The mission of Fort Wayne-based Sparks of Promise Foundation, is to provide enrichment for local low-income children who show creative and academic promise.
Founders Linda Shafer and Kathy Todoran call their young participants "Little Sparks," and they've just completed their first year of programming. So, they're ready to celebrate.
WBOI's Julia Meek met with Shafer and Todoran to learn more about the program and the excitement it has ignited.
Fort Wayne's cultural diversity has generated quite an assortment of festivals honoring the city's history and heritage, and this weekend, there's a new celebration in the mix.
It's Arab Fest, hosted by the Indiana Center for Middle East Peace.
Photography as a medium has been a perennial favorite among fine artists, amateurs and art enthusiasts alike.
And you might say it's seen a renaissance lately, now that just about everyone has a camera in their pocket.
Two veteran fine art photographers here in Fort Wayne, Stephen Perfect and Karen Thompson, learned their craft before digital took over.
Fort Wayne-based artist Frank Louis Allen is gaining fame around the world for his distinctive illustrations.
Originally from England, Allen now calls Northeast Indiana home, and galleries and collectors alike have embraced the unpredictable grace of his abstract work.
Allen is also an artist with autism, a discovery he made relatively recently in life.
This weekend, he'll present an on-site demonstration at Artworks, the Galleria of Fine Art in Jefferson Pointe.
To many folks, barbecue is synonymous with outdoor celebrations and American holidays, and let's face it, there are about as many styles of barbecuing as there are opinions -- everyone's got their own!
Bicycles first hit the streets in the 19th century, and since then, the basics of the bike haven't changed that much. At its simplest, it's just a chain, crank, two wheels and some forward motion.
What has changed: taste and technology. Today's sophisticated machines are designed to fit any lifestyle -- sometimes with a price tag that rivals that of a small car.
Volkswagen has been going strong since 1937, maintaining a global presence on the road, as well as in the hearts of auto enthusiasts young and old.
Small Wonder? Well...yes.
When WBOI's Julia Meek learned about the hobbyist-driven Old Fort VW Club, she decided to meet with their president, Kyle Shepherd to discuss the car's iconic appeal right here in Fort Wayne.
Mikautadze Dance Theatre is celebrating its third full-length season as company-in-residence at IPFW's College of Visual and Performing Arts this year.
The group's latest show, Abstractions in Motion, features collaborations across artistic elements, individual artists, and genres.
WBOI's Julia Meek met with MDT directors Elizabeth and David Mikautadze, to discuss the finer points of translating abstraction in the art of dance.
The study of William Shakespeare and his plays is making its way into more prisons each year, thanks, in part, to people like Huntington University professor Dr. Jack Heller.
Heller launched his Shakespeare at Pendleton program back in the fall of 2013. Last week, his eighteen inmate actors staged a "prison group premiere" of their interpretation of Coriolanus.
Wednesday is National High School Radio Day, and one of Fort Wayne's best kept radio secrets just might be WCYT, the student-run station at Homestead High School.
The Point 91FM, as they're known around town, has been operating since 1995, and they're determined to broadcast that message loud and clear.