I have a deep appreciation for art! And, I have an equal appreciation for castles.
Art and castles collide at the Castle Gallery. It's a beautiful place with equally magnificent
pieces of artwork.
Nestled in the heart of the West Central neighborhood, it truly is a fine gem. Built in 1905 as a wedding present for B. Paul Mossman and his bride, the Castle is of the Richardsonian Romanesque style. Masons gathered granite boulders from fields hundreds of miles away to be used in the construction of this 11,000 square-foot treasure, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1949, Mossman gave the home to the City of Fort Wayne to become the municipal art museum. When the Fort Wayne Museum of Art moved to its current location on Main Street, in 1983, the castle was restored for residential use. In 1995 Jody Hemphill Smith and Mark Paul Smith re-established the Castle as an art gallery.
Twenty years later, the Gallery features several well-known artists from around the world. Seriously, three floors of stunning art pieces await a visit from you. One of my favorite artist Jim Davis, the creator of Odie and Garfield, has several pieces hung throughout the first floor.
The Castle Gallery is located at 1202 West Wayne Street. It is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or by appointment. There is no admission fee.