In search of inspiration through art, The Scene says thank you Opinions


Steuben Arts Scene, a recently formed non-profit organization, celebrated its first major event called The Scene’s Spring Art Show at Red Barn Acres in Fremont, April 22-24. The event was an organization introduction to Northeast Indiana and an opportunity to bring nationally renowned and local artists to the public’s satisfaction. The event attracted a variety of talents, including photographers, painters, potters and mixed media artists from three countries, several of which are nationally known. The event was a worthwhile success for the artists and exceeded the expectations of the Art Stage for community participation.

As with any event, many people were responsible for the smooth execution of the details. Rebecca Chambers of Red Barn Acres, Trine Kappa Sigma University, Phi Kappa Theta and Gamma Phi Epsilon, harpist Emily Wilhelm, Sutton’s Deli, Satek Winery, TLA Signs, Regional Artists Association and our friends and art patrons are just some of the contributors and for which we are very grateful to them.

The Steuben County Tourist Office, the Fremont County Fund through the Steuben County Community Foundation and private parties were the financial collaborators who made this art event one that the community can be proud to host.

Arts and culture contribute to local tourism and a sense of community and belonging. The vision of Steuben Arts Scene (The Scene’s) is to build on local talent and cultural assets by providing artistic opportunities through exhibitions, courses, lectures and special events. The stage is the center of resources for bringing together established and ambitious artists in an environment equipped to support creativity.

The purpose of the Steuben Arts Scene is to inspire, nurture and enrich the lives of our community members through the arts. More art events and courses are in the planning stage. Information can be found on or on the Steuben Arts Scene Facebook page.

Thank you to our participating artists, the newspaper for the excellent reporting and our community that supported this first of many events.

Victoria (Vicki) Thompson for

Steuben Art Scene Committee

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