FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Thousands of elementary and middle school students showed off their artistic talents at the 28th annual FAME Festival at the Grand Wayne Center over the weekend.
The Foundation for Art and Music in Education, or FAME, hosts the festival every year to highlight multicultural arts education. Students from kindergarten to eighth grade performed in choirs, dance troupes, instrumental bands and showed off more than 7,000 pieces of art work.
“We have a huge community of art loves and artists themselves,” FAME Executive Director T Irmscher said. “[FAME] is for the young kids to grow up and love art as much as the adults.”
This year’s theme was titled ‘Out of this World’, looking at “outer space, the future and beyond.” There were various activities related to this theme including making rocket ships, alien masks and flying saucers.
Sweetwater Sound and Science Central also provided actives for the community to get involved with. Sweetwater had a “Rock n Roll Petting Zoo” and Science Central offered eight space-themed exhibitions.