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Girls Rock Fox Cities Summer Showcase

Jun 21 2019

This week we’re excited to be hosting the Girls Rock Fox Cities program! Girls Rock Fox Cities is part of the educational community outreach programming of Chaminade Women’s Chorus and is a program of the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA). The Girls Rock Fox Cities program will provide an opportunity for girls and girl-identifying youth ages 12-18 to take part in an opportunity to be represented in rock music,...

Girls Rock Fox Cities Summer Showcase

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Jun 10 2019

We’re excited to collaborate with our own Director of Operations & Strategic Development and producer Jacob Heiss for the second annual Future Zouk Chicago Congress 2019! The event is July 18-22nd at Dance Center Chicago and will feature artists from across the world for the Midwest’s largest annual festival celebration of Brazilian zouk...

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May 22 2019

Pillars is a group combining three existing organizations: Homeless Connections, Housing Partners, and Fox Valley Warming Shelter. The mission of Pillars is to provide shelter, support, and solutions to address the housing needs in our community, from homelessness to coming home. The combination of these three organizations together provides shelter, street outreach, prevention, diversion,...

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May 07 2019

On May 17th, Emerging Artists Fox Valley will be resident artists of Mud & Prints for Downtown Appleton’s Art on the Town! Art on the Town takes place in downtown Appleton every third Friday of the month, with May 17th’s theme being Celebrate Student Artists. The Emerging Artists Fox Valley...

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Apr 17 2019

This June, we’re excited to host the Girls Rock Fox Cities program! Girls Rock Fox Cities is part of the educational community outreach programming of Chaminade Women’s Chorus and is a program of the international Girls Rock Camp Alliance (GRCA). The Girls Rock Fox Cities program will provide an opportunity for girls and...

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Apr 10 2019

We have another exciting show coming up at The Howard on April 13th with Cory Chisel, Adriel Denae, LOLO, and surprise guests! Best of all, fans got to pick the set list. The show has sold out, and we’re looking forward to a packed house! Thank you for all your support! Guitars for Vets is an...

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Apr 04 2019

Thank you to those who helped us celebrate the release of Robert Ellis’s Texas Piano Man with Adriel Denae and Ian O’Neil last Wednesday! Photos: Laurel Heverly Heiss and David Paul Martin

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Mar 26 2019

A little over a week ago, our friends, The Head and The Heart, announced their next LP, Living Mirage! They started the project in Mojave Desert’s Joshua Tree and continued the recording right here in our chapel. The album is available for pre-order now, and will be out May 17th on Warner...

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Mar 14 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit organization that matches children with adults who help their Little by simply being a friend. If you’re looking for a fun and exciting way to make a big difference in the life of a child, Big Brothers Big Sisters may be for you. Refuge...

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Mar 07 2019

In just three weeks we’re celebrating the release of Robert Ellis’s Texas Piano Man! On Wednesday, March 27th The Howard and Refuge Foundation for the Arts present Robert Ellis with special guests Adriel Denae and Ian O’Neil. Purchase your tickets here! Rolling Stone writes that the album has, “a wisecracking edge that allows his...

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Feb 28 2019

Refuge Foundation for the Arts was proud to host nationally acclaimed, Nashville based photographer and editor, Caroline Allison, for an exclusive community lecture in our Chapel on Wednesday, February 27th during Ms. Allison’s stay in Wisconsin. Her lecture discussed the importance of landscape in photography, her twenty-five year journey as a...

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Feb 20 2019

Refuge Foundation for the Arts is excited to host Nashville based photographer, Caroline Allison, for an exclusive community lecture in our Chapel on Wednesday February 27th starting at 7pm during Ms. Allison’s stay in Wisconsin. Ms. Allison is developing a body of work that will be exhibited in September 2019 and...

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Feb 12 2019

Last year we hosted Night of Noise, a celebration of over 150 queer youth embracing their identity in a safe, supportive environment. The evening included a youth speak up/out promoting messages of love and acceptance along with performances by DJ Afrekete, Lex Allen, and Taj Raiden. Diverse and Resilient‘s campaign name...

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Feb 02 2019

Tonight! We have an event at Subterranean in Chicago with a rising star showcase of hip-hop and R&B headliners including one of our own, Just Jacob.   The night will be filled with music, food and drink specials, and a portion of the proceeds benefit Refuge Foundation for the Arts!...

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Jan 25 2019

Our Little Free Library is staying sheltered from the snow this week! Did you know there are more than 75,000 registered Little Free Library book-sharing boxes in 88 countries around the world? The project started in 2009 in Hudson, Wisconsin and through Little Free Libraries, millions of books are exchanged...

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Jan 18 2019

This past week, we had our friends Liz Cooper & The Stampede here to write and record! The band (above) was passing through before playing in Indianapolis on Wednesday. You can listen to Liz Cooper & The Stampede’s Audiotree session below or catch them on tour in Neenah, Milwaukee, or Madison,...

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Jan 08 2019

Thank you to all who joined us for An Evening of Holiday Mischief on December 21! It was an unforgettable night with our community and friends who traveled to perform and raise support for our work. Cory Chisel and Adriel Denae were joined by Stelth Ulvang of the Lumineers, Dorota Ulvang, LOLO, Shannon Shaw...

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Nov 09 2018

We are partnering with On Broadway, Inc. in Green Bay in hopes of receiving the Levitt AMP Grant which could help us create a new Music Series with original, local, and national artists. The series will take place at Leicht Memorial Park, building on the emerging renaissance of the On Broadway district with...

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