Bread & Circus Art Gallery announced Friday, Aug. 11, on Facebook that they will close their gallery in the North Anthony Center after four years on Oct. 21. 

“We knew this year would be a gamble, we knew the economy would not be in our favor, but we gave it our best,” the gallery said in the Facebook post. “Unfortunately, retail as a whole is feeling the slow burn of a cautious economy, especially small local businesses.

“We have a volunteer staff that are exhausted, and that have all been doing soul searching. We all have other ambitions and endeavors we would like to pour our energy into moving forward. We all agree that there is an honor in a graceful exit. 

“Four years of energy, time, creativity, and support have taken place to keep us afloat. Please know that we are always members of your art community and intend to continue supporting all of you the best we can.”

The gallery is planning a farewell party sometime between their closing and mid-November with proceeds going to a local charity. 

In the meantime, they will be celebrating two artists,  as Kaleigh Middelkoop is now featured Colorado-based artist Dan Delos Moneros will have an exhibit up in September. 

Check them out and buy local art while you have time.

Civic Theatre seeks help with I Love You  set

Volunteers are requested to help build and paint the set of the upcoming Fort Wayne Civic Theatre production of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change, running Sept. 9-17 at Arts United Center. 

No experience is need, but volunteers must be at least 16 years old and must wear closed-toe shoes. Those volunteering a total of eight hours will receive two ticket vouchers to the show and will be invited to the annual Anthony Awards celebration at the end of the season. 

To sign up to build, paint, or serve on the stage crew, email Ashley at Those interested in working in the costume shop should email Anna Slotterback at

Registration open to join Jesters

Registration is open for the University of Saint Francis’ Jesters program through Friday, Sept. 29.

The Jesters are a performing group of people 8 years old and older with intellectual and developmental disabilities. They meet weekly during the school year to co-create an original performance, which is presented in March. 

To request registration forms, contact Saint Francis Creative Arts and Computer Arts & Technology Coordinator Molly McGowan at or (260) 399-8064. 

For more information, contact Jesters Director Allison Ballard at

Three Rivers Music Theatre opens season

The Three Rivers Music Theatre’s 2023-24 season kicks off Aug. 25 with their first non-musical production August: Osage County at the theater’s space at 416 W. 4th St.

This will be the Indiana premiere of Tracy Letts’ masterpiece and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award, starring Kate Black and Bob Haluska.

There will be nine shows between Aug. 25-Sept. 10, with 8 p.m. showings on Fridays and Saturdays and 6 p.m. on Sundays.

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