Introducing CreativeMornings Fort Wayne: A place for the creative community to connect

A common concern among creatives in Fort Wayne is that there are great things happening in the city, but not enough ways for creative people to connect and build on each other’s progress.

A new monthly meetup in Fort Wayne is aimed at providing just that. 

Input Fort Wayne is proud to be the media partner for CreativeMornings Fort Wayne (FTW) that launches on Friday, January 11th.

On the second Friday of every month, anyone who calls themselves “creative” in the Summit City will be invited to a free breakfast lecture from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. in downtown Fort Wayne, featuring a short talk by a local creative, a Q&A, and of course, free breakfast. Olivia Lehman

If you can’t attend in-person, Input will post a follow-up blog on our website and in our email newsletter each month with a link to the video presentation.

CreativeMornings Fort Wayne is a local chapter of a global breakfast lecture series that began in New York City in 2008 and has since spread to more than 170 cities around the world. It was brought to Fort Wayne by a team of local creatives led by resident, Olivia Lehman, with sponsorship from Artlink.

Lehman, who formerly worked on CreativeMornings Indianapolis, says her goal with the Fort Wayne event is not only to celebrate creative talent, but also to provide a way for creatives to advance the city.

“We believe in giving a damn,” Lehman says. “We believe in community, sharing stories, inspiring others, and being inspired. Everyone is welcome. Everyone is creative. So join us, and let’s be the change we wish to see.”

Attend CreativeMornings Fort Wayne

The first CreativeMornings Fort Wayne will be held on Friday, January 11th, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. at The B-Side at One Lucky Guitar, featuring designer and musician, Nate Utesch, speaking on the theme “surreal.” It is already sold out. To join the waiting list, visit CreativeMornings Fort Wayne’s website, and be sure to watch the site for details about the next event on February 8th.

Each month, a different location for the breakfast will be announced, rotating to various creative spaces in the downtown Fort Wayne area. All interested participants are asked to register online the Monday before the event to reserve their spot.

Announcements will be made on CreativeMornings FTW’s website, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.

Read more articles by Kara Hackett.

Kara Hackett is a Fort Wayne native, passionate about the future of her hometown and other up-and-coming places across the country. As Managing Editor of Input Fort Wayne, she enjoys writing about interesting people and ideas in northeast Indiana. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram @karahackett.
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