Above, a rendering of what the Kenosha Creative Space is planned to look like. – Kenosha Creative Space, Inc.
A unique fundraising event to help Kenosha Creative Space, Inc. with its new location, is the place to be Saturday, September 24.
The event held from 1 p.m. – 10 p.m. includes street festival activities and a bazaar in the alleyways bordering 5722 Sixth Avenue—the future home to the Kenosha Creative Space.
Planned are two stages of music, a light show, outdoor pop-up gallery, food court, kids zone, live performing acts including music and poetry, arts and crafts vendors, and demonstrations.
More than 40 local artists are participating in a “Pop-Up” Community Art Project. This temporary installation is comprised of “artistically-enhanced” windows donated by the Kenosha First United Methodist Church. These unique, stylized windows serve as historical artifacts and represent the media for an art competition in which the public is invited to vote for their favorites.
Funds raised will be used to complete structural repairs, including plumbing and electrical upgrades on the building.
About the Kenosha Creative Space
The Kenosha Creative Space, INC is a collaborative project with participation from the City of Kenosha, the Kenosha Art Association, ExposeKenosha as project manager, and the Kenosha Community Foundation as fiscal sponsor and lead fundraising partner. The project is focused on the rehabilitation and re-purposing of a blighted building located at 5722 Sixth Avenue in Downtown Kenosha, into a space to be used as a combined community center, makerspace and business incubator for creatives. The non-profit organization of the Kenosha Creative Space, INC was established in February of 2016 with the purpose of completing the re-habilitation project and managing the space.