Gary Love Fest Kicks Off Saturday, September 14th!

What better way to celebrate the arts and raise awareness than to throw a party large enough for an entire city? Together with the School of the Arts at Indiana University Northwest, Gary Public Library, the City of Gary' Office of Redevelopment, and other partners, the Decay Devils and #PAINTGARY are proud to announce the inaugural Gary Love Fest. Free to the public, this event offers countless opportunities to forge new friendships, appreciate art, and discover the importance of preserving our local landmarks. Visitors will be able to explore the transformation of Union Station, tour nearby historical monuments, and enjoy 40 murals installed around downtown Gary over the past 18 months. Guests can also partake in self-guided mural tours, interactive art stations, and preservation tours. 

Mark your calendars and join us on September 14th from 11 am – 6 pm at Gateway Park (400 Broadway, Gary, IN). 

Gateway Park Stage

Gary Civic Symphony Orchestra @1PM

DJ Uncle El spins @2PM-4PM

Joe Rauen performs @4:15PM-5PM

DJ Mike Flexx spins throughout the day!

Union Park Stage

JBreezy performs @11: 50 AM

Karaoke @12PM-1PM

Karaoke @2PM-3PM

Big Will spins throughout the day!

Schedule of Weekend Activities | Free and Open to the public! 

  • Gary Love Fest presented by Decay Devils, and #PAINTGARY will take place on Saturday, September 14th from 11 am–6 pm.

  • City Church Marker Dedication takes place on Saturday, September 14th, at 9:45 am.

  • 3rd Annual Gary Preservation Tour will take place Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th from 11 am–4 pm.

  • Gary Historic Preservation Commission is hosting a reception on Saturday, September 14th at 4 pm–5 pm at City Hall, Gary Room.

  • Arcadia Publishing & The History Press Presents MEET THE AUTHOR with photographer Miki Landsdowne's local history book titled 'Abandoned Gary, Indiana' during Gary Love Fest on Saturday, September 14th at 11 am - 6 pm.

  • Gary Historical and Cultural Society presents "History is Alive: Celebrating Gary" @11AM-6PM

For More Information:

Gary Preservation Tour - Facebook Event Page

City of Gary – Gary Preservation Tour Webpage

City Church Marker Dedication - Facebook Event Page

Gary Love Fest - Facebook Event Page

Arcadia Publishing & The History Press - Author Page 


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