FAME inspires young artists in Indiana

It was the 28th year for the FAME Festival hosted at the Grand Wayne Center over March 21 and 22, 2015.
FAME has more than 7000 pieces of artwork from elementary and middle school students in Indiana.
FAME has more than 7000 pieces of artwork from elementary and middle school students in Indiana.

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.”

Students from an unidentified school sang songs from "The Little Mirmaid" at the 28th annual FAME Festival on March 22, 2015.
Students from an unidentified school sang songs from “The Little Mirmaid” at the 28th annual FAME Festival on March 22, 2015.

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.

A concert featuring collaboration between the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Youth Symphony, The Fort Wayne Children’s Choir and the Fort Wayne Ballet Youth Company was performed Sunday afternoon.

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