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Arts Fest Green Bay

July 28 - 30, 2023

ArtFest Green Bay presented by Nicolet Bank & Green Bay Packaging makes Downtown Green Bay come alive with art vendors, music, food, demonstrations, and more!

π–‘‘ Adams, Cherry, Jefferson Streets in Downtown Green Bay

  • Friday, July 28, 3 - 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 29, 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Sunday, July 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

* Besaw Properties Main Stage Entertainment & Food Court open until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday!

Bringing Art to the Heart

ArtFest's mission is to bring beauty and vibrance to Downtown Green Bay. Proceeds will support projects in the downtown districts including murals, art installations, and streetscape improvements.

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. is proud to host ArtFest Green Bay. This event will vitalize the local community and support small businesses in the district.

We need your help! Volunteer with us!

Volunteer at ArtFest

Art Fair presented by TDS Fiber

Explore works from local, regional, and national artists at the Art Fair presented by TDS Fiber, in partnership with The Art Garage! Artists will showcase their diverse range of mediums and shoppers are sure to find something that captures their imagination. From paintings to sculptures, photography to mixed media, artists will inspire attendees with their creativity and talent.

Artist Bios

Info for Artists

ArtFest Color Run/ Walk

Saturday, July 29th, 10:30 a.m.

Let’s get colorful at the ArtFest Color Run/Walk! The 2.5 mile route will take participants through the vibrant streets of downtown and along the Fox River, all while showering runners in a rainbow of powdered colors! Grab your running shoes, gather your friends and family, and join us for a one-of-a-kind experience at the ArtFest Color Run/Walk.

Spots are filled! The run/ walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 29th on the corner of Adams & Pine Streets.

Color Run/ Walk Route

Discovery Zone

Unleash your inner artist in the Discovery Zone, ArtFest's art education area, in partnership with NWTC Artisan & Business Center. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, the Discovery Zone has something for everyone. Participate in hands-on workshops in the Crafty Classroom, watch demonstrations from local professional artists in Masters' Studio, and take part in this immersive art experience. Little Picasso’s Corner in partnership with Kroc Center will feature unique projects for kids to create and take home!

Discovery Zone Schedules

Community Art Project

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. was awarded a grant through the Wisconsin Arts Board’s Creative Community grant program to host a community art project at ArtFest Green Bay! The first-ever clay mural will be installed in Downtown Green Bay and the community is invited to make their mark. Local artists Keith Carter and Don Krumpos will lead the creation of the mural and event attendees can work with the wet clay to create texture, add dimension, and apply colorful underglazes.

The mural design will incorporate images of the Fox River and nature found in our community. The public art piece will be 3 feet tall, 30 feet long, and will be installed at 238 Walnut Street, highly visible to pedestrians and vehicles driving through Downtown.

Thank you Wisconsin Arts Board, Capital Credit Union, and NWTC Artisan and Business Center for your support in this project!

Eat & Compete

Culinary Demos

Culinary demonstrations from local chefs will showcase the artistry of food preparation and presentation. Learn from their techniques and recipes as you watch dishes come together right before your eyes.

On Saturday, a new chef will be demonstrating at 1 p.m., 2.p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. The first 40 people at each demo will get to try a sample of the dish they prepare.


  • Chef Andy Mueller (Schneider/Mueller Restaurant Group)
  • Chef Jyll Everman (Gather On Broadway)

Demo Chefs

  • 1:00 p.m. - Chef Matt Sherburne (Amphora Wine Bar and Delilah's)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Chef Kendra Krezwina (Black & Tan Grille)
  • 3:00 p.m. - Chef Tyler Kamin (Ten O' One Club)
  • 4:00 p.m. - Chef Fabian Martinez (Cedar & Sage Grill House)

Art Wars

Talented artists will compete head-to-head in The Tarlton’s Art Wars: Live Painting Competition, showcasing their skills and creativity as they paint stunning pieces of art in real-time. Witness the process up close and vote on your favorite at the end!

There will be 4 rounds, one at the top of each hour on Sunday starting at 1 p.m. Competitors include:

  • Rachel Warpinski
  • Jen Pryes
  • Braeden Johnson
  • Natalie Halvorsen
  • Nicole Zimmer
  • Sienna
  • Linda Glass
  • Fisher Morrill
  • Violet Rose
  • Kandice Williams
  • Cody Csepp
  • Carli Ihde

Headlining Musicians

Entertainment Schedule

ArtFest Green Bay will have three stages: Besaw Properties Main Stage, in the Adams Street Parking Lot, will host headlining musicians, Johnny Wad, Salsa Manzana, and Salute to Sinatra Band. The Jefferson St. Stage and The Weidner Mobile Stage will feature performers representing the diverse cultures of the people of Northeast Wisconsin.


