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.
St. Patty’s Day Celebration
Started in 2015, the St. Patty’s Day Celebration has been held at different locations in Huntington County. Beginning as “Pints and Paints” it is a fundraiser for Arts in Education programming. It evolved from the low key event to having Irish band Soltre’ playing while attendees dine on traditional Irish faire.
Fire Hydrant Art
Each year, volunteers from the community come together to paint the downtown fire hydrants. With a different theme every year, each 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.
Fine Arts Show
Every year the LaFontaine Arts Council sponsors a Regional Fine Arts Show. Artists that are 18 and older are able to enter their artwork under one of the three categories, 1) Oil/Acrylic/Watercolor/Drawing 2) Photography/Digital Media 3) Sculpture/Ceramics/Textile. There is an entry fee and prizes. If you would like to enter the show, fill out and return the entry form found at the link below.
JeFFFest is an annual event the last Sunday of Heritage Day’s. The event is made up of local restaurants selling food, a band that will play throughout the evening, and a silent art auction. The art auction is framed canvases of artwork created by the community members, young and old.
Violins in the Vineyard*
Violins in the Vineyard started in 2016. This event is held in September, violinist from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic play at Two EEs Winery. The event is made up of wine tastings, appetizers, and the musicians playing throughout the evening.
Fashion for the Arts*
Fashion for the Arts started in 20xx. Traditionally held in November, local models show off fashions from area clothing stores. The event is made up of a lunch, a talk from that year’s art advocate, and a silent auction where procees go to Arts in Education.