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When COVID restrictions threatened to cancel this year's Taste of the Arts Festival, its host organization, Arts United, got busy and virtually reinvented the entire celebration.


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.

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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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As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to rule our lives, residents are looking for safe ways to connect and projects to champion, which includes the care and well being of Fort Wayne's arts scene.


For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women. The full title is Let’s Talk About Impeachment.


Welcome to a WBOI special program presenting the 2019 Mayoral Forum on Quality of Life. Arts United, PBS39, the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics, and the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne have partnered to produce a town hall style discussion with Democratic Incumbent Mayor Tom Henry and Republican challenger, Tim Smith. Bruce Haines, General Manager of PBS39, will serve as the moderator for the event, and the discussion was recorded on Oct. 18 at the Auer Auditorium in the Rhinehart Music Center at Purdue Fort Wayne.

Faith Van Gilder

For our show this week, we are listening back to a civil conversation put on by AVOW, Advancing Voices Of Women.

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Last week AWS Foundation announced a $2 million gift to Arts United’s A Soaring Vision campaign, which aims to create a more inclusive experience for patrons with disabilities on the United Arts Campus, as well as easier accessibility.

AWS Foundation CEO Patti Hays explained with help of an audio presentation, that performances at the Arts United Center, are one-of-a-kind in the community because of the type of shows they present. But for some patrons, experiences could be enhanced.

Hays’s presentation gave listeners the feeling of sensory overload.

Rachelle Reinking

At a press conference today, Mayor Tom Henry and other city officials proposed the creation of a Public Art Program and Public Art Commission.

A City ordinance will be introduced this Tuesday, calling for the creation of the Public Art Program, which would promote and integrate public art throughout the city.

The program would be overseen by a thirteen-member volunteer commission made up of appointments from arts organizations and arts schools, as well as the Fort Wayne City Council and the Mayor's Office.

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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.