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Arts Fest Green Bay

July 20 - 21, 2024

𖡡 Downtown District

Experience art in the heart of the city at ArtFest Green Bay presented by Nicolet BankGreen Bay Packaging! The streets of Downtown Green Bay will come alive with an art fair, musical performances, food, demonstrations, and interactive activities!

Saturday, July 20 • 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Entertainment • 9 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Art Fair • 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Sunday, July 21 • 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Bringing Art to the Heart

ArtFest's mission is to bring beauty and vibrancy to Downtown Green Bay. Proceeds 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.

Help us on our mission and volunteer with us!

Volunteer at ArtFest!

Art Fair presented by TDS Fiber

Explore works from over 100 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 Listing

ArtFest Color Run

Saturday, July 20th • 9:30 a.m.

Add a splash of color to your weekend with the ArtFest Color Run on Saturday morning, July 20th! Lace-up your running shoes and embark on a vibrant journey through the streets of Downtown Green Bay and alongside the scenic Fox River. Each participant will receive a powdered color to throw in the air as the run begins and will be showered in color throughout the course. By the end, you'll be a walking art piece!

Register Now!

More Color Run Information

Experience Art

In this area, experience art, learn something new, and get your hands dirty in partnership with NWTC Artisan & Business Center. Professional artists will provide a glimpse into their creative processes with live demonstrations. In this area, find experiences with stained glass, woodburning, henna tattoos, the Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage, and art-based non-profits showcasing their work with interactive elements.

Experience Art Booths

Annual Community Art Project

ArtFest Green Bay proudly presents an annual community art project, fulfilling its mission of bringing art to the streets of Downtown Green Bay that will last generations. This unique opportunity invites participants of all ages and abilities to contribute their creativity. Nearly 900 participants made their mark in the community clay mural at ArtFest 2023 and it is now displayed prominently on Walnut Street in Downtown Green Bay. See here!

Thank you Capital Credit Union for your support in this project!

Stay tuned for more details about the 2024 Community Art Project.

Eat & Compete

Culinary Demonstrations - Saturday, July 20th, 2024

Local chefs take the stage to demonstrate their culinary mastery, offering insights into food preparation and presentation that will inspire your inner chef. Samples of the culinary creations will be available first-come-first-served!

Thank you to the Ho-Chunk Nation for supporting the ArtFest Culinary Demonstrations.

Art Wars - Sunday, July 21st, 2024

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Watch as talented artists go brush-to-brush in a live painting competition in partnership with The Tarlton Theatre, the Art Wars. Get up close as artists produce stunning works of art before your eyes. Cast a vote for your favorite masterpiece at the end of the competition and bid on a piece to take home!

Headlining Musicians

Entertainment Schedule

ArtFest brings you an exciting mix of entertainment from big bands to acoustic duos, vibrant cultural dance troupes to theatrical performances. This year, there are three stages including the Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage, brought to you generously by the Ho-Chunk Nation.

Saturday

9 AM - 10:30 AM  Talk of the Town - Main Stage

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM  Dance Unlimited - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

10 AM - 11:30 AM  Dani Maus - Side Stage

11 AM - 12:30 PM  Soggy Prairie - Main Stage

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  Wisconsin Dells Singers and Dance Troupe - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

11:45 AM - 1 PM  Charlie Urick - Side Stage

1 PM - 2:30 PM  Grupo KN Zavor - Main Stage

1 PM - 2 PM  Evergreen Theater's Kids Next Door - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

1:15 PM - 2:15 PM  Good for the Soul - Side Stage

2:30 PM - 4 PM  Storytime with Miss Heather, Children's Museum of GB - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

2:30 PM - 4 PM  Courtney Paulson - Side Stage

3 PM - 4:45 PM  Cat Plan - Main Stage

4:30 PM - 6 PM  Heritage Academy of Irish Dance / Gerry Sloan - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

4:30 PM - 6 PM  Dale Anderson - Side Stage

5:30 PM - 8 PM  Hip Pocket - Main Stage

Sunday

10 AM - 11:45 AM  Erin Krebs Quartet - Main Stage

10 AM - 11 AM  Paragon Brass Quintet - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

10 AM - 11:15 AM  Toni Fritz - Side Stage

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Arthur Gabriel Smeall - Side Stage

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM  PEGASIS - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

12:30 PM - 3 PM  Salute to Sinatra Big Band - Main Stage

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM  Florence Strings - Side Stage

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  Nkauj Zak Dance Academy's Ntxhais Ntxim Hlub - Ho-Chunk Performing Arts Stage

2 PM - 3 PM  Banda Los Locales - Side Stage

Food and Drinks

Satisfy your tastebuds and quench your thirst with diverse food and drink options from local food trucks and beverage booths found throughout the event!

2024 Vendor Line Up:

Downtown Green Bay, Inc. will be selling alcoholic beverages, soda, and water throughout the event.

Visiting ArtFest is Easy!

Parking is FREE 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

Applications to be in ArtFest 2024 have now closed. Stay tuned for 2025 application information and follow us on Facebook @ArtFestGreenBay.

EVENT RULES

  • No smoking​ within event boundaries.
  • The following activities are not allowed within the event boundaries:​
    • Soliciting
    • Busking
  • No alcohol unless otherwise permitted.
  • Pets are allowed on public sidewalks in the event.

Yes! ArtFest is a free community event.

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

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

Cherry St, Green Bay, WI 54301

Yes!  There will be handicap parking available in the City Hall parking lot.

100 N Jefferson St, Green Bay, WI 54301

Thank You To Our Sponsors!