The Rising Phoenix Gallery

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Current Exhibit

Fun and Games


Petals, Waves & Wings

By Mary Ann Pals

Sept. 6 - 29


Mary Ann's artwork is her passion. She enjoys creating lifelike scenes that depict the natural beauty she sees around her. She has traveled extensively with her family across the US, hiking, bird watching, and taking lots of reference photos.   Her frequent travels provide her with a rich library of visual images and memories.  Back in her studio she uses her photos and memories as a springboard to convey those special moments and her mood on paper.  Her goal is to draw the viewer into her world so that they too feel as if they are there, in that scene with her.  Some of her recent series have explored the themes of water, birds, and close-ups of flowers.   Pals claims, “Nature says it best.  I just embellish the tale.”    

Mary Ann Pals is a pastel and charcoal artist living near the southern tip of Lake Michigan in Chesterton, IN. She has enjoyed doing artwork all her lifeIn college, she received her degree in Humanities with an emphasis in the Visual Arts.   Pals regularly exhibits her work in area, national, and international shows and art fairs. She is a member of two national pastel societies, and has received Master Circle status from the International Association of Pastel Societies.   Her latest achievement was receiving 4th Place in the Animal/Wildlife category of the prestigious Pastel 100 international competition (2018) sponsored by Pastel Journalmagazine. 



Artist Reception 5 pm - 8 pm on August 2nd "Fun and Games" opens with a free public reception as part of Michigan City’s popular First Friday Art Walk. Gallery owners, The opening begins at 5 p.m., with light hors d’oeuvres and an opportunity to meet the artist and learn more about her fascinating process.

Michigan City Art Hop

The First Friday of each month Michigan City art galleries stay open late and have special events as varied as the many galleries themselves. From 5 pm - 8 pm

Start at the Rising Phoenix Gallery and work your way north visiting each of the many wonderful Michigan City art galleries along the way. All summer long when you finally leave the last gallery at 8 pm, you will only be a stone's throw from our beautiful beach on the shores Lake Michigan, and you can make it there just in time for sun set.

First Friday Gallery Map

The Gift Shop. All of the high quality items you will find here are created by local and regional artists and artisans. There is something for just about everyone. Our products include: blown glass, jewelry, paintings and prints, fiber art, ceramics, books, and more.

Art Classes

The Rising Phoenix Gallery in Michigan City offers a wide variety of art classes. Special guest instructors from our talented pool of local artists provide workshops teaching drawing, painting, needle felting, and more.

Glass Classes

You can even go to school in our glass studio and experience the thrill of working with glass. We offer lampworking, fusing, and casting classes. Classes are available upon appointment.



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The Rising Phoenix Gallery LLC

2803 Franklin St. Michigan City, IN 46360, us

(480) 216-2583




Mon  10 am - 4 pm

Tue  Closed

Wed - Thurs  10 am - 4 pm

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Sun 11 am - 4 pm