Fort Wayne’s Artlink is trying out a new economic model for connecting artists and art enthusiasts.
Recently, the nonprofit gallery recruited nine artists and paid them upfront for work they’ll release this summer.
Now, they’re appealing to the region's art lovers to buy a share of that work.
It’s called Community Supported Art, and it’s a reversal of the typical model in which artists create work that may or may not be purchased down the road. The program is based on a similar model developed in Minneapolis.
The 16-year incumbent of Fort Wayne City Council’s sixth district is being challenged from the left and right in this year’s municipal elections.
Southeast Fort Wayne’s district six has long been represented by Democrat Glynn Hines. The area has seen the development of the McMillen Community Center, Renaissance Pointe, and other housing developments during Hines’ tenure.
After traveling to Washington, D.C., for the Supreme Court arguments on gay marriage, one of the plaintiffs in the case against Indiana’s same-sex marriage ban says he’s cautiously optimistic.
Greg Hasty and his husband C.J. Vallero were one of many couples who stood outside the U.S. Supreme Court to express their views on the same-sex marriage debate.
Hasty wasn’t able to get into the actual courtroom—there’s only room for a few members of the public--but he says after being in D.C. and listening to the arguments he’s eagerly awaiting the court’s decision.
Legislative leaders say an aggressive push by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation likely won’t influence final negotiations over how much money to put into the governor’s Regional Cities Initiative. The initiative is meant to help foster greater collaboration in economic development between communities around the state.
The governor’s proposed budget puts $42 million a year towards the IEDC project. The House and Senate scaled that back to $10 million a year.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has new leadership after Commissioner Karl Browning abruptly resigned Wednesday. Gov. Mike Pence won’t say why the longtime official is leaving.
Karl Browning has led INDOT since 2013, and previously served as Commissioner from 2006 to 2009. He submitted his resignation via email to the governor Wednesday morning, saying he was proud of his accomplishments but that it was “time to move on.”
As lawmakers negotiate the final details of gaming legislation, the future of live dealers at racetrack casinos remains one of the most controversial provisions. Racino advocates made a final public plea Wednesday.
When the gaming bill left the House, it allowed racinos to replace some electronic games with tables that have live dealers. The Senate altered that arrangement, instead allowing racinos to add live dealers beginning in 2021.