Gary, IN

Much-anticipated ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen to open in downtown Gary

ArtHouse: A Social Kitchen, a project by the acclaimed South Side Chicago artist Theaster Gates, is throwing its doors open to the public this weekend.

The culinary business incubator/art gallery at 411 E. Fifth Ave. in downtown Gary will have a grand opening from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Gates and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will speak at a ceremony that will include music, food trucks, complementary food from local culinary artists, cider, marshmallow roasting over open fire pits, and the unveiling of Ripple + Wilson’s multicolored lanterns wrapping around the outside of the building.

Ripple + Wilson’s solar-powered LED light display will illuminate the 14,000-square-foot building Arthouse shares with Mama Pearl’s BBQ in the night, and shimmer during the day. The public sculpture is now being installed, and will debut during the weekend ceremony.

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