InstaQuick Hit – Lunch on the Square Returns on June 7
May03

InstaQuick Hit – Lunch on the Square Returns on June 7

Lunch on the Square returns to Freimann Square on Thursday, June 7! #LOTSFW #FortWayne A post shared by Living Fort Wayne (@livingfortwayne) on May 3, 2018 at 9:16am PDT Visit the Downtown Improvement District website for details on this year’s Lunch on the Square event series. The first event is on Thursday, June 7 from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at Freimann Square. The Alicia Pyle Quartet will be...

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Wells Street Bridge to host RiverDrums
Jun15

Wells Street Bridge to host RiverDrums

It all comes back to our rivers. A celebration about the gateway to Fort Wayne is planned on the historic Wells Street Bridge this Sunday, June 19 from 12 to 9 pm. This free public event hosted by Three Rivers Art Center for Kids (TRACK) will feature artists, performers, speakers, and discussions on history, the rivers, and social issues. The theme of the day will be “we are one world, one people.” RiverDrums will also celebrate two important events: Father’s Day and freedom. June 19 is Juneteenth Independence Day or Freedom Day, which celebrates the abolition of slavery. RiverDrums will remember Kekionga, the capital of the Miami tribe, which was the last settlement of Native Americans in the area prior to the founding of Fort Wayne. “I’d like [attendees] to feel inspired,” said Terry Doran, co-organizer of RiverDrums. “We want to demonstrate the best of human nature.” As for “the best of human nature,” Doran sees all kinds of people coming together to freely share in both art and an appreciation for the river. The opening Ceremony will feature the poem “RiverDrums” by Patty Hunter with Cherokee artist Ken Noland on the flute. Abigail King of Save Maumee Grassroots Organization will be “sailing” down the St. Mary’s River. Fernando Zapari, publisher of El Mexicano Newspaper will lead the reflection, “Remembering Kekionga.” The rest of the day’s events are listed below. Performers and speakers Alicia Pyle and Trinell Armour – jazz music performance Ken Noland – flute performance The Chrome Cats – hip-hop performance Jain Young and the Fort Wayne Drum Circle – drumming Blind Uncle Harry – rock performance Fort Wayne Dance Collective – “Pineapple Project” dance performance Indianapolis Chinese Symphony Orchestra – Chinese and Western music performance Ken Noland and Teacher Ka – Native American music performance Kwan Hui – a short demo of traditional Chinese drumming by Shelley Septer – “Backpacks of Hope” discussion (on homelessness) Maleah Heck – “Surviving Child Abuse” discussion Group discussion – “On Being a Dad” Activities for children (and adults) Basche Martial Arts free mini classes Art projects with Peggy Tassler owner, SOZO Art Studio Create a RiverDrums mural with artist Frank Louis Allen Food will be available at the event from Food Not Bombs and King Arthur Trolley Food Truck. For more information, specific times, and updates to the event schedule, go to RiverDrums on Facebook. Make sure to bring a lawn chair or blankets, as the weather hopefully will be warm and sunny. RiverDrums is a presentation of Three Rivers Art Center for Kids (TRACK ), whose mission is to present public programs utilizing the power of art and community dialogue to raise awareness on subjects relating to abuse....

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Mark Your Calendars for Artlink’s Gallery Crawl!
Mar04

Mark Your Calendars for Artlink’s Gallery Crawl!

For one evening, Artlink, a non-for-profit gallery dedicated to exhibiting diverse art and providing education for the community, is hosting its very first Pop-Up Art Gallery Crawl through downtown Fort Wayne. The event will feature local artists, musicians, and venues on Thursday, April 14 6-9 pm. Thanks to funding by The Downtown Improvement Project, this anticipated event will include a walking tour through downtown Fort Wayne where participants will see original work available for purchase in vacant businesses throughout the city. At each of these locations, music will be provided by hometown bands and singers. Food and a cash bar will also be available at every stop on the Art Crawl so participants can experience all the sights, tastes, and sounds of the city at this one-day event. Confirmed artists, musicians, and restaurants include: Artists: Jerrod Tobias Julie Wall Toles Jason Swisher Daniel Deinelt Justin Johnson Jeremy Stroup John Leavell Theopolis Smith Musicians: Alicia Pyle James & The Drifters West Central Quartet Andy Pauquette Paul Stephens Left Lane Cruiser Restaurants: Oyster Bar Bar 145 Hall’s Restaurant Calhoun Street Soups, Salads, & Spirits Stay tuned! In anticipation for the Pop-Up Gallery Crawl, Living Fort Wayne will release a series of articles about the featured artists participating in tour. Before the event in April, check out upcoming articles to learn more about individuals behind the artwork. Tickets for the April 14th Art Crawl are currently available for purchase online at www.artlinkfw/GalleryCrawl at $15 per person and $25 per couple. Wristbands will be limited to the first 500 participants. Prizes also can be won by using #GalleryCrawlFW at all locations during the event. For more information, please visit Artlink’s website. Or follow them on social media at Facebook, Instagram, and...

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LFW Weekend Fun File
Feb04

LFW Weekend Fun File

Our calendar is full of fantastic events taking place around our city, so be sure to check it out for a more exhaustive list. In the meantime, here’s a quick peak at some of the things we are looking forward to this week! If you’d like to see your event featured in the Weekend Fun File, or added to our events calendar, let us know! Email us at info@livingfortwayne.com   1. Fort Wayne Youth Theatre’s Ruby Bridges Friday, Feb. 5 at 7p Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 6&7 at 2p A great group of kids putting on a great, meaningful show. This is closing weekend, don’t miss your chance to see it! 2. APQ at Club Soda Friday, Feb. 5 at 9p I’m thinking after I see Ruby Bridges Friday night, I’ll hit Club Soda for some wonderful martinis and an awesome show. 3. Cocktails and Sweet Deals Saturday, Feb. 6 at 11a – 8p Shop a variety of sweetheart inspired gifts, including framed vintage valentines, handmade felt flower bouquets, and one of a kind vintage jewelry. There’s a raffle and cocktails at a cash bar provided by The Golden. 4. Chickens on Strike Saturday, Feb. 6, at 11a – 2p Indiana author Andi Helms will be at Java Mama for a reading and signing! Bring the kiddos for a fun (free) time! 5. Foreveresta Grand Opening Saturday, Feb. 6 at 12p – 5p I love retail that makes a difference. Celebrate Foreveresta’s grand opening and learn about how they and their partners are changing the world. Red Dress Dash Saturday, Feb. 6, at 1:30pm – 3:30pm Get ready to throw on your favorite (or not so favorite) red dress over your winter clothing and DASH with us through the streets of downtown Fort Wayne to support women’s heart health! I probably won’t be dashing (not a runner) but I’ll definitely walk for the cause! Roller Derby Saturday, Feb. 6 at 3:30 Hey! The Roller Derby is back in Fort Wayne! Should be a super fun, off-beat date night (if that’s your thing). Valentine’s Special: 2 tickets for $20. YLNI Masquerade Ball Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8p Optional black tie, super fun. The theme is “Night at the Opera” and this YLNI celebration of the past year of regional partnership is something you don’t want to miss! Social Media Workshop Sunday, Feb. 7 at 1p – 3p Wunderkammer Board Member Bridget O’Reilly will host an introductory Social Media Workshop primarily covering highly visual social media platforms like Instagram — learn how to make your pics ON POINT. Remember, this isn’t all Fort Wayne has to offer. Check out our events calendar, and get out and have some...

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