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Downtown Alleyways Crawling With Public Art

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Alex Hall sees Art This Way as a vital community connection.

Thanks to the public art program, Art This Way, Fort Wayne's outdoor mural population is blossoming.

And a week from today, the conept is being celebrated with a downtown Art Crawl to raise funds for next year's mural projects.

With the sponsorhip help of Design Collaborative, this year's Art Crawl will offer participants five non-traditional gallery spaces to enjoy in the organization's targeted mural zone, each one affording a unique chance to experience artists at work, while enjoying a variety of music, appetizers and a cash bar.

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The organization's current focus includes alleyways within a two-block area of downtown.

The route of the crawl itself, which can be enjoyed in any order, encourages stops to admire last year's inaugural set of commissioned murals that line the course.

Earlier this week, WBOI's Julia Meek met with the program's organizer, Alex Hall, to learn what exciting directions Art This Way is heading.

Event Information:

The 2018 Art This Way Art Crawl
in Downtown Fort Wayne
Friday, September 21st
5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Find ticket information and a complete listing of activities and gallery spaces at the Art This Way 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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