WHAT: The 5th Annual Wabeno Art & Music Fest (WAM Fest) is set for Saturday, August 3rd featuring live music, fine art sales, “plein air” competition, “arty” activities for kids, a dozen folk art demonstrations, unique and traditional-festival food, drink, art and 50-50 raffles and more. The event runs from Noon to 10 p.m. in historic downtown Wabeno, Highway 32 in Forest County, Wisconsin.
WHEN: Saturday, August 3rd, 2019 — Noon – 10:00PM
WHERE: Wabeno, Wisconsin. Music performances will be held at the Wabeno Band Shell. From noon to 5pm, the Folk and Traditional artists and folk art vendors will be set up across the street from the band shell on the first block of Oconto Drive, which will be closed to traffic. Folk and traditional art workshops, puppet show, and finger weaver/storyteller will be in a business also across the street from the band shell. On the green in front of the Logging Museum there will be a food & drink concession. Several locations along North Branch Street (Hwy 32) will be open, including restaurants, bars and shops along the street.
Local historical folk music and folk art will continue its second year as a new component of the festival. Folk Artists: Folk Art Information Sheet & Application Form.
PLEIN AIR or a live outdoor painting competition. Artists select a landscape, downtown building or other outdoor location within ½ mile of the Wabeno Band Shell in the heart of town. That’s where they paint and visitors can view the action! The painting begins anytime between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. and runs until 2 p.m. Each artist may submit up to three Plein Air paintings. Guest art judges will award cash prizes and ribbons. Framed, ready-to-hang paintings will be sold at the artist’s selected price during the “buy it now” period 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the WAM Fest Art Gallery.
Visual Artists: Register Here for Plein Air Competition (rules and application form)