Performing Arts Festival Planned for Downtown Kenosha

Applications are now being accepted for performances

By Kenosha Creative Space

In 2022, The Kenosha Area Business Alliance credited Kenosha Creative Space with contributing to the creation of a vibrant community that has helped attract economic investment and talent to Kenosha County. In 2023, The Kenosha County Democratic Party named us the organization of the year for creating an all inclusive creative environment. We are just getting started, and we need your help to continue our mission.

February 12, 2024 Kenosha, Wisconsin, The Creative Space Inc., a leading arts organization in downtown Kenosha, announces it is planning a celebration of the performing arts on October 5-6, 2024. The festival will bring together performers throughout SE Wisconsin for a weekend of live performances at four venues in downtown Kenosha. “The motivation for the festival,” said Francisco Loyola, Creative Space Director, “is to showcase the wide variety of performing arts and the amazing depth of talent in our community”. Ballet, classical guitar, jazz, zydeco, poetry reading, comedy, drama, and much more will be explored in the 30-minute performances.

The festival was inspired by a group of friends involved with the Kenosha Performing Arts Center proposed in the Kenosha downtown redevelopment plan. The proposal for the center had two theatres, and one was for local groups to perform. In the revised plan, the center was not included. The friends group, led by Marsha Caporaso, reimagined how to support the performing arts, and approached The Creative Space about hosting the festival. “It’s a natural fit for us,” said Loyola.

The Creative Space was founded in 2016 as a hub to grow the local creative economy, supporting artists and other entrepreneurs to leverage a community of learning and collaboration. Located at 624 57th St. in downtown Kenosha, it hosts community events and festivals throughout the year. It also provides meeting and event space for concerts, workshops, and art shows.

Applications are now being accepted for performances. Interested performers can find an application and more details can be found at:

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