The Valparaiso Art Committee is comprised of community members who serve on a volunteer basis
John Cain - South Shore Arts
Minakshi Ghuman - RE/MAX Pace Realty
Laurie Mullet - Pines Village Retirement Communities
Jill Schrage - Centier Bank
Gregg Hertzlieb - Valparaiso University Brauer Museum of Art
Marilyn Hanson - Community Member
Jacki Stutzman - Community Member
Erin Urschel - Community Member
Valpo Art Walk
The Valparaiso Art Walk is an outdoor sculpture exhibit located at Cumberland Crossing. The walk is free and features 17 different sculptures chosen by the Art Advisory Committee. A brochure about the walk, including a map and images of the sculptures, can be found here. Many of the sculptures are also available for purchase and will be displayed through April 2018.
Utility Box Wraps
In 2016, the Redevelopment Commission sponsored utility box artwork in downtown Valparaiso, a program started by Valparaiso Events. The Redevelopment Commission contributed to the cost of three boxes. This project supported local artists and added to the beautification of our downtown.
In 2015 and 2016, chalkboards were installed in Valparaiso to encourage residents and visitors to interact with one another while collectively creating public art. One chalk board was installed in Central Park Plaza, and the other was placed along the Art Walk on Valparaiso's north side, both drawing crowds of participants.