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Pumpkin Path Display Tuesday, October 03, 2023

October 3-29, Public hours

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. 

Enjoy fall surroundings in the outdoor Exploration Garden decorated in its seasonal best. Throughout this scenic display, you are invited to pose as part of festive photo ops! Also, help yourself to a fall-inspired activity where there is more to discover along the way. Included with regular Conservatory admission. Sponsored by Majic 95.1 WAJI

Daniel Dienelt: Relearning to Draw My Judgement Tuesday, October 03, 2023

August 22-November 12
Daniel Dienelt draws creative inspiration from his reading of public space in the city. Dienelt is a deaf multi-disciplinary artist who applies recognizable day-to-day elements to unfamiliar situations in which the viewer is confronted by their own conditioning and perception. Growing up in Fort Wayne, listening through Beltone hearing aids and lip reading the phrase “don’t go downtown” was confusing especially considering where his grandparents lived and the street his audiologist was located on. Dienelt further recalls his experience touring the city via a JJR disability van service when he found himself spying on wonders of architecture and landscape. He later experienced the urban environment through skateboarding, which offers a whole new perspective allowing one to engage differently with architecture in a contemporary landscape. Relearning to draw his own judgement, Dienelt is retracting the steps of these profound moments and creating pieces that exalt experiences within them. This collaboration between natural and man-made environments creates compositions with questionably sublime messages.

Meet the Artist: Daniel Dienelt, August 25th | 5pm - 8pm

Botanical Brew Friday, October 06, 2023

Friday, October 6, 4:00- 9:00 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. 

Meet your friends downtown at the Botanical Conservatory for a sampling of all things brewed. Your taste buds are sure to brew up some local favorites as you sample coffee, tea, cider, craft beer, and wine. Wander the gardens and enjoy featured food truck fare and entertainers busking throughout. Packaged beverages will also be available for purchase. No outside food or beverage is permitted. Sponsor by 89.1 WBO1, WANE 15, and Fort Wayne Metals. All ages are welcome! $10 admission.

Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday, October 21, 2023

Saturday, October 21

Doors open 7:00 p.m., movie starts 9:15 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. 

Join the Botanical Conservatory in its 15th season screening the time warp! Weather permitting, this cult classic movie is enjoyed outdoors in the Terrace Garden in conjunction with the Downtown Improvement District's Fright Night. Lawn chairs are welcome and encouraged. Food and beverage are available for purchase from Mad Anthony Brewing Company; no outside food or beverage is permitted. Please no rice or confetti during this participatory movie event. Rated R with content not suitable for younger audiences. Attendees 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Admission: $10 for all ages. Sponsored by ALT 99.5 FM & 102.3 FM and Mad Anthony Brewing Company.

Garden Trick - or - Treat Saturday, October 28, 2023

Saturday, October 28, 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St. 

Just in time for Halloween, round up the kiddos for family-friendly festivities at the Botanical Conservatory! All are invited to wear their favorite costumes while scouting out tricks and treats in the garden. Also, snap boo- tiful photos together, as you make your way ,through the tricked-out Pumpkin Path Display. Regular Conservatory admission applies. Sponsored by Majic 95.1 WAJI, Fox 55 and Koester's Body & Frame Shop.


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