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Lubeznik's annual Zine Fest draws hundreds, including from Chicago, Indy and beyond
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Lubeznik's annual Zine Fest draws hundreds, including from Chicago, Indy and beyond

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Lubeznik's annual Zine Fest draws hundreds, including from Chicago, Indy and beyond

Pictured is a scene from a past Zine & Small Press Fest at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts in Michigan City.

Hundreds of people typically turn out for the Lubeznik Center for the Arts' annual Zine Fest in Michigan City, which celebrates zines: the typically small, self-published and gatekeeper-free underground magazine local creatives put out at coffee shops, indie bookstores and other venues.

“Our annual Zine Fest is an opportunity for emerging and established zinesters, poets and self-published authors to display and sell their works to a large, enthusiastic audience,” said Hannah Hammond-Hagman, LCA’s Education Director. “This year’s fest will once again include over 30 vendors from across the Region as well as Chicago, Indianapolis and beyond offering zines, comics, poetry, chapbooks, stickers, buttons and other self-published materials.”

This year's Zine Fest will take place from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 25 at the Lubeznik Center for the Arts at 101 W. 2nd St. Local poets, authors and storytellers will read their work from 2 to 4 p.m. while vendors will sell their zines and other creative work for the duration of the festival.

Artists scheduled to attend include Chicago-based cartoonist Katie Armentrout, Tinley Park-based artist Rachel Bard and Chicago comic creator Sean Dempsey.

The Luzenik also will host a family-friendly workshop on how to make zines at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 11 at the Michigan City Public Library.

For more information, visit www.facebook.com/LubeznikCenterfortheArts or lubeznikcenter.org or call 219-874-4900.

Gallery: A walk through downtown Michigan City

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Owner Kristal Taschler makes a mint Oreo meal replacement shake at Stay Healthy in downtown Michigan City.

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Michigan City residents Michael Comer, left, and Cameron Wiles shop at the Line Mullins Group Interior shop in downtown Michigan City.

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Michigan City residents Pat Collado, left, and Shelley Dunleavy admire some of the possibilities as they shop for a gift at Ballyea, an Irish-…

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KC Mars and his wife Mariceli Paz are the owners of Static Age Music and Gifts in downtown Michigan City.

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Unsalted No Sharks in downtown Michigan City has decor with relics from Michigan City's past such as this shipping box from Smith Brothers Cou…

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The Patina Vintage Goods store encourages folks to shop in downtown Michigan City.

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The Line Mullins Group Interior shop in downtown Michigan City

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This is a look at some of the items available at Unsalted No Sharks in downtown Michigan City.

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Owner Kristal Taschler makes a mint Oreo meal replacement shake at Stay Healthy in downtown Michigan City.

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Gary Gibson is the co-owner of Ballyea, an Irish-themed gift shop in downtown Michigan City.

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Unsalted No Sharks in downtown Michigan City has decor with relics from Michigan City's past such as this canoe hanging overhead.

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There's a mixture of old and new in downtown Michigan City. This is sculpture called Faust by John Sauve frames the Trinity Episcopal Church.

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Parking is a concern of many shop owners in downtown Michigan City.

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The Canterbury Theatre is located on Franklin Street in downtown Michigan City.

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Static Age Music and Gifts in downtown Michigan City features vinyl records as well as a collection of obscure gifts.

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Vinyl records are making a comeback and can be found at Static Age Music and Gifts in downtown Michigan City.

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Unsalted No Sharks in downtown Michigan City features a variety of items for sale.

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Window display at Hoity Toity Home Decor

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Kristina Knowski is the manager and designer at SFC Gallery in downtown Michigan City.

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Tyler Hunt of Unsalted No Sharks talks about business in downtown Michigan City.

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A variety of items are available at the Line Mullins Group Interior shop in downtown Michigan City.

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Stay Healthy is a nutritional bar in downtown Michigan City.

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Tyler Hunt of Unsalted No Sharks talks about business in downtown Michigan City.

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"Libretto" is just one of the several art sculptures in downtown Michigan City.

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Michigan City residents Pat Collado, left, and Shelley Dunleavy shop for a gift at Ballyea, an Irish-themed gift shop in downtown Michigan City.

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Vinyl records are making a comeback and can be found at Static Age Music and Gifts in downtown Michigan City.

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The Leeds Public House on Franklin Street is in the shadow of NIPSCO's cooling tower.

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"Libretto" is just one of the several art sculptures in downtown Michigan City.

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Signs help give the story of Michigan City's historic district.

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A sign points the way to the FLUID Coffee Lounge on Franklin Street in downtown Michigan City.

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Signs point the way to things to do in downtown Michigan City.

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The Leeds Public House on Franklin Street is in the shadow of NIPSCO's cooling tower.

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Ming Washington of Michigan City relaxes at the FLUID Coffee Lounge during her winter break from college in Atlanta.

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Signs point the way in downtown Michigan City.

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Signs point the way to things to do in downtown Michigan City.

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The St. Paul Lutheran Church is in the heart of the Franklin Street Commercial Historic District.

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