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ALL FIRED UP  in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

310 E. State Street, West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]

Description: Hours: Monday through Saturday from 12 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 12 to 5 p.m. All Fired Up is a paint-your-own pottery shop. Unleash your creativity as you paint an item of your choosing from a variety of choices such as mugs, bowls, and plates but certainly not just limited to those. Lots of paint colors to choose from and patterns to use for those less talented. A relaxing and fun activity anytime. Price varies depending on item chosen. Product must be fired after it is painted and then will be shipped to group leader.

Art Museum of Greater Lafayette, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

102 S. 10th Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Description: Hours: Monday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art Museum of Greater Lafayette serves a fourteen-county region and is the only accredited museum in Northwest Indiana. Founded in1909, with the mission to collect art, exhibit art and provide art educational opportunities, the Art Museum is supported by the generosity of visitors, community members and businesses. Six galleries show continually changing art exhibitions, which change in September, December, March and May each year. A permanent collection of nearly 1,500 objects is maintained and selected works are always on exhibit in the Weil Gallery. Gallery talks and workshops are presented with many of the exhibitions. Friday Night Live features live music performances, in the galleries, on the last Friday of each month. Studio art classes are offered throughout the year in the Manya Fan Art Education Center and the Museum Shop offers works by artists in the permanent collection, the teaching faculty and current exhibit artists. The Galleries and Museum Shop are open free, daily from 11 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Haan Mansion, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

[tours by reservation only]
920 E. State Street, Lafayette, IN 47905 [map]

Description: The Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art features the finest and most complete collection of historic Indiana art ever assembled, including works by Pioneer painters, the Hoosier Group, Richmond artists, Brown County artists and 1930s and 1940s Regionalist (American Scene) paintings.  There is also a nice selection of major Native American paintings by CAA artist Martin Grelle.  The mansion, featured in "99 Historic Indiana Homes", served as the Connecticut State Building at the St. Louis Worlds Fair in 1904.  Many of the parts, such as hand-carved wainscoting, interior arches, columns and doors, were taken from the 1760 Hubbard-Slater mansion in Norwich, CT. The Museum also boasts an impressive collection of massive carved furniture, including two music boxes and several grandfather clocks. Other highlights include three Weller vases from the Worlds Fair ranging from 53 to 81 inches high, and an eight-foot Tiffany hanging wall regulator clock created for the 1893 Columbian Exposition.  The art, furniture and decorative arts and the grand scale of the Mansion create an experience that you won't soon forget.  Also, on the grounds of Haan Mansion is a sculpture garden and a nature trail. The Haan Museum is located at 920 E. State St. in Lafayette.  Regularly scheduled guided tours are posted on the Museum's website.  Advance tickets may be purchased online for $10.  Bus tours and other group tours can be arranged at a mutually agreeable time by contacting Self-guided tours are from 1 to 4 every Wednesday through Saturday. Adult admission is $5.

Inspired Fire in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

2124 State Road 25, Lafayette, IN 47905 [map]

Description: Hours: Demonstrations must be scheduled in advance. The studio is open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Glass blowing studio of flame work that showcases a gallery not only of glass but other art mediums as well. Demonstrations may show how to blow a glass ornament or create glass beads or maybe a small sculpture. Demonstration times vary and can be tailored to the group.

Lala Gallery, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

511 Ferry Street, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Description: Welcome to Lala, Greater Lafayette's premiere artist studio specializing in art & pottery lessons. Angela Taylor (LaLa) teaches lessons, classes, parties, groups, and students with special needs starting with children (3+) to adults in her private studio located in the Bindery Artist Studios.

Painting with a Twist in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

2049 Veterans Memorial Parkway, Lafayette, IN 47909 [map]

Invite your friends, sip your favorite beverage and enjoy step-by-step instruction with their experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind painting and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. Book a private party and choose from over 5,000 paintings. From birthday and bachelorette parties to date nights and team buildings, Painting with a Twist can help you celebrate anything!

Purdue Galleries, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana


Fountain Gallery
330 Main St, Lafayette, IN 47901 [map]

Stewart Center Gallery
128 Memorial Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907 [map]

Patti and Rusty Rueff Galleries
Yue-Kong Pao Hall of Visual and Performing Arts
552 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN 47907 [map]

Description: Purdue University Galleries offers a variety of art forms and exhibits. Galleries include the Robert L. Ringel Gallery in the Purdue Memorial Union, in which selections from the permanent collection are presented on a revolving basis and the Stewart Center Gallery, which features artwork from regional, national and international artists. Stewart Gallery exhibits rotate every 6 weeks through the school year. Participatory art and writing opportunities are presented regularly, as well as lectures by artists and historians and ArtCart outreach activities for community groups and classes. All Galleries exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

SAMARA, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

1301 Woodland Avenue, West Lafayette, IN 47906 [map]

Description: Hours: Tours must be scheduled in advance. Open April through November. The John E. Christian House (built 1954), represents a pristine example of Frank Lloyd Wright's Usonian architecture and is strictly maintained to the exacting standards set by Mr. Wright. SAMARA contains refinements of over forty innovations by this world famous architect, yet is unique in that it was specifically designed for Dr. Christian and his wife, Catherine, and their daughter, Linda. more info >>

Tippecanoe County Courthouse, Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana

301 Main Street, Lafayette, IN 4790 [map]

Description: To arrange a tour contact Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette at 765-447-9999 or 800-872-6648. The courthouse is on the National Register of Historic Places and is truly a treasure. Built in the 1880s, this third local courthouse was requested by the citizens to be “of permanent and durable character”. Residents wanted a building that would show the pride they had in their country and filled 45 pages with instructions on how their wishes should be carried out. It has served the community for over 125 years and with the carefully researched and implemented $15 million renovation in the mid-1990s, it will do so for many years to come. A self-guided tour brochure is available online and group tours can be arranged through the Convention and Visitors Bureau (minimum of 10 people please). The courthouse also houses the permanent collection of ‘Round the Fountain Art Fair works. more info >>

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