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Experience Art. Discover Downtown.

Every month on the Last Saturday, downtown Fort Wayne offers a wide variety of activities. The goal for the Cultural District is to attract visitors downtown to experience diverse social, arts, and cultural opportunities. There are events for every age and interest. Last Saturdays is a great way for individual artists and organizations to share their message with a large, built-in audience, and create vibrancy in downtown Fort Wayne. Let us know about your downtown event on a Last Saturday by emailing Tanya at Tanya@DowntownFortWayne.com.

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June 27, 2015, Last Saturdays Schedule:

American Brilliant Cut Glass
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now – July 3

In 2012, the FWMoA and the ACGA joined a collaborative partnership which named the FWMoA as the repository and managers of the ACGA Permanent Collection; highlights of which you see displayed at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art throughout the year. The American Cut Glass Association (ACGA) is a nonprofit, national organization devoted to the advancement of this unique American industrial art form. Generated by an increased interest in this antique specialty, the ACGA was formed in the summer of 1978 in Indianapolis, Indiana, with a group of 39 charter members. The ACGA has expanded throughout the U.S. into numerous regional chapters and to over 2000 members.

Historic Fort Wayne Segway tour
Meeting Locations Vary
Saturdays & Sundays, May – August

Discover historically significant landmarks around the Downtown area. Learn about the history behind the various parks, roads, and buildings you may pass every day! This tour is an exciting way to experience all this city has to offer. For further scheduling and availability, please give us a call or fill out the form on the contact page.

The Pollinator’s Garden
Botanical Conservatory
1100 S Calhoun St
Now – July 5

What is pollination? Why is it important? We are all familiar with butterflies and honeybees, but did you know that other animals pollinate flowers? Beetles, bats and flies are among the surprising cast of characters who assist plants in seed production. During this year’s live butterfly exhibit, visitors can learn more about pollinators and why humans depend on them. Visitors will also be encouraged to plant flowers for pollinators this year, to make sure our environment remains healthy.

YLNI Barr Street Farmers Market
Barr Street Market
Corner of Wayne and Barr St
Saturdays, May 16-Sept 12

The Barr Street Market offers fresh and unique local produce, plants, meats, baked goods and homemade crafts in a cultural setting. The Market is a producer-only market, meaning that our vendors personally make or grow the products they sell. Every vendor is local, coming from Allen or surrounding counties. Live music and children’s activities add to the experience.

The Victorian Aesthetic: Fine and Decorative Art from the Gilded Age
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now – July 3

This exhibition focuses on the glass, furniture, and paintings that adorned homes of the last American era to embrace luxurious beauty.

Dennis McNett: Legend of the Wolfbat
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now-July 3

Creatures from McNett’s Wolfbat woodblock series have been exhibited around the world and three-dimensional versions have even been featured in New Orleans parades and Barney’s department store windows in New York City. McNett’s highly imaginative works focus on creatures from Nordic mythology and are inspired in part by the 80s skateboarding and punk rock scene.

Connectivity
Artlink Gallery
300 E Main St
Now-July 3

This exhibit focuses on the connectivity of neighborhoods through urban and suburban areas.
Feature Gallery: Invitational photography exhibit exploring buildings left to ruin. This is in partnership with ARCH.

Exquisite Corpse Exhibition and Left to Ruin Invitational
Artlink Gallery
300 E Main St
Now-July 15

An Exhibition inspired by a game played during the Surrealist Movement, dating back to the 1910s. The Exquisite Corpse is played with at least two artists or writers to create a single completed piece.

The Evolving Universe
Science Central
1950 N Clinton St
Now-Sept 13

Take on a journey through time and space with Science Central’s latest touring exhibition: “The Evolving Universe.” Developed by The Smithsonian Institution, “The Evolving Universe” is a collection of full color, high-resolution photographs, interpretative captions, and unique video which tells the story of how galaxies are born, mature, and eventually die. “The Evolving Universe” will be on display at Science Central May 23 through September 13, 2015. “The Evolving Universe” is sponsored in part by the Indiana Space Grant Consortium (INSGC).

Rock the Plaza
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
Every Saturday, Now-August 29

Join the Allen County Public Library for Rock the Plaza each Saturday evening from May 30 through August 29. Bring your lawn chairs, a blanket, or dance the night away to music from some of the area’s best groups. Food will be available for purchase. FREE and open to the public.

Greekfest
Headwaters Park
333 S Clinton St
June 25-28

Come celebrate the Greek Festival with us and enjoy a large variety of Greek cuisine and entertainment including live music, dancing and other activities each day. Experience our philoxenia (hospitality) and become “Greek” for one, two, three or even four days at the Fort Wayne Greek Fest! OPA! and Kalos orisate! (Welcome!) More information to come. Please visit www.fortwaynegreekfestival.org

BuskerFest
I&M Power Center Plaza
911 S Calhoun St
June 27

BuskerFest is a celebration of the street performer and a festival of the unexpected! Scheduled stage performances guarantee the audience a great line-up of entertainment but the variety of local and regional street performers provide the energy, excitement and ingenuity that has made this festival so popular.

Camp Allen Muster 1861-1865
Historic Old Fort
1201 Spy Run Ave
June 27-28

Hear the cannons roar and the rifles and muskets fire, listen to the soldiers as they complete their drills, talk with the cooks who make the food for those who live at the Old Fort. Join the Civil War re-enactors at the Old Fort as they return to the time when families were divided. There will be soldiers and their families to talk with, as well as children games and various demonstrations to either participate in or observe. Admission of a free will donation is appreciated.