The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, with strong support and collaboration from the Regional Convention and Visitor Bureau (CVB) leaders and the Local Economic Development Organization (LEDO) Council, were the primary organizers of Make It Your Own Mural Fest. Alexandra Hall with AH Public Spaces Consulting and founder of Art This Way lead the facilitation, implementation and project management of Mural Fest, as the festival's primary mural expert.
The event could not have happened without the support and dedication of our regional volunteers involved in committees supporting Mural Fest. Committees that participated in Mural Fest, included:
- Regional Mural Festival Committee
- County Steering Committees (one per county)
- Regional Mural Festival Event Committee
- Vision 2030 Brand Ambassadors Committee
Each county had a Steering Committee to identify locations for a mural, act as a liaison with the property owner and the festival committee, help with mural logistics, appoint juror(s) from each county, work with the event committee and promote the festival in their county.
Make It Your Own Mural Fest was supported through sponsorships or grants from 3Rivers Federal Credit Union, Ruoff Mortgage, Ambassador Enterprises, Flagstar Bank, NIPSCO and the NiSource Foundation, Farmers & Merchants State Bank, Cole Foundation, Fort Wayne Public Art Commission through the City of Fort Wayne, Canterbury School, Avangrid Foundation, MacAllister Rentals, Hagerman Construction, Downtown Improvement District and media sponsor WPTA. Activities were also made possible in part by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. and the Indiana Arts Commission, which received support from the State of Indiana and the National Endowment for the Arts.
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