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Chesterton Art Center announces exhibit with Indiana Dunes National Park.

Anna Cox, The Great Marsh, oil on linen, 20“ x 16”

Chesterton Art Center is pleased to announce their next exhibit, Sense of Place: Works from the Artists in Residence of Indiana Dunes National Park. The show will take place January 17 - March 1, 2023 with a reception on Saturday, January 21, from 12–2 PM. All of their exhibitions and artists’ receptions are free and open to the public.

This exhibit is a survey of works held in the National Park collection, including works from 2021 and 2022 that have not yet been exhibited publicly. You can see this celebration of the natural world that surrounds us as seen through the eyes of these artist visitors across many media, including painting, photography, sculpture, fiber, and mixed media.

“The Artists in Residence program at Indiana Dunes offers professional artists the opportunity to live in the park for two weeks and create art that helps generate appreciation and support for the national park. In exchange, the artist provides public engagement and donates a piece of art created during their stay,” said Jeff Manuszak, Visual Information Specialist with Indiana Dunes National Park. “We are excited to showcase these pieces at the Chesterton Art Center. It’s just a great fit!”

National parks have been the source of inspiration for well-known artists, such as Thomas Moran, Albert Bierdstadt, and Frank Dudley, who have visually depicted the cultural and natural treasures of our great American heritage. These beautiful works are cherished by park visitors and preserved for future generations. The Indiana Dunes National Park Artist-in-Residence program has been sharing the park’s inspirational landscape for over 25 years and has served 70 artists to date.




This exhibition is made possible in partnership with Indiana Dunes National Park and is generously supported by Friends of Indiana Dunes.

Chesterton Art Center is located at 115 S. 4th Street in Chesterton, Indiana. To learn more about them, visit, or call (219) 926-4711.


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