Upcoming Events & Opportunities


Friday, July 20, 5-7:30PM
Atrium, 111 W. Berry St., Suite 211, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Start Fort Wayne just turned 3 years old and they want you to come out and celebrate with them! Join them at The Atrium Friday, July 20th for an evening of art, food, and drinks from 5-7:30PM. 

Italian Friend ArtRuckus will also be in attendance featuring the new artwork being hung around The Atrium and providing an interactive art station for the kids. 

This event is open to the public and all ages



July 21 - September 7,
New Harmony Gallery, 
506 Main St, New Harmony, IN 47631

"Another Virtual Reality
 by Denise Stewart-Sanabria, will be on display July 21 through September 7. An opening reception for the artist will be held at the gallery from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Another Virtual Reality features Denise Stewart-Sanabria’s realistic life-size charcoal portrait drawings. Her works push the boundaries of traditional drawing in that they are cut in the shape of the subject and staged in conceptual installations throughout the gallery space."


Friday, July 27, 6-8PM
Garrett Museum of Art, 100 S Randolph St, Garrett, IN 46738

Join Julie Wall in celebrating her new body of work! Echoes of Diana explores the mythos behind Diana, goddess of the hunt who is a timeless role model for strong women.  



July 28 - September 23
FWMOA, 311 E Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Curator's Tour: September 6 at 12:15PM
Closing Party: September 20, 6:30PM

This exhibition is one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of Winslow Homer wood engravings ever to tour American museums, including many never before exhibited or published rare period photographs that relate to Homer's engravings from the early 1860s to the late 1870s.

For more information visit https://www.fwmoa.org/Exhibition/homer



Sunday, July 29, 1-6PM
Ratliff Gallery, 1124 Broadway Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Recent paintings and drawings by Carl Lash.



Wednesday, August 1, 7-9PM
CS3, 1915 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike!



Saturday, August 4, 9AM-5PM
ACPL, 900 Library Plaza, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

"We believe prejudices and stereotypes can be interrupted and dismantled by creating a positive environment for conversation; an environment where real people are 'on loan' to readers and where difficult questions are expected, appreciated and answered. 

Human Library - Fort Wayne will come alive at the ACPL on August 4th. Real people in our community will serve as Books, graciously sharing their personal experiences of challenge, discrimination and stigma with the Readers (attendees) who check them out and open them up to listen and learn."



Wednesday, August 8, 7-9PM
Hop River, 1515 N Harrison St, Fort Wayne, IN 46808

Crafters, time to dig out that project from the back of your closet or the one riding shotgun in your car! Fiber fanatics of all types are welcome to make time and space for your project at Hop River Brewing Company the second Wednesday of every month. 

Enjoy a flight or pint of beer (wine, cider, or pop) and a yummy snack or dinner in the good company of other crafters. Make a friend and finish your project...what more could be better?!

Bonus: Check out the Community Bin of various yarns, needles, and other goodies looking for a new home. So bring what you no longer need and find something that you want! 



Friday, August 10th, 5-8pm
Artlink Contemporary Gallery, 300 E Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Artlink is proud to present Encores: 40 Years of Artlink, an exhibition celebrating our 40th anniversary on Friday, August 10th from 5:00 to 8:00pm. The exhibition will be on view August 10th through September 14th, with a 40 Amazing Years / 1 Big Party on Saturday, September 8th.

In August of 1978, Artlink Alternative Artspace was founded in an apartment on Broadway in downtown Fort Wayne, Indiana. A community of artists from all backgrounds gathered together around the mission to showcase new and emerging artists and art forms. Forty years later, Artlink continues to uphold the spirit of that original mission. Encores: 40 Years of Artlink will take viewers through Artlink's long and important history in the arts community.

In 1979, Artlink debuted Encores, a special exhibition of works by eleven practicing Fort Wayne artists that had previously exhibited that year. Encores: 40 Years of Artlink will feature forty influential artists on Artlink's history. These artists have served as founders of the organization, staff and directors, curators, teachers, and much more. Each participating artist has worked to keep Artlink's mission alive through their support and dedication to art in this community. Alongside these artists, a timeline of Artlink's history will emerge through historical documents, postcards, photographs, and newspaper articles from Artlink's archives.



Below is the FWAG exhibition schedule for the month of August.

Carolyn Stachera
Active Day of Fort Wayne
3711 Rupp Dr Fort Wayne IN 46815
(260) 484-2414


Judi Renkenberger
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
2417 Getz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 432-1524


Nancy Longmate
Allen County Retinal Surgeons
7900 Jefferson Blvd W Acc, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-2181


2nd Floor – Robb Owen
3rd Floor – Deborah
Miller Citizens Square
200 Berry, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
            (260) 427-2763              


Darlene Selzer-Miller
Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne
8200 St. Joe Rd/5250 Heritage Pkwy
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Pat Hart (260) 209-6279


Karen Bixler
Ophthalmology Consultants (Southwest)
7232 Engle Rd, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 436-7205


Carey Collie
Ophthalmology Consultants (North)
10186 Dupont Cir Dr E
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 436-7205


Nancy Longmate
Pat Bryan Insurance Agency
10321 Illinois Rd., Ft. Wayne
(260) 625-4488


Lynne Padgett
Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne
7970 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 435-6100


Linda Galloway
Town House Retirement
2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 483-3116


Stevie Ross
Visiting Nurse Hospice -
5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
(260) 435-3222


Dick Heffelfinger and Patricia Weiss
Will Jewelers -
10146 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 493-2026



Saturday, August 25, 11am-7pm
300 E Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

The Art Market is a curated marketplace featuring the best in contemporary craft and handmade goods. Our market strives to bring the highest quality handmade goods to the people of Fort Wayne, Indiana.



The Kranzberg Arts Center is currently accepting proposals for our 2019 Exhibition Calendar.
Deadline is August 31, 2018. Click here for submission guidelines



Saturday, September 8, 10am - 12pm
Crestwoods Gallery, 314 N Main St, Roanoke, IN 46783

Gwen Gutwein will be teaching a workshop at Crestwoods Gallery about non-toxic painting solvents and how to use them. 



Friday, September 21, 5 - 9pm
120 W Wayne St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802

"Our September 21, 2018 Art This Way Art Crawl event is an essential component of the success of this art installation program, and this event cannot happen without community support. The Art Crawl increases awareness of the project, educates the community, and exposes the public to the arts. 

Each location along the Crawl will have a live band, a featured artist performing live, free appetizers, a cash bar & a gallery show. Money raised at this event will go directly to funding public art in downtown!

