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Pillars of Hope and Justice - Martin Luther King Jr. Public Monument
Click HERE for information on the Martin Luther King Jr. Public Monument.

Faces of the Fort Public Art Initiative
Click HERE for information on the Faces of the Fort Public Art Initiative.

Five Point Spin - Five Points Roundabout Sculpture

5 point spin final installFive Point Spin is a sculpture located in the center of the roundabout at Goshen and Sherman Roads in northwest Fort Wayne. The project was funded by Fort Wayne Public Works and Northwest Quadrant Investing in Neighborhoods Now Funds dedicated by the Northwest Area Partnership.

At the request of the City of Fort Wayne Public Works Department, the Public Art Commission formed a selection committee. After reviewing several submissions, the committee recommended and the Public Art Commission approved Susan Zoccola’s Five Point Spin sculpture.

The "5 Point Spin" sculpture, designed by artist Susan Zoccola, is a wheel-inspired sculptural "tree" that stands 24-feet tall and 21-feet wide. The sculpture includes three 12-foot branches that contain 15 spoke wheels reminiscent of automobile wheels from the early 1900s. The wheels are brightly colored and of varying sizes. The largest wheels are 6-feet in diameter. The scuplture serves as a tribute to the historic Lincoln Highway and motorists who have travelled through the intersection over the last 100 years. Goshen Avenue was once part of the Lincoln Highway until 1928. Learn more about Susan Zoccola at HERE.

The sculpture was installed in late September 2022. Lighting and landscape elements were installed in June 2023.

Sculpture Fabrication and Installation
photo 1 Photo 2 Pic 3 installation in process Installed view toward North cropped for web

Nebraska Neighborhood Mural

finished mural cropped for web
The Nebraska Neighborhood mural is on the east façade of 1804 W. Main St. This piece was designed to embody and celebrate the Nebraska Neighborhood’s rich history. Themes incorporated into the work include Kekionga Baseball team, The Wayne Knitting Mills, Camp Allen, Jaenicke Gardens, and Swinney Park. The muralist was chosen through an open call for artists.

The muralist, Jeff Pilkinton, lived close to Nebraska Neighborhood as a child. Pilkinton is an established chalk-artist, street painter, and muralist based in Fort Wayne.  Learn more about the artist at HERE.

The project was made possible with the support of the Nebraska Neighborhood Association, Chris Shatto, Matt Momper, and the building owner Frank Casagrande. It was funded by the City of Fort Wayne’s Investing in Neighborhoods Now funds dedicated to the Public Art Commission by the Northwest Area Partnership. 

Images of the Mural in Progress
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