MAYOR HENRY LEADS DEDICATION CEREMONY FOR NEW CITY SCULPTURE
November 23, 2015 - A showcase of the arts welcomed residents to Superior Circle tonight as music filled the air and Mayor Tom Henry joined with dance performers and art supporters to celebrate Fort Wayne’s newest landmark, the gateway sculpture 'City.' The sculpture is designed by local artist George Morrison and offers an abstract view of a city skyline.
The sculpture at Superior Circle is part of the gateway improvement initiative from the Community Development Division. Artist George Morrison worked with City planners and Arts United to develop a unique art piece that could reach across generations and become a conversation piece for the Fairfield/Ewing corridor and future riverfront development.
In 2014, City Council committed to plans for the Front Door Fort Wayne Plan to add to the aesthetics of the community by making our gateways more inviting and places of destination.
The project is funded by the gateway fund through the City’s Community Development Division and concludes a two-year collaboration between City staff, Morrison and Arts United.
“The arts are essential to the quality of life in our community. It’s fitting that we highlighted the arts with tonight’s dedication,” said Mayor Henry. “As we celebrate the arts, we also recognize the significance of infrastructure improvements to corridors throughout our City. Enhancements to streets and roads, along with our new gateway sculpture, assist us in our efforts to continue the positive momentum we’re experiencing.”
WINNERS ANNOUNCED FOR RIVERFRONT SELFIE SCAVENGER HUNT
November 23, 2015 - Local residents Sarah Wright, Beth Keeton and Ryan Benton are all winners in the Riverfront Fort Wayne Selfie Scavenger Hunt. The winners were drawn at random from a list of completed entries and will each receive a $50 gift certificate to either Don Chava’s, Don Hall’s Gas House or Club Soda.
In order to enter the contest, residents had to find at least ten of the 25 objects (architectural features, signs, plaques, sculptures, etc.) from an official listing on the Riverfront Fort Wayne web site. Then, participants had to take selfies with the objects and post them to their Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages using the hashtag RiverfrontFW.
SUCCESS OF DRAGON BOAT RACES RESULTS IN $10,000 DONATION TO CANCER SERVICES OF NORTHEAST INDIANA
November 20, 2015 - City of Fort Wayne leaders and organizers and sponsors of this past spring’s Dragon Boat Races/Riverpalooza event today presented a check for $10,000 to Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana.
“We’re honored to be able to assist Cancer Services in their efforts to make a meaningful difference for individuals and families in our community,” said Mayor Tom Henry. “Fort Wayne is fortunate to have organizations like Cancer Services who work each day to improve the quality of life for those experiencing challenges.”