Jim Sparrow is executive director of Arts United, the third-oldest united arts fund in the United States and the second largest arts council in Indiana.
Columnist Jim Sparrow says goodbye to Fort Wayne in his final column.
Columnist Jim Sparrow believes Fort Wayne can benefit from lessons taught by "The Wizard of Oz."
Not simply leveraging resources is important, columnist Jim Sparrow says, because we need to focus firmly on big-picture changes.
Moving the needle is important, columnist Jim Sparrow says, but believing in ourselves is critical, too.
Coming to love dogs taught Columnist Jim Sparrow that people should emulate doggy wisdom.
The quality of our education determines the quality of our future, so Columnist Jim Sparrow explores the challenges we face.
Our goal is authenticity more than perfection, Columnist Jim Sparrow says, for a future glowing with our city’s personality.
Columnist Jim Sparrow shares a lesson he learned from his grandfather about success.
It’s a wise time to rebalance, Columnist Jim Sparrow says, to sustain Fort Wayne’s successful arts institutions — and keep the arts vital here.
Columnist Jim Sparrow says we do have a brand, and he suggests some words — and some reasons — to communicate it.
The right factors are in place and it’s time for Fort Wayne to start a public relations campaign, Columnist Jim Sparrow says.
Columnist Jim Sparrow thinks our donations to arts and culture groups are more a community investment than a charity.
Columnist Jim Sparrow says we’re beginning to get our due as word gets around about Fort Wayne.
Columnist Jim Sparrow sees so many good things in the growing interest in public art.
Fort Wayne needs a few critical tools to capitalize on its downtown successes, columnist Jim Sparrow explains.
Photography by Tara Froelich, Bianca Hecht, Mariah Wynn and submitted
Photography by Tara Froelich, Bianca Hecht, Mariah Wynn and submitted.