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Opening Night of NEWaukee’s Night Market

Art, music, community and… shopping. Yes, it was all happening at the Night Market.

By - Jul 17th, 2014 02:27 pm

During a public discussion which took place right smack dab in the middle of Wisconsin Ave., Claude Krawcyk, President of the Downtown Neighbors Association, was asked what needs to be done to bring W. Wisconsin Avenue back? He responded: “Here tonight…an event like tonight is a big deal.” The event in question? Opening night of NEWaukee’s Night Market.

It’s pretty rare when Wisconsin Ave. is closed to the noise and pollution of automobile traffic, but even rarer is an event that successfully brings together art, music, community, and yes even love. Yet this event successfully accomplished that mission.

Night Market-goers went shopping, literally on Wisconsin Ave., had the opportunity to leave thoughts and comments on the future of The Avenue, help in the creation of loveseats, or do as Adam Carr did and grab the mic to tell a story, in his case that of the “Lonely Thief.”

The event featured the unveiling of the Moiré Pavilion, designed by artist and architect Paul Bestul. Market visitors wandered through its pathway stopping to see venders, chat with friends, and view other art projects along the way.

The Dream Catcher created by visual artist, Ayla Boyle, wasn’t ready for the opening, so shoppers will have to go back next time to see the addition.

A special thanks to Brian Jacobson for contributing many great photos to this gallery.

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