Art This Way Announces the 2023 Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Save the date! Art This Way, a program of Downtown Fort Wayne, is excited to announce the 2023 Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash, presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and TriCore, on Friday, September 22, from 6:00-10:00 p.m.


Art This Way will refresh the annual Art Crawl fundraising event with various changes. The 2023 Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash event and programming will be held outdoors in Downtown Fort Wayne’s art-filled alleyways. This year’s event footprint will include the Bill Blass Runway, The TriCore Porch Off Calhoun, and the patio space behind JK O’Donnell’s, all of which are part of the Double Plus alleyway network in Downtown Fort Wayne.


This vibrant, urban event will feature artists in motion, live music, the sale of alcoholic beverages, a silent disco, and a family-friendly scavenger hunt with huge prize giveaways. Dash-In and JK O’Donnell’s will be the two featured beverage providers for the event. No indoor stops or food will be included as part of the event ticket this year, and because of these adjustments, ticket costs have been reduced. Tickets will be available mid-summer for $10.00 per person.


The following artists have confirmed participation in the 2023 Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash, with more to come: Julie Wall, MDZF, John Kelty, Drece L. Guy, Maeve Hernandez Asano, Seth Green, Sol Eye Glass, Dani Kiefe, Theoplis Smith III (aka Presh Laundry), Jeff Pilkinton Chalk Art, Joseph Pelka, and Angelina Possemato.


Lutheran Life Villages’ Make Music Fort Wayne piano will return to the event this year with special thanks to Kevin Naber. The lineup of local musicians will be released later this summer.


In 2022, the Art This Way Art Crawl drew a crowd of over 2,250 people, and the fundraiser helped Art This Way raise additional funds for public art programming in Downtown Fort Wayne.


For more information about Art This Way and the Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash, please go to For those interested in volunteering at this year’s event, please complete the SignUpGenius form.


The 2023 Art This Way Art Crawl: Alley Bash is presented by Downtown Fort Wayne and TriCore.



For Immediate Release:

Friday, June 9, 2023

Contact: Alexandra Hall,
Director of Art This Way