Art This Way is a public art program operating under the umbrella of the Fort Wayne Downtown Economic Improvement District, FWDID. Art This Way works to raise funds and liaison between property owners and artists to bring large scale professional art installations into Fort Wayne. The current focus of the organization are the alleyways within a two block area of downtown, 'double plus' alleys that run from Washington, Wayne & Berry Streets with two cross streets, Harrison & Calhoun. The property owners within these two blocks have generously signed agreements to participate in this program. In the spring and summer of 2018 we are installing four new murals within this target area!"
Click here to purchase tickets!



Saturday, Septermber 22, 11am
8717 Schwartz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN

"Come shop local vendors for handmade goodies and enjoy food provided by Brava’s Food Truck!"

Staff Picks: July


"Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s oil paintings focus on fictional figures that exist outside of specific times and places. In a 2010 interview with Nadine Rubin Nathan in the New York Times Magazine, Yiadom-Boakye described her compositions as “suggestions of people...They don’t share our concerns or anxieties. They are somewhere else altogether.” This lack of fixed narrative leaves her work open to the projected imagination of the viewer.

Her paintings are rooted in traditional formal considerations such as line, color, and scale, and can be self-reflexive about the medium itself, but the subjects and the way in which the paint is handled is decidedly contemporary. Yiadom- Boakye’s paintings are typically completed in a day to best capture a single moment or stream of consciousness." - Jack Shainman Gallery

- Ellen Mensch, Gallery Assistant



Won't you be my neighbor


This is a documentary about children's television pioneer Fred Rogers and his legacy of love, kindness and hope. There's not much I can write about this than hasn't been said much better by others. Regardless, I watched this recently and can't shake it's empowering message of kindness even in the darkest times. 

- Matt McClure, Executive Director



My pick this month is Single by Hai-Hsin Huang, a book about putting Ikea furniture together as a single person. The illustrations are hilarious and very true.



- Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator



Have you seen the new mural downtown? It was designed and painted by last semester’s Mural Class from University of Saint Francis. It is in the alley just South of Berry (behind Star Bank) and East of Harrison. If you haven’t seen it, it is definitely worth stopping by.

- Lorraine Knox, Office Manager



“Though aware of just how hard it will be to attain the distant goal I have glimpsed, I am sustained by the certainty that the path I am following is the right one.” -Giorgio Morandi

I worked on an independent project with my professor in college who showed me, with admiration, countless Morandi paintings for inspiration. At the time, I did not fully understand his love of the Italian painter.

It was not until I was standing in the Vatican Museum surrounded by a room of his paintings that I realized the true beauty of the still lifes. The bottles, vases, bowls, etc., were not just objects, but living characters in his works, with emotion and personalities. He repeated the same item in different paintings with its same characteristics and quirks, selecting each piece carefully and intentionally.

Morandi spent a majority of his time giving thought to tone, balance, and simplicity. He worked with mainly still lifes, but also did landscapes and a few self-portraits. Explaining this, he said, "what interests me most is expressing what’s in nature, in the visible world, that is.”

- Kat Bowen, Gallery Intern


"With over a decade of anticipation, Disney and Pixar brings us a return to the much anticipated sequel to the Incredibles. Continuing where the last film literally left off with the Underminer invading the city, the Incredibles II follows the Parr family once again adapting to a new life when Hellen takes up the mantel of Elastigirl again, investigating a mysterious new villain with the powers of mind control, while Bob stays at home, raising the family including taking care of the ruckus Jack-Jack. Whether or not you feel it lives up to the original landmark film, the Incredibles II is still a blast and visual eye-candy. Watching the characters being updated all so subtly along with Brad Bird's trademark art design, as well as some amazing visual action sequences, making full use of all the superpowers available to them, it's a reminder what great animation can be when given with the imagination of Pixar and Brad Bird's return to animation!"

- David Weimer, Gallery Intern



Upcoming Events & Opportunities



A Love Supreme Ensemble

July 8

A LOVE SUPREME ENSEMBLE brings together some of River City’s most accomplished players for a second tour of the Jazz Talk Live concert stage. The Ensemble opened A Big Apple Jazz Club Series in October to a packed house of appreciative music lovers. The players—Michael Patterson, bass, David Streeter, sax and flute, Jim Steele, piano, Jamie Simon, drums, Quincy Sanders, sax, and Derrick Reeves, violin and viola, and Ed Renz, sax and bass clarinet will play original compositions. This is a not to miss concert, and it will close the summer for ABAJCS, which won’t return until September. 



Mommy and Me Acrylic Pouring Class

July 8, 11am - 2pm
Rhapsody Art Gallery

Calling all Junior Artists! Bring your favorite adult (Mom, Dad, Grandma, crazy aunt, big sister, whoever!) and have a BLAST making an original painting all your own. We'll use fluid acrylic paint mixtures, so wear old clothes. You'll layer different-color paints in a cup and let them flow in awesome color and texture onto two canvases—one for you (ages 8 and up) and one for your adult (18 and over).

Rhapsody Art Gallery will be providing appetizers and beverages for this class. 

Tickets are for a team of two. If you are planning on having a group of three, please call Rhapsody Art Gallery and Studio at (260) 483-6712 to purchase your ticket and reserve your spot.



Fort Wayne HeART of the City

Saturday, July 14, 11am-7 pm; Sunday, July 15, 2018, 11am - 5pm
Freimann Square parking lot

HeART of the City @ the Three Rivers Festival is a two-day, non-juried art show in the heart of beautiful downtown Fort Wayne. Supporting local artist at a special rate. This is a HIGH foot traffic event during the biggest festival in downtown Fort Wayne. Located in the Freimann Square parking lot on Main Street, HOTC celebrates local creatives in the center of our city’s arts campus. It is here anyone from the sophisticated art buyer to some looking to add some flair to their jewelry collection can find just the right piece at the right price. Enjoy live music, buskers, and home-made treats while you peruse LOCAL artistic talent.



Art in the Park

July 14, 15
Freimann Square
Art in the Park is a two-day, juried Fine Art show in the heart of the Fort Wayne arts scene. Located at Freimann Square on Main Street, Art in the Park celebrates artists from near and far.

Looking to add some flair to your jewelry collection? Looking for that perfect yard accessory? This is going to be the place to find creative and amazing art! Come visit the 100+ artisans from across the country and right here in Indiana. 

Enjoy live music (to be announced) and homemade treats while you peruse artistic talent. We are happy to present local artists this year in partnership with Fort Wayne Heart of the City.



Chalk Walk

July 13, 14, 15.
In front of FWMoA at 311 E Main St.

