2017 SmartStart Art Auction - Guests, Artists, Sponsors - Learn More!



September 28, 2017
6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

at Ashberry Real Estate’s East End Loft
1501 E. Berry Street, Suite 205
Downtown Fort Wayne

Each one-of-a-kind piece is inspired by
and paired with the artwork of an
MLK Montessori School student.


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We are thrilled to announce that on September 28, 2017, MLK Montessori will be hosting its first-ever SmartStart Soirée. At this elegant event, community leaders, art lovers, and educational advocates will gather at Ashberry Real Estate’s East End Loft in downtown Fort Wayne for an evening of appetizers, cocktails, and – most importantly – art. 

The event will include both silent and live auctions featuring collaborative art pieces donated by local and national artists. Each one-of-a-kind piece will be inspired by and paired with the artwork of an MLK student. Not only will the evening be fun, unique, and inspiring, it will also help to support the vital work of our school. 

Did you know that, when they enter kindergarten, children from low-income families typically perform far behind their more advantaged peers – both socially and academically? This puts them at an immediate disadvantage that stunts their potential and costs society. A quality preschool education stops this achievement gap in its tracks. Since our inception in 1968, MLK Montessori School has changed the lives of more than 5,000 children in Fort Wayne. Click here to read more about our program and what makes it effective.

Your participation in this event enables us to continue this vital work for Fort Wayne’s disadvantaged youth. Thank you for being by our side in this mission!