The Sparkle House, once an abandoned home, welcomes artists, teachers, community and guests to make, appreciate, learn and live in a creative environment.


Jennifer Taylor

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. https://airbnb.com/h/sparkle-house

In the spring of 2020 the exterior will be painted decoratively and over time will be covered with sparkly things. 



Painted Board Studio/SPARKLE HOUSE  6128 E 6th Place, Gary, IN 46403  

219.238.6420   jen@paintedboardstudio.com                 https://airbnb.com/h/sparkle-house