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Twilight Jazz '18 Performance Schedule

Performances are free and open to the public.The grounds open at 6:00 pm and the performance begins at 7 p.m. The 2018 line up of performers will be as follows:
June 26th: Southport Sound
July 17th: John Crawford Jazz Band
July 24th: AHK Trio
July 31st: KUSD Jazz All Stars
August 28th: Russ Johnson / UW-Parkside Student Jazz Combo and the Parkside Reunion Band.
December 1st: Snowflake Jazz. The John Crawford Jazz Band

Twilight Jazz is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by area businesses and located on the south end of Anderson Arts Center. Grounds open at 6:00 p.m. and handicapped parking is permitted on the grounds. There will be food vendors available as well as outdoor bathroom facilities. A 50/50 Raffle to support the Anderson Arts Center will be offered and the GIFT SHOP will be open offering special discounts. It is a family-friendly event held on Tuesday evenings during the summer. Come and pull up a blanket or lawn chair and enjoy.

Volunteers and Donations are always appreciated. Call 262-925-8040 for more information.


Ballroom Dance Lessons and Special Event Dances

Introduction to Ballroom Dancing
Scheduled sessions are August 14-September 11; September 25-October 23. $55 per couple - Tuesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Simmons Gymnasium. Call 262-653-0481 To Register.

Ballroom Dances will be held periodically, featuring a live Big Band. A complimentary dessert buffet and cash bar will be available.Saturdays in Simmons Auditorium 7 to 10 p.m.

 


The Art of the Car Show

3rd Annual Car show will be Saturday, August 25, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Anderson Arts Center. Free Admission. Car registration Fee: $10 per car.

Download 2018 flyer


Lifetime Achievement Awards

Each year the Anderson Arts Center honors a Kenosha County resident who has contributed a lifetime of achievement to the arts through a body of work, teaching, mentoring, leadership, philanthropic activities, or promotion and or awareness of the fine arts in the community. The Reception includes an award and portrait unveiling, and presentation, followed by dessert and coffee. The ticket price is $25 per person and date of the event is scheduled to accommodate the Honoree.

This year's event is June 24, 2018 and will honor Grace Kolakowski.

Proceeds benefit Kids' Space art classes and Summer Art Camp. For reservations call Kemper Center during business hours at 262-925-8040.
For information about past recipients of the award, click here.
For nomination information, click here.


Oktoberfest

Saturday, September 30, 2017. German food and Bittberger beer offered. Visit www.kemperoktoberfest.com or call 262-925-8040 for more information.


Gallery of Trees -(2018 information to come...here is info from last year:)

Opening Night Gala - Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 6 pm at the Anderson Arts Center. Tickets $25.00 per person, can be purchased at the door. Fundraiser includes Silent Auction, Raffle Tickets, Food & Beverages.


Gallery of Trees - November 26 - December 3, 2017; Hours: Weekends 1 to 5 and Weekdays 1 to 7. Free Admission. Gallery is filled with professionally decorated trees that will be auctioned or raffled off. It is a great family friendly tradition to kick off the holiday season.


Third Annual Snowflake Jazz Concert at Simmons Auditorium at Kemper Center, 6501 - 3rd Avenue, to begin at 6:00 pm on December 2, 2017 featuring the John Crawford Jazz band.

Christmas Ballroom Dance at Simmons Auditorium at Kemper Center, 6501 - 3rd Avenue,7:30-10:00 pm on December 9, 2017 featuring Big Band music by the Pat Crawford Orchestra. Tickets are $15 each. Proceeds will support Kemper Center's dance programming. Complimentary buffet with cash bar available.click here for dance poster.


Extended Hours: Durkee Mansion Holiday Open House will be open extended hours throughout December. Call ahead for times.


Nutcracker Coloring Contest- entry forms are available at Kemper Center and Anderson Arts Center beginning in October. Call Carolina at 262-653-0481 for more information and deadline date.


Holiday Gift Shop - adorned with new inventory for the season offering unique items for that special someone on your list. All items are handmade by local and national artists. Christmas time at Kemper Center and Anderson Arts Center offers the public special opportunities for family-friendly events and activities to make your holiday memorable. For more information, please call 262-925-8040 or 262-653-0481.


Christmas time at Kemper Center and Anderson Arts Center offers the public special opportunities for family-friendly events and activities to make your holiday memorable. For more information, please call 262-925-8040 or 262-653-0481.
(NOTE: Anderson Arts Center is Closed December 4-7.)