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


Cost: $250 Artlink Members  $275 General Public
Dates: Thursdays, September 18 – November 13, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Applications with $50 deposit due: September 5, 2014
Class fees due: September 12, 2014
CO.STARTERS is a nine-week program meeting once a week for three hours. Facilitators are experienced entrepreneurs who are well connected in the business community. Guest speakers share the challenges they faced while starting and growing businesses and business professionals from leading accounting and law firms offer their support to program participants.
Throughout this business model discovery process, participants identify and test business assumptions through customer interactions, develop a functioning business model, learn valuable management and marketing skills, and receive constructive feedback from advisors, peers and former grads. At the end, you’ll have the tools, framework and momentum you need to make your vision a reality—and the best part is you won’t be in it alone.
Facilitator: Susan Bonnell Burns of Michael Burns Consulting

Download CO.STARTERS application for Fall 2014

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.

Kids’ Art Exploration: Adventures in Printmaking!

Cost: $75 Artlink Members / $85 Public
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 & 11, 6 – 7 pm
Oh, there are so many fun ways to create prints! We will be exploring printmaking this session through stamping, carving, glue relief, collagraphs, foam prints, monoprints, found objects… you can even print with food! Our artists will explore many ways to create prints and learn some tricks for trying it at home. In addition to creating prints, students will have the opportunity draw on, paint and hand color their creations. This will be hands on fun experience with lots of work to bring home and share. All supplies provided. Appropriate for ages 6 to 11.
Teacher: Erin Patton-McFarren, FWCS art teacher

Download the Kids Programming Fall 2014 Registration form.

Creative Construction with LEGO

Cost: $75 Artlink Members / $85 Public
Tuesdays, October 7, 14, 21, 28, November 4 & 11, 6 – 7:30 pm
Artlink, Design Collaborative, and AIA present Creative Construction with LEGO, a class for kids who want to learn about creative design and construction using LEGO bricks. Design Collaborative architect, Ron Dick, will take kids on an architectural learning experience. 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 9 to 13.
Teacher: Ron Dick, AIA, Principal Registered Architect with Design Collaborative. Ron worked on the original drawings and designs of the Auer Center when it was the gas company and again when it was renovated for Arts United in 2010.

Download the Kids Programming Fall 2014 Registration form.

Classic Teen Art Club

Cost: $55 Artlink Members / $65 Public
Saturdays, September 27, October 4, 11, & 18, 1 – 3 pm
Students will study under local professional artist, Karen Moriarty. Students will learn acrylic painting techniques and charcoal drawing using the principles of two-dimensional design and color. Students will work from a still life and copy a master painting in order to learn from them. Those who finish early will begin a painting from their imagination in the style of that master. Students who have already taken this class are encouraged to attend again in order to build on prior knowledge and skills. All supplies provided. Appropriate for ages 13 through 18.
Teacher: Karen Moriarty, local professional artist.

Download the Kids Programming Fall 2014 Registration form.


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.