Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: June 18, 2020 - Newsletter Issue 538

Public Art Father's Day Scavenger Hunt
Art This Way and Downtown Improvement District are pleased to announce another Downtown scavenger hunt; this time as a Father's Day themed scavenger hunt contest!

Support the Make It Your Own Mural Fest!
The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, in collaboration with Arts United, teamed up to ask the community for support this cycle. The festival, scheduled for September 8 - 18, will bring 11 new murals, one in each of the 11 counties of Northeast Indiana. 

Lunch on the Square's 2020 Virtual Event
Until July 2, you can enjoy Lunch on the Square as a Downtown Fort Wayne Facebook Live virtual event every Thursday from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Public Realm: Harmony Court
Say "hello" to Harmony Court! This public realm project with City of Fort Wayne just made pedestrian traffic a little easier from The Landing to the Art This Way alleys!

Fourth of July Fireworks Show
The City of Fort Wayne Government has announced that the Indiana Michigan Power Center in Downtown Fort Wayne will again be the location for this year's Fourth of July fireworks show on Saturday, July 4. The fireworks are scheduled to begin at 10 p.m.   

"Present Tense, Future Calm" Garden Exhibit
This summer and fall, the Conservatory invites you to escape the turbulence of daily life when embarking on a journey and exploring a garden state of mind. All are welcome to step into our Showcase Garden, designed to help you pause, relax, and reflect. Open now!

Love Bomb DTFW
Help us to support our community and "LOVE BOMB" (bombard with business) our neighborhood downtown businesses! Most of our downtown businesses have been devastated by current events. 

June 23: The Downtown Wellness Spa 

Fort Wayne farmers market vendors are seeing high demand during COVID-19
As COVID-19 reveals the fragility of a national food system dependent on a handful of Big Ag growers and processors, Fort Wayne's local food movement appears to be getting stronger.

Tolon Supports Fort Wayne UNITED
Tolon will be donating 10% of ALL SALES (includes dine-in and carryout) on each Wednesday in June to the Fort Wayne UNITED fund at the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne. Fort Wayne United is designed to answer the call to enhance opportunities, advance youth advocacy, and help create a safer city for all, but more specifically for black men and boys. By bringing together a group of passionate and committed leaders, the initiative will educate, inform, and engage the community in an effort to make positive change one neighborhood at a time. 

Enjoy our Downtown 360° Virtual Tour
Through numerous aerial, business and street level views; the Downtown 360 virtual tour connects retail and restaurant locations, as well as cultural and parking information into an easy to navigate and visually stunning super tour that will allow you to explore and plan your next visit to Downtown from virtually anywhere!

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