Elkhart Art League News & Events

Ellen Ridenour Classes Sept – Oct 2018

Shout It Art 2018

Fall Juried Show November 9, 2018

 Fall Juried Show November 9 – 30, 2018

Opening Reception November 9, 6 to 8 pm

Location:  Arts on Main, 205 S Main St., Elkhart, IN 46516

Entry Details:   This is a juried show. Each entry must be original in concept and execution, and completed without outside instruction.  Each entry must be completed within the last two years, and not previously exhibited in an Elkhart Art League show. 2-D works must be either gallery wrapped (finished edges and no exposed staples) or framed and each entry must be ready to hang with picture wire.  3-D entries must be self-supporting or be able to be placed on a pedestal.

Entry fees are $25 for the first entry; $15 for each additional entry with a limit of three.  All entry fees are nonrefundable.

Unless otherwise indicated by the artist, all work will be for sale.  All sales will be split as follows: 10% to EAL; 20% to Arts on Main; 70% to the artist.  There is no commission fee on Purchase Awards.

DROP-OFF & PICK-UP:  Arts on Main (205 S. Main St., Elkhart)
Artwork Drop-Off:  Saturday, November 3,  10 AM  – 4 PM
Artwork Pick-Up:  See Prospectus for Details

Download Prospectus

Membership News

We have AWARD WINNING ARTIST, Charles Urlach in to do a Workshop on Colored Pencil Illustration and Adult Coloring while he is in town for COMIC CON Hall of Heroes.  Workshop is Thursday, September 6th 6 to 9 pm.   Sign up before the workshop fills up….  Go to www.ealonline.org and click on classes, then workshop schedule to register and get details.

Classes, Workshops and Fall Kid’s Camp all set up and ready to begin in September.   Get your registrations in early.

Calling All Art for the 2019 EAL Art for All Seasons Calendar.   Go to the Home Page for Instructions and Submission Form.

If you need to renew your membership and haven’t yet, you may want to do now.  There will be a small price increase beginning in January 2019.

Standard Membership:   $40.00  (as of 1/1/2019)

Senior Membership:        $20.00  (as of 1/1/2019)

Student Membership:      $15.00

Membership benefits include reduced pricing on all classes, email updates on activities and programs,  and access to all the learning tools available at the Elkhart Art League.   You are also able to show off your works at our Member Shows.  Additionally,  instructors are always more than willing to help with your creative endeavors.


Are YOU interested in assisting with promotion of the Arts in our Michiana Community?   We are looking for individuals willing to share a bit of their time and energy to help with programs, events, classes and with the general direction of the League.    Please let us know by contacting Karin Frey at 574-350-7970.




Schedule of 2018 Events



Juried Art Show –November 9th – 30th at Arts on Main







Pics of Collagraph Workshop, April, 2018














Thank you Ellen Ridenour for a great workshop.  Nancy Woltman and “Tulip” came to visit the workshop.   What fun!

Art In Elkhart since 1925

As of January 2017, we moved to our new location:

“The West Wing”

131 Tyler Street, Elkhart, IN


We are so excited about our “new digs”.   For the first time there are separate areas for painting classes, pottery classes,  workshops, offices and more.   Check out all the classes and workshops coming your way!