Fort Wayne Creatives

Courtesy/Junior Kennedy

Junior Kennedy, a senior at Wayne High School, spent the first seven years of his life in a Thai refugee camp before settling with his family in Fort Wayne. 

Mike Durbin

Fort Wayne resident Mike Durbin may spend his nights as webmaster and assistant systems manager for the Journal Gazette, but his off hours are devoted to photographing the world he lives in.


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

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.

Photos Courtesy/Artlink

Artlink is getting ready to connect creatives across the Midwest with strategies, narrative tools and interactive opportunities to explore all forms of emerging tech.


CreativeMornings is a national breakfast lecture series with local chapters that host free, monthly meetups with revolving themes, speakers and venues.

And thanks to resident Olivia Lehman, Fort Wayne became an official part of the network this past January.