Chalk Walk entertains, engages, and educates the 40,000 viewers who flock to see the spectacle unfold. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as i madonnari (street painters). Using pastels, artists may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square. Held in conjunction with the Three Rivers Festival, Chalk Walk is the largest community art project in the city!



Kids Watercolor Workshop

July 20, 2 - 3:30pm
Rhapsody Gallery

Local Watercolor Artist and Art Teacher Amy Clark will be teaching this fun art course at Rhapsody Gallery. Amy is an Art Teacher for Fort Wayne Community Schools. 
In this course, students will be creating a beautiful galaxy in mixed media. They will experiment with a variety of watercolor techniques, sponge painting, and splatter painting. This piece will be finished during this 2-hour course and ready to take home so make space on your wall.

All art supplies and snacks will be provided by Rhapsody. Feel free to bring your own snacks or art supplies if you would like.

This course is open to ages 7-12



Plein Air Workshop with Tom Keesee

August 21 & 22

This workshop is for two days and is comprised entirely of oil painting materials and traditional oil painting techniques. Values rather than color will be the emphasis. We will establish values using brown pigments prior to the addition of color. Colors used are mostly transparent providing luminosity in the painting. Each participant will have one-on-one time with Tom Keesee both days. Lunch will be available both days. Maps will be available at sign-in.

Day 1: Location will be Eagle Marsh in Fort Wayne, with the painting shown as an example.

Day 2: We will paint at the University of Saint Francis on their campus. It includes a beautiful lake, remarkable buildings and lush landscaping.



Staff Picks: June


Like many others, I have been deeply saddened by the death of Anthony Bourdain. Robin Dryer summed up my love of Bourdain in a recent Penland School of Crafts blog post, "We admired Bourdain for the same reasons other people did: his intelligence, his curiosity, his storytelling, his low-tolerance for bullshit, his excellent writing, his great voice, his charismatic persona, and his eager willingness to eat noodles on a street in Taiwan in the middle of night and tell the rest of us all about it. We also admired him for his deep appreciation of skilled making, perfected attention — in other words, craft." Beyond his adventures in food and travel, more recently Anthony Bourdain worked on a series titled Raw Craft, celebrating craft of all kinds. Below is one of my favorite episodes featuring Elizabeth Brim at Penland School of Crafts.

- Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator



"Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen (1986) is a self-taught artist whose creative production revolves around classic figurative painting, presented in a contemporary manner. Henrik explores the dark sides of life, nihilism, existentialism, longing and loneliness, juxtaposed with fragile beauty. Though a figurative painter, his focus has always been the emotional content rather than narratives.  The atmospheres in his work is often presented in a dream or limbo-like state, with elements of surrealism."
- Ellen Mensch, Gallery Assistant



Jasper Johns: “Art is much less important than life, but what a poor life without it.”

Johns came on the scene in the 1950’s. He delivered a distinct style by depicting flags and large numbers, which led to minimalism. In 1958, Leo Castelli gave the 28-year-old a one-man show. MOMA purchased three pieces and made Johns a forerunner in the art world.

I looked up Jasper Johns because the ACPL is doing an “Independent Film Movement Series: Jasper Jones.” I, of course misread the title as Jasper Johns. But, the movies are free for those 18 years and older on the first Wednesday of each month. This one will be shown on Wednesday, June 6, 6:30 in the Globe Room. It looks to be an Australian drama.

Here’s an unrelated quote found on Facebook: “Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.”

- Suzanne Galazka, Figure Drawing



I was reading a children's book called The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane recently. It is by Kate Dicamillo, and is a lovely story about mishap and adventure and learning about love, all seen through the eyes of a large porcelain rabbit. The story itself is beautiful all on its own, but the illustrations, by Bagram Ibatoulline, are wonderful with stunning detail, making the book a visual delight, as well.

- Lorraine Knox, Office Manager



Shakespeare Solos, produced by The Guardian UK, is a video series where leading actors perform some of Shakespeare's greatest speeches.
I adore Shakespeare, so getting to watch his iconic writing performed in these little snippets is incredibly fun. My favorite has to be the one from Julius Caesar.

- Matt McClure, Executive Director



Having a cursory interest in just about everything, I’ve had a hard time deciding what to talk about. So, I chose to talk about something that lightly explores multiple artistic endeavors. I am talking about the somewhat new Netflix Original Series Abstract: The Art of Design. In this documentary series every episode follows an artist working within their respective artistic field. For instance, they document the thoughts, life, and creative struggles of an Illustrator, Shoe Designer, Set Designer, Architect, Photographer, etc. In this way, the series is quite inspirational as viewers get an inside look at the lives of creatives in a variety of fields as well as exposure to the breadth of commercial-creative fields that one can pursue.  Paired with excellent cinematography and an educationally honest look at the lives of the artists involved, I think this is a great series to watch if you’ve got the time, and let’s be honest, at about ~45 minutes per episode, you’ve got the time. If you don’t then what are you doing reading blogs you muppet? 

- Preston Owens, Gallery Intern



As a longtime Arctic Monkeys fan, I was excited to hear that they came back with a new album, Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. I was not prepared for the major change-up in style, going from their typical rock sound to a piano base sound, however I was still enthralled with what frontman Alex Turner has to say. The album is largely rooted in the concept of a lounge singer at the albums titular hotel and casino, making commentary about escapism, entertainment, and how society is running today, all set to spacey and beautiful piano based melodies, and Alex Turner's lyrics taking on a science fiction twist. It is definitely a head trip, especially for longtime fans, but definitely one worth hearing! Listen to the lead single, Four Out of Five here.

- David Weimer, Gallery Intern



Upcoming Events & Opportunities


"St. Louis Sampler"

June 2 - July 13
New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art
506 Main Street, New Harmony, IN. 

A new exhibition titled "St. Louis Sampler" will be on display at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art from June 2 - July 13, 2018. The opening reception will be held on June 2 from 4 - 6pm. 



Drawn Together

June 6, 7-9PM
1915 S Calhoun Street

Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 



Hobnobben Film Festival

June 7-8

Join us for Fort Wayne's celebration of cinematic art at the third annual Hobnobben Film Festival. See stories told from around the globe starting Thursday, June 7th and going through Sunday, June 10th. Screenings will be held at Cinema Center, Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, and the Spectator Lounge. 
The local favorite Blocknobben, film fest block party, at Arts United Center will be held Friday, June 8th with local vendors, food, and beer! 

Hang out with filmmakers, learn about the art of moviemaking, and have lots of fun at the Hobnobben Film Festival!



Creative Women's Night Market

June 7, 6-9pm
3402 Fairfield Ave

Wunderkammer Company is proud to present their fourth Creative Women's Night Market from 6-9pm on Thursday, June 7th! 

