Nelson Algren Festival

Nelson Algren Photography Exhibit

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts

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!


First Annual Nelson Algren Festival in collaboration with the Nelson Algren Society of Miller Beach

“The End is Nothing, The Road is All” film co-directed by Mark Blottner and Denis Mueller who will answer questions after the film

Tickets are $10 and will be available for purchase at the door on the night.  Free popcorn, Cash Bar

Tickets for Saturday’s are $20 which includes entrance to all Saturday events.

Cash bar will be open inside the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts

Film and Artist talk — Monday the 27th

Did you know Nelson Algren was a Millerite? Come learn more about him and meet writer/producer/director Michael Caplan at the screening of his film “Algren” Saturday June 27th 7pm. Jointly sponsored by the Nelson Algren Society of Miller Beach and the Miller Beach Arts & Creative District. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the door. Proceeds from ticket sales and refreshments will be used to fund future events.

June 24th27th

Regular hours

Nelson Algren Festival Itinerary

Algren
Saturday, Jun. 27th
7 – 9 pm
Nelson Algren Photography Exhibit
Friday, Jul. 1st
6 – 9 am
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“Nelson Algren Photography Exhibit” is part of the larger “Nelson Algren Festival” event, and part of our Exhibits series.

Upcoming events

December

2nd
COMMUNITY SHOW “Random Acts of Creativity” Neighbors and friends revealed as artists!
11th
ARTIST TALK — Community Show 2022 Random Acts of Creativity
18th
Book Signing & Reading — Meg Demakas – “Maggies Not So Big Move” A great event for kids during the Holiday Season
22nd
Holiday Movie Night! — ELF Join us for a modern-day movie classic
30th
ALL IN JEST TRIVIA — Game 4 The fun continues.....

January

7th
Community Vision Board Event — Free and Open to the Public Join us to make your own personal vision board and contribute to our Community Vision Board for 2023
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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
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