3:00 – 5:00 p.m. Cat Plan Paris Hotclub Jazz - Besaw Properties Main Stage

3:15 – 4:45 p.m. Courtney Paulson Singer-Songwriter - The Weidner Mobile Stage

4:30 - 5:30 p.m. The Jeff Miller Band Rock - Jefferson St. Stage

5:00 – 5:30 p.m. ArtFest Ribbon Cutting Ceremony - Besaw Properties Main Stage

5:00 – 6:30 p.m. Gerry Sloan Irish music - The Weidner Mobile Stage

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Chocolateers Alternative Rock - Besaw Properties Main Stage

7:30 – 10:00 p.m. Johnny Wad Cover Band - Besaw Properties Main Stage


10:00 – 11:30 a.m. Studio 12 Student Vocal Performances - The Weidner Mobile Stage

11:00 – 11:45 a.m. Heritage Academy of Irish Dance - Besaw Properties Main Stage

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Paragon Brass Quintet  - Jefferson St. Stage

11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Dale Anderson Blues - The Weidner Mobile Stage

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. NEW Dixie Ramblers Trad Jazz Band - Besaw Properties Main Stage

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Morgan Piontek Original Pop - The Weidner Mobile Stage

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Green Bay Ballroom Beginner Salsa Dance Class - Jefferson St. Stage

2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Oneida Nation Smoke Dancers - Besaw Properties Main Stage

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Guy Adams Accordion - Jefferson St. Stage

2:45 – 3:45 p.m. De La Manzana Jazz Quintet - The Weidner Mobile Stage

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Amelia Ford Singer-Songwriter - Besaw Properties Main Stage

3:30 – 5:00 p.m. Matt Silverberg Marimba - Jefferson St. Stage

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Los Locales Latin - The Weidner Mobile Stage

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Pegasis Alternative Funk Latin Band - Besaw Properties Main Stage

8:00 – 10:00 p.m. Salsa Manzana Salsa - Besaw Properties Main Stage


10:00 – 11:15 a.m. Arthur Gabriel Smeall Acoustic Pop - The Weidner Mobile Stage

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Ace Champion AKA Good Buffalo Relaxation Music - Jefferson St. Stage

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The Swingin' Royals Jazz, Funk, and Soul Quartet - Besaw Properties Main Stage

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Charlie Urick Pop/RnB - The Weidner Mobile Stage

11:15 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. Dani Maus Pop/Rock - Jefferson St. Stage

12:45 – 1:45 p.m. Erin Krebs Blues/Jazz - The Weidner Mobile Stage

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Sarah Jane Peters Harp - Jefferson St. Stage

1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Salute to Sinatra Big Band Big Band - Besaw Properties Main Stage

2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Nkauj Zaj Paj Hmong Dance - Jefferson St. Stage

2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Erin Krebs & Jeff Johnston Blues/Jazz - Besaw Properties Main Stage

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Salute to Sinatra Big Band Big Band - Besaw Properties Main Stage

Food and Drinks

Satisfy your tastebuds in the ArtFest Food Court and enjoy diverse food options from local vendors and food trucks. Visit the Downtown Diner for delicious pub & grille food and favorite local brews.

Food vendors:

  • Alex's Greek Food
  • Caribbean Cruiser
  • Heritage Coffee
  • Blentaztic Smoothies
  • Ice Clouds
  • La Tacoyota
  • On The Fritz Concessions
  • Seafood Market
  • T-Kat Enterprises
  • Monzu Bakery
  • Your Favorite Concessions
  • Captain's Walk Winery

Visiting ArtFest is Easy!

ArtFest Event Guide

Parking is FREE on Friday past 6 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.

Nearby Parking:

Stay downtown for the weekend! View our Downtown Hotel Guide.

The Green Bay Metro bus system offers public transportation in and around Downtown Green Bay. Complete route schedules and fare information can be found by visiting their website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Apply HERE to be a food vendor, performing arts group, community/ non-profit group, or other at ArtFest.


  • No smoking​ within event boundaries.
  • The following activities are not allowed within the event boundaries:​
    • Soliciting (entreating, urging, or importuning) ​
    • Petitioning
    • Busking
  • No alcohol unless otherwise permitted.
  • Pets are allowed on public sidewalks and trails in the event. See individual events for specific pet rules.

Yes! ArtFest is a free community event.

Food, art, and select activities will be available for purchase.

Register here!

Use the address for the Cherry Street Parking Ramp in your navigation app to arrive at ArtFest.

Cherry St, Green Bay, WI 54301

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