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.
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.
Colfax Gallery Coordinator