Fort Wayne's Downtown Improvement District Weekly Newsletter
Newsletter Date: October 4, 2018 - Newsletter Issue 450

Veg'N Brew Fest

Fort Wayne's first Veg'n Brew Fest is coming to Headwaters Park on Oct. 6, and even carnivores are invited to join the fun.  Festival Chairwoman Heather Dahman says the main goal of Veg'n Brew Fest will be giving guests an easy way to try vegan foods and allowing them to see firsthand the benefits and versatility of a plant-based lifestyle. 

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Fright Night 2018
Saturday, October 20

Fright Night, presented by First Federal Bank and your Downtown Improvement District, will feature the "Zombie Walk" and an incredible day of low and no cost activities at many great locations!

Another Mural Coming Soon!
Art This Way Alley Activation Project

We are pleased to announce that the Art This Way Alley Activation Project is producing one more large scale outdoor mural in 2018. Look for the Star Building Mural to begin in October, 2018!

Record Breaking Entries

Fort4Fitness Executive Director Satin Lemon said as of last Thursday, 220 people signed up for the marathon this year, the event's 11th. That's up 17 percent from last year.

Atrium Art Show Opening
111 W. Berry St., Ste 211

Artists Maddie Miller and Dannon Schroeder will be featured in an exhibition at Atrium / Start Fort Wayne from Oct 5th through Nov 2nd. Both Miller and Schroeder create compelling works using a variety of materials. The Entrepreneurship and the Arts spotlight will be on Pique Magazine. This exhibition is curated by Andrew Dubach for Italian Friend ArtRuckus.    

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Mac & Cheese Festival
Saturday, October 13, at Headwaters Park

Get ready for the First Annual Mac & Cheese Fest at Headwaters Park on October 13. All proceeds from this event benefit hunger relief in northeast Indiana.  
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Sugar-Moon Urban Legends
816 Pint & Slice

Upstairs of the Pint & Slice on Calhoun Street. Celebrating the 9th annual Sugar-Moon Halloween Art Show! Free to attend and Family Friendly. Check out their spooky sense of humor and enjoy some pizza! Pizza and beverage will be available to purchase from 816 Pint & Slice. 

Found Object Sculptures

Join Artlink Contemporary Gallery as they collaborate on found object sculptures of all sizes. These sculptures will incorporate a wide range of materials, from plastic spoons to iron railroad spikes. All found objects will be provided.  Free and open to anyone 18 years or older!

Yoga at FWMoA
FWMoA Auditorium

Experience the beauty of art and the tranquility of yoga at FWMoA! Classes will be on the 2nd Thursday of each month in the FWMoA Auditorium. Participants must bring their own mats, blocks, straps, blankets or other supplies if they use these items in their practice.
Downtown 360° Tour
Enjoy our 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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Downtown Gateway Feature

Free Will Writing Opportunity
Community Foundation of Greater FW

If you have had someone in your life pass away without them planning for their death, you know how difficult it can be handling the aftermath. Take advantage of this opportunity to get your affairs in order for your loved ones.

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