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FAME Festival this Saturday and Sunday – 3/12 & 3/13/2011

The annual FAME Festival is this Saturday and Sunday, March 12th and 13th at the Grand Wayne Center in downtown Fort Wayne Indiana.

Hours: Saturday – 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM and Sunday – 12:00PM to 5:00PM

Admission: $3 Adults, children free. There is a suggested donation of two canned food items for the local food bank.

Parking: Hilton Garage and Harrison Square Garage ($2.00), Anthis Career Center.

From the FAME website:

What is FAME?

FAME, The Foundation for Art and Music in Elementary Education, is a membership of arts teachers dedicated to teaching cultural arts to K-8 children in northern Indiana. Ongoing annual programs include Culture Kits, The FAME Fabulous Flyer, Visiting Artists, the Composition Project, Fusion Concerts, FAME Summer Arts Camps and regional Festivals. These programs exist to provide the resources for students to experience and participate in the creative arts.

Annual FAME programs touch the lives of almost 200,000 school children throughout the school year. Funding for our programs is provided by donations from arts advocates including schools and teachers, parents, business leaders, entrepreneurs, civic agencies and philanthropic foundations. We endeavor to be creative and have joy in this cultural celebration with our children.

When you see the smiles on one of the thousands of students participating in one of FAME’s programs, remember that you might be seeing tomorrow’s Beethoven, Picasso, or daVinci. Or maybe it’s just your little girl beaming with pride. Either way, have fun and enjoy this celebration with our children.

Mission Statement

The mission of FAME is to foster and perpetuate creativity through multicultural arts education. We believe in the value and power of the arts to kindle the imagination, encourage creative thinking and enhance human development.

Our Vision is to:

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[li]Empower teachers to nurture artistic creativity.[/li]
[li]Celebrate the artist in every child and develop pathways to explore the arts.[/li]
[li]Understand & appreciate cultures through experiences with indigenous art forms.[/li]
[li]Make the arts enjoyable and a part of everyday life.[\li]
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Fort Wayne’s FAME Festival webpage

 

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