Artlink is committed to showcasing work of the highest quality by diverse visual artists. We provide educational programming for artists and the community.

Phone: (260) 424-7195 | email us

Tues-Fri 10-5 p.m. | Sat 12-6 p.m. | Sun 12-5 p.m.

Classes & Workshops

Selling on Etsy II: Half Day Workshop

Saturday, November 1, 1 pm – 5 pm
Cost: $40 Artlink Members & CO.STARTERS grads, $45 General Public
This Etsy II workshop will build off Etsy I. Etsy I is not a prerequisite if you already have a shop and are fairly comfortable with the online marketplace.  Etsy II will go into more detail with certain topics and will focus on each individual shop. It will be more about critiquing the shop they already have and getting advice from an outside perspective. We will go over images descriptions and tag words that are already being used and how we can improve upon these items. Everyone will get individual attention with Sarah.  During individual counseling, the rest of the class will be broken off into peer critique groups. When critiquing, participants will test their own knowledge and receive outside perspective. There will also be a lot more time for questions based on each individual needs and wants.
Supplies: Laptop, Item to list, Camera or Smart Phone, Artist statement or bio, Notebook, Pen/pencil
Teacher: Sarah Thompson, Sarah opened her Etsy shop on November 9th in 2009 and got her first sale that very day. However, her second sale didn’t come until January 8th of 2011. Sales trickled in for the next two years until she decided to take herself to “Etsy school” and make Etsy work for her. Since summer 2013, she has been getting online sales daily, sometimes multiple items in one day. She’s shipped to Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, and all over the United States. Etsy now makes up 20% of her yearly revenue. Check out her shop at Connect with her at and

Download the Art Dialogues Fall 2014 Registration.
Register online (transaction fees may apply).

Taxes for the Small Creative Business

Cost: $5 Artlink Members & CO.STARTERS grads, $10 General Public 
Wednesday, October 29, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Melissa Wolf from the accounting firm Baden, Gage & Schroeder, LLC, will discuss taxes related to running a small business. Topics include: Schedule C, what is deductible and what is not, the importance of record keeping (especially for mileage), how the self-employment tax works, hobby rules, and more. Join us for an evening of exciting tax talk.
Teacher: Melissa Wolf, CPA, Tax Manager, Baden Gage & Schroeder, LLC

Download the Art Dialogues Fall 2014 Registration.
Register Online (transaction fees may apply).


Saturday Art Sessions: Basic Acrylic Painting I

This class has been postponed until spring 2015. Check back!

Saturday Art Sessions: Basic Acrylic Painting II

This class has been postponed until spring 2015. Check back!

LEGO Exploration Junior

Cost: $50 Artlink Members / $60 Public
Tuesdays, November 18, 25, December 2 & 9, 6 – 7 pm
Join other kids to create awesome LEGO projects! Collaborate with other kids and learn new stuff about LEGO bricks. Artlink will provide LEGO bricks, kids will not be able to take LEGO bricks home. Students will receive a 10-postcard pack with images of student LEGO creations. Appropriate for ages 5 – 8 years.
Teacher: Paul Demaree, local professional artist

Download the Kids Programming Fall 2014 Registration form.

Art Party

Have your next birthday party or other special event at Artlink!  And add an extra special educational component.  Artlink has designed a program combining a few of our favorite programs with a private party.  For the kids, enjoy Kids’ Art Exploration or LEGO Exploration during your party and for the adults, Bring Your Own Brush Studio.  Check out the link below for more information.

View the Art Party flyer!

Peer to Peer Critique

Artlink is hosting a peer group critique for artists. Bring one or two of your own pieces of art to discuss in a respectful and constructive environment.  No Artlink staff will be in the group or offer suggestions on artwork. Come ready to discuss your work and the work of others. Critique groups are moderated by Michael Poorman and Karen Moriarty.  This is a free program. 
This program takes place on the last Saturday of  each month, 1 – 3 pm.  Call ahead to check dates.

Ongoing Figure Drawing Sessions

For adults:ongoing figure-drawing sessions are held twice weekly at Artlink. Sessions are intended for professional and amateur artists, and university students. Held Monday & Thursday evenings from 6:30-9:30 p.m., a minimal charge of $3 per hour covers the cost of the model. Call Suzanne for more information, 260.424.7195 
Costumed Figure Art Sessions:
Costumed model to draw, paint, sculpt, photograph or whatever art process you choose. One Saturday morning a month 9:30 am -12:30 pm.  $3 per hour
Costumes provided by Stoners Fun Stores, 712 S Harrison St, Fort Wayne


Artist Talk Series

Lectures will be held at 6pm on most opening reception evenings.
Artists and curators will present a walk through the exhibitions beginning at 6pm on most opening reception nights. Please call the gallery for more details. Funds from the Flora Dale Krouse Foundation and Edward D and Ione Auer Foundation have made the lecture series possible.



The Auer Center for Arts and Culture is under construction until December 2013. Due to the building expansion there is limited parking in the parking lot closest to the corner of Lafayette and Main Street. Building visitors may park at the Arts United Center parking lot on Main Street directly across from the Auer Center.

Metered parking on Barr St, until 5 p.m., after 5 and weekends, parking at meters is free.

Garage parking is also available off of Barr St. Artists delivering a large piece of artwork or a large quantity should call the gallery before arriving.