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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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April 25, 2015, Last Saturdays Schedule:

Expedition Earth
Science Central
1950 N Clinton St
Now – May 17

Expedition Earth greets visitors with the sights and sounds of the world’s biomes, including tundra, grasslands, deserts, forests, and aquatic. Dozens of hands-on activities engage visitors of all ages as they learn about habitats, systems, species diversity, adaptation, and more. The five research tents allow visitors to use scientists’ tools and equipment, learning how they record and utilize their data. Huge photos and videos from around the world draw the visitors into each scene where they are joined by colorful characters from the Adventures of Riley book series. Exploring the world by peeking, poking, prodding, and building, Expedition Earth is great learning fun for all!

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.

Alexander Solomon: Temporary Tragedy
Fort Wayne Museum of Art
311 E Main St
Now – May 17

Photographer Alexander Solomon manipulates luscious landscape photographs, inserting subtle and unexpected subjects with an implication of crisis ahead. Solomon is the First Prize winner of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art’s inaugural biennial exhibition of the best in contemporary American photography.

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.

35th Annual National Print Exhibition
Artlink Gallery
300 E Main St
Now – May 27

This exhibit features the results of a national call for entry of the best hand-pulled prints from around the nation.

Nunsense
First Presbyterian Theater
300 W Wayne St
Now – May 10

Nunsense is a wildly entertaining, hilarious musical spoof about the misadventures of five nuns trying to manage a talent show. Sadly, the rest of the sisterhood died from botulism after eating vichyssoise prepared by Sister Julia. Thus, the remaining nuns – ballet-loving Sister Leo, street-wise Sister Robert Anne, befuddled Sister Mary Amnesia, Mother Superior Sister Regina, and mistress of the novices Sister Mary Hubert – stage a show to raise money to bury their dearly departed Sisters.

ARCH Lecture Series: Historic Districts and Their Economics
Allen County Public Library
900 Library Plaza
April 25

Local university professor Andy Downs will present a lecture on how and why historic districts work and their economics. These lectures are free to the public and will be held on the last Saturday of the month, January through May.

Fort Wayne TinCaps Baseball
Parkview Field
1301 Ewing St
April 25

More than just baseball, a Fort Wayne TinCaps baseball game is the perfect choice for fun family entertainment. The award-winning Parkview Field is a family destination in downtown Fort Wayne and is home to the 2009 Midwest League Champions.

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.

EarthFest
Fort Wayne Outfitters & Bike Depot
1004 Cass St
Apr 25

Come celebrate Earth Fest during Earth Month at Fort Wayne Outfitters! Hosted by Adler J., this annual event features fun family activities, including a bike tour from 10 a.m-11:30 a.m., kayaking, canoeing, and yoga along the rivers. Live music will be performed by Red Arrow Band! Food trucks will have food for purchase after the bike tour. *Event proceeds will benefit the Hoosier Environmental Council.