Colfax Campus Gallery

Space for art.

Hours & Location
914 Lincolnway West
South Bend, IN 46616

Monday – Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Saturday: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
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


June 21 to August 2, 2019

Join us on July 12 as we celebrate the Art & Social Justice artists and their work with a free reception. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. Artists will be available for discussion of their work. Some artwork is for sale.
Chicago-based artist Mary King will lead a discussion, “Making It Better”, at 7:45 PM. Artists will discuss world problems revealed by their work and how their art can help solve them.
“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. In its 30th year, the annual Art and Social Justice Exhibition has become a significant and anticipated Colfax Campus Gallery event.

2019 - 2020 Season EXHIBITIONS

Community Arts Organization

September 13 – October 25, 2019

Featuring art from the organization Northern Indiana Artists.

October 4, 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

intermediate school exhibition

March 13 – April 24, 2020

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

March 27, 2020 | 5-7 PM


May 1 – June 12, 2020

Featuring local artist Jackie Welsh.

May 18, 2020 | 7-9 PM

art & social justice

June 19 – July 31, 2020

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

July 10, 2020 | 7-9 PM