Colfax Campus Gallery

Hours & Location
914 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46616

Monday – Thursday: 3:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Friday – Sunday: Closed


The Colfax Cultural Center is one of four main buildings on the Colfax campus. Residing in a former elementary school that was built in 1898, three art galleries are in place, showing various pieces from local artists. These spaces are managed by a gallery committee comprised of area artists and art educators. Many diverse groups also hold their meetings in these same spaces, resulting in a revolving door of fresh audiences along with our seasoned gallery patrons.

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

Space for art.


Call for Artists: Art & Social Justice

“Art and Social Justice” was the title of a joint exhibition of work by artists Jake Webster and Douglas Kinsey. The theme, a socially just world, is particularly reflective of South Bend Heritage Foundation’s mission and therefore inspired this annual juried exhibition. Now in its 32nd year, the annual Art and Social Justice Exhibition has become a significant and anticipated Colfax Campus Gallery event.

Apply Online:

  1. Fill out the linked Google Form.
  2. Send images of artwork via email to

All images of artwork should be of highest possible quality.

The exhibit will be virtual, housed on the website. While the $20 fee has been waived, please consider donating to the Colfax Gallery instead.

2019 - 2020 Season EXHIBITIONS

Community Arts Organization

September 13 – October 25, 2019

Featuring art from the Indiana Women’s Caucus for Art.

September 27, 2019 | 7-9 PM

On exhibit #1

November 1 – December 13, 2019

Featuring local artists Eric Morgan, Krista Kuskye, and Julie Schwarz.

November 22, 2019 | 7-9 PM


January 17 – February 28, 2020

Featuring local artists Amelia McCann, Janice Lampos, and Biff Vigil.

February 7, 2020 | 7-9 PM

Middle school exhibition

March 13 – April 24, 2020

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



May 1 – June 12, 2020

Featuring local artist Jackie Welsh.


art & social justice

June 19 – July 31, 2020

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