The Journal Gazette
Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:47 pm

New festival coming to northeast Indiana


Northeast Indiana is getting a new festival – one that will bring 11 large murals to 11 counties in 11 days. 

The Make It Your Own Mural Fest, a collaboration of the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, was announced this morning as a way of creating quality-of-life improvements that will draw positive attention -- and potential residents -- to the region. 

"We've adopted a vision for being a magnet for the best talent and the best businesses, and we are convinced that working together we can be," said John Sampson, the partnership's president and chief executive officer. "We're not only trying to get people to come to visit but come to stay." 

The festival will bring regional, national and international muralists to execute one themed mural each in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, Lagrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties. 

The event will begin Sept. 8 and end Sept. 18 with unveiling celebrations around the region. 

The Fort Wayne unveiling, in partnership with the Downtown Improvement District and Art This Fort Wayne, will take place during the Fort Wayne Art Crawl near The Landing and Promenade Park downtown.

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