The Sparkle House, once an abandoned home, welcomes artists, teachers, community and guests to make, appreciate, learn and live in a creative environment.
In 1995 I opened Painted Board Studio in Riverside, IL where my work centered around creating custom painted furniture. In 2003 my shop moved to Madison Street in Forest Park, IL. In 2015, when my husband and I moved to Gary, IN, Painted Board Studio joined the 'Shops on Lake Street'.
In 2019 I purchased an abandoned home in the Miller neighborhood of Gary and rehabbed it to house my art studio as well as a space for art workshops and community events. It will also serve as an Air BNB for guests who would like to enjoy a creative art experience during their stay.
In the spring of 2020 the exterior was painted and covered with sparkly jewelry and bits of mirror all donated from friends and family.
Hence, THE SPARKLE HOUSE!