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Think outside of the art box at Wunderkammer
Posted on January 24, 2013 at 9:00:33 am by Lauren C.
Wunderkammer Co. is not your typical art gallery, for several reasons. It all starts with a former restaurant building on Fort Wayne's south side, when Casa D'Angelo, an Italian restaurant and staple of the neighborhood, shut its doors a few years ago. Local artist Dan Swartz purchased the facility spring 2012, located at 3402 Fairfield Ave., with the hopes of trying to connect local artists with their community. Today, he operates the contemporary art gallery as a 501(c) 3 organization, Wunderkammer. The space houses three gallery spaces, two with rapidly rotating exhibits, and one devoted to performance art and installations. Fringe Festival January 31 - February 3. He also plans to keep the integrity and atmosphere of the building, saying that the bar area and entrances will stay more or less the same because Swartz wants to keep the general feel of the space. The gallery formally opened in January, and Swartz has already been met with great interest. Come on out and see what Wunderkammer is all about! Gallery hours are 1-9 pm, Wed.-Sun.