Ashley for the Arts Festival canceled due to COVID-19 concerns


ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) – Today, Ashley for the Arts Festival announced the cancelation of its 2020 music and art festival due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a news release, organizers said, “We have spent over a decade bringing all of our fans, communities, sponsors and participating organizations a world-class event for the entire family and we want to continue to do so for many years to come. Your support in growing the event has been phenomenal and we hope you continue to support us through these trying times.”

The cancelation was made for the health and safety of the event staff, volunteers and fans, due to the widespread effects of the virus, including government recommendations and the implementation of social distancing guidelines, crowd restrictions and other precautionary measures.

All ticket holders for the 2020 dates will be receiving further details on ticketing options within the next fourteen days. There will be an option for ticket holders to claim a refund or donate their ticket purchase to the non-profit organization. Event organizers apologize for the inconvenience and are asking for your patience as they work through this process.

Vendors for this year’s event will be receiving additional communication in the coming days.

“This summer will not be the same without seeing all of our fans and all of the hype our festival brings to the region,” stated Bawek. “While we are disappointed in the cancelation of this year’s festival, we are very excited to come back with an even better event in 2021 and see all of our fans again!”

Ashley for the Arts is an official Wisconsin non-profit and is dependent on funds raised through sponsorships and the generous support of the over 4,000 volunteers annually. The organization is one of Wisconsin’s largest charity events, donating over $2.4 Million since its inception to more than 60 non-profit organizations, including participating schools, children’s charities and medical research.

For more information, visit the event website here.