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Valparaiso Creative Council

Valparaiso Creative Council

 1/1/2019 |  Views:621 |  Posted by: Hot Shop Valpo |  1 Minute

Dave Lee has been accepted to be part of the Valparaiso Creative Counsel of Valparaiso Indiana.


In mid-December of 2014, the ValpoNEXT Citywide Vision Plan was adopted. The Plan contained a broad range of strategies and action steps to pursue over the coming decade. These strategies were generated by hundreds of community members who participated in numerous facilitator-led workshops and panels to envision the city’s future. Establishing a Creative District was one of the ideas that emerged as an area to explore.

 As a result of the ValpoNEXT conversations, and inspired by being a participant in the 2015 quarter-finalist round of the America’s Best Community Competition, the city of Valparaiso chose to develop a Creative District Plan.

 The Creative District was envisioned as a place where the community could come together to create, explore, and celebrate arts, culture and innovation. The resulting Plan outlined a vision for the District with 34 supporting actions organized into three organizational themes: Create, Explore, and Celebrate. It is the work of the Valparaiso Creative Council to execute the Creative District Plan.

Mission and Vision of the Valparaiso Creative Council

MISSION: The Valparaiso Creative Council enriches the community by promoting, developing, and advocating for and with local arts efforts, artists, and organizations by providing educational, programmatic, and marketing support.

VISION: The Valparaiso Creative Council believes that when people come together to create, explore, and celebrate art, culture and innovation, communities thrive.  

Who is on the Creative Council?

The Valparaiso Creative Council is a group of local leaders chosen to advance the growth and development of the creative arts community in and around the City of Valparaiso.

Hot Shop Valpo

Hot Shop Valpo

About Us

Hot Shop Valpo is an open studio. We welcome folks to come in to visit and experience what we do. If you plan to come by please call ahead to ensure we will be working as we do keep “artist hours”. We offer private and semi-private classes ranging from beginner to advanced. For artists who have completed glass blowing matriculation courses through HSV or other studios, we offer bench rental space. All equipment is included with the bench. Simply bring your own color and creativity and the rest is up to you. Please visit our gallery (under construction) for one of a kind art glass created in our studio. Our work is also in various galleries around NW Indiana and Michigan. If you don’t see something that you love, let us know. We can create custom work matching colors, styles, etc. Everything from small table top pieces to commercial installations. We love to collaborate with clients as well as other artists.