FAME Virtual Arts Festival

April 22-24 • Celebrate Art 🎨, Choir 🎤, & Band 🎺 from Area Schools

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Why A Virtual Arts Festival?

April 22 – 24

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What would have normally been an incredible 2-day in-person event attended by thousands, The Fame Arts Festival was canceled entirely in 2020 due to COVID-19. At this moment, we decided our students’ extraordinary talents deserved to be on display in 2021, which is why this year we are going virtual!

This year at the FAME Virtual Arts Festival will give students from nearly every school in Allen County the platform to display beautiful artwork and unforgettable performances. Join us in celebrating our students April 22-24!

Immersive

Art Gallery of Paintings & Sculptures

Engaging

Choir & Band Numbers

Breathtaking

Dance & Drama Performances

Art

Choir

Band

Drama

Artistic Examples

From the talents of extraordinary students

About FAME

Our Mission

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

• Empower teachers to nurture artistic creativity

• Celebrate the artist in every child and develop pathways to explore the arts

• Understand and appreciate diverse cultures through experiences with indigenous art forms

• Make the arts enjoyable and a part of everyday life.

Local Schools Participating

Visiting Artists

Click on each photo below to read their full bios.

Music Specialist, Educator, Performer, and Composer

Nayo A. Ulloa

Nayo A. Ulloa, a South American Music Specialist, Educator, Performer, and Composer from Goshen, IN will be with us as a guest musical artist. He is an adjunct professor of Spanish and Latino Studies at Goshen where he teaches music. He also teaches in the Community School of the Arts. His performances include Folk and Classical South American Music. His specialty is playing the Peruvian flute.
Sculptor

Sayaka Ganz

Sayaka Ganz is a Japanese sculptor. She was born in Yokohama, Japan and grew up living in Japan, Brazil, and Hong Kong. Ganz identifies a strong Japanese influence in her work, even though she grew up in several countries. During her BFA studies at Indiana University Bloomington she explored various media, from ceramics to printmaking, before determining sculpture and welding as her expressive vehicles of choice. She met and married her husband Christopher Ganz, artist and professor in print-making, during her time in Bloomington. Between 2002 and 2012 she taught design and drawing courses at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). She has been living and working in Indiana for 15 years.
Director of School Services

Heather Miller

Heather Miller works at Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana where she develops services for schools so that teachers and parents can understand the challenges that trauma and mental illnesses place on students and their ability to learn. Previously, she worked at a Montessori school as the art specialist. In that position, she used the arts and the creative process to help students gain confidence in their ability to express their own thoughts. She also used the creative process to coach students to think logically and progressively through solving challenges by taking risks and testing solutions. Heather makes art for personal healing and expression. She enjoys making art that stimulates wonder about the self and how we as individuals fit within the whole.
Artist

Mark Kistler

Mark Kistler is an American artist who hosts drawing instruction programs for children, young adults, and their parents to teach the freedom and joy of drawing. Mark Kistler teaches art. He has run thousands of elementary school workshops, written art books, and starred in the public television series The Secret City, The Draw Squad, The New Secret City Adventures, and the Emmy-Award-winning Imagination Station, all teaching art.

RSVP to the Virtual Festival

Step #1

“RSVP” for free to the event

Step #2

Participate in the Virtual Festival starting April 22

Step #3

See amazing art and encourage students!

Fill out the form below to RSVP and get notified. We will send you an email reminder when the virtual arts festival launches!