The University of St. Francis is kicking off its arts season with a unique exhibition called Cape Ann Connections.
The exhibit showcases that scenic portion of the New England coast in the en plein air style of painting for which the region is known, and features historic and contemporary Cape Ann painters, as well as Indiana artists who visit the cape seasonally to paint there.
A Fort Wayne arts organization is trying to map the impact of the region’s creative community on the economy.
The non-profit Wunderkammer Company received $20,000 from the Knight Foundation to produce the Creative Census.
The organization wants to identify all creative sector employees - everyone from fine artists to computer programmers -- and better understand how they affect the broader economy. Organizers hope to use the census to bolster economic development.
The Pinestock Music Festival kicks off tomorrow on a 20-acre pine tree farm in Churubusco.
According to Pinestock co-founder Nicholas Weaver, people have described it as "Woodstock meets Burning Man, with a flannel aesthetic." Intrigued by that concept, WBOI's Julia Meek met with Weaver to learn more.
The newly opened McCormick Farmer's Market, at the corner of McCormick and Edsall Avenues in Fort Wayne, aims to turn a food desert into a food oasis by providing a source for fresh produce and great community interaction every Wednesday evening.
The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health are funding the project, while the produce itself comes mostly from community gardens, located at the nearby Slataper Street Urban Farm.
Alcohol sales at the Indiana State Fair are exceeding expectations. More than 30,000 fairgoers lined up to buy beer and wine. It was the first time in 67 years alcohol sales were permitted.
Ryan Sweet spent three days at the Indiana Beer and Wine Exhibition with Taxman Brewing. He says the experience was overwhelmingly positive, providing the new Bargersville, Ind., brewery with plenty of exposure.
He says the only complaint he heard from fairgoers was about the rule against carrying the beer out of the hall.