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Photo Contest Puts the Spotlight on Fort Wayne's Rivers

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Kelly Lynch
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After many years of hiding in plain sight, Fort Wayne's riverfronts are enjoying a city-wide buzz.

If you've never been down to the rivers, there's a timely incentive being offered to get out there to take a look...and maybe a photograph.

The City of Fort Wayne began studying what might be done with riverfront development last winter, seeing an untapped resource for recreation and economic development.

As their research continues, the city is teaming with Artlink for an online photo contest and installation project called "We Love Our Rivers".

Artlink Executive Director Amber Recker says the contest is a way to connect residents to the arts and get them excited about the city's natural resources.

"I think it's really just going to put a spotlight on how breathtaking and beautiful our rivers are," Recker says, "and so it's going to help people see the potential of what's to come."

Anyone can enter the contest online, and the entry deadline is January 13th.

You can find all the information about the contest, voting, and prizes at artlinkfw.com.

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for forty years. Besides being WBOI's arts & culture reporter, she currently co-produces and hosts Folktales and Meet the Music.
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