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Faces of the Fort Public Art Initiative
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Martin Luther King Jr. Public Monument
Go to this LINK for information on the Martin Luther King Jr. Public Monument.

SHOUT-OUT: Fort Wayne!
Presented as a pilot program by the Fort Wayne Public Art Commission, SHOUT-OUT: Fort Wayne! will empower neighborhoods to develop and activate their unique identities through public art. The program creates opportunities for inclusion, engagement, education, and dialogue between neighborhood residents through a deeply participatory program. Neighborhood association leaders and residents will be invited to express their identity and story with public art, first through temporary installations produced by residents with guidance from the Artist; and second with a permanent piece commissioned by the neighborhood and Public Art Commission.

A SHOUT-OUT: Fort Wayne! steering committee was appointed by the Public Art Commission in February, 2023. A Request for Proposals (RFP) for an Artist / Neighborhood Art Consultant was issued on May 9, 2023. For more information about the position and the RFP, click this LINK.

Northeast Quadrant Public Art Initiative
The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission has been granted $50,000 from the Northeast Quadrant Investing in Neighborhoods Now Committee to install public art in the Northeast Quadrant of Fort Wayne.

A Selection Committee was appointed by the Public Art Commission to oversee the project in September 2021. After issuing and evaluating responses from a survey of northeast quadrant residents in early 2022, the Committee recommended that funds be dedicated to the development of a public art sculpture in Lakeside and Shoaff Parks.

A Request for Proposals was sent to local and regional artists in late June 2022.   The artist’s proposal recommended by the Selection Committee and approved by the Public Art Commission and the Fort Wayne Board of Park Commissioners for the project is by Jim Merz.  Learn more about the artist at https://jimmerz.com/.

The sculptures will be installed in spring 2023.

Shoaff Park Sculpture Rendering

Shoaff Park sculpture

Lakeside Park Sculpture Rendering

Lakeside Park sculpture

Five Point Spin - Five Points Roundabout Sculpture
This project includes the installation of a sculpture in the center of the newly constructed roundabout at Goshen and Sherman Roads in northwest Fort Wayne. The project is 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.  Learn more about Susan Zoccola at https://susanzoccola.com/.

The sculpture was installed in late September 2022.   The project also includes lighting and landscape elements which will be installed in Spring 2023.

Sculpture Installation, September 2022

installation in process

Installed view toward North cropped for web

 Images of Five Point Spin Fabrication

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