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Mile of Music: The First 50

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Photography by Graham of Graham Images & Photography Mile of Music organizers announced “the First 50″ artists who will perform at this year’s festival, occurring August 3-6. The announcement took place April 20 during a special event at OuterEdge Stage in downtown Appleton. The original music festival showcases hundreds of artists with musical backgrounds from READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: Celebrating Picasso

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso We know Pablo Picasso as one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. From his Blue Period to the development of the art style, Cubism, Picasso’s influence created a seismic shift in how society perceived fine art. Thanks READ MORE

Film Festivals

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Who needs Hollywood when we have these locally-grown film festivals right here in Northeast Wisconsin? Wildwood Film Festival March 10-11 Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton The 16th Annual Wildwood Film Festival will showcase more than two dozen Wisconsin-connected films. Whether it’s the producer, director, writer, actors or even the locations, all projects featured have READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: The WAKE

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As I take a stroll through social media on a cold, winter day, I’m drowned in election commentary from friends, family and strangers. While D.C. seems light years away, I wonder if all this chaos and confusion could result in new art movements from so-called “Middle America,” as I hope for the best. An invitation lights up on READ MORE

Stacks & Steeples

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Stacks & Steeples, a new original music series, is rooted in Green Bay’s history of blue collar work ethic and “drive to create something when we want it,” says Brian Simons, lead instigator of Stacks & Steeples and Brown County Library executive director. “If you look at Green Bay’s skyline, it’s smokestacks and church steeples,” READ MORE

Dance & Movement

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Be mesmerized by movement at these events. Spectrum Dance Theater February 10 Explore American tradition through ambitious, artistic movement. Founded in 1982, Spectrum Dance Theater is a modern dance company of the Pacific Northwest. 7:30pm. Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton. Shaolin Warriors: The Legend Continues March 9 In this theatrical production, Shaolin Warriors brings READ MORE

Art Bank

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Located in downtown Kaukauna on the Fox River, the Bank of Kaukauna is a bank first, with comfy chairs, teller stations and meeting rooms. But CEO John Brogan has turned the building into more than a place to deposit checks. Brogan has accomplished this by assembling an art collection inside the bank, in a distinct READ MORE

An Ode to the Arts: Let It Flow

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Art in the Fox Cities is something we take pride in here at FOX CITIES Magazine, and it has really evolved beyond just your average gallery or museum. From Mile of Music to The Artery, local creators are using their art to celebrate Midwestern culture in contemporary styles. I’m excited to be featuring recent art READ MORE

Let It Flow Art Exhibit

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Visual art and original music will collide at Let It Flow, a limited-run art exhibit at Rock Garden Studio in Appleton’s historic Edison Center. From digital art and photography to painting and sculpture, the exhibit will feature works created by more than 25 local artists as well as several visiting pieces from artists in the READ MORE

10 Most-Viewed Stories of 2016

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Food trucks, a shipping container home and award-winning photos dominated in 2016. Here are 10 of the most viewed stories of the year on foxcitiesmagazine.com. New food alert: Pop Up Fox Cities creates dining experiences Pop Up Fox Cities launched in 2016 and readers were eager to learn more about the pop-up restaurant by chef READ MORE