The Center for Visual and Performing Arts

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA) has been the home of South Shore Arts since its opening in 1989. As a primary tenant in this multi-use facility, space for South Shore Arts includes the 5,000 square foot William J. Bachman Gallery, the South Shore Arts Gift Shop, studios and general offices. The Bachman Gallery is named after William J. Bachman, the architect of the CVPA and a founding member of South Shore Arts.

The South Shore Arts classrooms on the lower level of the CVPA include the Oesterle and Dietrich Studios, the Bodie Photography Studio, a pre-school art room and a ceramic studio.

The photo below depicts Tibetan Monks from the Deprung Loseling Monastery in southern India who created a mandala in the Bachman Gallery for a celebration of the millennium in January 2000.

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts
1040 Ridge Road
Munster, IN 46321
219) 836-1839

Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm
Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Sunday, Noon – 4pm

From All Directions:
Take I-80/94 to Calumet Avenue south (the last exit before Illinois or from the west, the first exit in Indiana) to the fourth stop light, Ridge Road. Turn left on Ridge (east) and proceed 1/2 mile. The CVPA is on the right side of the street.