If you’re an art-lover, you will definitely want to head to Fort Wayne, Indiana this spring and summer. There will be numerous exhibitions and events you can attend. Read on for your detailed guide on upcoming exhibitions and other must-see art attractions.

Families at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art

The Best Exhibits in Fort Wayne, Indiana this Spring/Summer

Fort Wayne Museum of Art Exhibitions:

Stone Truths: Lithographs from the Collection

January 19, 2019 - April 14, 2019

Lithographs from the Permanent Collection. Explore Lithography by contemporary artists in a wide variety of styles.

Lingering Spirit: Photographs of a Changing Indiana by John Bower

February 16, 2019 - May 26, 2019

Photographer John Bower captures Indiana’s past and forgotten places in black and white photography. You will also be able to hear the artist speak live on April 24th at 6:30 p.m., at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The lecture is free with admission.

Charcoal Testament: Drawings by Joel Daniel Phillips

March 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Joel Daniel Phillips’ intricate drawings using charcoal and pencil can be viewed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art through May 12th.

The Ideal Sketching Ground: Prints by the Artists of Brown County

April 20, 2019 - August 4, 2019

View works by the artists that settled the picturesque Brown County area in the early 20th century. On June 6, 2019, at 12:15 p.m., there will also be a curator’s tour of this exhibition, which is free with museum admission.

Dox Thrash: The Hopeful Gaze

April 27, 2019 - August 4, 2019

Explore the exhibits of the late African-American artist, Dox Thrash (he was also the co-inventor of the Carborundum Printmaking Process). Much of his works represents the Great Migration, a time when numerous African Americans moved to the North in search of more opportunities and a better life.

American Brilliant Cut Glass: New World Innovation from 1876-1917

October 4, 2016 (ongoing)

An artform distinct from European Glass, (which dominated the market at the time) the American Brilliant Cut Glass exhibition is proudly displayed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

Repose in Amber

November 26, 2018 (ongoing)

Sculptor Martin Blank’s work is on display and features one of the largest hot-sculpted, abstract landscapes in the world, measuring 9 ½ by 15 by 50 feet long.

Artlink Gallery

Artlink Contemporary Gallery Exhibitions:

39th National Print Exhibitions

March 29, 2019 - May 3, 2019

Come see the best of contemporary print media in the country. The various methods include intaglio, lithographs, relief, screenprints, monoprints, letterpress, artist books, digital prints, and print installations.

The Art of Metalsmithing Exposed

May 17, 2019 - June 21, 2019

This exhibition Features 3D contemporary metal art by artists from around the world. Visitors will be surprised at how the cold metal was fashioned into amazing works of art using only hammers and other tools (and without the use of heat.)

41st Annual Members’ Showcase

June 28, 2019 - August 2, 2019

The exhibition featured during this showcase highlight some of Artlink Gallery’s most notable artists. You can see work from these artists across varying mediums.  

Other Art-Related Events/ Attractions:

3rd Annual ACPL Artist Fair

Saturday, June 22, 2019, from 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

This event, which will take place at the Main Library square, will feature the works of local and upcoming artists. You can support artists from around the region and enjoy everything downtown Fort Wayne has to offer.

100th 2nd Thursday at the Paradigm Gallery

April 11, 2019 from 5-7:30 p.m.

The Paradigm Gallery is celebrating 100 evenings of art from local and regional artists. The first 100 guests will receive a handcrafted gratitude stone, courtesy of Matthew Paskiet’s Firenation glass studio. Enjoy art, music, and demonstrations. Cake and punch will be provided and are on the house.

Puzzle Night with John Gevers at the Paradigm Gallery 

May 9, 2019

Join others in putting together jigsaw puzzles created from the images of photographer John Gevers. Mingle, have fun, and you can even go home with one of these puzzles, as well.

Spring Splendor 2019 at the Castle Gallery

April 5, 2019 5-9 p.m.

Both art and book lovers will want to attend this event at the Castle Gallery. There will be a book reading and signing by Mark Paul Smith, author of Rock and Roll Voodoo. Enjoy the fine art of the Castle Gallery and have fun with other attendees. A cash bar, as well as hors d’oeuvres will be provided for the event.