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21Country: Murals created by black artists

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - The City of Fort Wayne’s art scene has exploded in the last several years.

Can you believe that the city’s first piece of commissioned public art, was only a few years ago in 2014? Now, you can’t drive downtown without seeing vibrant public murals near every block.

At the end of last month, Visit Fort Wayne published some of the most notable work by African-American creatives, and the story behind them.

They’ve shared a map of every piece of art in the area, but we’re highlighting several, to celebrate Black History Month.

Visitors and residents can create their own self-guided walking tour by using this interactive map. Or, by printing the PDF version to carry with you which can be found at

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Tony Betton Jr.

Tony Betton Jr. is the ABC21 weekend morning anchor/producer and serves as a multimedia journalist during the week. He is an Atlanta native and Georgia State University graduate. You can follow him on Instagram and Twitter (@TonyBettonJrTV) and on Facebook (@TonyBettonJrNews).

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