JOIN US AS DOWNTOWN APPLETON ARTISTS, RETAIL SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND MORE CREATE AN EXPERIENCE YOU WON’T FORGET!

Explore and enjoy rhythm & music, performing arts, visual arts, art of food, art of fashion, and more.  Join us for exciting, open-air, walkable activities that will be full of creativity the third weekend May through August. See below for each month’s special features and what you can expect!

Be sure to SAVE THE DATE for all the 2021 Special Features:
- May 21-23 - Fiber Rain & Garden Art
- June 18-20 - Artful Chairs
- July 16-18 - Chalk Walk
- August 20-22 - Paint Out

DOWNTOWN CREATES... PAINT OUT
AUGUST 20-22

Join us for exciting, open-air, walkable activities that will be full of creativity! See below for August's special features and what you can expect during the weekend of PAINT OUT.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20

  • Plein Air PAINT-OUT! Competition!  
    • People’s Choice Voting is now OPEN through Sunday, August 29.  View the pieces and cast your vote by CLICKING HERE.
    • Online Silent Auction will run Tuesday, August 24 to Tuesday, August 31 - CLICK HERE
  • Window Murals! Local artists have created large scale murals on storefront windows.  All window murals will all fit the theme "We are...". Murals will stay up on the following storefronts (listed from West to East College) through the end of August:
    • Appleton Beer Factory (603 W College Ave) – Artist: James Peterson
    • ACOCA Coffee (500 W College Ave) – Artist: Kim Jochman
    • Fox Cities Performing Arts Center (400 W College Ave) - Artist: Julie Jilek
    • Appleton Downtown Inc. Offices (333 W College Ave, Ste 100) – Artist: Nou Vue
    • Vacant Storefront in the 222 Building (222 W College Ave) – Artist: Sam Luna
    • Gibson Music Hall (211 W College Ave) – Artist: Clayton
    • Former Items of Interest Space (10 E College Ave) – Artist: Vikki Jorgensen
    • Trout Museum of Art (111 W College Ave) – Artist: Trent
    • Display Windows next to Anderson Pens (10 E College Ave) – Artist: Melanie Malm
    • Eco Candle Co (123 E College Ave) – Artist: Eco Candle Staff
    • Storefront Next to Antojitos Mexicanos (204 E College Ave) – Artist: Anna Heenan
    • Pinot’s Palette (226 E College Ave) – Artist: Pinot’s Palette Staff
    • Heid Music (308 E College Ave) – Artist: Karen Ebben