A home without art is...well...just a house. If you enjoy personalizing your space with one-of-a-kind finds, then look no further than Fort Wayne's galleries and shops. Here are a few to consider:
Located on the Arts Campus at 300 E Main St, Artlink is a gallery dedicated to showcasing work of the highest quality by diverse visual artists. You can find a plethora of work by regional artists, and the exhibitions change every 4 - 7 weeks!
Buy art and support women artisans from around the world--sounds like a win-win! This social enterprise is dedicated to empowering and training these artists so they can provide for their families. You can find everything from jewelry to hangbags in their downtown Fort Wayne store.
The summer farmers market scene is vibrant in the Fort Wayne area, which means there is a market somewhere several days a week. In addition to the typical produce, artists come to sell their handcrafted items. Think jewelery, pottery, prints--and more. Visit this site for a complete list of local markets.
This gallery on the southwest side of town is run by artists who hope to promote local art. The Orchard Gallery is the place for anyone looking for art to make their home a little more unique. You can find a variety of media, including clay, glass., jewelry. paintings (oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastel & mixed media), photography. fine wood working, sculpture, and fabric art.
If you're looking for upscale, head to Jefferson Pointe and check out the Galleria of Fine Art. Headed by artist Santa Brink, nearly every artist represented there is local to Fort Wayne or Northeast Indiana. The majority of works are paintings, like acrylics and oils. The exhibits change every 30 to 60 days, to keep things fresh. Art is also available for purchase.
Many artists call Fort Wayne home, which means visitors are in for a treat. If you're hungry for me, be sure to check out the upcoming Taste of the Arts. Other places you can purchase local artwork in Fort Wayne include Fortezza, 816 Pint and Slice, The Dash-In, and more! Do you know of another place we missed? Let us know in the comments below!