The Fort Wayne Sister Cities organization increases the visibility of our mission by showcasing sculptures and artwork in our community, nationally and internationally.

“Flights of Friendship-Weaving Cultures” at Ft. Wayne International Airport FWSCI installed a work of art at the Fort Wayne International Airport. Installing this work of art in the atrium of Fort Wayne International Airport, signifies the hope FWSCI has to reach everyone that comes into Ft. Wayne to explore other parts of the world and experience other cultures. Next time someone arrives at FWA, look up….and enjoy the sculpture, Flights of Friendship - Weaving Cultures by George Morrison. There is also a kiosk with a touch screen informational center that can educate travelers about Fort Wayne sister Cities and the magnificent public sculpture. This kiosk was built by 80/20 Inc. with donations by Barrett & McNagny.

"Flights of Friendship – Weaving Cultures" by George Morrisson

"Flights of Friendship – Weaving Cultures" by George Morrisson

“HELITEC I” in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, USA and “HELETEC II” in Takaoka, Japan. “Helitic I” is sculpted from 9000 pounds of Indiana Limestone. Tim Doyle created this sculpture as a sun dial to read the time in both Ft. Wayne and Takaoka. The sculpture, a gift to the city of Ft. Wayne and FWSCI, funded by the Essex group (in a 1980 recognition of 50 years of Essex in Ft. Wayne). The sculpture was originally located in front of Arts United, and dedicated on July 12, 1980, the first day of the 3 Rivers Festival in Ft. Wayne, IN.

The new location for Helitec I is at Science Central, as of April 24, 2019.

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“Helitec II”, also sculpted by Tim Doyle, is located in Takaoka, Japan near City Hall. This sculpture is smaller replica of Helitec I. It was dedicated on May 1, 1981. The large bronze medallion reads, “May we remember one another as constantly as the sun remembers us”

Helitec I by Tim Doyle - Original location Arts United Center, dedicated on first day of Three Rivers Festival, July 12, 1980

Helitec I by Tim Doyle - Original location Arts United Center, dedicated on first day of Three Rivers Festival, July 12, 1980

Model of the sculpture “Flights of Friendship”

Model of the sculpture “Flights of Friendship”

Each band represents one of Fort Wayne's sister cities.

Each band represents one of Fort Wayne's sister cities.

Mayor Keiichiro Tachibana and Mark Becker at the acceptance in Japan of Helitec II on May 1, 1981.

Mayor Keiichiro Tachibana and Mark Becker at the acceptance in Japan of Helitec II on May 1, 1981.

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Helitec II