In Gary, Indiana, a reimagined building, now serving as a work space is shaking up the way that local businesses grow, meet, work, and collaborate. Arthouse: A Social Kitchen, Inc.  provides access to a commercial kitchen for local residents and emerging businesses. It also proudly offers a culinary business incubation program (CBI), rental space for events, a pop up café, and a gallery/exhibition space.

ArtHouse is focused on creating a space that positively reflects the city of Gary and provides a platform for economic and artistic activity in the downtown area. The site will evolve continuously through the work of partner organizations and creative individuals. It is a dynamic destination for food, culture, and art lovers to meet, gather, and learn. Thanks to Molly Alexander for bringing such an amazing place to our attention!

Project Site
The project site is located at 411 E. 5th Ave. This building is across the street from the U.S. Steel Yard ballpark.

Project Partners
Project leadership includes the Gary Economic Development Corporation and Department of Commerce, led by Mayor Karen-Freeman Wilson’s office.

Bloomberg Philanthropies
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Partner with ArtHouse
Collaborations are key. Project leadership have and will continue to develop relationships with interested organizations and artists in Gary and its surrounding communities. Let us know how you or your project could enhance ArtHouse over the next two years. We want to hear from urban agriculture groups, writers, visual and performing artists, designers and architects, health and wellness groups, chefs, educators and youth workers, artisans, craftspeople and makers, local historians and more.

Please email to send a note about your ideas for partnership. Join our mailing list here.

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