Art Beat

Art Beat 2015

Saturday August 29, 2015 | Noon - 8:00 p.m. | Michigan St. in downtown South Bend

A group of like-minded individuals came together in 2003 with a common idea — to showcase the work of local visual, performing, and culinary artists in the heart of South Bend. Art Beat was born and has over the past several years become a downtown South Bend signature art and cultural event drawing over 10,000 visitors annually.
Engage your sense in this day-long showcase of over 200 visual, performing and culinary artists from the Michiana area. Stroll the streets of downtown South Bend during this free, family-friendly event to:
 See the hand crafted work of local potters, photographers, painters, weavers, jewelers, sketchers, woodcarvers, crocheters, and filmmakers
 Hear the sound of acoustical melodies, African drumming, Zumba beats, soulful Jazz, the power of rock and more
 Taste the flavors of the Galeic region, the fresh local produce, and the intricate creations of top chefs
 Touch the artistic instruments to create your own masterpiece in one of the many community art projects


Get Involved!

We are looking for volunteers to assist during the event. Volunteers are needed for activities such as:

Registering Artists and Performers
Helping Scene Managers place artists at their booths
Staffing the information booths
General support to artists with setup etc.
Assist with a Community Art Project (no prior art experience required)

Click here to sign-up volunteer. 


Things to do: 


Community Art Project

Join local sculptor artist, Jake Webster, in creating a lasting sculpture that will be installing indoors in downtown South Bend. 

August 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Music & Performances

Sit back, relax and enjoy the show! Art Beat 2015 features 5 different music and performance stages to thrill the senses. 

August 29, 2015 - 12:00pm

Visual Artists

Browse the visual artist's booths, purchase one of a kind art, meet the artists, and find inspiration. 

August 29, 2015 - 12:00pm


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