Downtown Placemakers support the Appleton creative economy movement by enhancing the cultural and artistic environment through the development of opportunities for community access to arts, music and culture.

Downtown Placemakers:

  • Enrich Appleton Downtown's urban design, public spaces, accessibility and walkability
  • Create a diverse, inclusive and more livable Downtown
  • Engage Arts and Culture in all aspects of community Placemaking

Your annual contribution of at least $25 will make you an official Downtown Placemaker.  Click to join or make a donation now

And if you love music and the arts, check out our One Musical Place & Downtown Unites posters and postcards for sale at SHOP ADI.

Download a map featuring the Public Art Downtown, then take a walk and enjoy it!  Public Art Map
 Or view the map online here.

Christmas Light Enhancements
In order to enhance the Avenue of Angels, Creative Downtown Inc. continues to work on adding additional intersections with the cross angel decorations. Each cross section is about $6500 to fully renovate, change to LED bulbs and upgrade the cables. Contact Appleton Downtown Inc. to make a donation.  (920-954-9112 or

Out of The Box Project:  featuring 16 Downtown traffic boxes wrapped in community cultural art and funded by Creative Placemaking Grants from Principal Financial & The Mielke Family Foundation!  Get the details and a map at our office or the Paper Valley Hotel, or download the Out of the Box Brochure.

Creative Placemaking You Make it Happen Slideshow Presentation