Torri Parent
Elly Bead
Worn Intentions
Dria Iris
Robin Hawkins
Pique Magazine
Gloves by Katherine
Tiny Clementine Art
Stabbage Patch Kid
Rosehip Floral Designs
Rosemary’s Embroidery
Cousin Susie’s Felting
The Dandelion Review
Sew Sweet Mommy and Me



Pop-Up Show!

June 9, 6-10pm
3402 Fairfield Ave

Wunderkammer Company is proud to present our next opening, Saturday, June 9th with solo exhibitions by Jafet Aaron Garcia, Conrad Sattala, a Pride Month Pop Up, and more!



Artwork by Carl Lash/1415 Gallery Premier

Opening reception June 8, 6pm - 10pm
1415 Gallery
1415 E State Blvd

2017-2018 Paintings & Drawings By Artist Carl Lash. This event will also premier the newest upscale art gallery in Ft. Wayne IN, the 1415 Gallery.



Caffeinated Conversations

Sunday, June 12, 8 - 9:30am
Rhapsody Gallery
3400 North Anthony Blvd

Join us at the fabulous Rhapsody Art Gallery and Studio in Fort Wayne for a morning of Q & A about small business ownership! Specialists will be present to answer all of your financial, marketing, legal, and real estate inquiries. Our resource partners from SCORE, ISBCD, and Start Fort Wayne will also be present to provide support. A light breakfast will be served. Registration on Eventbrite is required.

The $10 fee will be refunded to registrants who attend the event.



Collage Art with Tiny Clementine Art

June 13th, 6 - 8pm
Collective State
1321 E State Blvd

Interested in collage art?
Join Collective State for their first collage art workshop with Tiny Clementine Art. Lissa Brown will be discussing her design process and will be providing all the supplies for you to complete your own visual alternate reality.



2nd Thursday

June 14, 5-8pm
Paradigm Gallery
311 E Main St

Join us for 2nd Thursday in the Paradigm Gallery, your opportunity to experience the fine art and craft from over 75 local and regional Paradigm artists in deeper ways. Enjoy free admission, edibles and a cash bar with friends.

Join us in the FWMoA Sculpture Court for a showcase of art fit for any outdoor gallery. Beautify your gardens this year with work by talented Paradigm sculptors!



The Swinney Ave Art Market

July 29, 11am - 6pm
130 Swinney Ave

The Swinney Ave Art Market is a spot for local artists and artisans to showcase and sell their work as part of the 3rd Annual Broadway Street Stroll, sponsored by Electric Works. Each vendor application will be considered to best fit our market.

The Swinney Ave Art Market will take place Sunday, July 29, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Swinney Ave (1030 Swinney Ave) in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The Art Market will be a part of the Broadway Street Stroll. 

For more information about becoming a vendor for this event click here.



Saint Francis Art Workshops for Educators

Saint Francis is offering summer workshops specifically for Art Educators. Each course has been approved to offer points toward the Professional Growth Plan (PGP) required to renew a professional educator license with the Indiana Department of Education. There will be workshops on various mediums including:

Introduction/Refresher to Digital Design
Instructor: Ron Lewis
June 25, 26, 27
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Calligraphic Workshop
Instructor: Tom Keesee
June 25, 26, 27
1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Aluminum Casting Workshop
Instructor: Mary Klopfer
June 18 – 19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
June 20 – 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
June 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

For more information about the price and details of these workshops click here.


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Collaboratorium: Game Machine!

June 20, 6-9PM
Artlink Contemporary Gallery
300 E Main St

For this month's Collaboratorium we will be using Artlink's VR equipment alongside our usual free form 2D art collaborations to create a Collaboratorium video game! Come draw a 3D character or some environment assets with the VR Tiltbrush, or make 2D works the usual way! Everything we make will then be collected by Kurt Roembke and implemented in a 3D interactive world using Unity 3D.

Come make a dumb video game with us!



40th Annual Members' Showcase

June 29, 5-8PM
300 E Main St

Deadline for artwork submission: June 15.
Our longest running exhibition, our 40th Annual Members' Showcase celebrates our diverse member community from around the region. For 40 years, Artlink has worked to support and promote awareness of emerging artists and art forms. Our Members' Showcase stems from the core of our mission by highlighting all artists in our community from students and first-time artists to creative masters at the height of their artistic careers that make up our community. We are excited to continue this long celebrated tradition as Artlink continues to evolve and invest in opportunities for diverse visual artists. 



Fort Wayne Artists Guild Offers Painting Workshop

August 21/22, As part of the 2nd Annual Kekionga Paint Out, the Fort Wayne Artists Guild is offering a plein air painting workshop Tuesday August 21 and Wednesday August 22, 2018, with University of St. Francis instructor Tom Keesee. $175/person.

Details and registration: https://www.fortwayneartistsguild.org/keesee-pleinair-workshop

Upcoming Events & Opportunities


May 11: Artwork by Jerry Seabolt
Location: Conjure Coffee, 701 Columbia Ave.

Jerry Seabolt has an exhibition of artwork at Conjure Coffee, from now until the end of May. There will be a Meet and Greet with Jerry at Conjure on May 11th from 5-9pm. Check out some of his artwork here!



Voyage: The Art of Alan Larkin
Location: South Bend Museum of Art, 120 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd

Alan Larkin has an exhibition up currently at the South Bend Museum of Art until July 1st. An Artist Talk will be held on Thursday, May 17 from 6:30 - 8:00pm in the gallery. You can find out more about Alan and his artwork here!



June 7 - 10: Hobnobben Film Festival
Location: Cinema Center, Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, and the Spectator Lounge.

Come out and celebrate Fort Wayne's celebration of cinematic art at the third annual Hobnobben Film Festival. See stories told from around the globe starting Thursday, June 7th and going through Sunday, June 10th. Screenings will be held at Cinema CenterParkview Physicians Group ArtsLab, and the Spectator Lounge. 
The local favorite Blocknobben, film fest block party, at Arts United Center will be held Friday, June 8th with local vendors, food, and beer! 

Hang out with filmmakers, learn about the art of moviemaking, and have lots of fun at the Hobnobben Film Festival!



May 16: Artist Talk: Japanese Woodblock Prints
Location: Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The flowering of Japanese woodblock prints occurred during the Edo Period (1603-1868).  The artists drew their subjects from literature, kabuki theater, the countryside, and nature reflecting the panorama of pleasurable activities that the citizens of Edo enjoyed in their daily lives.  Receiving less attention were the Japanese printmakers who continued to work into the mid-20th century in Japan and here in the U.S.  Featured in this talk will include works by Andō Hiroshige, Utagawa Kunisada, Junichiro Sekino, Hiroshi Yoshida, and Roger Shimomura. 



May 19: Coventry Meadows Art & Music Festival
Location: Coventry Meadows, 7843 W Jefferson Blvd.

Come out on May 19th for the Coventry Meadows Art & Music Fest. Bring your friends and family to enjoy dozens of local artisans, live music, food trucks, beer, wine and more. 



May 18: LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show
Location: Wunderkammer Co, 3402 Fairfield Ave.

The Fort Wayne Center for Nonviolence and Wunderkammer Company are hosting an LGBTQ+ Youth Art Show.

Youth from the Center's LGBTQ+ Youth Support Group will be performing spoken word and displaying their art--including paintings, poetry, photography, jewelry, and clothes. Some of the jewelry, prints and paintings will be for sale.

Please come out to this all ages, free event and see LGBTQ+ Youth Art!



May 17: Art of the City
Location: Wunderkammer, 3402 Fairfield Ave.

Alexandra Hall, Co-Founder of Art This Way and Joe Giant, Urban Planner and City of Fort Wayne Public Art Program Administrator, will discuss the important and creative public and private art initiatives helping redefine our city and downtown.

They will also be recognizing and presenting 2018 scholarship winners.

Networking at 11:30AM | Presentation and Lunch at 12:00PM



Original Music • Original Fine Art
September 8th & 9th 2018
2017 marked the successful return of the Fort Wayne Arts Festival at Jefferson Pointe and this year promises to be even better! This popular and prestigious juried outdoor show features the best of local and regional artists offering an array of masterful works in all mediums. Booths are nestled within the classic Courtyard setting throughout the Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center located on Fort Wayne’s southwest side. Returning this year…original music performed by local musicians in a Saturday night outdoor concert. This is a rain or shine event. 

Application deadline: Saturday May 16, 2018 [Requires a non-refundable $25 jury fee]
Notification of acceptance: Friday June 8, 2018
Show Hours: Saturday Sept 8, 2018 - 10am to 6pm Plus: Saturday Night Concert 6pm to 8pm
Sunday Sept 9, 2018 - Noon to 5pm
Location: Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center • 4130 West Jefferson Blvd • Fort Wayne IN 46804



May 20, 2-7pm: Broadway Unity Project
Location: CS3, 1915 S Calhoun Street.

Support public art in your community by joining us in the Broadway Unity Project--- an event to kickstart a collaborative mural on Broadway. Artists, Vendors, Fashion Show & More!

Featuring live music from The Vision Machine, The Greatful Groove , U.R.B., & The Be Colony! 

$5 cover kids 12 and under free



2-Part Drypoint Workshop with Julie Wall: May 26 and June 2, 1-4pm // $65 per person
Location: FWMOA, 311 E Main St.

Fort Wayne-based artist, owner of the HEDGE, and one of the Paradigm Gallery's most popular, Julie Wall will lead a 2-part drypoint workshop introducing you to this printmaking technique. 

The workshop is a 2-part series held on consecutive Saturdays May 26 and June 2. We ask that participants commit to both dates.

The workshop includes, paper, ink, drypoint plate, use of tools and press, and 3 high quality prints to take home.

Reserve your spot with payment by calling the Paradigm Gallery at 260.422.6467.



May 25: Night Life: An Evening with The Hedge x Collective State

Collective State presents this exclusive pop-up event, May 25th from 7-10pm! 

•The amazing Julie Wall, from local gallery The Hedge, will be in house with a selection of her beautiful work available for sale! 

• We will be providing a magical dessert bar for the evening, courtesy of Pastry master Grace Kelly of GK Baked Goods along with coffee from Yellow Cup Coffee! 

•One free beverage of your choice, from everyones favorite cocktail wizards HT2, is included with your ticket, and word is they will have a special coffee cocktail on the menu! 👀

•Adam Meyer will be here providing vibes with his special style of dj performance! 

•With your ticket purchase you will also be entered to win an amazing giveaway with offerings from The Hedge, Tiny Clementine, Narwahl & Manatee, Knotoday, Nick Ferran, and more! 

•This is a 21+ private event, and space is limited. Tickets are available through Eventbrite, reserve your spot today! 



June 14 - July 11: Artwork by Joel Fremion & Gregg Coffey
Location: Rhapsody Art Gallery, 3400 N Anthony Blvd.

Rhapsody Gallery is excited to bring together its first dual artist art exhibition with two artists who share a love for complex texture and wondrous design. 
Indiana based fabric artist, Joel Fremion and oil painter, Gregg Coffey will share an exhibition of their favorite works at Rhapsody Art Gallery in Fort Wayne, IN. There will be an opening reception on June 14 from 6-10pm.



This monthly tour program is specially designed for individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or other form of dementia. Tours are led by docents trained to effectively communicate with individuals with an early-stage diagnosis of dementia and are designed to be engaging for the individual and their care partners.

People who are interested in attending the monthly tours must be pre-screened through the Fort Wayne office of the Alzheimer's Association by calling 800.272.3900. Tours are free of charge for participants and their care partners and will take place the third Tuesday of each month at 2 p.m., each lasting about an hour.



Staff Picks: May


We are just a few weeks from Design Week Fort Wayne, May 7-11 at the Arts United Center. I am really excited for Friday's fashion day. Sheila Rashid will be speaking and I am really excited to hear more about her brand. "Sheila Rashid, Chicago's bespoken designer, has shown remarkable talent in her journey to create pieces that confront and curtail gender identity. This unisex brand takes a new approach to creativity, simplicity, and persistency. Sheila's goal has been to design with a unique perspective and an acute attentiveness to detail. Her brand's individuality has attracted many popular artists, such as Zendaya, Lena Waithe, Fucci, Bella Hadid and Chance the Rapper to name a few. Each of her pieces are made-to-order and reflect her own sense of style, combining both tomboy and feminine qualities". Get your tickets for Design Week Fort Wayne at www.designweekfw.com

- Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator


The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows,
is a mouthful for a book title, but is one of the best books I have read in a long time. The movie based on it started showing in theatres last week. Do not see the movie without reading the book. Whichever order you decide to do that is up to you, but I loved the book so much that I am almost afraid to see the movie; afraid that it won't meet my expectations. 

Here is its synopsis from Good Reads:

"Written with warmth and humor as a series of letters, this novel is a celebration of the written word in all its guises, and of finding connection in the most surprising ways.

'I wonder how the book got to Guernsey? Perhaps there is some sort of secret homing instinct in books that brings them to their perfect readers.' 

January 1946: London is emerging from the shadow of the Second World War, and writer Juliet Ashton is looking for her next book subject. Who could imagine that she would find it in a letter from a man she’s never met, a native of the island of Guernsey, who has come across her name written inside a book by Charles Lamb…. 

As Juliet and her new correspondent exchange letters, Juliet is drawn into the world of this man and his friends—and what a wonderfully eccentric world it is. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society—born as a spur-of-the-moment alibi when its members were discovered breaking curfew by the Germans occupying their island—boasts a charming, funny, deeply human cast of characters, from pig farmers to phrenologists, literature lovers all. 

Juliet begins a remarkable correspondence with the society’s members, learning about their island, their taste in books, and the impact the recent German occupation has had on their lives. Captivated by their stories, she sets sail for Guernsey, and what she finds will change her forever."


- Lorraine Knox, Office Manager


This is going to be a bit of a weird one, but my pick this month is the outdoors! I know it isn't necessarily art related.. but there is nothing that inspires me to create art more than spending some time in nature. I may be a tad biased as a landscape painter, but I truly believe it would help any artist. Especially now, after most of us have probably spent the winter months cooped up inside, it's easy to become uninspired and unmotivated. But now the weather is beautiful and I recommend treating yourself to a stress-free day of walking around somewhere beautiful to get those creative juices flowing! Not to mention all of other mental and physical health benefits of spending time in nature. There are hundreds of fantastic hiking trails in Indiana alone if you don't wish to travel far, as well as equally awesome trails in the surrounding states that are close enough for a quick day trip. I will link some of my personal favorites below, but also try doing some research to find a trail perfect for you and the amount of time and physical energy you wish to exert. Many of these places also have kayaking, horseback riding, and camping if you'd like to stay longer!

In Fort Wayne: ACRES Land Trust, Lindenwood Nature Preserve, Metea County Park, Fox Island County Park, Payton County Park.

In Indiana: Brown County State Park, Turkey Run State Park, Shades State Park,
Kokiwanee Nature Preserve, Fort Harrison State Park.

Nearby states: Starved Rock State Park, Hocking Hills State Park, Cuyahoga Valley National Park, Muskegon State Park, Daniel Boone National Forest.

- Ellen Mensch, Gallery Assistant


Animation artist Oliver Latta

His work is visually stunning, unsettling and visually maddening. What some would view as simple technical tests, Latta takes and pushes the medium forward in the space between experimental and narrative leaving the viewer (as in my case) curiously perplexed. These are a far cry from Toy Story. 
You can find another excellent example of his work here

- Matt McClure, Executive Director



Check out Three Rivers
. The organization was founded this year by a group of young, professional dancers from Fort Wayne Ballet, FW Dance Collective, and Arthur Murray Dance Center. Their mission is to create a meaningful impact on the lives of Fort Wayners through exposure to professional dance. They are performing in parks for free all summer with their first performance coming up on Wednesday, June 20 at Lakeside Park. Performances will be original works with a variety of dance genres including ballet, modern and ballroom.

I know the following three dancers from TRD because they pose in costume for Artlink's Figure Drawing Sessions. And beautifully! Founding member of Three Rivers Dance, Stephen Blood received his formal dance training at Northern Illinois University where he received his BFA and is currently with FW Ballet. He also teaches at Arthur Murray. Saki Morimoto grew up in Osaka, Japan, received her BFA in dance from University of North Carolina School of the Arts. She joined FW Ballet for the 2017-18 season. Mara Gordon is with FW Ballet. Mara, at age 12 danced with the Manhattan Youth Ballet and attended summer intensive at American Ballet Theatre in New York. So, these kids are professional dancers!

Also in the group are Erik Osterkil of FW Dance Collective who studied at SUNY Purchase Conservatory of Dance, NY; Joshua Ehinger who began dancing 5 years ago and now is a Silver Certified teacher with Arthur Murray International. Joshua likes to teach lesser known dances, such as the Peabody and Drag Blues. Amy Schuldt has her BA in Graphic Design from IPFW and began ballroom dancing in 2007. After 11 years as a professional dancer, she is Full Silver Certified with Arthur Murray. She also teaches dance at IT Institute, Huntington University and Bethlehem Lutheran School.

So check out a free dance performance, plein aire and take the whole family, 

- Suzanne Galazka, Figure Drawing


As I prepare for my first trip to London in June, I began to only have eyes for a restaurant named Sketch London.

This space was constructed by a creative dream team. From the work uniforms to the dining ware to the multi-room concepts and outer space unisex bathrooms, this restaurant was built to inspire and of course, work as the best place to Instagram your brunch or afternoon tea. It first caught my attention when I thought I was witnessing a scene from a Wes Anderson film, but we all get our inspiration from somewhere right? My favorite restaurant space of the three was designed by Egyptian Iranian artist, India Mahdavi, and it includes the largest exhibition of David Shrigley's original drawings within the space. Pink from top to bottom and every single prop in the space is carefully curated. Here are links to their Instagram and website if you're interested!

- Eden Hakimzadeh, Gallery Intern


Upcoming Events & Opportunities


IPFW Empty Bowls Fundraiser

May 1, 11 - 2PM
First Presbyterian Church
300 West Wayne St

Empty Bowls is once again working to help feed the hungry in our community. The project, sponsored by the IPFW Department of Fine Arts, works to raise money for the IPFW Food Bank and the Student Ceramics Club. Individuals donate $20 and receive a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted bowl along with a complimentary soup lunch including a drink and dessert. Food for the event is being donated by Cosmos Restaurants and Panera Bread. The event will be held on Tuesday, May 1 at First Presbyterian Church, 300 West Wayne St., Fort Wayne from 11 – 2 p.m.

IPFW has partnered with Northrop High School and a youth group workshop with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to hand-craft 500 bowls for the event. Bowls were also made as part of a service learning assignment in the IPFW Advanced Ceramics class. Ceramic student Katherine Gaff, received a service learning grant from Purdue University Student Service Learning Grant Program to pay for the materials used to make the bowls, food for the event, and advertising.

“Last year we sold more than 200 bowls filled with soup and raised more than $3,000,” explained Seth Green, assistant professor of ceramics at IPFW. “This year we have 500 bowls available and hope even more people will join us for this fundraising effort.”

This year lunch guests also have the opportunity to view the IPFW Student Juried Exhibition curated by Seth Green in the First Presbyterian Church Gallery. The exhibition, located just outside of the theatre, showcases the work of IPFW students in the Department of Fine Arts featuring a variety of media. The exhibition will run from April 20 – June 3, 2018.



IPFW Senior Exhibition

April 20, 6:30 - 9 PM
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Drive

Seniors graduating from the IPFW Department of Visual Communication and Design will be displaying their senior thesis projects at this event. There will be a variety of subjects through the disciplines of graphic design, photography, 3D animation, & interior design. The exhibition will be on display from April 20 - May 15, and the opening reception is Friday, April 20th at the main branch of the Allen Country Public Library from 6:30 to 9:00 PM.
Light snacks provided!
Admission is free!  



Art in the Skate Park!

May 12, 5 - 9 PM
Fort Wayne Indoor
3054 E State Blvd

The Fort Indoor Presents "Art in the Skatepark" an evening of art, music, food and entertainment organized by local artist Amber Marie Cox to help raise funds for our beloved indoor park. 

The evening will include local food vendors, musical entertainment by the The Snarks with the 2nd act TBA.

Over 40 skateboard decks have been made into pieces of art and contributed to us for silent auction. Talents include established national and local artists, local kids, working adults, and folks from all walks of life. 

Come out and spend an all ages evening supporting your local community as they celebrate the ending of our 4th season as a provider of fun right here in Fort Wayne! 



Pique Magazine Issue Release Party!

May 4, 6 - 9 PM
Cinema Center
437 E Berry St

- "Into The Wild" accepted entries on display
- Work from featured artists on display
- The Love Symposium
- The Poem Market
- Bravas food truck
- Cash bar
- Interactive art display




Artist Discussion

April 28, 10:30 - 11:30
311 E Main St

Join a discussion with the artists of Outlaws of Print Bill Fick, Tom Huck, Dennis McNett, and Sean Starwars.

Free with museum admission.



May Day Art Show!

May 4, 7PM
Crimson Knight Tattoo
1804 1/2 W Main St

The 2018 HeART of the City’s May Day Art Show at Crimson Knight Tattoo & Art Gallery. This pop-up event will have Music, Art, and Food!
Music by Sad Gravity and The Vision Machine.
Attending the event is $5 for the public.



Opening Reception!

May 18, 5 - 8 PM
Artlink Contemporary Gallery
300 E Main St

Join us for the opening reception of solo exhibitions by Heather Parrish and Amanda Lilleston, as well as Cinema Center's Remake Poster Show. These three exhibitions will remain on view May 18 - June 22, 2018, with the opening reception on May 18 from
5 - 8 PM. Read more about the artists on our events page. 



Middle Ground

April 14 - May 25
506 Main St, New Harmony, IN 47631

Artists Kate Burnet & Dan Woerner of Crab Shoot Productions have an exhibition opening April 14 - May 25 at the New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art at the University of Southern Indiana! There is an Art Stroll on April 14 from 4 - 7 PM. 



Volunteer at Wunderkammer!

May 6, 1 - 4 PM
3402 Fairfield Ave

Lend a hand to Wunderkammer! Join us on Project Days to help with various projects around the gallery. Projects range from building, to organizing, gardening and more.



Fort Wayne Artists Guild Meeting May 2018
The Fort Wayne Artists Guild monthly meeting will feature artist Dawn Gerardot who will demonstrate “Painting on Silk,” Wednesday May 16, at 6:30 PM, Meeting Room A, Allen County Public Library (Main Library), 900 Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne.  Free. Public is welcome to attend.

FORT WAYNE ARTISTS GUILD Members Featured at the following Exhibits during May/June 2018:

 Active Day of Fort Wayne
Susan Wenger

3711 Rupp Dr Fort Wayne IN 46815
(260) 484-2414


Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Doni Adam

2417 Getz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 432-1524


Allen County Retinal Surgeons
Robb Owen

7900 Jefferson Blvd W Acc, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-2181


Citizens Square
2nd Floor – Mary Lou Hutter

3rd Floor – Jerry Hertenstein
200 Berry, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 427-2763


Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne
Karen Bixler and Celeste Lengerich

8200 St. Joe Rd/5250 Heritage Pkwy
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Pat Hart (260) 209-6279


Ophthalmology Consultants (Southwest)
Alice Siefert

7232 Engle Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-7205


Ophthalmology Consultants (North)
Darlene Selzer-Miller

10186 Dupont Cir Dr E
Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 436-7205


Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne
Judi Renkenberger

7970 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 435-6100

 Town House Retirement
Anita Trick

2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 483-3116


Visiting Nurse Hospice
Eunice Scully

5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
(260) 435-3222


Will Jewelers
Janak Narayan and Jessie Strock
10146 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 493-2026



Cherry Blossom Festival

May 20, 12 - 5 PM
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza

Stop by the 12th annual Cherry Blossom Festival Fort Wayne, Indiana! The Festival features taiko, tea ceremony, bonsai displays, anime art contest, cosplay, Japanese shopping market and more!

Admission: Free
Parking: Meter parking is free downtown on Sunday.
Official website: www.cherryblossomfw.com



Collaboratorium: Album Cover Remix

May 16, 6 - 9 PM
Artlink Contemporary Gallery
300 E Main St

For the April Collaboratorium, we'll be getting in touch with our sense of touch. We'll be collaborating on clay sculptures that are created by hand--while blindfolded! Each artist will have a set amount of time to work on a piece before handing it off to another blindfolded artist. As always, all supplies will be provided. All you have to do is show up and play with us!

About Collaboratorium
Collaboratorium is a weekly artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus that brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art.
Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation.


Staff Picks: April


I recently discovered an amazing Printmaker from Vermont named William H. Hays. He's had an interesting artistic career.. he began as a watercolor painter, received a degree in sculpture from the University of Alaska, became an oil painter for a while, and now concentrates exclusively in printmaking since 2012. He focuses mainly on linocut prints, which if you are unfamiliar with the process, here is a quick description. Hays is primarily inspired by landscape, often working from memory or an impression of the landscape rather than an exact recreation. He has a blog where he has written extensively about his process for creating art if you'd like to check that out. I discovered him because his work is currently on display here at Artlink! He was selected to be in the 38th National Print Exhibition which will be up until May 11th if you'd like to come see his beautiful work in person!

- Ellen Mensch, Gallery Assistant


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Wrap it-tape it-walk it-place it has been one of my favorite blogs for a long time. I love seeing the process that museums and galleries go through to install works of art. It's absolutely fascinating and beautiful. Check it out

- Maddie Miller, Gallery Coordinator



Fotos Feminas is my pick for April. This is an online gallery space that features Latin and Caribbean native women to feature their photography. This site also helps place their work in high traffic and prestigious art spaces all around the world. Based in Los Angeles, they also mentor photographers from the process to how to get placed in gallery spaces. They’ve featured 36 artists from 14 countries and managed to do so without implementing a foreigners lens of what people in a community think, feel, and look like. What a wonderful model and hope to see more virtual and physical spaces come to fruition.

