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Aug 13

Artlink to host a fine art fair and wet paint auction at Taste of the Arts

WHAT: Wet Paint & Fort Artisan at Taste of the Arts
WHERE: Artlink, Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
WHEN: Saturday, August 29th, Wet Paint 9 am – 2 pm, Fort Artisan 11 am – 7 pm
COST: Free
GALLERY HRS:  Tues-Fri 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday noon to 6 p.m., Sundaynoon to 5
CONTACT: Christina Rorick, Gallery Coordinator,, Amber Foster, Executive Director, amber@artlinkfw.com260-424-7195

Artlink to host a fine art fair and Wet Paint auction at Arts United’s Taste of the Arts Festival- Saturday, August 29

(Fort Wayne, Indiana) Each year, Arts United hosts Taste of the Arts, a dynamic regional festival featuring music, dance, fine arts, theatre, film, crafts, culture, history, and local restaurant food. It is a family-friendly showcase of local talent and a chance to participate in a wide variety of engaging and entertaining activities.
New for this year, Artlink will host the Wet Paint Auction. Over 20 top local artists will be painting and drawing in and around the Fort Wayne arts campus from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Their completed, wet artwork will be auctioned off at Artlink beginning at 2 p.m. All proceeds from the auction will benefit Artlink. Some of the artists who will be painting in this event include: Norm and Dixie Bradley, David Broerman, Anette Colgrove, Pat Delagrange, Paul Demaree, Suzanne Galazka, Diane Groenert, Jerry Hertenstein, Jim Jur, Don Osos, Bill Shewman, Becky Stockert, Barb Yoder, and more.
Artlink’s Annual Wet Paint Auction is a family friendly event. The artists will have their easels set up all over the downtown arts district (which includes the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Freimann Square, and the Auer Center) and the public is invited to watch them create. Silent bids may be made all morning at Artlink in the Auer Center for Arts & Culture on Main Street, but most of the bidding will take place after the artists bring their wet artwork to the gallery at 2:00 p.m. Bidding ends at 3:00 p.m., and winners can then take their wet masterpieces home.
Artlink will also host Fort Artisan during Taste of the Arts. Fort Artisan is a celebration of contemporary craft, featuring handmade goods made my local artists. Nineteen artists have been juried in to this fine arts fair and will hosts booths along Main Street in front of the Auer Center for Arts & Culture from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
These arts and crafts will be available to buy at Fort Artisan: Stoneware by Linn Bartling and Carolina Forman; wood art by Rhonda Inman, Allan Longroy,Thomas Pabst andBill Steffen; fiber and wearable art by Jane Ann Steiner, and textilesby Leigha Vandezande; paper-folding by Christine Calhoun; watercolors by Justin Hettler andNicole Moore, and acrylic painting by Alexandra Hall; jewelry by Mackenzie Brockhaus, Nancy Jacobs, and Creative Women of the World, along with Susan Stamm’s copper and gemstones; mixed media collage by Dale White; drawings by CAD artist Monte Ellson; and photography by Rick Reiff.
Artlink’s gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturdaynoon to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Auer Center or on Barr Street just west of the Auer Center. Parking meters are free after hours and on weekends.
Artlink is a not-for-profit contemporary art gallery committed to showcasing work of the highest quality by diverse visual artists. It provides educational programming for artists and the community. Artlink is a funded partner of Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne. To learn more about Artlink, go to, which connects to its Facebook page and Twitter feed.


Artlink Gallery, Auer Center for Arts and Culture

300 East Main Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Artlink is committed to showcasing work of the highest quality by diverse visual artists.  We provide educational programming for artists and the community.
Gallery Hours: TuesdayFriday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday Noon – 6 pm, Sunday Noon – 5pm


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