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Crowdfunding effort aids regional artists

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A crowdfunding effort is helping area artists.

Jen Poiry Prough

Whatzup Features Writer

Published October 12, 2022

Amplify Art is a social media-based crowdfunding program that builds community support for and raises awareness of creative projects happening in northeast Indiana. 

This year’s participants are Janelle Slone of Relic Emporium in Angola, which reached its goal; The Fusion Band, a collaborative instrumental ensemble of Purdue University Fort Wayne music education students, led by Dr. John Okley Egger; Indelible: A Midwest Showcase by Fort Wayne Open Walls mural festival; the production of a music video for “Happiness Is Sharing,” a song by Fort Wayne native Jeff Myers; and Kurt Roembke’s “Compost Your Internet,” a solar science lab that will turn data collected from the compost piles at Dirt Wain into an interactive music experience, accessible via a solar-powered website. 

The program is accepting donations for each participant through Oct. 28 at artsunited.org/ways-to-give/amplify. 

All donations are matched dollar for dollar up to $1,000 by PNC Bank.

Will-writing sessions at Stillwater Hospice

Stillwater Hospice will participate in the Write a Will, Leave a Legacy project that provides free estate planning for those who choose to leave a charitable bequest in their will. 

Sessions will be 1-4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 17, and Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Peggy F. Murphy Community Grief Center, 5920 Homestead Road, on the Stillwater Hospice campus in Fort Wayne.

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