Public Art In Fort Wayne, Indiana

Public Art In Fort Wayne, Indiana

Get to know the public art in Fort Wayne, Indiana! We’ll show you some of our favorite murals in Fort Wayne as well as impressive sculptures.

 

Public Art In Fort Wayne, Indiana

If you’ve been following our blog for awhile you’ll know that we’re big fans of public art, especially street art and murals. Before we visit a new city, we always make it a point to research ahead of time to see if we’ll be able to find some cool pieces. We’ve been thoroughly impressed by the street art in Detroit as well as the street art in Reykjavik, Iceland.

 

We came to find out that the public art in Fort Wayne is pretty awesome as well, and it includes some pretty cool murals. Fort Wayne also has art that is not only nice to look at, but useful as well. In the summer of 2014, “Sculpture With Purpose” was born. Thanks to this project, over 50 new sculptural bike racks were installed throughout the city of Fort Wayne.

 

As we explored the top things to do in Fort Wayne, we also made sure to keep an eye out for Fort Wayne public art. The below pieces were some of our favorites.

 

Firefly Coffee House Mural

We actually didn’t know there was a mural at this coffee shop. We stopped in one morning to get breakfast and were pleasantly surprised when we saw the side of the building. It ended up being one of our favorite Fort Wayne murals.

 

One of our favorite murals in Fort Wayne, Indiana

One of our favorite murals in Fort Wayne

 

Pint N Slice Murals

Not only is this one of the best pizza places in Fort Wayne, but it also has two murals by the internationally know artist Yis “Noségo” Goodwin.

 

One of two murals by Noségo in Fort Wayne

One of two murals by Noségo in Fort Wayne

Second mural by Noségo in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Second mural by Noségo

 

Fort Wayne Outfitters Bike Rack

Fort Wayne has a lot of great biking trails, so it was only right to find one of the Sculpture With Purpose bike racks in front of Fort Wayne Outfitters. They offer all kinds of tours and rentals, including bikes and kayaks.

 

Sculpture With Purpose bike rack in front of Fort Wayne Outfitters

Sculpture With Purpose bike rack in front of Fort Wayne Outfitters

 

Hyde Brothers, Booksellers Mural

Finding this mural was another happy accident. We just happened to be driving when we saw it and decided to pull over. It’s on the side of one of the largest bookstores in Indiana.

 

Street art in Fort Wayne includes this mural outside of Hyde Brothers, Booksellers

Street art in Fort Wayne includes this mural outside of Hyde Brothers, Booksellers

 

DeBrand Fine Chocolates Mural

Inside the DeBrand Fine Chocolates downtown location, visitors can get delicious chocolates and look upon this beautiful mural by Indiana native Jeremy Selzer. We always find it extra special when murals are indoors.

 

Mural inside the DeBrand Fine Chocolates downtown location

Mural inside the DeBrand Fine Chocolates downtown location

 

MKM Architecture Sculpture

This public art piece was probably the most difficult for us to find, but only because we walked passed the alley it was in multiple times lol! It’s called “Guitar Experiment” and is a 16 foot long guitar sculpture built by Alex Mendez and painted by Alexandra Hall.

 

"Guitar Experiment" by Alex Mendez and Alexandra Hall is public art in Fort Wayne, Indiana

“Guitar Experiment” by Alex Mendez and Alexandra Hall

 

Lincoln Tower Murals and Art

Lincoln Tower itself is architecturally beautiful (it was Indiana’s first skyscraper), but inside visitors will find breathtaking art as well. Without a doubt, the most impressive pieces are the murals on the ceiling done in an Art Deco style. We also really liked the mastodon we found. We learned that Fort Wayne’s mascot is the mastodon so they can be found throughout the city as well.

 

Important Note: If you wish to take photos inside Lincoln Tower, you will have to sign a waiver.

 

Inside Indiana's first skyscraper, visitors will find many pieces of beautiful art

Inside Indiana’s first skyscraper, visitors will find many pieces of art

A beautifully painted mastodon inside Lincoln Tower

A beautifully painted mastodon inside Lincoln Tower

The murals inside the Lincoln Tower are incredible!

The murals inside the Lincoln Tower are incredible!

 

Final Thoughts On Public Art In Fort Wayne

It’s always great to explore a new city and find it to be colorful and full of art. We enjoyed coming across large murals as well as smaller hidden gems. The public art in Fort Wayne is just one more reason to visit this fun city!

 

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Get to know the public art in Fort Wayne, Indiana! We'll show you some of our favorite murals in Fort Wayne as well as impressive sculptures.

**A big thank you to Visit Fort Wayne for helping us create an itinerary that led us to find such fun pieces of art. As always, all opinions are our own.**

 

11 Comments
  • I do love the quirky Fort Wayne bike rack. There seem to be a wealth of very colourful street art murals in Fort Wayne – how long have they been there for?

  • Leah says:

    Dang! I was hoping to see a photo of the sculptural bike racks. That’s a great idea. Just because something has to be utilitarian, doesn’t mean it has to be ugly or simple.

  • Tala Valino says:

    Sculpture with Purpose is a brilliant idea. I actually didn’t realize how much I liked mural until this post. I love taking photos with these colorful walls when travelling. They do really make great instagram worthy photos. Haha

  • Love the bike rack and the books mural. Love street art, too, but find them randomly. I will research before I go from now on.

  • Rosemary says:

    These are amazing Vicky. Such great photography. My personal favorites are the second mural by Noségo and the guitar experiment. I’m quite impressed by Fort Wayne, I had no idea street art was big in the city.

  • sherianne says:

    I don’t think it would have occurred to me to search out street art in Fort Wayne. I really like the bright colors, Guitar Experiment is my favorite

  • Lisa says:

    I would have to visit that coffee shop – what a stunning mural to come across so unexpectedly. But “Guitar Experiment” looks so cool – I’d love to see it up close!

  • Sara says:

    I love street art. It’s wonderful to look at and photograph. It’s always a great discovery when you stumble upon it.

    I adore the second mural by Nosego. Pretty awesome it also marks the spot for awesome pizza!

    And how cool is the one-eyed bike rack. Very fun too!

  • Jennifer says:

    The bike rack reminds me of Mike from Monsters Inc! Clever that they turned something necessary and typically pretty ugly into public art.

  • I wasn’t much into art or even public arts, but since I get older and I travel more I like taking photos of street art and murals wherever I go. From your photos, I can see why you were impressed by the public art in Indiana. I would like to visit the coffee shop

  • Beautiful blog and photos, continue the good work !

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