Temporary Curtailment of activities and Call to Action

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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.

Temporary Curtailment of activities and Call to Action


12:00 am - 11:59 pm, March 28, 2020

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With the uncertainty of Covid-19 and associated risks to public health, we have made the decision to cancel events and close the arts center for the time being.

Although we would love to be able to continue providing everyone with the beauty of art, the sound of live music and the space to gather to celebrate and move our community further, the health and safety of all of our patrons, volunteers, artists and friends demand that we must proceed with caution at this time. We will monitor the situation as more information becomes available and let you know as soon as we can open the doors again.

We hope that you and your loved ones are happy and healthy and have the support that you need during this time. We have seen some rather encouraging things with friends and communities banding together to help and support those around them, and have faith they will continue. This is a great community and it is wonderful to be a part of all the amazing things that make our community the gem that it is.


Unfortunately, even though we need to curtail our events for now, our bills are not taking the same hiatus, and we still need to pay our staff, our utilities, taxes and the like. We rely on income from events, rentals and exhibits to pay the bills, so if you have the ability to help us during this time, we would very much appreciate it. It is an excellent opportunity to sign up for our Miller500 program that you may have been interested in, or if you are able to make a one-time donation that would help us keep up with our day to day operational expenses we would be super appreciative.

You can help support the efforts we’ve made and ensure we’re able to continue making them in the future by clicking the Donate button at the top of our page and either selecting a monthly donation amount under the “Miller500” section, or selecting an amount further down the page under “Other Giving”. We have a lot of amazing experiences planned and we look forward to being able to share them with you as soon as we can.

Stay happy, healthy and creative, and we’ll see you soon. Thank you for all you do to make our community a better place!



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