A newly commissioned South Shore Poster, sponsored by Ayers Realtors will be unveiled this Friday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 p.m. at Lake Street Gallery, 613 S. Lake Street, Gary.
The Just Around the Corner South Shore Poster Series had its first formal public announcement in 1997, and the South Shore CVA began management of the series in 2016. The posters depict attractions along the South Shore of Lake Michigan. They were originally exhibited in train stations, enticing the viewer to travel 'just around the corner' to beautiful spots along the South Shore Line.
“Our office is only 150 feet from the Miller South Shore Station, so it has always been a part of Ayers Realtors,” said Gene Ayers, owner of Ayers Realtors Inc. “When it was decided to start a new series of 50 paintings, I was fortunate enough to get the 52nd painting in this series. So, in honor of Ayers Realtors 100th anniversary, my staff met with the South Shore CVA and artist to get this painting commissioned and they presented it to me and my wife Judy at our celebration party on Aug. 6th. It was a wonderful surprise to us both!”
There are more than 100 posters in the Just Around the Corner Series. These one-of-a-kind works of art have become a staple in homes and businesses throughout Indiana and beyond.
"The South Shore CVA is excited to lead the unveiling of the 2022 South Shore Poster Series,” stated David Uran, President/CEO of the South Shore CVA. “We are honored to have partnered with Ayers Realtors since it marks their 100year anniversary. Artist Mitch Markovitz does a brilliant job of capturing the history and beauty of our area in the posters he commissions. These posters are a way for us to directly showcase our many South Shore attractions, businesses and events that are accessible in northern Indiana.”
Posters will be for sale the day of the unveiling and artist, Mitch Markovitz will be available for signing. You can also purchase this poster as well as many others at the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond and online at www.southshoreposters.com.
About the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority: The SSCVA is a sales and marketing organization that leads the hospitality industry and aids its partners through the development and support of attractions throughout the region. They draw sporting events, meetings, and group tours from around the nation, offering an ideal getaway for those traveling within a 250-mile radius.