Today a press conference was held at the Fort Wayne Outfitters on Cass Street. Â The purpose was to introduce the Wells Area Merchants (WAM !) lighting project for the Historic Wells Street Bridge. Previous AFW post.
Press Release (on Blue paper to represent the blue lights of the project):
The Wells Area Merchants, WAM ! presents “Windows of Wells”.
Our windows will be auctioned off on Sunday, October 19th between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on the Historic Wells Street Bridge. Â All of the proceeds will go to the bridge lighting project. Â We are sure this landmark, once lighted, will become a downtown attraction for tourists and residents alike.
Donations are tax deductible and may be made out to “Board of Park Commissioners” with a note, Bridge Lighting. Â They may be dropped off at G.I. Joes or Great Panes Glass, or mailed to WAM ! Â 1307 North Wells Street, Fort Wayne, IN 46808.
Help make our treasure the City’s treasure.
Our sponsors include: Schenkel & Shultz (architects), Windows Doors and More, Eastern Engineering, Ream Steckbeck, Nowak Supply, Jack and Johnny’s, Ft. Wayne Guitar Exchange and others.
Following is a list of the current locations of the “Windows of Wells” artwork: Â Ft. Wayne Outfitters, Jack and Johnny’s, Great Panes Glass, C.M. Sloan and Sons, The Panaderia, Koch Hydrophonics, Klemm’s Cafe, Hyde Brothers Books, Linda Lou’s, Big Eyed Fish, Wildman Tattoo and G. I. Joes.
The artists include: Judi Wire, Jenna Mishler, Paul Garmatter, Sarah Hathaway, Esther Hathaway, Rachel Hathaway, Lynda Warner, Chase Wire, Shawna Nicelley, Ashton Prespentt, Noele Trice, Jerikaa Kunneke, Jeff Caruso, Steve Sheets and Ashley Kennedy.
For more information, contactat the Great Panes Glass Studio, 426-0203.
Photos from today’s Press Conference