“Sculptures with a purpose” springing up in downtown Fort Wayne

The first of the sculptural bike racks went into their downtown Fort Wayne locations on Wednesday.

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A project designed to enrich the Fort Wayne’s arts community, accommodate bicycle parking, and celebrate IPFW started to make its mark on the city on Wednesday. 

The first five of 50 sculptural bike racks were installed in the city on Wednesday afternoon. The project is IPFW’s flagship 50th Celebration project. The 50 sculptures are designed to engage the entire community as they are installed throughout the Fort Wayne area.  

See more about the Sculpture with a Purpose project on at http://celebrate.ipfw.edu/sculpture/.

Photos of four of the sculptures:

Location of bike racks from left to right: In front of Wells Fargo on E. Wayne; in front of Jimmy John's on W. Wayne; in front of Tower Bank on E. Berry; in front of the Visitors Center on S. Harrison.
Location of bike racks from left to right:1: In front of Wells Fargo on E. Wayne; 2: in front of Jimmy John’s on W. Wayne; 3: in front of Tower Bank on E. Berry; 4: in front of the Visitors Center on S. Harrison.

IPFW has also joined forces with Arts United, the Downtown Improvement District, Fort4Fitness, Fort Wayne Trails, Visit Fort Wayne and the YLNI Barr Street Market to organize Kickstart Festival. Kickstart, scheduled for May 17, promises to be a “celebration of bikes, art and music on the Main Street arts campus in downtown Fort Wayne.” See the Kickstart website for information on the event.

 

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