WBOI Presents "Issues & Ales: Impact of the Arts"

Nov 12, 2014

WBOI's Issues & Ales arts panel included (from left) Virginia Alvino, Charles Shepard, Dan Swartz and Jennifer Ford.
Credit Peter Dominowski / for WBOI News

On Oct. 29th, WBOI held its third installment of our popular "Issues & Ales" series at The Phoenix in Downtown Fort Wayne.

While the first hour focused on Allen County's single county executive amendment, the second took a look at the economic and cultural impact of the region's arts community.

It was a lively conversation that took a shot at a lot of big questions facing the arts scene, and looked both inward at the community's own motivations and outward at where Fort Wayne fits in the national and global arts scene.

Joining WBOI's Virginia Alvino on stage for this hour of the program was Dan Swartz from Wunderkammer Company; Jennifer Ford from Choice Designs; and Charles Shepard from the Fort Wayne Museum of Art.

By the way, we received so many questions from our live audience for this panel that we chose a few of our favorite unanswered queries and found local arts insiders to answer them. You can check out our findings here.