Arts & Culture Interviews

Cheryl Garbe

Reverend Angelo Mante, pastor of Peace and Justice at Faith United Methodist Church in the city's southeast quadrant, is also the founder and executive director of Alive Community Outreach.

From that platform as well as the pulpit, Mante hopes to cultivate a community of nonviolence through relationships and education.


Face coverings are one of the most effective ways to contain the spread of COVID-19. 


Fort Wayne Youtheatre has been getting creative with its virtual programming since the earliest days of COVID-19 restrictions and now it's getting ready to resume "in person" activities, summer camp-style.

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While nearly all of the areas'  spring and summer festivals have been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions and health risks, New Haven, Indiana has managed to keep its citizens engaged and connected in a variety of socially distanced communal activities.

Suzy Ulmer

The temporary "outdoor gallery' lining storefronts in downtown Fort Wayne and the attention it has attracted all  stems from the first response by the Alyssum Montessori School to the vandalism of its building caused by protest marchers on the night of Friday, May 29th.

Cheryl Garbe

First Wayne Street United Methodist Church sits at a crossroads, as its Senior Pastor, Cheryl Garbe explains, "a key location both geographically and historically," which she maintains, "is no accident."

Gregg Bender

Fort Wayne's freelance arts and culture writer Steve Penhollow is keeping himself and his followers entertained these days with a Facebook group he started that's devoted solely to Lockdown Humor.

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Now that Stage 2 of the Governor's Back on Track Indiana plan is in effect, retail businesses are scurrying to meet new standards and retrain employees, and some local restaurants have already modified their operations and opened their doors.

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As independent artists, musicians and creatives face another month of unemployment due to venue closings and restrictions, Arts United and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne have joined forces to launch an Artist Relief Fund.

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Now that the second stage of the governor's Back on Track Indiana plan has gone into effect and restrictions for gathering are being cautiously eased on this new schedule, the community grows more and more eager for the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo to open.

As one of 230 zoos and aquariums across the country facing the same challenges to follow guidelines and establishing contingency plans, the Kid's Zoo, with its population of more than one thousand animals continuously ranks among the top in the U.S.