If you're anything like me, you can't pass up the opportunity to take in art--in all forms. Well lucky for you, Fort Wayne has a vibrant arts and entertainment scene. Why not plan an art lover's weekend away? Here are a few ideas to make it happen:
Depending on time you get it on Friday evening, you could check out the FREE Friday Nites Live Concert from June through early September beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Jefferson Pointe. Catch local bands up close and personal in an outdoor setting. It's family friendly, too. Any movie buffs out there? Carmike Cinema also calls Jefferson Pointe home.
Hugry? You gotta eat! If you're looking for an upscale dinner, Eddie Merlot's is the place to go. Finish it off with some chocolate from the world renowned DeBrand's.
Continue your adventure Saturday by heading downtown. Just off Main St., Fort Wayne Museum of Art, boasts a great collection of art and special exhibitions. Insider's Tip: If you are a member of another museum, be sure to check to see if you have reciprocal membership in Fort Wayne. Can't get enough art? Check out more local art, head over to Orchard Gallery, Artlink, or one of these other local galleries.
Of course nature is the best work of art. Head to the Fort Wayne Botanical Conservatory to see their exhibit.
As day turns into night, let your hair down a bit at the Rock at the free concert series at Rock the Plaza at 6 p.m. at the Allen County Public Library through the end of August. Or if you prefer a more low-key activity, you can't go wrong with the Cinema Center. Here you can take in an independent, foreign, documentary, classic, or specialty film at Cinema Center.
Welcome to Fort Wayne: where you can let your artsy side shine!
Lauren Caggiano was raised in Fort Wayne, and returned in 2007 upon graduation from the University of Dayton. (Go Flyers!) The president of WriteOn LLC, she specializes in writing, marketing, and French translation. In her spare time she enjoys working out, thrifting and volunteering.