Artist Panel & Mixer | Around the Bend

Event: Saturday, July 13th, 2024| 5 pm – 8 pm

In the spirit of Around the Bend, the South Bend Museum of Art is hosting a professional development panel and artist mixer! Providing a space for creative connections and conversations. Any artist wanting career guidance or a creative network will find that and more. Over twenty regional galleries, museums, art organizations, and residencies will be present. All taking place in the Warner Gallery, featuring 275 artists!

This event will catered by the local chef duo, A Bite with Mee, and have a bar with assorted beer!


Artist Panel 5 pm- 6 pm

Located in the Weikamp Gallery


Lora Fosberg, Artist and Curator

Freddie Rodriguez, Public Art and Community Organizer

Jeff Nawroki, Artist, Curator and Community Organizer

The professional development panel will have three panelists, Lora Foserge, Freddie Rodriguez, and Jeff Nawroki, all having vibrant careers in different areas of the visual creative industry. The panel discussion will be “Building a Professional Career as an Artist” moderated by Katie Neece. Panelists will share their journey and insights on their careers and today’s industry. The panel discussion will be from 5 pm – 6 pm.


Artist Mixer 6 pm – 8 pm

Located in the Warner Gallery

The artist mixer is 6 pm – 8 pm, you’ll get to mingle and eat food by local favorite The Beard and Boss. There will be over twenty regional galleries, museums, art organizations and residencies present to connect with. Stop by SBMA’s awareness table for artists where you can find resource materials, exhibition and studio opportunities and a free tote bag! We invite all creatives to join this abundant event.


Free Tote Bags for handouts and resource materials.

Handouts about exhibition opportunities and studio opportunities.


Regional Gallerists, Museums and Centers:

Rocki Button

Lang Lab

Highland Gallery

Saint Mary’s College

Colfax Cultural Center

Circa Arts

Lubeznik Center

Krasl Art Center

Buchanan Art Center

Midwest Museum of Art




St. Joe Watercolor Society

Women’s Caucus

Pastel Society







Anderson Ranch

Atlantic Center for the Arts

Women’s Studio Workshop

Bemis Center for the Arts




Jul 13 2024


5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


South Bend Museum of Art, Warner Gallery

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