Nelson Algren Photography Exhibit by Art Shay

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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District (MBACD)

Miller Beach Arts & Creative District is a volunteer-based organization in Miller Beach, Gary, Indiana. MBACD created Made In Miller to bring awareness to all the wonderful projects the great people of Gary are doing here. MBACD manages two projects: The Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts and the Miller Beach Farmers Market.

Nelson Algren Photography Exhibit by Art Shay


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm, July 02, 2016

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Exhibit dates and times:  Friday July 1, 8, 15 6-9pm

Saturdays June 25, July 2, 16,  6-9pm (no gallery hours on Sat. July 9 due to Gary Air Show)

Sundays June 26, July 3, July 17 1-4pm  (no gallery hours on Sun. July 10 due to Gary Air Show)

Photography Exhibit with photographs of Nelson Algren by Art Shay

A world class street photographer, Shay wondered countless miles throughout the 1950s exploring the city with author Nelson Algren, the winner of the first National Book Award.

Shay’s photography is included in the permanent collections of museums including the National Portrait Gallery, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Contemporary Photography – Chicago.  And is now on display at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts!

Thank you to Richard Shay for the photographs


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  1. Profile photo of Meg Roman

    So wonderful to have people coming from across the country to see Art Shay’s photography exhibit and participate in the First Annual Nelson Algren Festival on Lake Street at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts. Folks came in from Vermont, Rhode Island, NY, Chicago, Indianapolis… for this inagural event. A terrific festival brought together by the Nelson Algren Society of Miller Beach, Miller Beach Arts & Creative District, Miller Spotlight and Miller Historical Society with funding from the Miller Community Fund. A wonderful community of volunteers coming together to Make It Happen.

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