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Appleton resident Steven Robbins took this photo in early June at Cave Point County Park in Door County, otherwise known as Wisconsin’s “Fresh Coast.” “What caught my eye about this scene is that it doesn’t quite look like something one might expect to see in Wisconsin,” he says. “With the beautiful rocks and trees by READ MORE

Paperfest celebrates Combined Locks’ Centennial

Posted on Jul. 6, 2021 by Cody Wiesner

2021 isn’t just any year for Paperfest – on July 15-18, the live music and carnival event will celebrate the Village of Combined Locks’ 100th anniversary across four days of activities. Paperfest will move to Memorial Park in Combined Locks after village leaders approached the Paperfest committee to help celebrate the centennial. Combined Locks Village READ MORE

Ready, Set, Road America!

Road America is heating up as its 2021 season gets underway with a lineup of events, both on and off the racetrack. With more than 50 days of on-track action and over 500 events in total, fans can expect to encounter full throttle fun at America’s National Park of Speed.   “We have probably the most READ MORE

Arts Alive!

In tandem with the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America – Fox Cities Series, the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (P.A.C.) announced its plans to make a return to the stage with the 2021-22 Boldt Arts Alive! Series. After a nearly 18-month hiatus in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, P.A.C. president Maria Van Laanen says “Arts Alive!” READ MORE

On Demand Art: Heist TV

The Heist, a nonprofit performance venue and events space in Ripon, launched an ambitious app which aims to connect the community to new and established musicians, comedians and poets. Heist TV, which officially launched in May after hosting livestream events last year, is a free app which streams live and video on demand content, such READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: Artists Without Borders

West Bend’s Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) has brought in artists from diverse backgrounds and artistic influences to showcase “Artists without Borders,” an exhibit which investigates the complex relationships between identity, art and place. The exhibit, open through July 3, features seven first-generation immigrants and two Midwest-born artists. Each work of art takes inspiration from READ MORE

Downtown Creates…

Appleton Downtown Inc. unveiled this year’s Downtown Creates… series on May 21, which will give the community fun reasons to stroll College Avenue all summer long. The program includes a series of open-air, walkable arts events taking place the third weekends of June, July and August. Downtown Creates…, previously named Art on the Town, showcases READ MORE

Appleton Flag Day Parade

After a year off due to the COVID pandemic, the 70th Appleton Flag Day Parade will return June 12 at 2 p.m. after last year’s virtual event.  It will start at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and Oneida Street, then will proceed west on Wisconsin Avenue, south on State Street and south on College Avenue READ MORE

Catching Fire Online Auction

Posted on Jun. 8, 2021 by Cody Wiesner

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass’ “Catching Fire” online glass art auction will offer 50 glasswork pieces and 20 VIP experiences as a way to support the museum’s educational programing and the local arts community. “You’ll have an opportunity to peruse internationally known artists that work in a variety of different [art styles] as well as READ MORE

Exhibit Focus: New on View

The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass will unveil an eclectic mix of glasswork and paperweights on May 28. The collection of more than 100 pieces will showcase a variety of art styles and artists, but they all have one thing in common: Every piece is a donation to the museum.   “This exhibition New on View is really a celebration of the READ MORE