The highly celebrated arts festival takes stage August 28, 29 and 30 offering a fresh and eclectic mix of visual, performing, and literary arts activities. For 34 years Artstreet has been bringing art out of galleries, museums and theaters to the streets of downtown Green Bay. Taking art out of its traditional setting to one central public place is what makes the event so popular amongst art enthusiasts. And the events unique ability to expose people who might not normally experience the arts attracts new admirers to downtown during its three day run.
Visitors will encounter exciting new features at the event this year!
The area’s first literary journal, The Quill, will be available at Artstreet. The Quill features fiction and poetry work of middle school, high school and college students from the greater Green Bay area. The aim of the project is to promote appreciation for literature and the art of writing and to encourage young writers to continue their passion for writing by making the art more of a presence in the community.
New this year, event patrons will have the opportunity to experience literary performance and engage directly with talented writers during intimate stage readings featuring both published authors and aspiring youth writers.
The most notable change at Artstreet will be the event layout which will bring more activities into the streets and out of the parking lots. The enhanced layout will allow patrons to better enjoy the festival offerings as they wander through the art fair.
Artstreet hours have also been updated to extend the art fair into the early evening giving visitors more time to browse the tremendous collection of artwork featured at the event while music will end earlier than in past years in order to coincide with all other event activities.
FAVORITE THINGS TO DO AND SEE AT ARTSTREET —
View and purchase original works from more that 200 fine artists from thoughout the country. The Green Bay Packaging Art Fair represents various media including basketry, ceramics, fiber art, glass, graphic art, jewelry, metalsmithing, painting, paper art, photography, sculpture and woodwork.
Catch a rare and intimate view of artists and their work during the creative process at the Baylake Bank Artist Demonstration Area. A number of artists will be demonstrating their craft giving patrons the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their work.
Enter to win one of over 100 pieces of fine art, ranging in retail value from $25.00 to $500.00. Art raffle tickets are sold at only $1.00. All artwork is generously donated by Artstreet artists with proceeds supporting Mosaic’s year-round programming directly benefiting artists, arts organizations, and the community.
Learn valuable information about the many cultural opportunities in the greater Green Bay area, including a number of visual and performing arts organizations, as well as social and multicultural groups by visiting their booths on Festival Foods’ Cultural Street.
Bring the kids to the Associated Bank Children’s Area and take part in a variety of art projects such as painting, pottery, self-portrait drawing, and tissue paper mobiles. There will also be face painting, glitter tattoos, and balloons as well as juggling and magic performances and interactive music and dance activities.
Check out the works of youth artisans between the ages of eight and eighteen who will be displaying and selling their artwork alongside seasoned art professionals who participate in Artstreet.
Savor a tempting variety of specialty foods from area restaurants and vendors including filet mignon crostini, barbecue ribs, gyros, Greek shish kebab, egg rolls, bourbon chicken, falafel, and crab rangoon as well as hamburgers, wood fired pizza, hot dogs, brats, cheese curds, fresh squeezed lemonade, roasted almonds, espresso drinks, and kettle corn.
Enjoy remarkable entertainment on the Smet Construction Services Stage highlighting a blend of jazz, blues, and classical music, captivating dance performances on the Prevea Performing Arts Stage, and intimate literary readings on the Book Garden Literary Stage
Artstreet…reimagined and everything you’ve come to expect!
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