2017 Event Information for Visitors

2018 Event Information coming soon!

Art Beat 2017 will take place Saturday, August 19 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Street Closings: Michigan Street and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd will both be closed from Colfax to Wayne. Additionally, Washington St. and Jefferson Blvd. will close from Michigan St. to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.

Parking: On-street parking is free throughout downtown on weekends. The Main St. Garage, Wayne St. Garage, and Leighton Garages will offer free parking. The Century Center lot will also be available for parking for a small fee. PLEASE NOTE: due to the Art Beat street closures on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., the Century Center parking lot will be opening up their back entrance, near the Jefferson Bridge, for exit and entry.

For more information about parking in downtown, visit DtsbParking.com

Downtown Specials: Chicory Cafe will be having a Shrimp Boil from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Laura Johnson Skincare will be offering $7 eyebrow wax (normally $15) and buy 2 get 1 free on the following items: bath bombs, chapsticks, hard lotion sticks, and whipped body balms.

Art Beat After-Parties: Art Beat ends at 7 pm, but the downtown excitement does not! Head to the places when Art Beat is over:

Reggae After Party at Vegetable Buddies
129 N. Michigan St.        
10 pm – 2 am

One Love Reggae Party with award-winning Rocket & The Gizzae Reggae Band. $10 cover, 21+

South Bend Roller Girls Home Season Finale at Century Center
120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
7 pm

South Bend Roller Girls vs. Naptown Third Alarm.  Doors open at 6 pm; whistle at 7 pm.  Tickets $10 in advance or $12 at the door.  Kids 12 & under FREE!  Handicap accessible. Family friendly. Food, beverages and spirits (21+)

Art Beat Latin Dance Party
Studebaker Plaza            
8 pm – 11 pm

South Bend Latin Dance will be hosting an Art Beat Latin Dance Party, with a lesson at 8 pm. $5 cover, all ages welcome.


Community Art Project

This year's Community Art Project will feature public art made out of old Studebaker car parts!

August 19, 2017 - 11:00am

Music & Performances

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Art Beat 2017 features 5 different music and performance stages to thrill the senses. 

August 19, 2017 - 11:00am

Visual Artists

Browse the visual artist's booths, purchase one of a kind art, meet the artists, and find inspiration. 
August 19, 2017 - 11:00am


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