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.

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.

Upcoming events

June

7th
Sue Reyman & Ginny Takacs Floral photography and paintings

July

12th
Reefer Madness!!! The Musical
19th
Rashelle Roos & Joe Agati Paintings and sculpture
21st
Closing Matinee

August

30th
Cydney Lewis & Art Garcia Collage and paintings

October

11th
Felix Maldonado Selected paintings

November

15th
Gallery break Our gallery will be closed in late January while we prepare for our 2024 community show.

December

6th
2024 Community Show Artists from Gary, Connected to Gary, that have not been exhibited in our gallery
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Miller Beach Arts & Creative District

Mailing address:

P.O. Box 2405, Gary, IN 46403
219-885-9114
MBACDarts@gmail.com

Gallery Location:

Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts
540 S. Lake Street, Gary, IN 46403
Open Friday and Saturday, 6—8pm, and Sunday 2—4. Find us on , , and Instagram.