Julia Meek

Host, Folktales & Meet the Music

A Fort Wayne native, Julia is a radio host, graphic artist, and community volunteer, who has contributed to NIPR both on- and off-air for over thirty years. She is currently co-producer and host of Folktales, co-coordinator and host of Meet the Music.

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Courtesy/Arts United

Fort Wayne's 8th annual Taste of the Arts Festival kicks off tonight. Celebrating the local arts and culture scene is a well established community tradition. WBOI's Julia Meek looks at the history of the arts festival, how it's evolved, and what visitors can expect to "taste" this weekend.

Courtesy/Blessings in a Backpack

"Blessings in a Backpack" is a national organization devoted to providing food on the weekends for elementary school children who might otherwise go hungry.

Courtesy/Fort Wayne TinCaps

Saturday is International Left Handers Day, and this year, Fort Wayne's annual Leftfest activities will officially end "out in left field" for some dedicated festival goers, at the Fort Wayne TinCaps evening game.

When cellist, Jane Heald, is not in her seat at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, or mentoring her many students, she's out in the community, actively exploring and sharing the multi-faceted language of music.

Courtesy/Rick Wilson

Thanks to the Richmond Art Museum's Legacy Project, Hoosier artist, Rick Wilson is celebrating Indiana's State Park System's 100th anniversary, and the state's Bicentennial, with a traveling exhibit he calls "The Nature of Art: Painted Parks."

Courtesy/Andy Planck

Three Rivers Music Theatre is the newest edition to Fort Wayne's rich theatrical scene, and its founding artistic director, Andy Planck, is looking to put a new face on a fine old tradition.

Mandie Kolkman

This Sunday afternoon, beginning at one o'clock, The Philmore on Broadway and Soirée invite you to celebrate music, art, cuisine, and a grand old part of Fort Wayne, with the inaugural "Broadway Street Stroll."

Courtesy/Jonah Crismore

If you're in need of a "film fix," you're in luck!

Hobnobben Film Festival begins on Thursday, with four full days of activities that Cinema Center's Executive Director, Jonah Crismore, calls "an explosion of cinema and celebration in downtown Fort Wayne."

Adam Garland

Thanks to Art United's Amplify Art! crowd-funding website, downtown Fort Wayne's arts campus has a new splash of color on its streets.

Courtesy/Laine Mello

Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana are gearing up for their third annual Living Fort Wayne Concert Series, which kicks off at Headwaters Park West on Wednesday, June 1st.

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