Artstreet 2012 August 24 – 26

August 22, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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It’s been a tradition in Green Bay for 31 years.  Artstreet is just a few days away.  This year’s event runs August 24 – 26th and is held in downtown Green Bay in the 300 block of Adams Street.

This year’s event features more than 200 artists from around the country. Not only is the art on exhibit, it’s for sale, too.

There are also three stages featuring a blend of jazz, blues, classical, dance and theater.

There’s even a children’s area where they can try their hand with some art projects.

Artstreet General Hours
Friday, August 24, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Art Fair Hours
Saturday, August 25, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 26, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

After Hours Entertainment
Friday, August 24, 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Saturday, August 25, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm.

Admission – Free (with a suggested donation of $5.00 to support the Partner in the Growing the Arts fundraising campaign.)
Parking — Free parking is available throughout the weekend in city parking ramps and parking lots, and on adjacent streets.
Am I aging myself by saying I remember the first time I went to Artstreet was my senior year in high school, and they were celebrating their 10th anniversary? :-)

For more information, see the Arts Events Inc. website.

Savour Green Bay July 20 – 21: Free Food, Wine, Beer and Music

July 16, 2012 by · 2 Comments
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Here’s a great reason to check out the revitalized downtown area: another FREE event!  This time it’s Savour Green Bay, an event bringing together local food, lifestyle and music to Green Bay.  It all takes place on July 20th and 21st in the heart of downtown Green Bay.  It’s a good time for the entire family!

Some of the local flavor being offered:

  • Mustard Seed Cafe
  • Three Three Five
  • Chives Restaurant
  • Monzu Bistro
  • and more!

Let’s not forget all the demonstrations taking place, either:

  • Associated Bank is sponsoring Fun Foodies, which includes the chance for kids to make their own kitchen masterpieces
  • The chef from the new Hagemeister Park will prepare a New Orleans style stuffed tenderloin with artichokes and shrimp smothered
    in a béarnaise sauce
  • How to use JaJora’s homemade oils in Syrah Restaurant’s dishes
  • Green Bay Botanical Garden demonstrating low-budget container gardening so you can enjoy home-grown vegetables year-round.

There will also be tons of regional microbrews and wines available, too, like Titletown, Captain’s Walk, and Von Stiehl Winery.  And of course, what outdoor event like this would be complete without local music, too!

Savour Hours:
Friday, July 20, 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Saturday, July 21, 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Admission: FREE general admission. *All culinary demonstrations are free. Limited free reserved seating for food and beer tasting for select cooking demonstrations available at the Savour Pub the day of the demonstration on a first-come, first-serve basis. All food and beverage items are availble for cash purchase at restaurant, winery and brewery tents. Individual food and beverage items range in price from $2.00 – $10.00.

Parking: Parking is available in the all the usual places you park downtown.

For more information on the 2012 Savour Green Bay, check out the Arts Events Inc. website here*.

Bayfest comes to an end: no festival in 2012

March 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment
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An annual event in Green Bay is no more.  After 31 years of being one of the main summer festivals in our area, today organizers announced that Bayfest is “retiring”.

Tina Quigley, the executive director of Arts Event, Inc., the organizer of the show, said “The greater Green Bay area is home to a thriving music concert and event scene, which we will continue to support as an arts organization.”

I have to say that when I got the press release this morning, part of me was not surprised.  Ever since Bayfest relocated from the UWGB campus and moved downtown, I felt it was dying a slow death.  Bayfest used to be one of the only summer festivals to feature local musicians, exotic food choices, carnival rides, fireworks and more.  Then more and more festivals and events popped up in the Green Bay area and it seemed to be just like most of the others.

Much like the Port Plaza mall which was about the same age as Bayfest, the festival lived a good life, but it’s time to move on.  Arts Event, Inc. is concentrating on developing their Savor Green Bay event, which was launched last year with great success.

Will you be sad that Bayfest is gone?

30th Anniversary of Artstreet August 26 – 28

August 26, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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Just a reminder that the the 30th Annual Artstreet throughout downtown Green Bay is this weekend.  This year’s art festival starts tonight and runs through the 28th.

This year’s event features more than 200 artists from around the country. Not only is the art on exhibit, it’s for sale, too.

There are also three stages featuring a blend of jazz, blues, classical, dance and theater.

There’s even a children’s area where they can try their hand with some art projects.

General Event Hours 
Friday, August 26 — 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 — 10:00 am. – 11:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28 — 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Art Fair Hours
Saturday, August 27 — 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, August 28 — 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
After Hours Entertainment (music and food only)
Friday, August 26 — 5:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, August 27 — 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Admission – Free (with a suggested donation of $5.00 to support the Partner in the Growing the Arts fundraising campaign.)
Parking — Free parking is available throughout the weekend in city parking ramps and parking lots, and on adjacent streets.

Am I aging myself by saying I remember the first time I went to Artstreet was my senior year in high school and they were celebrating their 10th anniversary? :-)

For more information, see the Arts Events Inc. website.

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