Creative Series

The Creative Series is a series of events that aims to better connect, educate and engage emerging leaders with the major arts and culture organizations and activities in our community through social and professional engagements.


Creative Cocktails

In 2016, Arts United and YLNI have partnered to bring you the next Creative Series: Creative Cocktails. Every month during 2016, young professionals are encouraged to spend a Friday or Saturday night networking with other young professionals and arts leaders at a local restaurant or bar and then enjoy an event, activity, performance or show by one of the many arts and cultural organizations in northeast Indiana.


January 30, 2016

5:30 p.m. Cocktails at Wine Down

7:30 p.m. Fort Wayne Philharmonic presents: Jake Shimabukuro: Ukulele Wizard

*Use code UKULELE at checkout to receive a 20% discount on tickets


February 20, 2015

5:30 p.m. Weather the Fort

Meet us under the blue tent to celebrate winter at Weather the Fort on February 20th with music, interactive art, fire performances, ice sculptors, coffee tasting and more!


March 12, 2016

5:30 p.m. Cocktails – Club Soda

8 p.m. Fort Wayne Dance Collective presents: AXIS Dance Company


April 9, 2016

5:30 p.m. Cocktails – JK O’Donnell’s

8 p.m. Three Rivers Music Theatre Presents: The Last Five Years


May 7, 2016

6:30 p.m. Cocktails – Main Street Bistro

8 p.m. Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents: Avenue Q

Main Street Bistro will be featuring a signature cocktail special for $5, and if you show your ticket to the show, you will receive a $5 gift card! Purchase tickets to the performance here:

June 17, 2016

5 p.m. Cocktails – Main Street Bistro

6 p.m. Fort Wayne Cinema Center presents: Hobnobben Film Festival



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Creative Class

In 2015, Arts United and YLNI partnered to bring the Creative Series: Creative Class to Greater Fort Wayne. Every second Tuesday of the month during 2015, young professionals were encouraged to spend their lunch hour learning about the 12 Principal Partner organizations that Arts United supports — ARCH, Artlink, Cinema Center, FAME, Fort Wayne Ballet, Fort Wayne Civic Theatre, Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Youtheatre, The History Center and the Unity Performing Arts Foundation.  Each session ran from 12:00-1:00 and took place in the unique spaces each organization uses to serve their patrons. Free lunch at each Creative Class was provided by Strahm Building Solutions.

For more information about the Creative Series and how to get involved, contact Carolyn Bean, Development Manager at (260) 424-0646 or