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!

  • Plein Air PAINT-OUT! Competition! Artists will register to complete painted canvas masterpieces up and down the sidewalks of College Avenue & RiverHeath on Friday, August 20 as part of the Paint Out Competition. Stroll later that evening to see the completed works. Watch for the People’s Choice Voting & an online silent auction the following week on ADI’s Facebook page.
    *CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!
  • NEW Window Murals! 8 artists will be commissioned to create large scale murals on storefront windows.  Interested in being one of those 8 artists?  Email Lynn@appletondowntown.org examples of past work plus a description of what your window mural will be - window murals will all fit the theme "We are...". Selected artists will be notified by August 10, artists will then paint their assigned window on Friday, August 20.

  • Friday, August 20 enjoy live outdoor solo/duo music acts at the following locations: Heid Music, Crazy Sweet, Houdini Plaza

  • Friday, August 20 grab a delicious FREE ice cream treat courtesy of the Appleton International Airport when you visit their ice cream truck located outside the Red Lion Hotel Paper Valley (333 W College Ave).

  • Downtown Sidewalk Shops - Saturday, August 21 ALL DAY: Shop & support local in an open-air environment while Downtown businesses have items for sale outside on the sidewalks.  Click here to view the participating shops.