Arts.
- Two to Tango
The anthropomorphic wine bottle openers are entangled on 9th and Franklin Streets.
The remnants of a Detroit auditorium stand at Franklin Street and Hwy 12.
- Red Green
The abstract and colorful structure balances on Michigan Boulevard and 8th Street.
The red female figure beckons on Michigan Boulevard and 4th Street.
- Bright Days
Yellow radiating spokes radiate on Spring Street and Hwy 12.
- Mechanical Structure with Galaxy
A galaxy collides with the universe on MLK Drive and Hwy 12.
- Off the Diet
The large granite piece engorges itself on 7th and Franklin Streets.
- Iron Hooks, Center Pins and Master Plates
An industrial puzzle looks towards the past on Wabash Street and Hwy 12.
The rail movement of the past lives on 7th and Franklin Streets.
- Isle of Caprine
A goat ascends a tree on 8th and Washington Streets.
- Tower of the Winds
The tree-like column spins with the wind on 8th and Washington Streets.
- American Gothic
The one of the world’s most iconic paintings is transformed into a sculpture on 8th and Washington Streets.
- North American Ice Fishing Circuit, NAIFC, is coming to LaPorte County for Indiana’s only National Qualifying Ice Fishing Tournament at Pine and Stone Lakes.
Five unique sound sculptures are tucked inside a few LaPorte parks and public spaces. Go ahead and make music on these large outdoor instruments:
- Contrabass Chimes
The chimes stun in both their towering appearance and low resonant sound in Kiwanis-Teledyne Park.
Low notes create a rich canvas of sound in Unity Park.
Elements of two African Instruments, the Marimba and the Kalimba, are combined for a unique musical sound at Fox Park.
- The Swirl
These chimes range from Soprano to Alto in Plaza 618.
- Manta Ray
The two-sided, magical chimes make for the perfect duet at Civic Auditorium.
More Artistic Places & Spaces
Complete your artsy weekend scavenger hunt with a visit to one of Michigan City-LaPorte’s colorful and inspiring theatres, galleries and studios. Gather with artists and aficionados at an exhibit or show for an even more immersive creative experience.