Local artists are featured in a new exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center, which is free and open to the public.

The Area Artists Association of Lubeznik Center for the Arts is displaying 100 pieces in the new Regional Impressions and Reflections exhibit in the The W.F. Wellman Exhibit Hall at the Welcome Center at 7770 Corinne Drive in Hammond. The show features paintings, woodcuts and other artistic mediums.

"The show, Regional Impressions and Reflections, displays the diverse media, styles, approaches and insights used by the Area Artists Association of Lubeznik Center for the Arts to convey aspects of environments, both physical and psychological," the South Shore Convention and Visitors Bureau said in a press release. "One-hundred paintings, photographs and sculptures are included in the exhibit and feature more than 20 local artists."

The Lubenik's Area Artists Association has included juried artists from across Northwest Indiana since 1978. The association attempts to raise their profile and increase appreciation of their work through promotion and group exhibitions such as the  Regional Impressions and Reflections.

The exhibit runs through Sept. 4.

The Indiana Welcome Center is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

For more information, visit alongthesouthshore.com.

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