Category: Arts

What is the Wildwood Film Festival?

This blog is written and presented by Jason Buss, Director and Co-Founder of the Wildwood Film Festival. Order your tickets today and experience an incredible, eclectic line-up of films made right here in Wisconsin! I was recently asked to explain the Wildwood Film Festival event to somebody that had never attended it. Wildwood Film Festival [...Read More]

The ABCs of Surviving Winter in Downtown Appleton

Winter means many things here in Downtown Appleton! Don't let the cold keep you cooped up with a case of cabin fever.  Take a look at the ABCs of Surviving Winter here in Downtown Appleton and stay involved with our great community all winter long! A=Angels. Although the holiday season is over, the angels will [...Read More]

The Appleton Boychoir Brings Back “The Golden Age of Radio.”

The Appleton Boychoir will kick off their 2016-17 Season with “The Golden Age of Radio” on Saturday, Oct. 22, at 4 pm in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel. Join the Appleton Boychoir, along with Special Guest, Tony Palermo, as they transport you back to the 1930’s and 1940’s with THE GOLDEN AGE OF RADIO.  Model-A Ford’s [...Read More]

Miron’s Dream Project inspires Downtown Appleton

Are you curious about the giant chalkboard inside the parklet at 215 E. College Avenue? This interactive exhibit was initiated by Miron Construction Co., Inc. to engage the community and inspire people to share their dreams with others. The exhibit itself is based on the “Before I Die” global art project that invites people to [...Read More]

Golden Legacy: Original Art from 65 Years of Golden Books Exhibition on Display at The Trout Museum of Art

With more than 60 masterpieces of original illustration art chosen from the vast Random House archives, the exhibit features the work of some of twentieth-century America’s leading illustrators. Works on display come from picture book classics such as The Poky Little Puppy, Home for a Bunny, The Great Big Fire Engine Book, The Little Red Hen and more. [...Read More]

Thrivent Financial is Living Generously!

Additionally, we are pleased to announce that Creative Downtown Appleton, Inc. can receive contributions through Thrivent Financial’s Thrivent Choice® program. By directing Choice Dollars® eligible Thrivent members can recommend which nonprofit organizations they feel should receive charitable grant funding from Thrivent. If you have Choice Dollars available to direct, please consider directing to Creative Downtown [...Read More]

The Mastermind Behind Downtown Appleton's Mandalas Project: Tony Conrad

Tony Conrad’s pattern-centric paintings and drawings are the results of an ongoing interest in various cultural and historical movements including Persian textiles, Tibetan Buddhism, psychedelic rock culture, and meditative states. Conrad received his MFA degree in painting and drawing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2009.  Currently, Conrad is a Lecturer of Art at Lawrence [...Read More]

Reasons to Love Summer Downtown Appleton!

Beautiful views of the Fox River 1,2 or 3 Mile Walking Route City Park…especially the fountain with the sculpture by Dallas Anderson Jones Park Houdini Plaza White Dinner on August 19 Creative Parklet Place Free Downtown Trolley weekends Aug.-Sept. 24 Outdoor Movies every Weds. through Aug. 24 Fox Cities Nite Lite Run/Walk Sept. 30. Adopt [...Read More]

Outdoor Dining

The sun is shining and temperatures are warming: sure signs that summer has officially started! Are you looking for ways to spend even more time out in the sun? Then it is time to visit the wonderful outdoor dining locations here in Appleton Downtown and along the Riverfront! Many of your favorite cafes and dining [...Read More]