Seasonal Parties

Take a look at our four Signature Events that take place every year.


Upcoming Events

Signature Events

Seasonal Parties

Four times a year, we highlight current exhibits with a party that brings together art lovers to enjoy food, friends and music. A new take on the traditional opening reception, these events are a fusion of many diverse exhibits with specially designed decor and seasonal edibles from the area’s top caterers.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending the Seasonal Parties until further notice.

Chalk Walk at Home

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art Chalk Walk has long been a community favorite, held on Main Street in downtown Fort Wayne every year since 2000. The event is based on an Italian tradition of street painting that dates to the 16th century, known as “i madonnari” (street painters). Using pastels, artists of varying levels of experience may choose to reproduce existing artworks or create their own in their designated square.

Dia de los Muertos

Conscious of the risks of gathering groups of people together, we will not be hosting the annual Dia de los Muertos Family Celebration in 2020. We’ll still present a Dia de los Muertos exhibition of altars by the community!

This community-centered altar exhibition includes traditional elements of the ancient Latin American holiday, Dia de los Muertos, such as sugar skulls, colorful tissue paper cutouts, and photos or personal items of deceased relatives to honor the souls of the departed.

The holiday has evolved from a blend of Meso-American and Christian cultures, and those traditions come to life with this celebratory exhibition at FWMoA featuring memorials created by artists, families, and community groups from throughout the region.

ArtRageous Gala and Auction

Our annual fundraising event features live and silent auctions brimming with art, jewelry, travel and luxury packages, along with top-tier cuisine and other special surprises. This exciting and luxurious evening at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art raises essential funding to help us continue to provide exceptional visual arts experiences and resources to our community.