New art installation promotes diversity at I&M Plaza

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – There will be new art heading to the I&M Plaza in downtown Fort Wayne.

Art This Way and Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District announced the venture on Monday.

The groups released the following:

Art This Way recently hosted an art activation, sponsored by Indiana Michigan Power, to promote diversity and inclusion, on the Indiana Michigan Power Center Plaza in Downtown Fort Wayne.
Over the entire weekend, more than a dozen artists were invited to create murals that advocate for a more inclusive world, and to highlight those businesses and organizations doing that work. Local artists created works that celebrate organizations that promote diversity and inclusion. These works will be donated to the following organizations: Amani Family Services, Girlz Rock, Fort Wayne UNITED, Boys & Girls Clubs of Fort Wayne, Center for Nonviolence and Arts United.

Mural artist Jeff Pilkinton commented on the Art Activation on the plaza at Indiana Michigan Power Center by saying, “I am always happy to help out and use my creativity when it comes to such positive organizations and promoting diversity. I am honored to be a part of this exciting activity.”

Additional artists who participated in this activation were: Jasmine Pilkinton, Isis Shaw, Jasmine A’shadieeyah, Sara Scott, Sarah Moloney, Seddrick Lorick, Theoplis Smith III, Jaliyah Rice, Nigel Roper, Stephen Sauick, Terrence Jackson, Madison Wallace, Christina Aguilar, and Drece Guy.”

The artwork on the plaza at Indiana Michigan Power Center will remain on display from September 14 through early November. The public is welcome to visit the plaza and photograph this art installation.