Refuge Journal 41

Sep 14 2018

Hopeland Festival 2018 created by John Behrens with partners at Fox Communities Credit Union

Refuge Arts is proud to partner with Fox Communities Credit Union, Wisconsin Public Radio, and 4th HOOAH for Hopeland Festival, coming up in just one week!

The visual art portion of Hopeland Festival is spearheaded by Refuge Artist-in-residence, Ally Wilber, who seeks to bring meaningful public art to the event. Our goal is to highlight the value of public art in a community; to beatify as well as to provoke thought and conversation.

Join us for the all-ages and FREE event on September 21st and 22nd, from 5-10pm in Green Bay, WI for an immersion in music and visual art, as we fill the On Broadway District with three new uplifting murals (one of which viewers will have the opportunity to grab a paintbrush and bring to realization), two sculptures, one live-painting event motivated by musical performance, as well as an alleyway installation/pop-up beer garden filled with light and floral sculpture.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to be inspired by the talented artists, musicians, and community members that surround you.

Visual artists include:

Chad Brady – mural painting
Ally Wilber – mural painting
Kemery Zetzman – chalk art
Oliver Franklin Anderson – floral sculpture/installation
Andrew Linskens – live painting coinciding with musical performance
Mariana Russel – sculpture
Carli Ihde – chalk art
Laura Schley – community mural

We now have a Hopeland playlist on Spotify! This playlist showcases our diverse lineup of musicians, so take a listen and hear the variety of talent that will be there!

Our goal with Hopeland Festival is to celebrate our community through creative collaborations with artists, local businesses and community organizations. We want to share a thoughtful exchange together and a glimpse into what our region has to offer while asking the question: how can the arts add value to our shared experience?Hopeland Festival is a free, all-ages, two-day experience of live music and visual art taking place in the On Broadway district of Green Bay. We are partnering with local businesses including Kavarna, Keggers, Lyric Room, Black & Tan Lounge, Neville Public Museum, Three Three Five, Cup O Joy, Titletown Brewing Company Roof Tap, and with Fox Communities Credit Union who are generously helping to make this gift to our community possible. Join us on:

Friday, September 21st from 5:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturday, September 22nd from 5:00pm – 10:00pm 

Here’s our full lineup of musical guests: