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.