Refuge Journal 44

Oct 05 2018

Thank you to all those who came out to join us at Hopeland Festival last weekend in Green Bay’s On Broadway District! Refuge Arts partnered with Fox Communities Credit Union, Wisconsin Public Radio, and 4th HOOAH for the event that brought visual and musical art together to highlight the value of public art in a community.

We partnered 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 generously helped to make this gift to our community possible.

We filled the On Broadway District with:
– over 50 sets of music
– 3 murals (one of which viewers had the opportunity to grab a paintbrush and bring to realization)
– 2 sculptures
– 1 live-painting event motivated by musical performance
– 1 alleyway installation/pop-up beer garden filled with light and floral sculpture

With your support from the weekend we were able to raise money for two of 4th HOOAH‘s programs Guitars for Vets and Operation Cold Snap, and purchase 5 guitars for Guitars for Vets! Thank you to all those who came out to enjoy music, visual art, and support a great cause.

Video created by John Behrens with partners Fox Communities Credit Union


The foundation’s first resident was Jon Wheelock of the band J-Council, who arrived in October of 2015. During his one year residency, he went from writing his first song to completing his first full-length record and embarking a tour that included an appearancre at the historic Henry Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles for Petty Fest. You can read more here.