The arts inspire and entertain us. Imagine what a boring world we would have without artistic outlets? Whether it's performing or visual arts, we've got you covered. 

Discover Art in Fort Wayne

Here's what should be on your to-do list for an arts-centric weekend away:

Art Galleries

Take in art at local galleries. The Fort Wayne Museum of ArtArt;ink, Castle Gallery, and Wunderkammer Co. all display local, regional and nationally known artists. 

Embrace Dance

The Fort Wayne Ballet and Fort Wayne Dance Collective regularly feature some of the best talents in the region. Check their websites for a schedule of upcoming performances.

Take in a Show

If live performance is your thing, you'll want to check out the Fort Wayne Civic Theatre's lineup. The Arena Dinner Theatre also promises a good time. 

Film buffs will be at home at the city's art house, Cinema Center, which is located in the heart of downtown.

Fort Wayne Dance Collective - Battery Dance "The Durga Project"

Create! 

Maybe you prefer to be on the other side and create your own art. Painting with a Twist

Fort Wayne is home to several studios, including Bottle & Botega, Painting with a Twist, and Wine & Canvas. Come with an open mind and a spirit of creativity, and they'll supply the beer and wine! 

Painting Fun Spot in Jefferson Pointe is another DIY venue. I recently tried Painting with a Twist with my mother-in-law, and we both enjoyed the experience. The teacher was very attentive and provided easy-to-follow instruction. 

Attend a Festival

Depending on when you visit, you might have the opportunity to take in a festival. Hobbnobben Film Festival, Taste of the Arts and the Three Rivers Festival all promote the arts in one way or another. 

There's never a bad time to get your art on!