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Nature in the Arts

Nature in the Arts is a series of events that combines the outdoors with hands-on art experiences for all ages. Partnering with local artists and organizations, Shirley Heinze Land Trust invites you to visit our preserves to create a one-of-a-kind piece of art you can take home. Check out all our Nature in the Arts events below to find out more about each activity!

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Nature in the Arts activities are made possible in part by South Shore Arts, Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

Upcoming Nature in the Arts Events

Nature in the Arts – Wellness in the Wetlands

Lubeznik Center for the Arts and Franciscan Health Michigan City are partnering with Shirley Heinze Land Trust for Nature in the Arts at St. Francis Nature Preserve on Saturday, July 20. This event is free and includes a variety of art projects you'll get to take home! Wetlands are crucial to human health by reducing …

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St. Francis Nature Preserve, 3500 Franciscan Way
Michigan City, IN 46360 United States
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Nature in the Arts – Printmaking & Plein Air

South Bend Museum of Art and the Northern Indiana Pastel Society are partnering with Shirley Heinze Land Trust for Nature in the Arts at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve on Saturday, August 3. This event is free and includes a variety of art projects you'll get to take home! Lydick Bog is part of a vast …

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Lydick Bog Nature Preserve, 25898 US-20
South Bend, IN 46628 United States
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Nature in the Arts – Weaving Through Waterways

The Art Barn School of Art and Chesterton Art Center are partnering with Shirley Heinze Land Trust for Nature in the Arts at Meadowbrook Nature Preserve on Saturday, August 17. This event is free and includes a variety of weaving-based art projects you'll get to take home! "Weave" it to us to show the connection …

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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve, 109 W. 700 North
Valparaiso, IN 46385 United States
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Nature in the Arts – Wetlands & Watercolors

    Create a watercolor landscape of the wetlands of Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve! Instructors from South Shore Arts will guide you through the process of layering watercolors using a mix of freestyle painting and stencils of wildlife. What to Expect: Visitors may stop by anytime between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. CDT South Shore …

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Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve, 750 Colfax St
Gary, IN 46406 United States
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Check out art from past Nature in the Arts!
person holding up a collage next to an informational print out
Collage inspired by the Green Darner Dragonfly - Nature in the Arts participant
pastel of milkweeds in front of a pavilion
Cathy McCormick - Pavilion and Milkweed, Lydick Bog
painting of a nature path
Dee (Denise) Kuehner Lydick Bog path painting
Lee Bauman - Seidner Sycamore - acrylic
2022_04_30 Lee Bauman Original Painting - Zoom Paint Event
pastel art of path through woods
Cathy McCormick - Lydick Bog Path
oil painting of a path through a prairie
Rebecca Walton's daughter - oil, Lydick Bog, 2022
pastel of fencerow in a grassy field
Shandelle Henson - Lydick Bog Fencerow
watercolor and ink of orange jewelweed
Jude Phillips - Jewelweed watercolor + ink
painting of tree and flowers
Kerri Bash - Antemeridian Enchantment at Lydick Bog
oil painting of a field with treeline in background
Rebecca Walton - oil, Lydick Bog, 2022
Ivanhoe South Black Oak Savanna Watercolor
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