Friday, July 20th 5-8pm
Creative Downtown Appleton announces Chalk on the Town, a special feature to July’s Art on the Town taking place on Friday, July 20th 5-8pm. The event features a chalk art competition that embellishes downtown with chalk masterpieces. Local artists and traveling artists register to complete a chalk masterpiece to be judged during Art on the Town. Plus a People’s Choice Award vote occurring the week after on social media. These chalk pieces will be found along College Avenue as you walk from business to business.
Creative Downtown Appleton Inc. is focused on increasing access to arts and culture in the downtown district through activities and initiatives. Ranging from public art projects to engaging events such as Art on the Town, concerts, and more. Through these efforts, they provide access to the arts that welcomes all demographics and socioeconomic levels throughout the Fox Cities and beyond.
More information is available at appletondowntown.org
The OccuPaws Guide Dog Association is a non profit organization based out of Madison providing guide dogs to qualified blind or visually impaired adults from Wisconsin and surrounding states at no charge through an in home training program.
Clients of Occupaws are educated on all aspects of their guide dog, including canine health and nutrition, general care and grooming ,guide dog mechanics and public access and etiquette instruction. Clients will learn how to work with their guide dog on the routes they travel frequently as well as as well as travel to near by cities and towns for exposure to a wide variety of experiences.
OccuPaws has an ongoing need for fundraising to raise and place well-trained guide dogs. Northeast Wisconsin has several candidates awaiting a guide dog placement.
The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is dedicated to providing safe, decent and affordable housing. This mission is fulfilled through their programs, which help families become homeowners, help low-income homeowners complete home repair projects, help families improve their financial situations to qualify for Habitat homeownership, and help current Habitat homeowners through financial emergencies. The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity is celebrating its 25th Anniversary throughout 2018, promoting all programs and services by providing facts, stories and special home builds and events.
More information on The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity and their programs available at foxcitieshabitat.org
Growing Resiliency is a new non-profit organization with the mission of promoting resiliency in at risk and undeserved youth. A pilot program was initiated in February of this year connecting St. Norbert College students as tutors, with children residing at Freedom House homeless shelter.
College students are trained in specific techniques and language that encourage a mindset of resiliency. They are then paired with a child or children residing in a local homeless shelter, and tutor them on academics engrained with positive messaging of resiliency.
More information is available at growingresiliency.org
The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center presents multiple Grammy award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall on June 13th for her 2018 “Turn Up The Quiet World Tour”! Krall's new album celebrates a return to jazz and the Great American Songbook. More information at foxcitiespac.com
The Avenue thanks the Fox Cities PAC for their support.
Sunday, June 10 | 4–5:30 pm
Attendees will enjoy a variety of popular and Broadway opera performances by The Florentine Opera featuring the Summer Concert Residency Artists presented in partnership with the Brown County Civic Music Association. Lawn and Terrace tickets available. Info at gbbg.org/concerts/#schneider-family-series
As a thank you to the community for supporting the Riverfront development, The RiverHeath Summer Concert Series kicks off on Saturday June 23rd from 5-9pm with the bluegrass of Colorado's Emmy winning Trout Steak Revival!
This family-friendly concert on the RiverHeath boardwalk in Appleton also offers food trucks, artists, river cruises and more! Information at riverheath.com
St. Norbert College Music Theatre announces the performance of “Return to the Forbidden Planet” opening June 13th and running through June 23rd. All performances will be held in the Webb Theatre, located in the Abbot Pennings Hall of Fine Arts, 315 Third St., De Pere.
Inspired by the 1956 science fiction film “Forbidden Planet” and Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” this jukebox musical is packed with rock ’n’ roll classics such as “Wipeout,” “Young Girl,” “Good Vibrations,” “Great Balls of Fire” and “Gloria.”
More information on the performance can be found at snc.edu/musictheatre
St. Norbert College is a nonprofit supporting partner of The Avenue.
Support for The Avenue comes from Creative Downtown Appleton Incorporated, a non-profit organization presenting Art on the Town featuring music, performing and visual arts, every third Friday of the month thru September in Downtown Appleton, from 5 to 8pm. This month’s event on Friday June 15th is Hidden Textures! From 3:30 to 6pm, join us in Houdini Plaza for Creative Kids featuring family friendly art activities. More information is available at appletondowntown.org
Supported by the Animal House Pet Clinic in Green Bay, Avenue artist, Paul Thorn and Willy Porter will be in concert on Thursday May 17th, at 7:30pm at the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay. Benefiting the Bay Area Humane Society and the Green Bay Children's Museum,Paul Thorn will be joined by guitarist and songwriter Willy Porter. The son of a preacher man, Mississippi raised, Thorn spent much of his childhood in church. After a dozen albums in roots-rock mode, Thorn gets back to his gospel roots with his new album, Don’t let the Devil Ride. Reserved seating and general admission tickets available. More information at riversideballroom.com/events.
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