The South Shore Arts Chamber of Commerce Luncheon on Tuesday at Gamba Ristorante in Merrillville featured the 2018 Indiana Arts Commission Region 1 Grant Awards announcements.  The recipients for 2018 include:

The Theatre at the Center, NWI Symphony Orchestra, The Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Indiana  Ballet Theatre, La Porte Symphony Orchestra, Community Theatre Guild, Memorial Opera House, Towle Performing Arts Company, Miller Beach Arts, Assoc. Artists & Craftsmen, Beachfront Dance, Lakeshore Community Concerts, South Shore Dance Alliance, Books Brushes & Bands for Education, Northwest Indiana Public Media, Discovery Charter School, Spring into the Arts, Dunes Learning Center ,Michigan City Chamber Music Festival ,Memorial Opera House Foundation, South Shore Brass Band ,Boys & Girls Clubs of NWI ,Opportunity Enterprises, Boys & Girls Clubs of Porter County, All About Art, The Duneland YMCA, Frontline Foundations, Top 20, South Shore Chamber Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Excellence In Theatre Foundation, Town Munster Parks Department, Indiana University Northwest, African American Achievers Youth Corps, For Goodness Sake Production, Ballet Folklorico Tapatio, Sociedad Cultural Y Civica La Reforma, Crown Point Community Theatre, Taltree Arboretum, Whiting Robertsdale Community Improvement Corp. and Family Folklore Foundation. 

[Photos by Tony V. Martin]