Taste of the Arts


Taste of the Arts Festival celebrates and supports the rich diversity of arts and cultural experiences in our vibrant community. The festival is open to all, providing access to art without cost.

Join us at the 2019 Taste of the Arts Festival to get a taste of Fort Wayne art, culture, food, drinks and more! The festival takes place on Friday, August 23 with our Parrish Leasing Block Party (all ages welcome) and Saturday, August 24 (a family-friendly day) at Arts Campus Fort Wayne (300 E Main Street).

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Friday Night Parrish Leasing Block Party (All ages welcome!)

  • Kekionga Quick Draw with Fort Wayne Artists Guild
  • Comedy Performance by MMJ Comedy
  • Beer Tasting by Local Brewers*
  • Food by Local Restaurants*
  • WBOI Meet the Music Concert
  • Busker Performance by Pyroscope

Saturday (Family-friendly event)

  • More than 70 Performances of theatre, music, and dance
  • Talent Showcase for ages 15 and younger
  • Kekionga Plein Air Event with Fort Wayne Artists Guild
  • Artlink’s The Art Market
  • Food by Local Restaurants*
  • Beer Garden with Local Brewers*
  • YLNI Farmers Market
  • Busker Performances
  • Free Admission to Fort Wayne Museum of Art and The History Center
*Cost applies
Taste of the Arts Steering
Committee
Carolyn Bean, Arts United
Chris Cleaver, Arts United
Heather Closson, Arts United
Brian Ernsberger, Arts United
Megan Flohr, City of Fort Wayne
Luke Holliger, Arts United
Matt Kuntz, GD Productions
Jen Lock, Sweetwater
Whitney Mansfield, Arts United Jonathan Martin, Arts United
Kim McCutchan, Motorists Insurance
Sandra McGill, Fort Wayne Artists Guild
Julia Meek, WBOI
Susan Mendenhall, Arts United
Miriam Morgan, Arts United
Rachelle Reinking, Arts United
Patricia Roller, Arts United
Dan Ross, Arts United
Kaitlyn Rulton, Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Lynette Scott, Artlink
Mitchell Swafford, Arts United
Thad Tegtmeyer, Sweetwater
Emily Uphoff, Fort Wayne Museum of Art
Ashley Wagner, YLNI Farmers Market
Susan Wenger, Fort Wayne Artists Guild
Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne is a private, non-profit organization permitted temporary exclusive control of the designated location(s) for the Taste of the Arts Festival. Taste of the Arts is a family-friendly event, and the registered participants are expected to provide content that is suitable for all community members. The artistic and intellectual content provided by performers, visual artists, patrons and other participants during this event does not necessarily reflect the views of Arts United. Acknowledging the pivotal role that art has played in our nation’s historic right to free speech, Arts United has published a Free Speech policy.