2019 World Creativity and Innovation Week EVENTS

  • April 5, 2019 5:00-8:00 pm

    • First Friday Poetry Slam

    • Lubeznik Center for the Arts 101 W 2nd Street, Michigan City, Indiana

      • This free event allows poets to showcase their work in a fun, audience filled event. This is part of the First Friday series. To register contact Hanna Hammond-Hagman at (219) 874-4900 or hhamond@lubeznikcenter.org

  • April 5, 2019 5:00- 8:00 pm

    • “Student Art Contest”

    • Michigan City Arts District

      • Judged art work displayed throughout the First Friday events in the Michigan City Arts District

  • April 10, 2019 12:30 and 1:45 pm

    • 12: 30 pm grade 3-5

    • Queen of All Saints Parish and School, Door C on Esther Street, Michigan City, Indiana

      • Student Creativity display

  • April 12, 2019 8:00 am

    • World Creativity and Innovation Week Kick-off Breakfast

    • A.K. Smith Career Center, 317 Detroit Street, Michigan City, Indiana

      • This year’s theme is “Celebrating Creativity in our Community”. Seth Spencer, the founder and CEO of SERA Solutions will be our guest speaker. Tej Ram Gupta scholarships will be awarded along with the CREO award.

      • Cost is $10.00 (cash, check, or Pay Pal)

      • Registration online, email, or telephone (219), 861-0955

  • April 15, 2019 5:30 - 7:00 pm

    • Student Innovator Projects Display

    • Lake Hills Elementary School 201 Ferguson Road, Michigan City, Indiana

      • Student innovators will be displaying their projects. Hands-on activities for the whole family.

  • April 15, 2019 11:45 - 1:00 pm

    • La Porte Rotary Club, Best Western Inn 444 Pine Lake Ave, La Porte, Indian

      • Rotary Club Meeting Program, open to Rotary Club members

  • April 15 - 21, 2019 - all week

    • Community Innovation Scavenger Hunt

    • La Porte County Convention and Visitors Bureau, 4073 South Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana

    • Scavenger Hunt

      • Download the Scavenger Hunt document. Once you are at the location, take a selfie and tag our Facebook Page.

  • April 16, 2019 at noon, 12:00 pm

    • “How Might I Be Creative Through Happiness” Webinar

      • Join us for a free, 20 minute Webinar on how to become and increase your creativity through happiness.

      • Click Here to Register.

  • April 16, 2019

    • How Might I… 5:00 - 6:15 pm

    • Coolspring Branch, La Porte Public Library, 6925 W 400 N, Michigan City, Indiana

      • Every wonder where creativity and innovation come from? Do you ever wish you could tap deeper into your own creativity? Or, lime so many others’ say:” I’m not creative”? If so, this program is for you.

      • Celebrate Word Creativity and Innovation Week and get the answers to these questions and more. We will show you proven strategies that work to boost your ability to find new solutions to everyday problems. Try new tools. Build up your innovation toolbox.

  • April 17, 2019 3:30 - 5:00 pm

    • Art Bots

    • Michigan City Public Library 100 E 4th Street, Michigan City, Indiana

      • Use your imagination and design a motorized art bot. Using various material and motor, your creation will make cool works of art.

  • April 18, 2019 3:30 - 4:30 pm

    • Michigan City Area Schools Robotics Team Demonstration and More

    • Michigan City Public Library 100 E 4th Street, Michigan City, Indiana

      • Everyone is invited to check out demonstrations and enjoy hands-on activities provided by the team.

  • April 20, 2019 10:00 - 2:00 pm

    • Career & Technology Showcase

    • LaPorte County Public Library 904 Indiana Avenue, LaPorte, Indiana

      • Stop in and get s sneak preview of the equipment that will be on our mobile classroom which is coming in late summer of 2019. This is an equipment showcase features technology that will connect students to future career opportunities in the community. The equipment was funded by an Arconic Foundation Grant.

  • April 20, 2019

    • Poetry and Songwriting Contest

    • The Nest 803 Franklin Street, Michigan City, Indiana

      • Theme for submissions is reflections of your life and experiences of growing up here. What is it about our city and country side that you love and enjoy?

      • Submissions are due March 29th. Email to Ester at thenestmichigancity@gmail.com. Please include: full name, school, teacher’s name, grade level, and age.

      • Any Questions Contact

        • Bill Halliar at williamhalliar@gmail.com or 219-629-5853

        • Ester at thenestmichigancity@gmail.com or 219-262-5200

  • April 21, 2019 - All Day

    • United Nations

    • International Creativity and Innovation Day

  • April 27, 2019 1:00 - 5:00 pm

    • Zine & Small Press Fest

    • Lubeznik Center for the Arts 101 W 2nd Street, Michigan City, Indiana

      • Over 30 exhibitors from across the Midwest bring their work and wares. Free admission.

      • To participate as an exhibitor, please visit the Lubeznik Center for the Arts Facebook Page. Space is limited


What is World Creativity and Innovation Week?

World Creativity and Innovation Week, officially from April 15 - 21 (and throughout April), is a celebration of our ability to imagine and to make new decisions, creating a better life. Envision a world united through its creativity and innovation. Do what you can, do what you like. There’s only one rule: do no harm.


What is the history of World Creativity and Innovation Week?

 What began in Toronto in 2001 as a celebration of the creativity in all of us is now flourishing.By 2002, people in businesses, homes, organizations, schools and communities (106 at last count) in over 46 countries spend this week to enliven, encourage, enjoy and express their creative spirit. For over ten years, the Center has joined community partners throughout Northwest Indiana.  

World Creativity and Innovation Week, includes regional and county-wide events. In 2018, the United Nations designated each April 21st as United Nations World Creativity and Innovation Day. County and local officials recognize the week as “World Creativity and Innovation Week” in our communities.


Why does World Creativity & Innovation Week start on April 15th?

World Creativity and Innovation Week marks the birthday of Leonardo da Vinci. Da Vinci was a renowned painter, inventor, mathematician, philosopher, conservationist, engineer and visionary. He experimented, looked at things in different ways, and applied what he learned in one discipline to another. Even though da Vinci was born over 500 years ago, people still marvel at his work and study his creative strategies.


Here are some things you can do:

 We encourage EVERYONE to be aware of and use their own creativity in their homes, schools and jobs. Our community’s economic viability and health depend on our ability to tap into our individual and collective creativity. 

 We want YOU to join us for this time of fun and learning as a community partner, participant, exhibitor, planning committee member or sponsor.  Contact us today to see how you can

Student Award for Innovation

The Center for Creative Solutions will award area students and their organizations for innovative projects or products in mid-April. The winners will receive community recognition and a monetary prize. Students of any age are welcome to enter.

Anyone, including students, may submit an application. The project/product may be in any area, such as in technology, the arts, etc.

Student application can be completed below or clicking on the button below. Applications are due March 29, 2019.

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