Arts Interview

Courtesy/Jack Cantey

One of Fort Wayne's newest art collectives is devoted to providing space, resources and collaborative opportunities to artist of all media. It's called "Italian Friend ArtRuckus," and it just finished its first year in operation.

Andy Laverghetta

WBOI's Burnt Toast Show is an eclectic mix of great, non-mainstream musical styles and genres, modeled after freeform radio shows of the '60s and '70s.

It's on the menu every Sunday night from 8:00 to 11:00, served up live by volunteer show host, Todd Harrold.

Courtesy/Anthony Racic

This weekend, Fort Wayne's first-ever comedy festival is ready to bring some laughs to Northeast Indiana.

Tim West

Throughout the school year, Fort Wayne resident Sean Ellsworth-Hoffman teaches English as a second language at Fairfield Elementary, on the city's south side.

Courtesy/Jim Pennell

Since 2003, the number of wineries in Indiana has more than quadrupled, and other Midwestern states boast even higher increases.

Ruth Yaro

Fort Wayne natives, Eden Mickelson and Ruth Yaro have a passion for botanical beauty and photography they love to share with like-minded women in the form of hands-on workshops.

Procured by Jim Saxton and Dale Kelly in 1994, the restoration, done in Utah,  took 14 months, and all of the glass was remade under Saxton's guidance.
Courtesy/Jim Saxton

Fort Wayne landscaper, Jim Saxton, has a passion for rescuing historic lighting fixtures, which he traces back to his early teen years. That's when his job at the Paramount Theatre sparked an interest in lighting, as well as the city's rich past. 

Courtesy/FWMoA

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's acquisition of Dale Chihuly's "Lily Gold Chandelier" this spring was an "art glass" dream come true.

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.

Andy Laverghetta

Jazz has always been a key ingredient in WBOI's rich mix of diverse musical offerings, and one volunteer host, Bruce Reidenbach, has been spinning those discs right here at the station for 33 years.

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