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The City of Gary
Gary is a city in Lake County, Indiana, United States, located in the southeastern portion of the Chicago metropolitan area. Gary is located 25 mi from downtown Chicago, Illinois and 12 mi from Crown Point, Indiana, the county seat of Lake County.The population of Gary was 80,294 at the time of the 2010 census, making it the ninth-largest city in the state of Indiana. Gary’s population has fallen by 55 percent from a peak of 178,320 in 1960. Gary is located adjacent to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and borders Lake Michigan. Many citizens and politicians have helped to preserve parts of the Indiana Dunes. The city is known for its large steel mills, and for being the birthplace of the The Jackson 5 music group.

Indiana Landmarks-Northwest Field Office
Indiana Landmarks revitalizes communities, reconnects us to our heritage, and saves meaningful places.

In 1960, alarmed by the loss of defining historic buildings in the capital city, a group of Indianapolis civic leaders created Indiana Landmarks. The organization established by those volunteers now ranks as the largest private statewide preservation group in the United States, with an Indianapolis headquarters and eight regional offices staffed by professionals who help Hoosiers save and restore old buildings.

City of Gary Department Of Public Parks
It is the purpose of the department of public parks to stress the value of recreation, both active and passive, for individual growth and development. They are dedicated to the common cause of assuring that people of all ages and abilities have the opportunity to find the most satisfying use of their leisure time and enjoy an improved quality of life. Consistent with this purpose, every opportunity shall be afforded to plan, procure, develop and maintain park and recreational resources.

The City of Gary Redevelopment Department
The Gary Department of Commerce functions as a weapon to mount a full assault on record unemployment and a stalled local business environment. The art in this process is to take only the best ingredients from the existing economic development apparatus and streamline our government’s approach to job creation and local business development.
“In government, it is good to have a healthy amount of impatience. The Gary Department of Commerce is about the business of moving our city, forward faster!”

Indiana University Northwest
The mission of Indiana University Northwest, a regional campus of Indiana University, is to provide a high-quality and relevant education to the citizens of Northwest Indiana, the most diverse and industrialized area of the state. The institution strives to create a community dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and intellectual development, leading to undergraduate and selected graduate degrees in the liberal arts, sciences and professional disciplines. The campus is strongly dedicated to the value of education, lifelong learning, diversity, celebration of cultures and opportunity for all, as well as to participating in the sustainable economic development of the region and of the state. Indiana University Northwest is committed to the health and well-being of the communities it serves.

School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate, graduate, and post-baccalaureate programs to more than 3,500 students from around the globe. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields.

LiveArts Studio
LiveArts Studio offers a progressive visual art program located in Gary, Indiana, which caters to the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland areas. They bring art to life through loads of hands-on experiences and exciting art-making activities for adults and youth.
Their program combines art making, art appreciation, art history and design. With our young learners we emphasize early childhood development. They participate in problem-solving activities, are introduced to tactile objects, visual literacy, create, imagine and produce interesting works all in order to nurture a stronger understanding of art and its connection to literacy.
We offer classes on- and off-site; in universities, Faith-based organizations, schools and community centers. We offer opportunities to explore, investigate, think critically, have fun and engage in growthful artistic experiences. We invite you to register for our classes and enjoy a lively art-making program!

Legacy Foundation
Legacy Foundation provides training, technology and media services for biomass fuel briquette production, environmental conservation and income generation throughout the world. The Mission of the Legacy Foundation is to promote sustainable human development and preserve our environment through the integration of technology innovation, media, and management. The Legacy Foundation has ongoing partnerships with individuals, groups and institutions in over 30 nations world wide.