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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Taste of the Arts Planning 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.