After a one-year absence, the popular Rural Studio Tour returns for its 11th year on Saturday, May 1.

A self-guided, casual day, the studio tour encourages visitors to enjoy the participating artists in their own studios.Visitors will gain an appreciation for how they come to produce the various pieces which will be for sale and exhibit that day. 

From 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., art lovers can see the work of these area studios: Kristy Jo Beber Stoneware Pottery in Leo, Holly Heath Photography in Leo, Ruth Koomler & Kimberly Rorick at Wieland Real Estate in Leo, Studio Bethshan: Concrete Candles at Olde Church Shoppes in Leo, Janet Webb Jewelry at Beside Still Waters Greenhouse in Spencerville, William Steffan in Spencerville, The Art Farm with Lisa Vetter and Paul Siefert in Spencerville, and Riverview Native Nursery in Spencerville. 

Visit the Rural Studio Tour or Art Farm Facebook pages for a map of the area and where to visit for a day of diverse and beautiful art.

Please plan to wear a mask. Hand sanitizers will be available at all stops on the tour.

Outdoor fitness in downtown

A few new options for those looking to shed a few pounds as the weather gets warmer. The Fort Wayne Parks & Recreation Department recently opened a new outdoor fitness facility near the Community Center downtown. As described on their website, the new park, sponsored by AARP, allows individuals or families an opportunity to achieve their fitness goals on their own or with a trainer or class to help. All sessions are free.

For a schedule of training sessions or other options, visit

Yoga and wine

Two EE’s Winery in Huntington offers yoga classes at their facility, the next one taking place on Monday, April 26. Hosted by the Powers of One, the all-levels class will be indoors so weather can’t be an excuse. 

To sweeten the deal, the $25 fee includes a glass of wine or a slushie (21+ of course) following the 6 p.m. class. Bring your own mat, but please leave all other containers at home. Two EE’s will provide water bottles for attendees. Visit the Two EE’s Facebook page for registration information.