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Gallery Reception-
Daniel Driggs, Anne Parks, and the Wabash Valley Artists Society
Friday, November 17, 2017

After School Arts Program Winter Show-
Friday, December 15, 2017

*TAF will be closed on November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving

Gallery Hours:  M-F, 9am-5pm

Expressive Clay: Two Approaches features works from two diverse, expressive ceramicists, Dick Lehman and Amy Sanders:  Sept 8 - Oct 14. Dick Lehman is a renowned ceramic artist from Goshen, Indiana. He may be best known for his enhancements of three firing techniques: long-wood-firing, side-fire, and saggar-fire. Amy Sanders creates delightful earthenware handbuilt vessels demonstrating a luscious balance of texture, rhythm, and pattern within their visually soft utilitarian forms. 

The Topography Series: Wearable Indiana Jewelry by Lisa Walsh Copper enamel jewelry is inspired by topographic maps of Indiana.
Please join us for the opening reception to view the exhibit, meet the artist, and enjoy complimentary refreshments:
Thursday, October 5th from 6-8 pm
ART of Framing
2505 S. Earl Avenue
Lafayette, IN 47905

Jazz Jam sessions will be hosted by Scott Pazera every Wednesday in October. Join us at Carnahan Hall, located in Market Square, from 7:30PM-10:30PM on October 4th, 11th, 18th, and the 25th. House bands to be announced soon, $3.00 cover, & an event for all ages!
More information about Jazz Appreciation Month nationally can be found at

Chancel Players present a stage adaptation of Oscar Wilde's story, The Picture of Dorian Gray, by Merlin Holland & John O'Connor.
First Baptist Church, 411 N 7th St, Lafayette, hosts the show: Fri-Sat Oct. 27-28. Cost $10
The young Dorian Gray becomes infatuated by a beautiful portrait of himself and makes a Faustian pact - the picture will grow old while he remains forever young. Wilde's novel and this adaptation examine themes of youth and decay, innocence and corruption, art and reality.

Civic Players of Logansport presents Noises Off.  Showtimes are October 20 & 21 at 7:30pm and October 22 at 2:30pm.  All performances will be at the beautiful McHale Performing Arts Center at 1 Berry Lane, Logansport, IN 46947.  This fast-paced comedy will surely have you rolling in the aisles.
Season tickets are now on sale for the 2017-2018 season.  Shows include Noises Off (10/20-10/22), Nana's Naughty Knickers (3/2-3/4), and Into The Woods (6/15-6/16 & 6/22-6/23

Oct. 14  Indianapolis duo, The Half Step Sisters consists of Katie Burk & Julia Conway. These ladies highlight many vocal styles & harmonies with Katie on fiddle & Julia on double bass;they  developed their own take on the folk & acoustic roots music they both love.
Oct. 28  Fiddler, singer  & stepdancer, April Verch was raised on living, breathing roots music & delivers an energy like no other. "Just as contemporary bluegrass has Alison Krauss as an ambassador, the Ottawa Valley has April Verch," said NPR's Marco Werman on "The World".

10/7: 10AM-2PM -Library of Tech Tools Show & Tech - Like Show & Tell with robots! Discover & learn to use our new tech tools.
10/12:  6:30PM -Autumnal Gourd Painting with Marsha Baker - Spruce up your fall décor with a painted gourd!
10/21:  7-8:30PM -Coffee Beat feat. Kevin Hathaway & Josh Howard -Two of Delphi's most talented musicians & a rockin' good time. Coffee & cookies served.
10/26:  3-4:30PM -Fall Harvest Party -face painting, snacks, games & more!
All Day -Book Character Day - dress as your favorite book character



Duncan Hall, 619 Ferry St., Lafayette
October 1, 2017
$15 advance/$17 (day of show)
7:00 p.m. (doors 6:15)


"Rhythm Future Quartet breaks new ground for Gypsy jazz."  Boston Globe " NRQ have rocketed the music into the future by incorporating multiple influences...teaming it with their own virtuosity and playing it all with a joyful abandon that is downright infectious"  Huffington Post "...worthiest current day successors to the legacy of the great Django"- The Wall Street Journal.


