Things to do


Art Beat is a day-long celebration of the performing, visual, and culinary arts. Use the links below to find your favorite artists and see the performance schedules. Come prepared to engage with the artists, partake in the community art projects, sample some delicious culinary creations, and find new, one of a kind art.  

Community Art Project  

Culinary Arts Village

​Music & Performances

Street Performers 

Visual Artists


Notre Dame Federal Credit Union’s "Dueling Painters" Live Car Art Competition
Notre Dame FCU supports the arts in our community. 
Look for the Notre Dame FCU tent at the intersection of Michigan and Jefferson (just east of Studebaker Plaza). 
The DUELING PAINTERS Live Car Art Competition will be taking place throughout the day between two of our area’s artists: Alex Allen and Lauren Steinhofer.  Each artist was given a $200 gift card to purchase art supplies for their art creation with the cars.  Notre Dame FCU purchased two cars, sanded them down and painted them white!  Now, they are our blank canvases and Art Beat is their new mission!
Notre Dame will be selling $1.00 raffle tickets that can be placed by the purchaser into two collection containers to act as a “vote” for the artist whose work the spectator is most enjoying watching be created before his or her eyes. At the end of the day, the artist with the most raffle tickets will receive 75% of all proceeds to donate to the local charity of her choice, and the other artist will receive 25% of proceeds to donate to her local charity of choice. Both artists, by the way, have already chosen Riley Children’s Health!  Your raffle ticket votes will benefit the children served by one of our area’s best hospitals for children!
Notre Dame Federal Credit Union’s CHILDREN’S COLORING CONTEST FUN!
Each child will receive a box of crayons to use and take home, will be happening all day on the north side of the Notre Dame FCU branch in DTSB across from Chicory Café.   Each winner of the three age range categories will receive a $25 gift card from Notre Dame FCU!  Winners in each category will be chosen anonymously by Notre Dame FCU partners the following week, and all entries will be on display at the DTSB Notre Dame FCU location.  

Culinary Art Village

Taste delightful creations from local chefs and watch ice sculpting.  

August 18, 2018 - 11:00am


The South Bend Museum of Art is bringing back KID BEAT! for its second year. It's a special area of Art Beat with art by and for kids, located directly in front of the South Bend Museum of Art/Century Center.

August 18, 2018 - 11:00am


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