April 22, 2017
Registration deadline: April 1, 2017
Wabash, IN 46992
Exhibit hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday
Setup hours: 2 to 8 p.m. Friday
Teardown hours: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday
Student performances (piano, vocal, and dance) and student art displays, along with workshops featuring guest musicians, dancers, and visual artists, will all be a part of the Wabash FAME Festival on Saturday, April 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Honeywell Center.
This year’s festival will spotlight China and Southeast Asia. This is the eleventh year for a festival of this kind in Wabash. Admission to the festival and participation in most of the activities is free of charge.
Student art projects will be on display in the lobby at the Honeywell Center. The “Best of the Best” high school art program will have a display of student projects. Student- and teacher-decorated items will be on display in the lobby as silent auction items. Silent bids may be registered from the start of the Festival until 3 p.m. The highest bidder at 3 p.m. will purchase the unique piece of usable art and will be notified that they may pick up their purchase between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Honeywell Center. A later pick-up time will be arranged if necessary.
Winning poster designs submitted by area students will be framed and on display.
FAME white T-shirts with a Destination China logo may be purchased and colored with fabric markers as a keepsake of this year’s festival.
The popular Imaginarium make-it, take-it craft area, featuring theme related projects, will be in the skating rink. Adults may participate by coloring a placemat in the downstairs lobby at the foot of the Honeywell Room lobby.
FAME (Foundation for Art and Music in Education) sponsors art activities for students in elementary and junior high/middle schools in northern Indiana. The parent organization is in Fort Wayne with headquarters in the Auer Center for Art and Culture in downtown Fort Wayne. Wabash’s festival is supported by grants and donations and is expected to be self-supporting in its finances. The local planning committee, headed by Judy Ward, appreciates the support of various foundations, businesses and individuals for their monetary donations to FAME.
Thanks to our Festival Sponsors – the Major supporters this year include: