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

January

7th
Anti-Racism Mural Project South Shore Arts Student Artwork
27th
Trivia Night Every last Thursday of the month
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Updates

We're closed NYE and Jan 1, but open Jan 2. There will be no yoga or pilates before NYE.
Family Yoga Moved to Wednesdays
Jenifer Vargo Okamura is now Executive Director of MBACD, as of September 20th, 2021.

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.