It’s a simple concept, really: On every last Saturday of every month beginning January 28, 2012, artists and cultural organizations of all flavors will flock downtown to perform and exhibit their work.
The possibilities are limited only by Fort Wayne’s imagination.
Empty storefronts and businesses could be transformed into avant-garde exhibit and performance spaces. Street corners will come alive with buskers and street performers. Daytime might feature family-friendly opportunities to explore downtown historical sites and architectural treasures by sneaker, bike, bus or car. At night, downtown will be brightly lit, open for business, and ready for action.
By harnessing the momentum of multiple arts and cultural organizations, the Cultural District will bring increased visibility to the quality and diversity of arts and entertainment options that are uniquely available in downtown Fort Wayne.
So gather your friends and family the last Saturday of each month in 2012. You don’t need a ticket, map or itinerary. Just come downtown and take part in what’s going on outside your doorstep. And if the weather isn’t participating, come downtown anyway and explore arts and cultural activities indoors.
Arts United Center Plaza: 2012 Arts United Fund Drive Kickoff Celebration, including a drawing for a Passport to the Arts ticket package valued at more than $500, illumination of Northern Lights light sculpture competition entries, and hot chocolate and cookies provided by Pembroke Bakery & Café (5:30-6:00 p.m.)
Want to Know More? If you’re a Fort Wayne visitor or resident: The beauty of the Last Saturdays concept is that you don’t need to plan ahead. However, if you want to know more about the events, visit the Last Saturdays Facebook page or tune into Arts United’s and DID’s websites, newsletters and Facebook pages. As the event grows, expect to find more details in local newspapers and radio outlets.
If you’re an artist or cultural organization: Tell us about the exhibit/performance/concert idea that you want to share with Fort Wayne visitors and residents on a Last Saturday with our simple online form. Or, contact Dan Swartz, Cultural District Liaison, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our job isn’t to jury your idea or event, just to help you with the details.