Kenosha Creative Space to host inaugural Beach Party on Simmons Island
KENOSHA CREATIVE SPACE·SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 201721 Reads
Event to showcase art and creativity in scenic lakeshore setting
Kenosha Creative Space will showcase Kenosha’s creative community during a two-day celebration on Simmons Island later this month.
The inaugural Kenosha Creative Space Beach Party will bring people from all walks of life together to raise funds for a permanent home for Kenosha Creative Space Inc. The two-day event, to be held Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23, will feature family activities, a sand castle competition, live music, bonfires, a beer and wine garden, local food vendors, arts and crafts vendors and demonstrations, and a pop-up gallery exhibit inside the historic Simmons Island Beach House.
Proceeds from the event will benefit ongoing efforts to secure a permanent location for Kenosha Creative Space – a facility to be used as a combined community center, co-working space and business accelerator for creatives.
“We want the Creative Space to be an accessible resource for everyone in the community,” said Robert Schneider, president of the Kenosha Creative Space Board of Directors. “A beach party for people of all ages – with local artistic talent on display, in one of Kenosha’s most picturesque settings – is a perfect reflection of our mission.”
The festivities at Simmons Island Park, 5001 Fourth Ave., will run from 4 to 10 p.m. on Sept. 22, and from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sept. 23.
Kenosha Creative Space Executive Director Francisco Loyola said the Beach Party would not be possible without the support of the City of Kenosha, Mayor John Antaramian and Alderman John Fox, as well as the event’s major sponsors, the Kenosha News and CJW Inc.
“This will be a fun time for a good cause,” Loyola said. “Come down to the lakefront to support Kenosha’s creative community and the Kenosha Creative Space.”
About Kenosha Creative Space Inc.: A nonprofit organization established in February 2016, Kenosha Creative Space is committed to creating economic opportunities for local artists, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs and their local partner organizations. The partner organizations and individual supporters share the goal of using their collective resources for the mutual benefit of the Kenosha Creative Space, the creative community and the community at large.