Fringe Festival ends with ‘Brunch ‘n Break’ and ‘Music Makes Art’

Trajectory performs at Fort Wayne Fringe Fest 2016. This year's event was held from August 4-7. (Courtesy: Wunderkammer Company)
Trajectory performs at Fort Wayne Fringe Fest 2016. This year's event was held from August 4-7. (Courtesy: Wunderkammer Company)

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Fort Wayne is one of dozens of cities around the world who host a Fringe Fest. Wunderkammer Company has put it on for four years encouraging the acceptance of all kinds of performance art.

On Sunday the event kicked off with a Brunch ‘n Break. The brunch part is pretty self explanatory. When it comes to the break part– visitors were able to do just that, break stuff, mainly glass bottles. This is the second year for the Brunch ‘n Break.

“As you can see from the pile of glass it was also successful this year,” Wunderkammer Company Executive Director Dan Swartz said.

Since Thursday different performers have come to Wunderkammer Company on Fairfield to participate in Fringe Festival. Fringe Fest started in Scotland and has taken off internationally showcasing different types of performance art.

“It’s different types of performances that might not garner an audience to fill the Embassy, but it’s still a beautiful piece of art,” Swartz said.

This year acts included everything from a writer to a burlesque crew. It’s this variety of art that continues to grow Fringe Fest.

“There are some people who have kind of become Fringe people,” Swartz said. “They don’t really care what the performance is they just want to see something different and weird, which is cool to see that kind of form over the last four years, but all the other audience members are specific to the act.”

The last act of the day, a band called Lux Drive, is closing out the festival. During the performance, the audience can make its own art, and in the end the band will pick the piece they’ll use on some of their promotions.

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