Pearl Arts

Pearl Arts: Fort Wayne’s New Community Arts Center

Scheduled to Open Fall 2024

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Located in the eastern third of the old Perfection Bakery site at Pearl Street and Maiden Lane in downtown Fort Wayne is Pearl Street Arts Center, Northeast Indiana’s new community arts and education destination, scheduled to open in the summer of 2024.

Pearl Arts is the vision of local businessman and philanthropist Chuck Surack and a small group of committed volunteers who are creating a one-of-a-kind interactive community arts hub, and a new center for musical life in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana.

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Area of Focus:

  • Pearl Arts Music Academy
    Offering private lessons and classes for students of all ages
  • Public & Private Performances
    Curated performances by students, local artists, and regional talents
  • Community Engagement & Education
    Classes & events, open to the public
  • Performance & Artist Collaborations
    Variety of music, art showcases & performances
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Training
    Fostering youth by developing future-ready skills
  • Venue & Performance Rentals
    Space available for performances, galleries & exhibitions

Pearl Arts will house a 16-room Music Academy, 400-seat flexible performance auditorium, 2 fully accessible education classrooms, as well as public and performer amenities.


Be a Part of

Pearl Arts is developing programs and services to infuse in every young person the mindset and skills they need to chart their own course and create a life of their own making – a life of their own design. Regardless of who they are or where they are starting, Pearl Arts is dedicated to helping Northeast Indiana youth become leaders, creators, and entrepreneurs.

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Pearl Arts and its future in the heart of downtown position the region for the next decade of growth and cultural transformation. Your partnership as a donor, volunteer, performer, or patron supports not only a relevant and thriving new Pearl Arts, but equally as importantly a growing Fort Wayne and Northeastern Indiana, for the next century and beyond.

© 2024 Pearl Arts, Inc.
234 Pearl Street
Fort Wayne, IN 46802
(260) 345-1979