Whiting Arts Council News



The Arts Around Town…

It’s Fall – my favorite time of year (even though it means you-know-what is right around the corner) and there are so many events in town to enjoy…here are a few of the artsy ones!


Current & Upcoming Events

Through October 31st: SINISTER Exhibit. Annual Exhibit featuring artwork depicting all things scary and creepy. Stop in to view the macabre, twisted and humorous. Gallery hours are Thu-Fri, Noon – 7 p.m. and Sat 10 a.m. -2 p.m. (STUDIO 659 – 1413 119th Street)


October 23rd at 7:00 p.m.: Are you ready for a frightfully good time? TRIVIA FRIGHT NIGHT is back – and this time with a Halloween bent. Come use your gray matter and compete with other teams at this incredibly fun event. Participants can bring outside food – refreshments will be available. $10 entrance fee/cash prize to winning team. (STUDIO 659)


October 12 – December 12: OLIVER BROWN EXHIBIT. 119th Street Artists presents its Annual Members’ Exhibit at CornerStone Gallery. A variety of media from artist members from Northwest Indiana and the Chicagoland area will be shown at this family-friendly exhibit. Opening Reception is Friday, October 23rd, 6:30-9:00 p.m. (CORNERSTONE GALLERY, back of Centier Bank at 1500-119th Street)


November 6-27: FOURTH ANNUAL JURIED SHOW: ARTISTIC LICENSE. Studio  659 will be presenting its annual juried show featuring wonderful art submitted by local artists. Last year’s award-winner Dawn Diamantopoulos will be serving as juror for this exhibit, with prizes being award Opening Night. Everyone is welcome at this free event. Opening Reception is Friday, November 6th from 6:59-9:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. (STUDIO 659)


November 9th, 7 p.m.: The Whiting Arts Council and Studio 659 will be hosting an encore presentation of the remarkable documentary ONE MINUTE AFTER SUNRISE: The Story of the 1955 Standard Oil Refinery Explosion. The producers will be in attendance to talk about the documentary and answer any questions. DVDs will be also be available for sale. (STUDIO 659)


November 13th, 7:00 & 8:30 p.m. The Whiting Arts Council/Studio 659 will be hosting an encore performance of Calumet College of St. Joseph’s old-time radio show: A Blonde, A Brunette, and a Redhead: A Detective Story. Silly voices, live sound effects, and sinister plots combine to make this production a unique experience. Tickets are: $7/Adults; $5/Students with valid Student ID. This production is sure to please both young and old alike! (STUDIO 659)


November 17th at 7:00 p.m.: OPEN MIC NIGHT. The spotlight beckons anyone who wants to share their talent with an appreciative audience. Refreshments available. (STUDIO 659)


November 20th at 7:00 p.m.: PET PORTRAIT PAINTING PARTY. A twist on the usual “painting party” has participants painting a portrait of their beloved pet (please see accompanying story). Reservations a must–please register via the website at If you have any questions, please call 219.659.8828. (STUDIO 659)


See you next month –

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