Friends of the Rivers World Rivers Day Celebration and Art Event:
Paddles Aweigh Propelling Fort Wayne FORward
Title Sponsor: Wells Fargo | World Rivers Day Event Sponsor: Purdue Fort Wayne
Friends of the Rivers is proud to announce Paddles Aweigh, a unique community art event designed to advance river development/stewardship conversations, ignite interest in river-related projects, and engage the community and promote our great rivers.
Paddles Aweigh invites area organizations to sponsor artists, artisans, and creatives of all ages to design and decorate standard canoe paddles. They hope to have more than 100 decorated paddles to showcase at a special community celebration on World Rivers Day (September 29, 2019) and paddles will remain on display through the end of 2019.
Project proceeds will fund educational curriculum and tours aboard Sweet Breeze, Fort Wayne’s authentic canal boat.
April 1, 2019: Call for artists
July 1, 2019: Last application for sponsorship/artist design considered
August 30, 2019: Completed Paddles due for delivery to FW Outfitters
September 29, 2019: World Rivers Day – VIP Reveal Event at Promenade Park
October 1- December 30, 2019: Paddles available for sponsors
January, 2020: Paddles available for sponsors
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