Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne is one of the oldest united arts funds in the United States. It functions as an umbrella organization for more than 70 nonprofit arts and cultural organizations in the area, typically staying busy behind the scenes, while its partners take the spotlight.
In this interview, WBOI’s Julia Meek turns the tables on Arts United Development Director Dan Ross to find out more about the state of the organization.
It's our final episode of Midday Matters, and on this edition of the show, Julia Meek and Sean Bueter hear all about "Last Saturday" fun with Tena Woenker and Fernando Turango. Then it's "Drama! Drama! Drama!" with Thom Hofrichter and John O'Connell!
As Governor Mitch Daniels’ official portrait was unveiled Tuesday, he says he hopes the accomplishments of his administration will far outlast Hoosiers’ memory of him.
The portrait shows Daniels standing in his office, without a suit coat, leaning against a chair and holding a pen in his hand. Lafayette native Richard Halstead, one of 43 applicants, was commissioned by the Indiana State Museum to paint it.
Halstead says Daniels had only one request – that the painting not be artificial or unnatural.
Five of Fort Wayne's arts organizations will soon share a single box office and a new online presence.
At a media event Friday morning, Arts United President Jim Sparrow announced the creation of the new ArtsTix Community Box Office.The system will allow patrons to buy tickets for the Fort Wayne Ballet, Philharmonic, Civic Theatre, Youtheare and Dance Collective at a single ticketing location. The initiative will also add online ticketing for those organizations.