American Art Awards Names Best Gallery Or Museum In Indiana, 2022: Lubeznik Center For The Arts

Thom Bierdz
4 min readMay 28, 2022

Each year the American Art Awards selects the 20 Best Galleries And Museums In America; only one museum or gallery per state per year. Among other criteria, selections are based on years established, industry reputation, online buzz, location, size, socially relevant exhibits, motivational and educational programs, represented artists as well as artist, client and visitor references.

American Art Awards: “We considered thousands of the most established art venues from Hawaii to Maine. This year we chose five museums, one with an impeccable reputation for 125 years, one 80, one 50, one 40, and one fairly new. Most the galleries we selected are heralded longtime landmarks with expansive interiors perfect for exhibiting today’s contemporary masters. Many have several locations and cater specifically to regional collectors with regional artwork, but just as many represent all genres of work from all levels of national and international artisans. We selected a lively Southern gallery linked to a 5 day festival and for Indiana, decided on an art center doing important community work for 44 years, Lubeznik Center for the Arts.

“Lubeznik is named Best Gallery or Museum in Indiana, 2022, and one of American Art Awards 20 Best Galleries / Museums in America, 2022. For almost 45 years, Lubeznik has provided world-class art and creative exploration to foster community through meaningful cultural experiences.”

LCA: “We believe the arts are an essential component in creating places where people want to visit, live, work and raise a family. Our goal is to revitalize the human spirit through programs that offer awe, delight, entertainment and contemplation. Each year, approximately 1,800 students enjoy educational tours and onsite art-making at LCA, while hundreds more receive instruction in the visual and performing arts, STEAM, and arts integration through outreach programs and collaborations with area schools and community partners.”


In 1978, the John G. Blank Art Center was established as Michigan City’s first center for art classes and exhibitions. In 2003, Jack and Shirley Lubeznik, local residents, art enthusiasts and philanthropists, donated the current building for the growing art center, which was then renamed as The Jack & Shirley Lubeznik Center for the Arts (LCA).

Over time, extensive renovations have created a welcoming, modern facility featuring two classrooms, three world class gallery spaces and a gallery shop.

101 W. 2nd Street / Michigan City, IN 46360 / 219–874–4900

Sun 11 AM — 4 PM (cst)

Mon 10 AM — 5 PM (cst)


Wed 10 AM — 5 PM (cst)

Thu 10 AM — 5 PM (cst)

Fri 10 AM — 5 PM (cst)

Sat 11 AM — 4 PM (cst)

Admission is always free and open to the public. annually awards 20 museums and galleries in spring, and with their critique in autumn, awards 300+ artists (painters, photographers, sculptors and digital artists).



Thom Bierdz

One of Medium’s TOP ART CONTRIBUTORS, award-winning author, actor, film-maker, painter. 12 books: 6 on art. President of WAA & AAA & ACCA.