Colfax Campus Gallery

914 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46616

Monday – Friday: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Saturday – Sunday: Closed

The art galleries were established in 1983 and are owned and curated by South Bend Heritage (SBH) and the Colfax Gallery Committee, which includes local artists and art educators. The art gallery spaces include three primary areas: the Robert Seifert Gallery, the Court Gallery, and the Paper Room. Since opening, the galleries have hosted a variety of art receptions, performances, and presentations, such as Art & Social Justice, Poetry Slam, and the Middle School Exhibition, representing hundreds of local, regional, and national artists.

Once called the Genesis Gallery, the Robert Seifert Gallery is in one of the old classrooms. It was renamed to honor the first gallery preparator, who hung the exhibitions for over 18 years. The Court Gallery resides in the main hall of the building, which also doubles as the waiting area for the other tenants of the building. The wood sculpture of an alligator stands prominently in this gallery, bringing joy the children who see it. At about half the size of the size of the former classrooms, the Paper Room is the third and final gallery space at the Colfax Cultural Center, which has a more intimate feel due to its small size.

Elizabeth Leachman
Colfax Gallery Coordinator

Currently On Exhibit

Lexie Bluhm
Julie Johnson
Meli Bandera

2020-2021 Season EXHIBITIONS

Community Arts Organization

September 11 – October 23, 2020

Featuring art from the Northern Indiana Pastel Society

Cancelled due to COVID-19

On exhibit #1

November 6 – December 18, 2020

Featuring local artists Mike Slaski, Colleen McCahill, and Kathy Reddy White.

Cancelled due to COVID-19


January 15 – February 26, 2021

Featuring local artists Lexi Bluhm, Julie Johnson, and Meli Bandera.


Middle school exhibition

March 12 – April 23, 2021

Featuring art from SB Community School Corporation students in grades 5-8.

March 26, 2021 | 5-7 PM


May 7 – June 18, 2021

Featuring local artists Steve Sult, Bill Waterud, and Daniel Giddings.

May 21, 2021 | 7-9 PM

art & social justice

July 2 – August 13, 2021

A juried exhibition showcasing art that exhibits the theme of “Social Justice”.

July 16, 2021 | 7-9 PM



SBH strives to ensure that the Colfax Cultural Center Art Galleries fulfill the commitment noted below. As such, please know that the galleries may contain content which some individuals, groups or organizations may find offensive, controversial or distasteful. SBH strives to locate art in gallery space that accommodates each artist and individual exhibition. If you are a parent, it is your responsibility to ensure that the gallery content is suitable for your child to view. If you think that you or others you are responsible for may be offended by the content in the galleries, you should not access them.

SBH Colfax Cultural Center Art Gallery Commitment

Freedom of speech is the foundation of our communities and our nation. The works this organization exhibits may awe, illuminate, challenge, unsettle, confound, provoke, and, at times, offend. South Bend Heritage defends the freedom to create content and exhibit such work anywhere in the world, and we recognize the privilege of living in a country where creating, exhibiting, and experiencing such work is a constitutional right.

To exhibit a work of art is not to endorse the work or the vision, ideas, and opinions of the artist. It is to uphold the right of all to experience diverse visions and views. If and when controversies arise from the exhibition of a work of art, South Bend Heritage welcomes public discussion and debate with the belief that such discussion is integral to the experience of the art. Consistent with our fundamental commitment to freedom of speech, however, SBH will not censor exhibitions in response to political or ideological pressure.