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DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. MEMORIAL

The City of Fort Wayne's Public Art Commission is looking for sculptural artists to create a public art installation commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The display will include quotes from King's 1963 speech given in Fort Wayne at the Scottish Rite Auditorium (currently the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center). The speech was arranged by a group of church and civic leaders in Fort Wayne led by the African American Frontiers Club. This speech is significant in that it was just two months before his historic "I Have a Dream" speech in Washington D.C.

Download EXHIBIT A, a partial reconstruction of the speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. assembled by the Fort Wayne History Center.

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FACES OF THE FORT

Faces of the Fort is the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission’s initiative to celebrate the diversity, history and culture of Fort Wayne with large scale murals.  Artists for the project are selected based on technical expertise, demonstrated successful implementation of similar art projects, ability to execute a public art project in a culturally rich and complex area, and interest in creating artwork for Faces of the Fort. The three artists selected for phase one had a budget of $10,000 each to design and create their murals, which are located northeast at 1514 St.  Joseph Boulevard, southwest at 1818 Bluffton Road, and southeast at 4335 South Anthony Boulevard.   The second phase of the mural installation will begin in 2022 with installation locations in northwest and downtown Fort Wayne.

Click here for more information on the Faces of the Fort Mural Project.

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FIVE POINTS PUBLIC ART

In partnership with the Public Works Division, the City of Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is working to develop a new gateway sculpture at Five Points. Additional details to come soon.


PENDING PROJECTS

CALHOUN STREET MURAL

The City of Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is looking to install the Calhoun Street Mural in 2020. Look here for further information. 

BOTANICAL CONSERVATORY

The City of Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department, with technical support from the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission, is installing a sculpture at the Botanical Conservatory. 

FACES OF THE FORT

The City of Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is working to install several murals in neighborhoods across the City over the next couple of years that seek to elevate historic and present-day civil rights and social justice narratives. 


APPROVED & COMPLETED PROJECTS

The City of Fort Wayne Public Art Commission has voted to approve the following Public Art Projects. 

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77 Steps Overhead Sculpture
Downtown Fort Wayne Improvement District
113-123 West Berry Street
Public Art Commission provided project review and approval and owns the sculpture

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The Johnny Appleseed Sculpture
Hampton Inn and Suites
223 West Jefferson Blvd. 
Public Art Commission provided project review and approval

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West Central Traffic Control Boxes
West Central Neighborhood Association
West Jefferson / West Washington
Public Art Commission provided project review and approval

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Better Together Neighborhood Mural
Historic Fairmont Neighborhood Association
4302 Fairfield Avenue
Public Art Commission provided project review and approval

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Historic Wells Street Corridor Mural
Bloomingdale Neighborhood Association
1436 North Wells Street
Public Art Commission provided project review and approval

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I Can, We Can, You Can Mural
Windrose Urban Farm 
1325 Lafayette Street
Public Art Commission provided project review and approval

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Historic South Wayne Mural
Growing Minds LLC
3320 Fairfield Avenue
Public Art Commission provided project review and approval

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Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership - Mural Fest
Art This Way & Downtown Improvement District
201 West Wayne Street
Public Art Commission provided financial support