Ashley HomeStore hosted its eleventh annual event Ashley for the Arts, a three-day music and arts festival, in Arcadia, Wisconsin. The event was created to give back to the arts and celebrate and raise money for charitable organizations and school districts in the area.
Here are some of the highlights from the festival:
This was Home
According to the press release, this year’s donations benefited 60 participating nonprofit organizations, 28 of which were area school districts. Four of the participating school districts were also featured performers during the festival: The Whitehall High School Choir, Out of the Blue (G-E-T), Cochrane-Fountain City High School Choir and Arcadia High School Jazz Ensemble all took to the Millennium Amphitheater Stage.
Music for Miles
Throughout the three-day festival, musical performances were held across the park. Guests were able to be an audience member at the Amphitheater, Soldier’s Walk Stage or the Main Stage.
Performers featured local favorites like The SpaceHeaters out of LaCrosse, Wisconsin. During headliner performances, guests jammed out to sets from powerhouses like Three Doors Down, Billy Ray Cyrus, X Ambassadors and more. Award winning country group Lady Antebellum stole the show and closed out the event with a thrilling fireworks display.
Reach for the Stars
There was so much fun around the festival that the sound was bouncing off the trees. Kids, and kids at heart, could jump over to the Family Fun Zone to race and leap around on inflatable bounce houses and attractions. Even Ashley HomeStore employees got involved in the festivities!
Browse the Crafts
Craftspeople from across the region collected their best work and brought it to the festival. Whether you were looking for jewelry, soap, painting or macramé, there was something for everyone!
Tasty Midwest Treats
Got a food craving? Ashley for the Arts had you covered. Among 115 vendors at the festival, there were a host of amazing food truck vendors to eat and drink in merriment. From Wisconsin favorite cheese curds to New York style pizza and tacos with salsa verde, Ashley for the Arts had endless options.
An Event to Remember
We love hosting Ashley for the Arts every year to assist school districts and charities in the area to continue thriving. What was your favorite part of the weekend? Let us know in the comments below or send us a message on Instagram!