Upcoming Events

The Auburn Arts Commission meets the third Saturday of every month. Please contact us or any member if you would like to attend.


MAGIC OF METAL 2016 Events

A Magical Evening: “The Magic of Metal” Grand Opening

“A Magical Evening,” a grand opening reception for Sculptures on the Square III: The Magic of Metal, will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 2 at the Auburn Atrium Marketplace, 106 W. Sixth St., Auburn. Meet the sculpture artists while enjoying heavy hors d’oeuvres by the Italian Grille, wine and craft beer by Mad Anthony Brewery, and sweet endings by All About the Cake, Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings, and the Italian Grille. Tickets are required; cost is $35 per person. Musical entertainment, sleight-of-hand fun, and tours of the sculptures by horse-drawn wagon will be part of the evening’s entertainment. Tickets are on sale through Thursday, May 26, and may be purchased at Jeremiah’s Brewed Awakenings, Expressions Gallery, or Carbaugh Jewelers, or by calling Rita Baird, 260-927-9037.




Youth Art Series

Atrium Market Place

106 W. 6th St., Auburn, IN

Wednesdays in June, 1-2 p.m. (June 8, 22, 29)

Will explore 3-D art in clay, mobile, recycled materials


Youth Art Camp

Auburn Parks and Recreation Pavilion

June 20-24, 10-2 p.m.

Will explore photography, watercolor, fun day, wire art


Youth Art Series

Right At School, J.R. Watson Elementary

Wednesdays in June, 10 a.m. (June 8, 22, 29)


Garrett Museum of Art (GMOA) Youth Art Reception

July 29, 6-8 p.m.

Public invited to view summer art inspired by sculptures on the square, refreshments served.


Wood Sculpture for Kids

with artist Gary Travis


July 16, 10-11:30 a.m.


Summer Reading Club Crafts at each library in DeKalb County

“3-D Styrofoam Sculpture with Heather Miller”

Waterloo Public Library: Tuesday, June 7, at 10 a.m.

Eckhart Public Library: Tuesday, June 7, at 1 p.m.

Garrett Public Library: Wednesday, June 8, at 10 a.m.

Butler Public Library: Wednesday, June 8, at 2 p.m.


Life-Sized Paper Mache Sculpture

JAM in Garrett

July 6, 7, 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.


Life-Sized Paper Mache Sculpture

Right at School Auburn

July 11, 12, 13, 10-11 a.m.


Art in the Park

Eastside Park, Garrett

July 15, 10-11:30 a.m.


Thomson Park, Waterloo

July 12, 12-1 p.m.


Meet-the-Sculptor Talks

“John Mishler”

July 21, 6:30 p.m.

Community Foundation of DeKalb County, Auburn


“Sayaka Ganz”

June 28, 7 p.m.

Eckhart Public Library, Auburn


Teen Summer Library Programs

“Sculpting Clay Bead Jewelry”

Waterloo Public Library: June 7, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Eckhart Public Library: Auburn: July 20, 1 p.m.

Garrett Public Library: July 19, 3 p.m.

Butler Public Library: July 14, 1 p.m.

Sculpture & Installation Info:


#1 Age of Iron by Robert Barnum

  • 7th & Cedar Streets in Courtyard Park in grassy area by sidewalk
  • Delivery: Friday, May 20th 8:30am new time


#2 Signe by Elton Bishop

  • 6th & Jackson Streets at Beacon Credit Union
  • Delivery: new date Friday May 27th


#3 Life Energy by Sayaka Ganz

  • North side of Court House [facing 7th Street]
  • Delivery: Tuesday, May 31st


#4 Phoenix by James Havens

  • Eckhart Library entrance on Jackson Street
  • Delivery: Wednesday, May 18th at noon


#5 Shine Tree by Mike Helbing

  • Community Foundation on Main Street
  • Delivery: Thursday, May 26th at noon


#6 Pulse by Todd Kime

  • 9th Street between Cedar & Union
  • Delivery: Saturday, May 28th. Installed Tuesday May 31st


#7 A Peek Inside by Alex Mendez     

  • 6th & Main Street, northeast corner
  • Delivery: , Friday May 27th


#8 Tranquil Composure by Greg Mendez

  • Cedar Street in front of Police Dept
  • Delivery: , May 27th


#9 Celebration Waltz by John Mishler

  • West side of Court House [facing Main Street]
  • Delivery: Friday, May 20th at 1030am


#10 Hard Rain by George Morrison

  • 7th Street in front of grass lot next to DeKalb Co. Health Dept
  • Delivery: Wednesday, May 18th at 9am


#11 Steady by Ben Pierce

  • 7th Street in front of Weber/Mefford Insurance
  • Delivery: Tuesday May 31st


#12 Sweet Pea by Nathan Pierce      

  • 7th& Van Buren Streets, Nugen’s parking lot
  • Delivery: Friday, May 13th


#13 Whimsy by Pam Reithmeier

  • 10th & Jackson Streets at Brown & Brown Insurance
  • Delivery: Wednesday, May 25th at 10am


#14 Race of the Classics by Ken Thompson

  • ACD Museum in grassy area between parking lot and sidewalk on Wayne Street
  • Delivery: Friday, May 27 at noon


#15 Goddess by Neil Wiffill

  • ACD Museum in grassy area at north end of parking lot between Van Buren & Wayne Streets
  • Delivery: Friday, May 27th