September 8 - Saturday, October 14 
Artists Own 

Noted potters Dick Lehman and Amy Sanders will be giving a free lecture on Expressive Clay: Two Approaches.  Dick Lehman is a renowned ceramic artist from Goshen, Indiana. He may be best known for his enhancements of three firing techniques: long-wood-firing, side-fire, and saggar-fire. Amy Sanders creates delightful earthenware handbuilt vessels demonstrating a luscious balance of texture, rhythm, and pattern within their visually soft utilitarian forms.Lecture is free on October 13 at Duncan Hall at 7pm, pre-lecture reception 5 - 6:45 pm at Artists' Own.

Open Wed. - Sat. from 1-4 p.m.
$5 Admission
Oct. 14, 10:00 a.m.
Free Admission
Now - Oct. 28
"The Many Faces of Indiana Art: A Juried Exhibition"
Oct. 21, 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Oct. 22, 1:30 p.m.
$10 online, $12 at the door
Oct. 24, 6 p.m.
Free Admission

Shadows Exhbit Oct. 6 - Nov 3, 2017
Shadows Reception: Thur, Oct. 12, 2017, 6p - 8pm (CST)
Music provided by Claudia Ernest
JCAL is celebrating 45 years in service.
Gallery visiting Hours: Noon-2pm
Carnegie Center
301 N Van Rensselaer
Rensselaer, In 47978

Saturday, Nov 4, 2017 
(Register in October)
This intimate writing conference, hosted by the Lafayette Writers' Studio, at MatchBOX, features a keynote and workshop by acclaimed author Barbara Shoup, novelist and prose writers Sarah Layden and Melissa Fraterrigo, and poets Lauren Mallett and Kaveh Akbar. In addition to Shoup's workshop, you may attend breakout sessions designed to help you learn more about craft, generate new work, and explore yourself and your writing. All sessions will be generative , so you will leave with the start of several pieces of new work. Ticket includes lunch.
Register: here.

The Lafayette London/Hurt magic club will hold its October meeting on October 6th, 2017 from 7-9pm in the Wells Community Center. (The first Friday of every month.)
Newbies and experts, young and old are all welcome. You must have an interest in the magical arts (performance & illusion) to come.
October's theme is Houdini or Halloween magic! Bring something spooky to share - or, just show us a trick that you're working on!
London/Hurt magic club is your local "Ring" of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

October 13, 6:30pm

Gospel Fest 2017 brings the CHICAGO MASS CHOIR to the Long Center.
They're one of the country's preeminent gospel choirs and have won both BEST NEW ARTIST and SONG OF THE YEAR at the Gospel Music Excellence Awards. Purdue's Black Voices Of Inspiration will also perform under the direction of James Dekle.

Tickets are $20, $15 with student ID
For tickets and more information, call 765.742.5664 or visit

Oct 3: Book chat, TCPL Wyandotte, 7 pm
Oct 5: HBO Film: The Loving Story, TCPL Downtown, 8 pm This inspiring 2011 documentary is about Mildred & Richard Loving, an interracial couple who opposed Virginia's anti-miscegenation laws and married in 1958.
Oct 12: Brown Bag Book Chat, TCPL Downtown, 12 pm
Oct 21: Live! Edward Kelsey Moore, TCPL Downtown, 2 pm Meet the author of The Supremes at Earl's All-You-Can-Eat. Hear the 2016 Indiana Authors Award recipient read and discuss his New York Times bestseller. A book sale and signing follows.

