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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May 30, 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.

Work and Worship: Recent Paintings and Sculpture by Tobi Kahn
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now – June 7

Seeing the spiritual, and even the most mundane aspects of our cultural landscape, Kahn presents paintings that are as much about our feelings for space as the space itself. For thirty years, Kahn has been steadfast in the pursuit of his distinct vision and persistent in his commitment to the redemptive possibilities of art. In paint, stone, and bronze, he has explored the correspondence between the intimate and monumental.

Steven Sorman: Only When
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now – June 14

American painter and printmaker Steven Sorman is renowned for his complicated printmaking processes that result in lush and complex surfaces. Sorman’s prints are extremely detailed and full of vivid color. This exhibition is the debut blockbuster exhibition of selected works from Sorman’s gift of his archive to FWMoA, the largest gift in the Museum’s collecting history and the largest gift made by the artist to any institution in the world.

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.

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.

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.

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.

6th Annual Northeast Indiana Playwright Festival
Arts United Center
303 E Main St
May 29-June7

For a full schedule visit www.fwcivic.org/

Dennis McNett: Legend of the Wolfbat
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
May 30-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.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball
Parkview Field
1301 Ewing St
May 30

Plan ahead – stay for the wonderful fireworks show at the end of tonight’s game! Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball vs West Michigan Whitecaps. More than just baseball, a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game is the perfect choice for fun family entertainment.

Living Fort Wayne Film Series – The Sandlot
AEP Plaza
110 E Wayne St
May 30

On the last Saturday of the month, April through September, catch a film at various Fort Wayne locations, for FREE. Each event will have kid-friendly activities, food available for purchase and music before the film! Saturday, May 30th – AEP Plaza (Downtown) – The Sandlot 7:00PM – Family-Friendly Activities, Local Food Trucks and DJ Josh Elias 8:00PM – Start of Featured Film: The Sandlot

Headwaters Park
333 S Clinton St
May 30

Riverpalooza will take place on May 30, 2015 at Headwaters Park West. Admission is free and there will be dragon boat races, boat rides, entertainment, and other fun activities. Riverpalooza will also include the Fort Wayne’s Almost Famous talent program, in which local high schoolers will perform and showcase their musical talent. All proceeds of the event will go to Cancer Services of Northeast IN.

Emiley’s Haute Cottage
515 W Wayne St.
Fort Wayne, Indiana

 Who is ready for the Outdoor Vintage Markets at Emiley’s Haute Cottage? These are the last Saturday’s of each month starting May 30th from 10-5! If you are interested in becoming a vendor, stop by the shop. Space is just $40 for approx a 10×10 and its rain or shine so you may want to bring a tent just in case you never know with this Indiana weather! Here are all the available dates for the markets: May 30, June 27, July 25, August 29, Sept 12 & 13 (downtown west central neighborhood home tour & art fest), the last one will be Sept 26.