arts and culture

Courtesy/Gregory Stieber

In 1960, 6-year-old Ruby Bridges became the first African-American child to attend an all-white elementary school.

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For Natalie Bell-Kearney and her mother, Jan Bell, this month’s wintry weather offers a perfect opportunity to grab the yarn and needles, and knit.

Courtesy/Matt Kelley

Matt Kelley has been making a difference in Fort Wayne for 15 years, with his downtown design and marketing boutique, One Lucky Guitar.

And a little over three years ago, he brought it all home by adding a unique performance venue to that space called The B-Side.

Holiday Fest 2015 Reviving a Fort Wayne Tradition

Nov 24, 2015
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Fort Wayne's Holiday Fest kicks off Wednesday evening with its "Night of Lights ceremonies, and this year there's one "new-old" tradition joining the line-up.

The fine art of window decorating has been revived...in the form of a contest.

In the heyday of downtown shopping, window decorating was a retailer's best friend.

Nearly forty years ago Carol Spallone was a window dresser for Hutner's Paris, which was a high end retail clothing chain that had its flagship location on Calhoun Street.

Courtesy/Dan Ross

Arts United, Fort Wayne's umbrella arts organization, is getting ready ask residents a big question: "What do you love about this community?"

Arts United is hoping to set an agenda for advancing arts and culture in Northeast Indiana, beginning this Monday, with a short "Quality of Life Survey."

The results will be presented in two public town hall meetings this July, and information from those discussions will be added to the final report.

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