Arcadia, Wis., August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — It was a successful weekend Arcadia Happened at Ashley for Art August 11-13. The annual three-day music and arts festival hosted tens of thousands of fans with an array of headline entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, rows of food vendors, an inflatable air park, lumberjack shows, street performers, fireworks and more! The organization announced last week that more than 70 non-profit organizations participating in the program will benefit. $650,000 Granted by Ashley for the Arts.
“It was a wonderful year filled with lots of activities for the whole family,” said With Cole, event director. “As soon as you enter the grounds, you’re greeted at the 54-acre Memorial Park with artistic vibes, and great musical lineups. The Ashley Weekend was a true description of the art mission of showcasing art and supporting humanity!”
Thursday night’s kickoff event welcomed the performance Chris Crouse, Arch Allies and Tuned Up, as well as some new activities including Fireworks and Glow Run. Hundreds of participants dressed in neon colors and shiny accessories ran for a cause, where they crossed the finish line in a pool of green, sparkling foam. Proceeds from the Search for the Cure Glow Run, charity raffle and luminaria sales support the advancement of medical research and help offset medical costs for cancer patients.
Friday and Saturday brought a steady, fun crowd, even with overcast skies over the weekend. Memorial Park Drive was lined with nearly 100 arts and crafts fair vendors, all exhibiting, selling and some displaying their skills and works of art. The Lumberjack Show of Timberwork held six shows, showcasing straight-outside art Wisconsin Northwoods Logging History. The other half of the walkway features host sponsor, Ashley Furniture’s “Ashley John“, which highlighted the company’s wide variety of corporate social responsibility initiatives; HeartWorks, City of Hope, Trempeleau Valley Co-op’s Mobile Skills Lab, Ashley Angels, conservation efforts, Wreaths Across America, and local middle and high school robotics teams.
The two ballfields featured entertainment for kids and families including an inflatable air park, which keeps kids bouncing, interactive art projects to make and take home, a petting zoo filled with angry friends, bingo, larger-than-life tic-tac-toe, and more. – all of which were included in the low-cost admission for the weekend.
The rest of the atmosphere held on Friday and Saturday included street performers, balloon performers, a circus trio variety street show, painting in the park with Cheers Pablo, 11 local school performances and three side stages filled with music and family entertainment. Throughout the park, food vendors from near and far served delicious snacks and meals to thousands of hungry festival-goers.
Brooks and Dunn perform on the main stage, Brantley Gilberttrain, Cole Swindellnight ranger, Philip Phillips, Daniel Bradberry and Morgan Wade. The crowd cheered through a variety of country, pop and classic rock shows. A touch of surprise during Friday’s national anthem came with a flyover by an F-35A Lightning II from Eglin Air Force Base, Florida’s 33rd Fighter Wing. Brooks and Dunn capped off the “Only in America” weekend with matching soldiers and red, white and blue confetti.
Ashley for the Arts would like to send a huge thank you to all the fans who came out and supported the cause, raising vital funds for the community and enjoying the show. With the support of the event’s organizing sponsor, Ashley Furniture Industries, and numerous community and corporate sponsorships, Ashley for the Arts was able to provide affordable access to music and the arts for the entire weekend. Additionally, it took nearly 4,000 volunteer shifts to put on this one-of-a-kind non-profit program. Thank you to all who volunteered and to all the emergency services and security personnel for their assistance.
Save the date for 2023, August 1011 and 12 inches Arcadia, Wisconsin. For more information about Ashley for the Arts, visit www.AshleyfortheArts.com. “Like” Ashley for the Arts on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @AshleyfortheArts.
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Ashley for Art is a not-for-profit initiative that provides the entire family with world-class entertainment, arts, exercise and family fun at a significantly lower cost. Organization is one Wisconsin The biggest charity events, donating $3 million It has established over 70 non-profit organisations, including participating schools, children’s charities and medical research. This music and art festival was conceived and established by Ashley Furniture Industry in 2009 and takes place in Arcadia, Wisconsin Memorial Park.
For more information about Ashley for the Arts, visit www.AshleyfortheArts.com. “Like” Ashley for the Arts on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @AshleyfortheArts.
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