Unified School District (KUSD) will be hosting the 27th Annual Festival of Arts and Flowers in the beautiful floral gardens of Lincoln Park on Sunday, July 21 from 12-5 p.m. The public is welcome to this FREE event of art, activities and entertainment. Festivalgoers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and spend the afternoon.
WGTD’s Fine Arts Director, Gregory Berg, and News Director, Dave McGrath, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies.
The annual festival showcases the work of Kenosha Unified School District’s youth in the visual and performing arts. The KUSD Art Department and the Kenosha Art Association will be on location with a variety of art-making opportunities for children.
Featured attractions include the K-L Summer Recreation Band at noon, the KUSD Jazz All-Stars at 12:25; the KUSD Summer Advanced Orchestra at 1:40; KUSD Continental Band at 2:15; The Christina Trulio Band at 2:45; the KUSD Summer High School Orchestra at 3:45; and the KUSD American and Rambler Summer Recreation Bands, at 4:15 and 4:45, respectively.
The festival will feature over 1,000 juried student art pieces in the Orbiletti Center. Exceptional art work will be recognized with a range of awards: elementary art work selected for display will receive an Award of Merit; invited judges will award middle school and high school art work ribbons of Excellence, Distinction or Merit; Lemon Street Gallery will recognize several high school awards; and departments within the City of Kenosha and the Kenosha Unified School District will select middle school and high school art work for the Collection Awards to be displayed publicly. Awarding departments will include the Office of the Mayor of the City of Kenosha; Kenosha Parks Commission; KUSD Superintendent; KUSD Board of Education; and the KUSD
Fine Arts Department.
Kenosha Unified School District: Our mission is to assure every child experiences high quality, personalized learning success. KUSD is the third largest public school district in Wisconsin. It serves over 22,000 students and almost 2,500 staff. The District, created in 1967, includes the city of Kenosha, village of Pleasant Prairie and town of Somers. The Board of Education is comprised of seven elected members. T he Superintendent of Schools is Dr. Michele Hancock.
Bratwurst, hot dogs, cold drinks and snacks will be available through food concessions operated by the Kenosha Band Boosters, or festivalgoers may choose to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy in the relaxed setting of then nationally acclaimed Warren Taylor Floral Gardens.