International, national, regional and local artists are encouraged to apply for Make It Your Mural Fest! Each artist can submit up to two mural designs in up to two counties in Northeast Indiana. In summer 2020, the jury will select one artist and one design per county.
Before applying, however, artists are encouraged to study each county to create a customized design inspired by the county's past, present and future.
Below you'll find information about Allen County including background information as well as wall and mural specifications. Please use this information to inspire your mural designs!
Get to Know Allen County
Cultural Heritage and Diversity
Fort Wayne remains the epicenter for cultural diversity in Northeast Indiana, representing several dozen nationalities, an active Sister Cities program, a large influence of German, Irish, African American and Burmese families. Allen County's diversity is expressed with over 100 languages spoken in the city.
The Convergence of Three Rivers
Fort Wayne is built at the convergence of three rivers which meander through the city and eventually make one of the largest tributaries to Lake Erie in nearby Toledo. The rivers are the backbone of the city’s historic economy and prominence as a center for innovation.
A History as Makers
From the invention of the gas pump by Sylvanias Freelove Bowser to the invention of the television by Philo Farnsworth, Fort Wayne has been the leader in new, innovative ideas that solve the needs of every American. Fort Wayne is also the original home of the NBA and the first professional baseball game and the first professional night baseball game. Fort Wayne has remained a leader in civic rights including the home of the Hamilton sisters and Addie Guldlin, both significant in the Women’s Suffrage movement which celebrates 100 years in 2020.
Allen County Mural Wall
Location: 217 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, IN 46802
Wall size: 3,000 square feet
Wall texture: Painted concrete
Considering applying for this county mural installation? Click here to download the full information for Allen County to inspire your mural design.Download Artist Toolkit