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Picture This: City Will Enjoy 20th Annual Chalk Walk--Virtually

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Ross and Shepard agree that Fort Wayne's communal spirit and creativity guarantees that its vibrant arts scene will continue to grow and flourish.

Although most community celebrations had to be cancelled or put on hold this summer due to COVID-19, the Fort Wayne Museum of Art is partnering with Arts United to carry off its 20th annual Chalk Walk, normally a signature Three Rivers Festival event--virtually.

For a close up perspective on the project, WBOI's Julia Meek sat down with museum director Charles Shepard and Dan Ross from Arts United to discuss the importance of this decision and what the event is going to look like.

She also took this opportunity to learn how the Museum fared during the worst of the COVID-19 stay-home restrictions,  the role that #ArtStartsHere has played in the community since its formation in March and what new practices both organizations are developing as the year continues to unfold.

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A "chalk walk" down memory lane.

Event Information:

FWMoA's Virtual Chalk Walk at Home
Saturday, July 25th through Sunday August 2nd, 2020

There is no contest fee, but participants must register online. Find complete information and access to registration form at the official event 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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