Music, Art and Family Fun at Ashley for the Arts Raises Nearly $650,000 in Donations for 70+ Nonprofits |

ARCADIA, Wis., August 22, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — It was a successful weekend Arcadia at Ashley for the Arts that took place August 11-13. The annual three-day music and arts festival welcomed tens of thousands of fans with a variety of entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, rows of food vendors, an inflatable airpark, a lumberjack show, artists from street, fireworks and more! The organization announced last week that more than 70 nonprofits that participated in the event will benefit from nearly $650,000 donated by Ashley for the Arts.

β€œIt was an amazing year full of activities for the whole family,” she said Cole Bawek, Director of Events. “As soon as you entered the grounds, you were greeted with artistic vibes throughout the 54-acre Memorial Park and an exceptional musical lineup. Ashley for the Arts’ mission to showcase the arts and support humanity was a true description of the weekend!”

Thursday night’s kickoff event welcomed performances from Chris Kroeze, Arch Allies and Tuned Up, as well as some new activities including fireworks and a Glow Run. Hundreds of participants dressed in neon colors and bright accessories to run for a cause, where they crossed the finish line in a pool of sparkling green foam. Proceeds from the Pursuit of a Cure Glow Run, charity raffle and luminary sales support the advancement of medical research and help offset the medical costs faced by cancer patients.

Even with overcast skies all weekend, Friday and Saturday brought steady, nice crowds. Memorial Park Drive was packed with nearly 100 arts and crafts fair vendors, all displaying, selling and some even demonstrating their skills and artwork. Timberwork’s Lumberjack Show played six shows, performing an art straight of Wisconsin Logging history of the Northwoods. The other half of the runway featured host sponsor Ashley Furniture’s “Ashley area“, which highlighted a wide variety of the company’s corporate social responsibility initiatives; Heartworks, City of Hope, Trempealeau Valley Co-op’s Mobile Skills Lab, Ashley’s Angels, conservation efforts, Wreaths Across America and local teams of middle school and high school robotics.

Both ballparks offered entertainment for kids and families, including the bouncy air park that kept kids bouncing, interactive art projects to make and take home, a petting zoo full of angry friends, BINGO, a larger-than-life tic-tac-toe and more. – all this included in the low-cost weekend ticket.

The rest of the atmosphere celebrated on Friday and Saturday included street performers, balloon artists, a circus trio variety street show, Painting in the Park with Cheers Pablo, 11 local school performances and three secondary stages filled with music and family entertainment. Throughout the park, food vendors from near and far served thousands of festival-goers with tasty snacks and meals.

Main stage performances included Brooks and Dunn, Brantley Gilberttrain, Cole SwindellNight Ranger, Phillip Phillips, Danielle Bradbury i Morgan Wade. The audience was entertained through the variety of country, pop and classic rock shows. A surprise rendition of the national anthem on Friday brought a flyover from the F-35A Lightning II from the 33rd Fighter Wing, Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Brooks & Dunn closed out the weekend with soldiers in suits and red, white and blue confetti to “Only in America.”

Ashley for the Arts sends a huge thank you to all supporters who supported the cause, helping to raise a significant amount of money for the community and enjoying the event. With the support of event 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 throughout the weekend. In addition, it took nearly 4,000 volunteer shifts to organize the unique non-profit event. Thanks to all the volunteers and all the emergency 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 Like Ashley for the Arts on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @AshleyfortheArts.

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Ashley for the arts is a non-profit initiative that offers the whole family world-class entertainment, art, exercise and family fun at a remarkably low cost. The organization is one of them of Wisconsin bigger charity events, giving more 3 million dollars from its inception to more than 70 non-profit organizations, including participating schools, children’s charities and medical research. This music and art festival was conceptualized and established by Ashley Furniture Industries in 2009 and takes place in Arcadia, Wisconsin Memorial Park

For more information about Ashley for the Arts, visit Like Ashley for the Arts on Facebook and follow us on Instagram @AshleyfortheArts.


Bailey Walder

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