If you're looking for a unique, one-of-a-kind gift that Fort Wayne creativity, visit the Fort Wayne Museum of Art gift shop, the Paradigm Gallery. I was astounded at the wide variety of beautiful, unusual pieces I saw on a recent visit.
I had mistakenly assumed the shop would be filled with paintings since it is an art museum. While there was this peaceful painting of a barn by local artist Gwen Gutwein, which as a country gal I loved, it was surrounded by hundreds of other items of all types of art.
These great earrings are made by crushing wine bottles! Who would have thought of that except a creative soul like an artist?
At this time the Museum of Art is featuring a repeat visit of Chihuly Glass. Calling the exhibit ‘Summer of Glass,' it will be available for viewing from June 27-September 15, 2015. This glowing item would give a person a permanent reminder of the Chihuly approach year-round. I can picture it on my mantle.
There are even items for children at the gift shop. The young girl in my life would love these art kits. There are even Chihuly art kits for kids!
These fun bird houses would make a great gift for the elderly neighbor or loved one.
There are still more items to be seen in the Fort Wayne Museum of Art Gift Shop. Plan to visit the Museum of Art soon and allow plenty of time to browse in the gift shop. The museum is located in downtown Fort Wayne on Main Street next to the Arts United Center at the corner of Main and Lafayette. The museum offers convenient parking behind the building, and is fully handicap accessible.
Sunday, 12 - 5 pm
Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 8 pm
The galleries are closed Mondays and major holidays, including:
New Year's Day
Free to members
$7 - adults
$5 - students (PreK-college)
$5 - seniors 65+
$20 - families
Free general admission every Thursday 5-8pm
$1 general admission each Last Saturday of the month.
Note: The museum offers free admission to all military personnel, veterans, and their families Tuesday-Sunday with special support of the 80/20 Foundation. The vet must show valid ID to receive this benefit.
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E. Main St
Fort Wayne IN 46802