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Circa Arts Gallery is dedicated to supporting local artists and to provide one-of-a-kind gifts for yourself or others.

It is our mission to showcase and bring awareness to the community about the rich and talented array of artists right
here in our own backyard.

We represent emerging as well as established artists.

We want to make the arts an approachable, enjoyable experience for everyone, no matter how familiar or unfamiliar you are with the arts. So feel free to browse our site and our gallery to find the perfect piece of original art for your life and your art collection (at very reasonable prices).

We have artist's work on consignment. We also are dealers of Arts & Crafts tiles, furniture and accessories. See our gallery artists page for a cross-section of the artists and companies
we represent.

The gallery is part of an emerging arts district in downtown South Bend, Indiana. We are also part of The East Bank Village neighborhood, located across the river on the east side of downtown. The Shops at Hill & Colfax, an arts and retail destination, is the one of two main shopping destinations in the East Bank Village. We are a key player at The Shops at Hill & Colfax  (in the East Bank Village, on the east side of downtown South Bend).

CircaArts Gallery is always looking for new artists, so feel free to submit your information on our Submit Jury page or contact us below. A panel of artists jury work every three months to freshen up our gallery and keep the great art coming.

More About Circa Arts

Circa Arts Gallery is housed in a building that was built in 1904 by Charles McCormick. Over the years it has been used as a drug store, grocery, radio shop, flooring and tile business and finally an aluminum and siding company until 1988.

Kathy Reddy White and Gary White bought the building in January of 1999. They rehabilitated the entire building, starting with two upstairs apartments that had not been occupied for over twenty years. The apartments and the east side main floor retail space was ready for occupancy in November of 1999.

The west side retail space was rehabbed and was finished in time for a holiday show in December of 2000. In January Kathy and a core group of artists opened CircaArts Gallery with limited hours. The name of the gallery reflects their mutual interest in antiques (Circa) and Art (Arts)

Kathy opened the gallery full time December 1, 2002. Current hours are Wed – Fri 10 –6 and Sat 11 – 3. The gallery currently represents over 60 local artists.

The Charles McCormick building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.

CircaArts Gallery commissioned Dave Blodgett to paint a mural on the east side of the building to draw attention to the gallery and shops inside. The scene is a turn-of the-century version of the shops that are currently housed in the building – CircaArts Gallery and Inspire Me! (an upscale women’s clothing and accessories shop).The mural also features a glimpse into the past by depicting the East Race gateway framing a bridge leading to the South Bend Woolen Factory. This was the first facade grant issued by DTSB (downtown South Bend, Inc.) and was completed in 2003.

Circa Arts Gallery
528 East Colfax Ave.
Suite #1
South Bend, IN 46617
 
Telephone:  574 . 233 . 8400

Gallery Hours:

Wednesday - Friday 10 am to 6 pm     
Saturday - 11 am to 3pm
Open six days a week in December

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Link to:

circaarts@sbcglobal.net