Kenosha Creative Conversations: Developing a Community Cultural Plan

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A Community Cultural Plan for Kenosha…

Madison, Wisconsin created one. Learn how it came together and helps drive a community’s creative economy.

AnneKatzThe Kenosha Commission on the Arts is very excited and honored to welcome Anne Katz, President of Arts Wisconsin. Ann has been very involved in the creation of Madison, Wisconsin’s Cultural Plan. Anne will share a Wisconsin “State of the Arts” report and give us background on the importance of a community cultural plan and how Madison went about the process of developing their plan.

This event is hosted by the City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts and sponsored by the Kenosha Community Foundation.

Light refreshments will be served. Please register by Tuesday, November 11. Early registration is encouraged as space is limited.
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About Anne Katz, Executive Director Arts Wisconsin

Anne is Executive Director of Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin’s non-profit statewide community arts action, service, and development organization. Arts Wisconsin’s mission is to nurture, serve, promote and speak up for the arts in Wisconsin and all of its communities.

Anne has worked with arts organizations in Madison and across the country, including the Madison Civic Center, Madison Committee for the Arts, Madison Repertory Theatre, O’Neill Theatre Center in Waterford, CT; and The Big Apple Circus, New Dramatists, Inc., and The Feld Ballet in NYC.

The list of arts organizations which have benefited from Anne’s expertise and leadership in the arts is lengthy. A few examples include:– Arts Administration Fellow in the Locals Program of the National Endowment for the Arts in 1988– Past chair of the State Arts Action Council– Member of the planning committee for the Cultural Alliance of Greater Milwaukee–Member of the founding board of directors of the Wisconsin Nonprofits Association– Chair of the City of Madison’s Cultural Plan Steering Committee

As a nationally-known arts advocate, she has been a featured speaker at recent statewide arts and advocacy conferences in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Maine and Tennessee, as well as numerous arts, creative economy, education, economic development and civic conferences in Wisconsin.

She is a graduate of Brandeis University, with a B.A. degree in Theater Arts, and studied drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, England.

Thursday November 13, 2014
5:30 PM to 7:30 PM CST
5:30 – Networking & appetizers
6:00 – Program

5014 7th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140


Fifth House Ensemble concert at the Kenosha Public Museum

Featuring Melissa Snoza – flute, Jennifer Woodrum – clarinet and Eric Heidbreder – basson.

On Saturday, September 13, members of the Fifth House Ensemble presented a free performance of short musical selections at the Kenosha Public Museum.

The concert was sponsored by Kenosha Community Foundation to celebrate #CF100 – the 100th anniversary of the founding of the first community foundation in the United States.

Kenosha Creative Community Unconference

Please join us November 16 at 9am at the Gateway Technical College Madrigano Auditorium for Kenosha’s first Creative Unconference. Bring whatever you want to share–presentations are not required. Our goal is to find as many answers to the question: “What is the future of the Kenosha creative community?” as we can!

Lunch will be provided.


The City of Kenosha Commission on the Arts invites you to continue the conversation started at the Kenosha Creative Summit held in September at UW-Parkside. Members of the arts, business, education, and non-profit communities are encouraged to attend the discussion to exchange ideas and build on the momentum that has been created. You are welcome even if you were unable to attend the previous Summit.

What’s our goal for the day? To find as many good answers as we can to the question: “What is the future of the Kenosha Creative Community?”

James Carlson will facilitate this goal-oriented event, where participants create the agenda. Carlson is the founder of The School Factory, a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the business, education, and creative communities together to transform public learning. He specializes in bringing diverse people together to work toward common goals.

The discussion is free of charge and open to the public. A light lunch will be provided.

Saturday, November 16, 2013 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Madrigrano Auditorium
Gateway Technical College
3520 30th Avenue
Kenosha, Wisconsin 53144

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Kenosha Arts Fund – Art Raffle

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Enter to win the works of Bruce & Suzi Niemi, John Hambrock, George Pollard, Bruce McCurdy and many others.
Tickets $2 each or 3 for $5 – on sale NOW.

Drawing date is Aug. 14, 2012 – need not be present to win.

Tickets available at the Kenosha Community Foundation office – 600 52nd Street, Suite 110, Kenosha WI

Among the items up for bid
Item #1 – Whirlwind, stainless steel sculpture by Bruce Niemi
Item #2 – Framed print of Ray Charles by George Pollard
Item #3 – Hand-made earrings by Dawn Bella and 8 others.

The Kenosha Arts Fund Mission is to encourage and enhance cultural life and public art in the Kenosha area through facilitation, recognition, and financial support.