The art scene in Appleton is taking on a new refreshing vibe from anything I’ve ever known it to be. It’s sparking the interests of a new generation bringing together a modern creative community. For me, Mile of Music started the interest a few years ago leaving Appleton craving more… more art, more youth and more things to do. Last summer Feather and Bone introduced us to a new art concept supporting local artists in the Fearsome Creatures of the Lumberwoods gallery during Mile 2 of Mile of Music. From there we all caught the bug. With an mission to bring more local talent to the public’s eye, Feather and Bone is now spearheading the creation of The Draw; a place to work, inspire and collaborate. This unique community just so happens to also be the home to our new studio this summer!!!
In support of the art bug, Appleton was recently treated to it’s first urban market affectionately called the artery. From hand-stitched nature-kidded note cards from Circle Street to Urban Evolution’s uniquely recycled home goods, there was a gift to be found for everyone. Another of my personal favorites was Sketch Tag which will surely fit the mold of many gifting opportunities this year! And what’s a modern art scene without bloody mary’s, mimosas and the best coffee around!?! A huge thank you to Chris for his Smoked Bloody Mary’s from RYE Restaurant, Seth’s Coffee & Bake Shop in Little Chute and SAP for making our mouth’s happy. Enjoy a few images I snagged and be sure to join the community on the artery’s Facebook Page.