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Last updated: Thu. Sep. 15, 2011 - 04:21 pm EDT

All aboard for Museum of Art's Trolley Tour

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Art sometimes can be described as food for the mind or food for the soul.

On Sept. 22, it also can provide food for the tummy.

The Fort Wayne Museum of Art's annual Trolley Tour will transport you to 13 local art galleries to admire the art and sample food from a different local eatery at each location.

The event, which is co-sponsored by Fort Wayne Newspapers, will be 5:30-10 p.m. With a Trolley Tour passport, you can hop on the tour at any participating gallery and travel around to all other stops.

The passport also gives you admission to a Pre-Tour Party at 4:30 p.m. at Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312 Covington Road, and an after party 10-11 p.m. at the Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St. The after party features live music by Sugar Shot.

Passports are available in advance at the Museum of Art store and at Orchard Gallery. Cost is $20 for art museum members and $25 for the general public. The Trolley Tour is intended for art fans ages 18 and older.

Here is the list of participating art venues and the eateries catering at each location:

*Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St.: Oyster Bar, and music by the Freak Brothers

*University of Saint Francis, 2701 Spring St.: AVI (Weatherhead Gallery in Rolland arts center off Leesburg Road on southeast side of campus)

*Auer Center for Arts and Culture, 300 E. Main St.: Parkview Hospitality

*Lotus Gallery, 1301 S. Lafayette St.: Calhoun Street Soups, Salads and Spirits

*Artlink, 437 E. Berry St.: Baker Street Steakhouse

*1832 Studio and Gallery, 1832 S. Calhoun St.: Flanagan's

*First Presbyterian Church Art Gallery, 300 W. Wayne St.: DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Firefly Coffeehouse, Nutcracker Sweet Shoppe

*604 West Wayne Gallery, 604 W. Wayne St.: Chops

*Rat aRt, 1029 W. Jefferson Blvd.: Casa Ristorante

*Continuum Art Gallery, 125 W. Wayne St.: J.K O'Donnell's

*Orchard Gallery of Fine Art, 6312 Covington Road: Catablu

*Northside Galleries, 335 E. State Blvd.: Mad Anthony's

*Allen County Public Library Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery, 900 Library Plaza: Friendly Fox


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