For the Love of Art Fair

Save the Date - February 17- 18, 2024

Welcome to For the Love of Art

My name is Shireen Cline and I’d like to welcome you to For the Love of Art.  As an artist and art show producer, I invite you to join Michiana’s only premier indoor art fair.  For the Love of Art at the beautiful South Bend Century Center. Saturday February 17th from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday February 18th from 11 am to 4 pm.

South Bend, Indiana has gained a fine reputation as a market for acquiring and selling art – from the monthly Downtown South Bend First Friday events, the nationally acclaimed Leeper Park Art Fair to several prestigious art museums including the South Bend Museum of Art and the University of Notre Dame Snite Museum.

Whether you are a professional fine artist, a weekend hobbyist, a collector with expensive taste or an opportunist looking for the perfect gift, For the Love of Art is a wonderful opportunity to mingle with others while enjoying music, food, libations and beautiful expressions of creative skill and imagination.

It is my mission to strengthen the arts by bringing artists and art enthusiast together to share their appreciation for beautiful things.

Special thank you to our 2023 event photographers: Dave Stroup.

"Paint your life with positive rays of sunshine. In return you will become a magnet for greater things in life."

Art has always been an integral part of my life. From. my early days of creating sculptures out of discarded objects found in a local junkyard to using my dad’s tools I found a source of joy and inspiration.

My creative pursuits didn’t stop at sculptures. I dreamed of becoming a fashion designer, often sketching my own designs with dreams of having my own designer label. I never pursued my dream if being a fashion designer, but I still have a flair for fashion and create my own style with vintage clothing.

Becoming a mom and attending school for marketing put my passion for art on the wayside for a few years’ until I saw a need to generate business to my hometown. Therefore, I created a Downtown Revitalization Association and organized my very first art event. Art and Music in the Park which later evolved into several other art events.
 My indoor art fair vision came alive when I visited Chicago’s Art Expo. My head was exploding with new ideas “Take my art fair indoors”. One year later, I was recruiting established artists for my very first For the Love of Art Fair. I raised the caliber of art and expectations for the show and built integrity among the artists.  My passion for art had me on a new path with sponsors supporting my vision and most important art enthusiast came to shop for art. The show proved to be a success.

I’m excited to invite you to the 10th annual For the Love of Art a celebration of creativity and artistic expression. From my humble beginnings in a small town to hosting a renowned indoor art fair in South Bend, my journey has been a testament to the power of art.

For the Love of Art is not just another art exhibition. It’s a vibrant celebration of creativity, colors, and community. I believe that art has the power to uplift spirits, even in the darkest days of winter.