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Fort Wayne's Mural Mania Hits Local Music Venue

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Lissa Brown, FWFAC co-founder, is looking forward to more local mural activity in the Spring.

Last spring, the Fort Wayne Free Art Collective was formed, and quietly began leaving small pieces of free artwork around the city, which they call "art drops."

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Corey Rader, Brass Rail co-owner, with John Commorato, wishes they had "gone mural" a long time ago.

Now, the group's canvas, and its presence, have grown to larger than life proportions, with the completion of a 30 by 70 foot mural, on the south side of The Brass Rail Bar and music venue.

The Broadway neighborhood has already given a big thumbs up to this vibrant, communal artwork, and the FWFAC considers it an honor to have been allowed to execute its 1st major piece at what it considers to be the city's artistic mecca.

WBOI's Julia Meek met with collective co-founder, Lissa Brown, and Brass Rail co-owner, Corey Rader, to learn what this project represents to both enterprises, and its impact on Fort Wayne's public art scene.

For more information on the Fort Wayne Free Art Collective, visit its 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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