Committees

Strategic Action Committees set the overall strategy for the key areas of focus in the MBACD’s strategic plan. They monitor, update, and provide some operational activities for ongoing undertakings.

Marketing & Placemaking: Advertise, attract people, signage, website, advertising, social media, collaboration with other arts organizations in other cities, etc. Determine what types of organizations and events we will host/rent to in our spaces, balanced mix of events. Contact Meg Roman for more information or to join this committee.

Community Outreach & Diversity: To ensure we are attracting and are inclusive of a wide range of demographics (age, socio-economic, ethnicity, location, etc.), reach more artists (e.g. classes, artist studios, artist residencies, internships, etc.) Contact Irene Smith-King for more information or to join this committee.

Financial Health & Fundraising: Create a sustainable plan for the organization’s health, raise funds Contact Tim Petrites for more information or to join this committee.

Properties & Use Finish repairs and improvements on properties, determine best ways to use the properties from a physical (not programming) perspective. Contact Gene Ayers for more information or to join this committee.


Operational Committees are responsible for the day-to-day work required to run the organization.

Executive Committee: Officers of the Board, Board Governance

Events/Marketing/Fundraising: Plan, implement, advertise, and raise money for events Contact Ann Rose for more information or to join this committee.

Grants: Write, submit and administer grants, proactively look for more funding sources Contact Deb Backhus for more information or to join this committee.

Planning: Longer term, strategic activities such as possible TOD, lodge at Lake Street, building infrastructure needs Contact Gene Ayers for more information or to join this committee.

Facilities: Take care of the physical aspects of the facilities _Contact Gene Ayers for more information or to join this committee.

Farmers Market: Long term strategy, day to day operations and day-of hands on running of the Farmers Market Contact Wendy Prettyman for more information or to join this committee.

Neighborhood Spotlight As convening organization for Legacy Foundation’s Neighborhood Spotlight initiative for Gary/Miller, ensure smooth running of the program Contact Meg Roman for more information or to join this committee.

Upcoming events

May

8th
Chernobyl Experience With The Decay Devils

June

5th
James Shirey Horticultural Photography
7th
Farmers Market 2020 New hours! New plan!
13th
Lake Effekt Mural Art Festival
20th
Joe Rauen Live Music With Handmade Instruments

July

3rd
Closed For Independence Day

August

7th
Monotype Paintings Angela Saxon, Anne Corlett, Royce Deans
15th
Plein Air Event and Exhibit

September

4th
Alumni Art Exhibit William A. Wirt High School

November

6th
Suzy Vance Fibre Art Exhibit
21st
Artisan Fair

December

4th
Community Art Show
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Updates

While we are closed due to the pandemic, you can still support us with a donation to help us reopen when the time comes.

Miller Beach Arts
& Creative District

P.O. Box 2405, Gary, IN 46403
(773) 822-8086

Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts

540 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
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