Arts & Culture

Our vibrant arts community and rich cultural history adds depth and meaning to the lives of our residents.

Founded in 1955, Arts United is the nation’s second oldest community-wide arts organization.  Arts United is a community platform which supports the growth and development of arts organizations and artistic culture throughout Northeast Indiana, including the state’s only professional ballet company, Fort Wayne Ballet, and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic. Fort Wayne Museum of Art is accredited by the American Alliance for Museums, a distinction awarded to only 3% of U.S. museums. The historic Embassy Theatre hosts Broadway productions and other national acts for our residents and visitors to enjoy.  Named a Top 10 Zoo by Parents Magazine, the Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo is the most popular summertime destination in Indiana.  Science Central children’s museum is a year-round attraction for fun and learning.  Fort Wayne also has a burgeoning community of musicians and artists.  Sweetwater Sound, the world’s largest music technology and instrument retailer headquartered here in Fort Wayne, brings a wide spectrum of musicians and bands to their campus and via the Middle Waves Music Festival.

Why are we a community that supports the arts and cultural activities?  Because our vibrant arts scene and rich cultural history adds depth and meaning to the lives of our residents.