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Diversity The Driving Force On City's 2017 Arts Scene

Credit Courtesy/Arts United
Susan Mendenhall believes that "snowballing" is the perfect word to describe the momentum Fort Wayne's arts and cultural scene is gaining.

According to Susan Mendenhall, president of Arts United, more residents are coming out to arts and cultural events than ever before, and Fort Wayne is claiming its place as a national destination for such activity.

"And the events are becoming more and more diverse," Mendenhall adds. "There truly is something for everyone here in Fort Wayne, Indiana." Here's a compilation of Arts United's umbrella group of organizations and activities:

With a new year on the near horizon, WBOI's Julia Meek invited Susan into the studio to speak to the city's blossoming "state of the arts" scene, with her own top five list of personal favorites from 2017, and a sneak peek at a few of the diverse events on the schedule for the months ahead.

You can always find Fort Wayne's Arts & Culture Forecast at the Arts United website.

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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