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Street Artist Celebrates Fort Wayne Art Scene With City's Longest Mural

Credit Courtesy/Tobias Studios
Jerrod and family, celebrating the completion of his last mural, a 100 foot beauty in the North Anthony Corridor.

Muralist Jerrod Tobias has a big commitment to Fort Wayne's public art scene, and a growing number of communal paintings to prove it.

Known for his bold designs, and eye-catching color palettes, his latest work in progress is a 300-foot piece, near the Clay Street Railroad overpass and downtown Arts Campus, which will be the city's longest mural.

For a look at the motivation behind such output, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Tobias to discuss his take on the street art "explosion," the conversations public art  initiates, and its impact on our community.

Find more information on Jerrod's artistic adventures at the Tobias Studios Facebook page.

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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