The Fort Wayne Public Art Commission is seeking proposals from artists for Phase 1 of a pilot program called Shout-Out: Fort Wayne! The artists would work collaboratively with two neighborhood association leaders and residents to express a story, idea, or characteristic of each neighborhood through temporary public art installations.
Shout-Out: Fort Wayne! was created to 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.
The emphasis for Phase 1 is on neighborhood engagement and temporary art installations rather than artistic skill. The selected artist will demonstrate experience working productively with diverse groups of people in the imagination, creation, and installation stages of projects. Community engagement is the objective for the entire process rather than being limited to idea input at the beginning. The artist will work with individual neighborhood association leaders to select a set of engagement activities that align with resident interests and aspirations for temporary art installations.
For more details on the application process, selection criteria, and proposal submission, go online to fwcommunitydevelopment.org.
Seated scooters available downtown
Veo has added 100 seated scooters for people to rent in addition to the stand-up electric scooters that have been available for years.
The seated scooters are here for a one-year trial, according to Nick Jarrell, manager of Right of Way & Landscape Services for Fort Wayne.
The scooters can be ridden only on the street in a bike lane. Just like the stand-up scooters, they are limited to a top speed of 12 mph, and riders must be 18 or older.
Police will stop riders who are seen driving recklessly.
Citilink wants to help you get to work
Citilink has partnered with Commute with Enterprise to give individuals an easier commute to work.
You can share a ride with your colleagues which is a great solution to lowering transportation costs and wear and tear on your vehicle and increasing your ability to accept employment.
If your company is interested in enrolling, email Craig.A.Rak@ehi.com to learn more about the benefits that Citilink and Enterprise can offer to your employees and your company.
Late Night Basketball returns June 3
The Fort Wayne United Late Night Basketball Initiative, in partnership with the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, provides a safe, structured, and empowering environment for youth and young adults while exposing them to much more than basketball.
Males, ages 16-25, are invited from 8-11 p.m. each Saturday in June and August to Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323 Bowser Ave., to play basketball, engage with local leaders, and take advantage of opportunities like employment and record expungement.
YLNI Farmers Market sets evening hours
Beginning June 7, the YLNI Farmers Market, which operates on Saturdays at Berry and Barr streets, will add a Wednesday evening market in the courtyard of the History Center, 302 E. Berry St.
Hours will be from 4-7 p.m. through Aug. 30.
Vendors will be on hand along with food trucks and local musicians. Street parking will be available.
Get a workout in during Germanfest
Germanfest week kicks off Wednesday, June 7, at 7 p.m. with the Germanfest 5K, a family event that starts and ends inside Lawton Park.
After the race, take your race bib to the entrance for the Germanfest to gain one free entrance for each bib.
Carroll offers performing arts camp
The Carroll High School Performing Arts Department will hold a kids’ performing arts camp June 19-21 from 9-11 a.m. for students entering grades 3-8.
The camp will focus on singing, dancing, and acting with a live performance on the main stage to cap off the event. Attendees will learn from the performing arts teachers at Carroll High School as well as their students.
Registration is $70 and includes snacks and a T-shirt.
To register, go to carrollshowchoirs.org/kids-camp.
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