Oct. 4 / ensemble 4.1 / One-of-a kind piano "windtet" from Germany's top orchestras
Oct. 14 / Joey Alexander Trio / 14 year old Grammy® nominated jazz piano prodigy
Oct. 15 / Orpheus Chamber Orchestra with André Watts, piano / Icons of classical music present a special engagement at Purdue
Oct. 22 / Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science / Family-friendly evening of comedy, cooking and chemistry
Oct. 29 / An Afternoon with Coach Gene Keady and Coach Bob Knight / Legendary coaches chat on stage

Long-time SAMI member, Joe Peters, celebrates the release of his 9th CD of original music with guitar legend Michael Kelsey on Saturday, October 28th with a concert at 7pm at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 333 Meridian Street, West Lafayette.  The album, entitled Prophetstown by the joedai warriors, is "a carefully woven tapestry [of] soulful threads blending to yield an overall marvelous depiction of humanity's imperfections and failures."  

Free-will offering, CDs available for purchase

Seasonal Fall Harvest Artisan Craft & Antique Show


The Fall Harvest Artisan Crafts & Antiques Show will be held at Carnahan Hall,  2200 Elmwood Avenue, Lafayette, Indiana  (behind Arni's and next to Interior Objects) on October 7, 2017 from 9:30 AM to 2:30 PM. Nearly 40+ artisans and antique vendors will showcase and sell their handmade crafts. The first 100 visitors will receive a mystery bag containing "spendable cash" (up to $25.00 - one per family). Easy parking (free).  Free admission. Join us and support your local artists!


Kids Downtown
Oct 7 Diner-Tastic Fun, 3 pm 
Oct 11 Fairy Tale STEAM: Anansi, 6:30 pm
Oct 8 Special Family Diner Program, 3 pm Oct 31 Glow Dance Party, 6:30 pm
Oct 26 Spooktacular Stories, 6:30 pm
Ages 10 & Up - Downtown
Oct 27, 2 pm & Oct 28, 10 am, Escape The Room
Oct 3 & 12 Teen Games, Klondike, 6:30 pm
Oct 12 & 26 Fandom Frenzy, Downtown, 6:30 pm
Adults - Downtown
Oct 14 Buffy Rogers: Printmaking, 2 pm
Oct 21 Author: Edward Kelsey Moore, 2 pm 
Oct 28 Scan-A-Rama, 2 pm
Questions? Call 765-429-0113

October Events at Wabash College Oct. 4-7: Theater Production: A Midsummer Night's Dream Ball Theater, Fine Arts Center, 8 pm Oct. 24: Visiting Artist Series presents: Aquila Theater Company, Hamlet, Fine Arts Center, 8 pm Oct. 28: Wabash Glee Club & Taylor University Concert, Fine Arts Center, 7:30 pm.

Tickets are required for Visiting Artists Series and Theater productions. Visit for more information.

Rebecca Brody will be teaching a series of four beginning watercolor workshops on successive Saturdays, beginning Oct 21 from 1 to 4pm at the Art Museum.  These are designed for absolute beginners, but more advanced students are welcome.  Materials provided.  See details and register early at Art Museum website

WALLA & Friends Film Series:
10/9: 6:45pm Children's Activities

Preschool Story Times: Tuesday & Friday: 10:30am; Thursdays at 4:00pm (2 & up) Lap Sit: Mondays at 10:30 & 11:15am (Infant - 2yrs.)

Lego Builders Club 10/7 

Fall Book Fair 10/13-18 Reading to the Dogs 10/28 

One-on-one computer help available. Call 765.743.2261 or visit

About the Tippecanoe Arts Federation
The Tippecanoe Arts Federation is the umbrella organization and arts council for 14 counties. TAF provides educational opportunities in the visual, performing, and literary arts, outreach programs for both underserved and at-risk youth, and funding for capital and operational expenses to fellow arts organizations region wide. Established in 1976, the Tippecanoe Arts Federation serves as a model for arts advocacy by promoting the role of the arts within our region. More information is available at .