Arts Interviews

As Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront activity continues to grow, Paris McFarthing and Ben Jackson are adding to the excitement, with a new business venture called Hop River Brewing Company. 

Courtesy/Zesto

Zesto on Broadway has been a Fort Wayne icon for over 50 years, the last 47 of them, spent under the careful stewardship of the Sebastian Diettrich family.

Courtesy/Holly Niner

Holly Niner is a New York state native, now living in Fort Wayne, who loves reading a good book almost as much as she enjoys writing one. Children's picture books are her specialty, and she has four titles under her belt now, two of them completed just this year.

Courtesy/07 Pub

As the city's south side continues to build on its neighborhood pride, two Fort Wayne natives, Clancy Shank and Marcus Spillson, opened a new small business just over a month ago called 07 Pub--and you might say, the name says it all.

Tiffany Street

Fort Wayne natives, Eric Pennycoff and Scott Smith have been good friends, and self-proclaimed horror movie addicts since they were teenagers.

Andy Laverghetta

To volunteer show host, Bill Forsythe, unwinding for the weekend means serving up a freeform mix of jazz-driven music, which he does, every other Friday night, on WBOI's "Friday Vibe."

Courtesy/George Morrison

Fort Wayne sculptor, George Morrison is a retired architect with a with a passion for creating a public artwork that reflects his firm roots in geometry, physics and architectural form.

Jennifer Ford/Bridget O'Reilly

Fort Wayne arts advocates, Jennifer Ford and Bridget O'Reilly are getting ready to travel the world, quite literally, "In Search of Beauty."

Courtesy/John Kaufeld

Father's Day is coming up this Sunday, and one Fort Wayne dad, John Kaufeld, shares advice on the fine art of fatherhood through speaking engagements, seminars, and his twice-monthly column in the News Sentinel, called "The Dad Game."

Courtesy/We Carry Kevan

Fort Wayne resident, Kevan Chandler made national headlines last year when he and his friends devised a way to tour the European countryside, despite Kevan's lifelong battle with Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

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