Participate in the Arts Café


Interested in Participating in the Arts Café?

The Arts Café will take place on Sunday, October 29, 2017, 11 AM – 5 PM and the NNN would be thrilled if you would like to participate!

The Arts Café is a celebration featuring neighborhood and local artists with a variety of artistic, musical, and culinary talents. Additionally, the Arts Cafe provides housing tours which take place in beautiful houses that have been, or are in the process of being, rehabilitated by the Near Northwest Neighborhood, Inc. (NNN). Artists, Musicians and Culinary Folk will gather in and around the NNN Offices in the 1000 Blocks of Portage Avenue and 900 and 1000 blocks of California.  

The Arts Cafe attracts a broad range of local talent – from bakers to artists, musicians, and craftspeople – and a number of area residents attend. Past crowds have drawn over 1,200 people to the neighborhood to enjoy the homes and tents that line the walks  filled with area artists’ work.

If you are an artist, the fee is $20.00 to rent a space. This donation helps to cover a portion of the cost of the event. All profits made from sales will go to you: the artists, bakers, and craftspeople. There is no fee for the participating musicians.

If you are an artist interested in participating, please  complete and return the Participant Interest Form with your fee no later than September 1, 2017. Once registration has ended, you will be contacted with your placement and other final details. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 574.232.9182 or email

2017 Arts Café Artist ApplicationA

If you are a musician or Vendor, please contact the office directly at 574-232-9182

Forms can be submitted:
By mail to P.O. Box 1132, South Bend, IN 46624
Hand delivered to 1007 Portage Ave, South Bend, IN 46616

Or via e-mail to

Spaces are assigned, first applied/paid – first reserved.  

We hope to see you at Arts Cafe 2017