Events with a * next to the title require tickets to attend. Tickets for the events can be purchased through any LAC Board Member or e-mail LaFontaineartscouncil@gmail.com to inquire about purchase.
Each year, volunteers from the community with all ranges of artistic abilities come together to provide, a now staple piece of public art to our downtown area…the fire hydrants! If you are from Huntington you most likely have noticed these wonderful pieces while enjoying all the downtown area brings to our town. With a different theme each year, every fire hydrant is unique in the artist’s interpretation of the theme. The rest of the community is then invited for a hydrant walk. A map of each hydrant’s location is provided along with the hydrant theme and artist. The hydrants then remain painted all year until the next spring when the new theme is revealed.
JeFFFest is our fan-favorite annual event that occurs on the last Sunday of Heritage Days. You can expect to find FUN FOOD, FINE ARTS, and FAB MUSIC right in the heart of downtown Huntington. This event highlights many of our local restaurants as they prepare a special menu of their finest foods for you to try, a band that plays throughout the evening, and a silent art auction. The art auction features custom framed works of art created by our talented community members, young and old.
Fine Arts Show
Every year the LaFontaine Arts Council sponsors a Regional Fine Arts Show. There is an entry fee of $20 which includes two entries ($5 a piece after that, with a max of 4 pieces). Prizes are awarded for each category as well as best in show. Many of our artists compliment our gallery and show structure. If you would like to enter the show, please reach out to us at LaFontaineartscouncil@gmail.com to request a brochure/entry form.
Artists that are 18 and older are able to enter their artwork under one of the three categories:
2) Photography/Digital Media
Violins in the Vineyard*
Violins in the Vineyard started in 2016. This event is typically held in September. At this event we feature a string quartet from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic who provides contemporary music that you will recognize and love throughout the evening as we provide our patrons with delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine tastings.
Fashion for the Arts*
Fashion for the Arts started in 2002. Traditionally held the first weekend in November, local models show off fashions suitable for all ages from area clothing stores. We also feature an arts advocate each year whom speaks to the importance of arts in education in our schools and our community. Finally, a silent auction takes place throughout the event with proceeds going towards our future Arts in Education series.