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Browse local artist to Fort Wayne, Indiana and surrounding areas. 

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Artist Listings

Artist Profile: Michael ‘Myke D’ Deaton | Myke D Imagery

About: My name is Michael ‘Myke D’ Deaton. I’m a photographer. I’m an aspiring artist. I say ‘aspiring’ because I’m not quite yet where I want to ultimately be with my art. What I am is constantly evolving, growing, and thinking. I see photographs everywhere I look. Life is sometimes an ever-growing and constant series of

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Artist Profile: Jeff Pilkinton | Jeff Pilkinton Art

About: I have lived in the local Fort Wayne area my whole life. I have been doing art every since I picked up a crayon. Lately, I have been traveling the country doing Chalk Festivals. Chalk Festivals is a fantastic way for me to create. I get to work outside, inner act with the public, and meet amazing artist. I have also been doing Window Painting for local business who wants a little extra flare to their storefront windows. As far as my style goes. Well, I enjoy popular culture. I love painting portraits with acrylic. And I really enjoy working large scale like interior and exterior murals.

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Artist Profile: Francisco Reyes | Screen Printer

Local screen printer that operates a home-based shop in Fort Wayne. We can print a wide variety of goods from garments to signage materials. We can also provide help with making artwork print ready and lettering design, with a focus on graffiti and calligraphy styles.

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Fort Wayne HeART of the City is a collective of artists and art lovers brought together to help network and educate creatives in and around NE Indiana.

Fort Wayne HeART of the City supports local creatives of Fort Wayne and bridges the gap between established and aspiring artists. Through networking opportunities, professional development and art education lectures, and unjuried exhibitions, newer artists are able to enter into the creative space, armed with the tools they need to be successful. HOTC also supports local businesses by building connections on behalf of local artists. Because of this, local artists are given more art show opportunities to promote and sell their work. HOTC advocates for local individuals, organizations, and businesses by promoting them via social media and other marketing channels.

Artist Supporting Artist

Fort Wayne HeART of the City is all-inclusive without a mainstream agenda. Fort Wayne HeART of the City is an initiative that collectively supports artists of all types, mediums, and skill levels in the greater Northeast Indiana area. HOTC is about local artists supporting local artists. Information on events, pow wows, and local happenings of interest to local artists and local artist advocates will be updated on the website and the HOTC social media outlets.


Fort Wayne HeART of the City makes finding art events and connecting with local artists easy. Our website compiles key information about resources like events, artists, and venues in one searchable hub that doesn’t get filtered out by social media feeds.