News release from the City of Fort Wayne:
Photo Contest Winners to be Displayed at the Big Reveal February 4th
(February 2, 2015) – Mayor Tom Henry is inviting citizens to see the top photos of the Riverfront Fort Wayne photo contest during the February 4 Big Reveal event. One of the photos that will be displayed is attached; it was taken by Wendy Quinn.
The Big Reveal is the final public meeting of the riverfront study process. It begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Anthony Wayne Ballroom of the Grand Wayne Convention Center and everyone is invited. During the event, riverfront consultant SWA Group will present their final recommendations for revitalizing Fort Wayne’s downtown riverfront. A reception that features live music and refreshments will follow the presentation.
The Riverfront Fort Wayne photo contest was organized by Artlink and invited area residents to submit photos of Fort Wayne’s rivers via Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Winners of the photo contest were determined by likes on Facebook. 192 photos were entered in the contest and during the one-week voting period, more than 3,000 votes were tallied on Facebook. The three photos with the most votes will be announced during the February 4 event; approximately 25 photos will be displayed.
In November 2013, the City contracted with SWA Group to complete the Riverfront Study, which will be the first comprehensive look at enhancing the use of our city’s rivers; it is intended to provide the road map to world class investment. For more information on the Big Reveal or the photo contest visit www.riverfrontfw.org.