Last updated: 1/6/2011
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Street Address
Artlink, Inc.
437 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Mailing Address
437 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Admissions
Artlink members free, non-members $2 suggested donation
Museum Type(s)
Art
Staff
Deb Washler, Executive Director
Suzanne Galazka, Gallery Assistant
phone: 260-424-7195
Description

Artlink is a not-for-profit art gallery whose mission is to showcase artwork of highest quality by emerging and mid-career artists and encourage communication among artists, art teachers, art students, publishers and others involved in artistic activities. Artlink conducts educational programs for children, students, artists and the commuity.

History

Artlink started in the apartment of an art lover; it was a meeting place for young artists and has evolved into a showplace for exhibiting the trends in contemporary art through the innovative work of national and regional artists since 1978. In 1991, Artlink acquired its' permanent home in Fort Wayne's Hall Commuity Arts Center, enhancing its' visibility in the community. The Hall houses three other not-for-profit arts organizations: Fort Wayne Dance Collective, Fort Wayne Cinema Center, and Arch, an historic building preservation group.

Artifact Collections

As an art gallery, we do not hold a collection.

Educational Programs

Docented tours are given for school groups with prearranged visits. Free admission to the gallery for college students in the gallery on class assignment. 3-hour figure drawing sessions twice weekly, open to area artists for $2 per hour. Summer Art Sessions for Young People (1st through 7th grade)are held every summer for two weeks in the Arts building of a local University. Artlink offers watercolor and printmaking workshops each summer at the University of Saint Francis. Workshops may be taken for 3 credit hours. Low-cost bustrips are provided for the general public to out-of-town exhibitions in Chicago, Indianapolis, Detroit, and Toledo. Occasional lectures and workshops are conducted in the gallery appropriate to the exhibit. The gallery is used as a meeting center for community groups, and for fundraisers, book-signings, receptions. Art magazines are available with a comfortable reading area. Bulletin boards with art postings are available to the public.

Governance

An Artist Panel of 18 volunteers (professional artists, art educators, art administrators) is responsible for all programming and aesthetic decisions. The Board of Directors consists of 18 volunteers from the business, education and cultural communities. They have fiscal responsibility. The staff consists of a full-time Executive Director, one full-time gallery assistant, a part-time Education Director and two part-time weekend receptionist/gallery attendants. twle.

Publications

Quarterly newsletter, "Genre"; membership brochure with color photos, our mission and a brief Artlink history; Annual Print Exhibition brochure listing participants, prize winners, printmaking terminology, with some black & white reproductions; Art Galleries of Fort Wayne includes map, addresses, web site, and gallery hours - updated annually.

  • "Genre" quarterly newsletter
  • Membership brochure
  • Annual Print Exhibition brochure
  • Art Galleries of Fort Wayne
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