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Art Committee

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. 

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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.