Hammond Art Walk offers peek into artists’ studios

Felix "Flex" Maldonado paints a mural outside his studio during last year's Hammond Art Walk.

The Downtown Hammond Art Walk Saturday gives visitors a chance to see a wide selection of work by Northwest Indiana artists.

Eight different venues will throw open their doors from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Visitors will be able to hear live music, see the work of dozens of artists and watch live mural painting.

Here’s a look at what’s going on:

• Substation #9 at 435 Fayette Street will show The Unwonted's "Take it Outside" pop-up gallery featuring live art and music.

• The Towle Theater at 5205 Hohman Avenue displays the work of Northwest Indiana artist Leona Jurincie.

• Hammond Public Library at 564 State Street has Joe Ladendorf’s photography on display.

• GreenCOW Coworking space at 5209 Hohman displays the work of more than 25 artists, and will host live demonstration of Shari LeMonnier’s painting and Clint Mason’s computer generated art.

• EAT restaurant at 5201 Hohman will show the work Wayne Thomas Abell, and hosts let visitors watch Abell, Kerri Mommer, Rick Therrio, and Ken Wolak create art.

• Flex Creative Studios at 5129 Hohman Avenue will showcase the work of well-known Region artist Felix “Flex’ Maldonado who also will paint a mural on the east side of the painting.

• Paul Henry's Art Gallery at 416 Sibley will show the work of nearly 200 regional artists, including 40 from the South Lake Artist Co-op and a one-day show by Chicago artist Miguel Malagon. Paul Benninghof and Sophia Rapata will be on hand, making art.

• Mark Anderson Studios at 5246 Hohman Avenue, Ste 205 will show the artist and illustrator’s work and also host the after-party at 6 p.m.


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