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EYE ON THE ARTS: the return of the South Shore Summer Music Festival | Chroniclers

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the South Shore Summer Music Festival is back! Under the direction of Kirk Muspratt, Music Director and Conductor of the Northwest Indiana Symphony, these free concerts, performed in six communities in Northwest Indiana, will have something for everyone. This summer’s concert will feature light classical, movie and Broadway songs, and patriotic music. Guests should bring their own blanket or chair and refreshments, sit back, relax and enjoy beautiful music in an outdoor setting. The 2021 festival starts at Crown Point on the Lawn at Franciscan Communities on July 24, followed by Lansing at Fox Pointe on July 28, Hammond in Wolf Lake on July 30, Schererville at Redar Park on July 31, Valparaiso at Central Park Plaza on August 4 and, finally, in Griffith’s Central Park on August 7. For more information and places of rain, nisorchestra.org/pages/concerts/sssmf.php

Hot shop Valpo is a glassblowing studio made up of three artists working together to bring this rare and ancient art form to our region by creating a unique art glass. Located just outside of downtown Valparaiso, the studio invites everyone to come visit and learn about the work in progress. Hot Shop Valpo also offers private and semi-private lessons ranging from beginner to advanced level. For artists who have taken glassblowing lessons, a bench rental space is available with all equipment included. Just bring your own color and creativity and the rest is up to you. Customers are also welcome to visit the gallery for the one-of-a-kind art glass created in the studio, which can also be seen in various stores and galleries in Northwest Indiana and Michigan. These artisans are happy to create custom work to match colors and styles of items ranging from small table pieces to commercial installations. Hot Shop Valpo enjoys collaborating with customers as well as with other artists. 219 / 477-7783