The Broadway Corridor offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the historic charm of Fort Wayne and the vibrancy of modern urban life. Spanning across a colorful stretch of Downtown, lined with historic buildings, eclectic boutiques, cozy cafes, and dynamic artistic spaces, the Broadway Corridor calls for exploration. Union Street Market at Electric Works is Fort Wayne’s newest dining destination and a “must see” on any visitor’s list, but the locally owned businesses along the Broadway Corridor, leading to and from Electric Works, call for an afternoon spent adventuring in this unique neighborhood.

The outside of Davey's Delicious Bagels

Start on the north end, at Washington and Broadway, and head south. In this first block, you will discover Davey’s Delicious Bagels, a great place to start with a coffee and freshly-steamed bagel, and Sassie Cakes. Although Sassie Cakes is known for exquisite custom orders, they are also open to walk-ins Tuesday through Saturday, where customers will find cookies, cookie shot cups, macaroons, and Dump Cups - just like cake in a jar only better!

Next door is one of Fort Wayne's most unique local studios, the HEDGE. Julie Wall is the artist and maker behind the HEDGE, with a background in printmaking and metals. She designs, creates, and assembles uniquely personal pieces, from statement jewelry to stationary, crafting meaningful designs for everyday life. Julie is continually inspired by insects, the environment, pattern, texture, and women. Her work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Forbes, Wedding Day Magazine, and Travel Awaits, just to name a few.

The front window Gallery02 looking into the gallery.

Studios and Galleries

Many of Fort Wayne's finest artists call Broadway home. Here's a list of art studios and galleries located in the Broadway district:

Alexandra Hall Art

Gallery K

The HEDGE

Peter Lupkin Studio

Terry Ratliff Gallery

Ruth Koomler Art

The corner of Fancy Staple with a colorful mural painted on the side.

Boutique Shops

Broadway boasts a handful of expertly-curated boutique and vintage shops. Check them out:

Aaron’s Fine Rug Gallery

Delaney’s at 1421 Broadway

Fancy & Staple

The HEDGE

Hopscotch House

Knitting Off Broadway

people browse the vendors at a food hall

Restaurants

Mexican mom-and-pops, craft beer, custom cakes, a state-of-the-art food hall...Broadway has it all:

Davey’s Delicious Bagels

Golden Wok

Laredo Restaurant

Mad Anthony Brewing Co.

Sassie Cakes 

Tacos Arandas “El Amish”

Taqueria Salsa Grille (in George’s International Grocery)

TBD Craft Cocktail Bar

Union Street Market (at Electric Works)

The corner of the Brass Rail and the Wild Board mural

Public Art and Murals

From Jerrod Tobias’s mural on the side of the Brass Rail, to all the public art lining the walls and tunnels of the Electric Works campus, scope out some of the city’s most iconic installations on Broadway,

Music

The Brass Rail has long been a popular spot to hear local bands, national acts, and everything in between. One-part dive bar, one-part music venue, and 100% sure to deliver a memorable experience.

Group of Teens entering Electric Works in Fort Wayne

Events

Electric Works and Union Street Market (the food hall and public market located on Electric Works’ campus) regularly host live music, farmers markets, and pop-up events. 

One of the biggest events on Broadway each year is the annual Art on Broadway—a local art and gallery crawl spanning across multiple businesses on Broadway. During Art on Broadway, the district’s neighboring businesses work together to host special pop-up art exhibitions, artist showcases, live music, and special experiences. 

Another major event on Broadway is the annual Broadway Street Stroll, designed to showcase the art, cuisine, breweries, shops, and venues along Broadway. The Street Stroll is family-friendly, with hands-on activities, art demonstrations, and live music.

Both Art on Broadway and the Broadway Street Stroll offer excellent opportunities to immerse yourself in the Broadway district experience. Three new businesses are opening on Broadway as part of this event: Gallery 02, Astra Lounge, and the second location for Kreative Framing. The other businesses participating are: Ratliff Gallery, Ruth Koomler Art Gallery, Aaron's Find Rug Gallery, Tammy Silowsky's String Shop, The Hedge, Fancy & Staple, and Lupkin Designs Inc.

Learn more about this year’s Art on Broadway.

Learn more about this year’s Broadway Street Stroll.