City Survives Weekend Art Attack

WBOI | Julia Meek

Fort Wayne’s downtown was surprised by a full scale yarn bombing Sunday, leaving the area blanketed in mystery. At 2:00 p.m. yesterday, guerilla knitters swarmed the city’s arts campus, leaving over 1000 square feet of brightly colored, non-lethal textile trail in its wake. Most of the explosion occurred in the Arts United plaza itself, covering pillars, benches and more than fifteen trees, though some of the kniffiti ric-crocheted into Freimann Square. While General Anthony Wayne was unharmed, his horse took many multi-colored hits.

Identified only as members of “Operation Yarnworks,” approximately ten agents were spotted in the area, but yarn ballistics reports suggest that up to forty fiber-arms makers, ranging in age from nine to ninety, were involved in the group’s preparatory stich-ins earlier this year. The knitty-gritty task force clamed to be within its arts installation rights, as part of the Art Speaks event, at the Arts United gallery. Evidence indicates that the yarn storming may be connected to the 3rd annual Design Week Fort Wayne, which began today…read more

Image: Mad Anthony Wayne couldn’t outrun the yarn storming on Sunday, causing his trusty steed to take a direct blast of fiber fallout. Julia Meek