Chautauqua in the Dunes 2020

Wed, Sep 9th 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT · By Chautauqua in the Dunes
Date & Time
Wed, Sep 9th 2020 at 10:00 AM CDT
to
Sun, Sep 13th 2020 at 3:00 PM CDT
Location
Indiana Dunes State Park
1600 N 25 E
Chesterton IN, 46304
Event Details

Relive the cultural, educational, artistic, and historic experience of the 1880s-1920s Chautauquas. Based on the model of the Chautauqua Institute in New York, guests will experience lectures, debates, interactive discussions, hands-on workshops, and artistic performances all based around the theme of "Juxtaposition: where diversity drives dialog, determination, and development".

Chautauqua in the Dunes brings together learners of all ages to explore and engage with the topics of the day including environment, economics, politics, religion, art, and history. In keeping with the historical nature of the early 20th century Chautauquas participants will be able to partake of lectures, debates, concerts, performances, and more through a series of topic-based presentations.

Chautauqua in the Dunes seeks to engage the mind, body, and spirit of the individual in the context of cooperative, experiential learning. It seeks to change individual's worldview through interdisciplinary thought, expression, education, information, and presentation. Finally it seeks to create understanding across pre-conceived barriers (racial/ethnic, geographic, socio-economic, cultural, etc).

​Chautauqua in the Dunes is made possible by support from Indiana Arts Commission, Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Indiana Humanities, Indiana Dunes Tourism, and interested patrons like YOU!

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All Access Pass

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Includes:

  • 5 days park admission
  • reserved seat for performance series
  • preferred seat for lecture series
  • participation in writing workshop
  • all artistic workshop supply fees
  • access to the historical demonstration area
  • complimentary refreshments at Chautauqua art show opening reception
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage
Quantity

$99

One Day Pass

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Includes:

  • 1 day park admission
  • reserved seat for 1 performance
  • preferred seat for 1 lecture
  • 1 artistic workshop supply fee
  • 1 day access to the demonstration area
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage
Quantity

$49

Historical Makerspace

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Crafters, artisans, and musicians will demontrate historical techniques for building instruments, painting, dying fabric, and woodworking. Demonstrations are open to all. However, as a Makerspace ticket holder, you will be able to craft a make-and-take project such as a tie-dye clothing item, instrument, painting, or carved wood item. Participants should plan for 2-3 hours in the makerspace and may need to pick up their items after drying/healing/sealing later in the day. Best experienced as a family with parental help or for those age 14-adult. Made possible by Indiana Arts Commission and Indiana Department of Natural Resources.

Includes:

  • 1 day park admission
  • access to the historical demonstration area
  • 1 make and take makerspace project
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage
Quantity

$49

Artist Workshop - Drummaking

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Participants in the Drummaking workshop will craft an all natural drum from animal hide including drum beater. Workshop is three hours and open to ages 10-adult. Once your drum has dried, join us for a drum circle around the campfire later that evening. Made possible by Indiana Arts Commission.

Includes:

  • 1 day park admission
  • workshop instruction and supply fee
  • participation in drum circle (optional)
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage
Quantity

$39

Writing Workshop

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FLASH FICTION taught by Lucrecia Guerrero is a two-hour workshop limited to 20 adults. Participants will learn to write creatively and quickly in this interactive workshop. Bring your writer's notebook and pen or a laptop on which to create your works. This is a hands-on workshop so be prepared to write and share! Don't worry - you'll also have fun! Made possible by the support of Indiana Humanities.


Includes:

  • 1 day park admission
  • participation in writing workshop
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage

Quantity

$29

Lecture Series

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The Chautauqua Lecture Series features four prominent speakers who will each present a case for diversity and dichotomy each from their own unique perspective, worldview, and personal history. Following each lecture, there will a time of questions and answers, dialogue, and discussion facilitated by Humanities Director, Prof. Jared Riddle. Made possible by the support of Indiana Humanities.

Includes:

  • 4 days park admission
  • preferred seat for 4 lectures
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage

Quantity

$29

Performance Series

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The Chautauqua Performance Series brings prominent award-winning musical and theatrical performers up close and personal. Performances have featured full-length plays and musicals, vocalists, harpist, family quartet, children's performers, dancers, groups, and soloists. Made possible by Indiana Arts Commission.

Includes:

  • 4 days park admission
  • reserved seat for 4 performances
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage
Quantity

$29

Artist Workshop - Bohemian Dreamcatchers

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Participants will make a Bohemian style dreamcatcher of fabric, twine, lace, beads, and feathers in a color and pattern of their choice. Workshop is open to those age 10-adult. Workshop runs 90 min. Made possible by Indiana Arts Commission.

Includes:

  • 1 day park admission
  • workshop instruction and supply fee
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage
Quantity

$19

Artist Workshop - Mandala Stones

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Participants in the Mandala Stone workshop will paint 1-3 stones that feature beginner to intermediate level mandala patterns for meditation and relaxation. Workshop is for ages 10-adult and lasts 90 min. Made possible by Indiana Arts Commission.

Includes:

  • 1 day park admission
  • workshop instruction and supply fee
  • Chautauqua swag bag

Does not include:

  • overnight accommodations or food and beverage
Quantity

$19

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