During the first weekend of November, Goshen is giving visitors a rare opportunity to see local artists and their unique contributions to the national art scene. In Goshen, because of the international atmosphere of Goshen College, some of the local artists have global vision that is rare in the US. On Friday evening from 5 to 9, visit the downtown streets of Main and Washington for art, music, dance, and downtown merchant specials. Then on Saturday from 10 to 4, go on the free self-guided tour and visit the current gallery exhibits, the artists’ studios, and see the artists as they create their next pieces.
A special Exhibit: “Iraqi Artists in Exile” will be at a local coffee shop, The Electric Brew. The local Ten Thousand villages will also have an international art activity designed for kids and local jewelers will demonstrate how to create Romani inspired jewelry. These activities give a local art event an international flavor.
Don’t miss other local art institutions. There is the Center for Arts and Culture near Notre Dame. The Snite Museum of Art located on the campus of Notre Dame (and free to the public) has an incredible collection of works. Bethel College, IUSB, Notre Dame, and Ivy Tech all hold art collections with many pieces by alumni, students, and faculty. In Elkhart, the Midwest Museum of American Art contains numerous original paintings by Grandma Moses and Norman Rockwell
Art can inspire and transform. Art can create a sense of awe and wonder in the viewer. Art can move people in ways they never believed was possible.
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