A Soaring Vision

A Campaign to Enhance Our Community’s Theatre

Since its opening day in 1973, the Arts United Center has been a local venue for theatrical and musical performances, civic and community gatherings, festivals, and classes. But what makes this mid-century modern building in the heart of Downtown Fort Wayne unique is its role as a community theatre.

The Arts United Center is more than just a shared space, after all. It sparks creativity, establishes lifelong connections, and fosters a sense of belonging—all built by and for people who live and work in our community.

Today, we are in the midst of a critical capital campaign to help us expand and modernize the Arts United Center...

Today, we are in the midst of a critical capital campaign to help us expand and modernize the Arts United Center to ensure that this community theatre is well-equipped to serve the next generation by making it fully accessible, fully functional and painstakingly preserved to honor its historical roots.

Our community stands out with its long-held renown for forward-thinking. As the Arts United Center celebrates its 50th season, your investment will ensure that this community venue is equipped to serve the next generation.

Arts Campus Fort Wayne is emerging as the regional epicenter for arts and cultural engagement. It’s bold, welcoming, and distinctly ours, helping our region achieve national recognition as a hotspot for talent, creativity, and innovation across all industries.

Learn More About A Soaring Vision

To learn more about the campaign and how it will modernize and expand the Arts United Center, view our campaign brochure. For more about the history of the Arts United Center and its architectural significance, watch "A Home for the Arts," an informative and compelling documentary created in 2023 by PBS Fort Wayne.

My Gift to Arts United

Triple your impact!

Right now, if you make a gift to the A Soaring Vision campaign, your gift will be tripled! Both AWS Foundation and Do it Best Foundation will match gifts, dollar for dollar, to help us reach our fundraising goal for this project. In addition, with a gift of $1,000 or more, you can name a seat in the Arts United Center’s renovated auditorium.

For more information about making a gift to A Soaring Vision, contact Carolyn Bean, Vice President of Resource Development, at cbean@artsunited.org or (260) 424-0646.