Fort Wayne Cultural District


Platform For Action

Public Market

Fresh Food

Local Growers

Gathering Space

Creative Business Incubator

Artist-to-Entrepreneur

Start-up Support

Creative Business Planning

Creative Storefront Development

Shops & Restaurants

Artist Studios & Galleries

Live/work Spaces

Culinary Incubator

Culinary Exploration

Commercial Kitchen

Chefs-in-Training

Public Art

Murals & Sculptures

Conservancy

Hands-on Art

Telling our Story

Smartphone App

Social Media

Marketing & Branding

Activity

Last Saturdays

Festivals

Tours & Crawls

Connectivity

Green space & Streetscapes

Maps & Signage

Sneaker & Bike-friendly paths

The Fort Wayne Cultural District is creating an arts-centric neighborhood in the heart of our region that will advance downtown vibrancy, citizen vitality, and cultural growth. The Fort Wayne Cultural District is an initiative of City of Fort Wayne, Arts United, Visit Fort Wayne, and Downtown Improvement District. The FWCD received official designation from the Fort Wayne City Council on July 13, 2010.

Mission

Our mission is to mobilize our artistic, cultural, and social capital to create a vibrant urban core.

Vision

An eclectic, active, inclusive, and authentic neighborhood

A place to “be” with an identity and magnetism that draws people

A vibrant place filled with galleries, public art, unique creative businesses, and experiential activities

Goals

Support downtown as a destination

Develop, coordinate, and support diverse cultural district programming activities

Develop a collaborative cultural district brand identity and marketing plan

Encourage creative industry development


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Download the drafted Platform for Action

 

July 1, 2013 Fort Wayne Cultural District to host “pop UP” event- City of Fort Wayne

July 10, 2013 Fort Wayne Cultural District Announces Platform for Action- Arts United

 

June 14, 2010 Fort Wayne Cultural District Resolution

 

 

The Cultural District Advisory Council

  • Karl Bandemer, Deputy Mayor, City of Fort Wayne
  • Bill Brown, President, Downtown Improvement District
  • Rick Cartwright, Dean of the School of Creative Arts at the University of Saint Francis
  • Sharon Feasel, Community Development Manager, City of Fort Wayne
  • Matt Kelley, Owner, One Lucky Guitar
  • Dan O’Connell, President & CEO, Visit Fort Wayne
  • Dan Ross, Director of Community Development, Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Charles Shephard, Executive Director, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

For more information about the Cultural District contact Dan Ross, Director of Community Development, at dross@artsunited.org or 260.424.0646.