- Eden Hakimzadeh



What do you see in this photo? A couple people standing by a frame? Some lumber and a ladder? 

I see a secret door, in a stone wall that has mostly been covered by ivy. I see the floor plan from last month's staff pick coming to life.

You will see that too when you come see the play. You can find the details and tickets here.

Can't wait to see you by the door in the ivy-covered wall!!

- Lorraine Knox, Office Manager



Wreck it Ralph 2 Ralph Breaks the Internet.

A couple weeks ago Disney released the teaser trailer for the sequel to Wreck It Ralph. It looks cute...but the last 15 seconds of this trailer...I died a little laughing. 

- Matt McClure



My staff pick this month is MUBI, an online streaming service that is dedicated to increasing the accessibility of independent, auteur, and experimental films. Their collection is full of engaging and exciting films that range from classic to contemporary, and they upload a new one every day! Just recently they made memberships available to students and professors for free!

- Matt Lutz, Gallery Intern



Upcoming Events & Opportunities


The IPFW Ceramics Club is having a pottery sale next week! Wednesday, April 11th & Thursday, April 12th from 9am to 5pm by the bookstore in Walb Student Union. There are so many incredibly talented students at IPFW and this is a great opportunity to purchase unique handmade pottery for a reasonable price with the bonus of helping to support the IPFW Ceramics Club!


Picture above by Allison Pilkinton

Picture above by Allison Pilkinton

While you're at the IPFW pottery sale (and also if you don't go to the pottery sale) you should definitely stop by the Visual Arts building to see the Senior Fine Arts BFA Exhibition! Some of the students who have work in the pottery sale are also graduating this spring and have a beautiful gallery of their work currently on display from April 2nd to May 4th. It is a very unique exhibition because all four graduates are women and all four are three-dimensional artists. Go check it out!



The University of Saint Francis also has their Student Exhibition going on currently from April 7 to May 2! The reception is Saturday, April 7th from 5-7PM. This exhibition features work by students currently enrolled at the School of Creative Arts. All studio art, communication arts and graphic design, computer art, film and music technology will be on display.



I Must Be Dreaming show located at: USF Performing Arts Center, 431 W Berry Street



The Clyde is now open to submissions from visual and performing artists!
Click here to submit a proposal for a group or solo exhibition.



The Hedge
On April 28 from 5-8PM The Hedge is having a spring party!
They want to share their newest line of art and jewelry with you, all while drinking wine and also having some fun with the press. This is a free event and open to everyone!!



On Wednesday, April 4 join us at Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, and Spirits from 7-9PM for Drawn Together!
Drawn Together is a celebration of creativity and community. Each month, we bring artists and friends together to draw, sketch, doodle, and design. We'll bring the pencils and paper, just bring your imagination! 

Drawn Together is a free, all ages event for artists and non-artists alike! Join us for one of our upcoming events! 



Join us at Artlink on Wednesday, April 18 from 6-9PM for Collaboratorium!
Collaboratorium is a weekly artmaking session run by Italian Friend ArtRuckus that brings together artists, musicians, performers, and writers to create collaborative, improvised works in a wide range of mediums, including visual art, music, video, and performance art. Collaboratorium sessions take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages participants to focus on the processes of collaboration, experimentation, and improvisation.
For the April Collaboratorium, we'll be getting in touch with our sense of touch. We'll be collaborating on clay sculptures that are created by hand--while blindfolded! Each artist will have a set amount of time to work on a piece before handing it off to another blindfolded artist. As always, all supplies will be provided. All you have to do is show up and play with us!


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April 3 – May 5

 See Castlegallery.com for details.
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11am-6pm or by appointment


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April workshop and show information below.

Candie's Cuffs

Candie Cooper, local jewelry (and everything) artist is amazing!   Her classes are like a party-but a productive party! She teaches classes nation wide, and we are very lucky to have her.  Come create a leather cuff bracelet.  Learn the basics of simple jewelry making, and walk away with something that will add to your wardrobe.  Thursday, April 19th, 6-9pm.  More info and sign up here.

Fun Food

You have to get your kiddos to this one!  They will become addicted to this creative material called polymer clay.  Local artist Ashley Sanson will lead the kiddos through miniature clay food sculptures, that can decorate the kitchen for a long time to come!  Saturday, April 14th, 10am-12pm.  More info and sign up available here.  

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Visit Orchard Gallery In Fort Wayne

During the month of March, I have three pieces featured in the fins, feathers, and fur exhibit, and in April I will be one of two featured artists.  I will have several originals of various sizes hanging.  The gallery is full of one-of-a-kind, beautifully crafted gifts!

Visit theorchardgallery.com to learn more about Orchard Gallery.  


Fort Wayne Artists Guild Meeting April 2018

The Fort Wayne Artists Guild monthly meeting will feature artist Gwen Gutwein who will present “Painting Water, Reflections, or Shadows,” Wednesday April 11, at 6:30 PM in Meeting Room C of the Allen County Public Library.
900 Library Plaza, Ft. Wayne. 
Free. Public is welcome to attend.

FWAG April Exhibitions

Active Day of Fort Wayne - Linda Hall
3711 Rupp Dr Fort Wayne IN 46815
(260) 484-2414


Aldersgate United Methodist Church - Carey Collie
2417 Getz Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 432-1524


Allen County Retinal Surgeons - Karen Bixler and Linda Galloway
7900 Jefferson Blvd W Acc, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-2181


Citizens Square - 2nd Floor – Diana Burt
200 Berry, Fort Wayne, IN 46802 - 3rd Floor – Emily Butler
(260) 427-2763              


Heritage Pointe of Fort Wayne - Fort Wayne Artists Guild Members
8200 St. Joe Rd/5250 Heritage Pkwy - Spring Show
Fort Wayne, IN 46835
Pat Hart (260) 209-6279


Ophthalmology Consultants (Southwest) - Darlene Selzer-Miller
7232 Engle Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 436-7205


Ophthalmology Consultants (North) - Anita Trick
10186 Dupont Cir Dr E. Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 436-7205


Rehabilitation Hospital of Fort Wayne - Doni Adam
7970 W Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN
(260) 435-6100


Town House Retirement - Linda Flatley
2209 St Joe Center Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46825
(260) 483-3116


Visiting Nurse Hospice - Lynne Padget
5910 Homestead Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46814
(260) 435-3222


Will Jewelers - John Kelty and Barb Yoder
10146 Maysville Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46815
(260) 493-2026