Celebrate Brazilian culture at John Michael Kohler Arts Center festival Oct. 17

Contact: Patricia DuChene
Media Relations

Oct. 2, 2015 Sheboygan, WI

Experience the exhilarating traditions, folklore and foods of Brazil during the exciting Festival Brazil at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Saturday, Oct. 17, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

The festival includes hands-on activities and performances for all ages. There will be two performances by Capoeira Nagô of Milwaukee, practitioners of the Brazilian martial art that combines elements of dance, acrobatics and music. Among the three art-making activities for festivalgoers to participate in is the painting of a large Brazilian-style mural.

Weather permitting, futbol (aka soccer) will be played on the Arts Center Festival Green. And no matter the weather, there will be a chance to learn the samba, the iconic Brazilian dance and a perennial favorite during carnival season, in the dance studio.

Among the flavors of Brazil to be sampled at the festival are feijoda (Brazilian black bean stew), pão de queijo (Parmesan cheese balls) and salad com palmito (hearts of palm salad). Brazilian beverages will also be available.

Tickets for Festival Brazil are $8 for the public or $6 for Arts Center members and full-time students under 21. There is a nominal extra charge for the traditional foods. For more information, call (920) 458-6144 or visit www.jmkac.org. The Arts Center is located at 608 New York Ave. in downtown Sheboygan.

The Arts Center’s Culture Festivals are supported in part by Lakeland College, Lakeside Pepsi, Quasius Construction and the members of the Performing Arts Giving Circle.

About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is dedicated to making innovative arts programming accessible to a broad audience that ranges from artists and academics to families and youth of all ages. Central to its mission is promoting understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, community arts initiatives, and publications. The Arts Center’s collections focus primarily on works by vernacular-environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works created in the Arts/Industry residency program.

Looking to the future, the Arts Center continues to generate new explorations in the arts that foster creative exchanges between an international community of artists and a diverse public, making real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is supported by corporate and foundation donors, government grants, and its many members. The Arts Center is not an entity of Kohler Co. or its subsidiaries. More information about the Arts Center can be found at jmkac.org.

Admission to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is by voluntary donation. Arts Center members receive a discount on performance and other event tickets, classes and camps tuition, purchases at ARTspace gift shops, and free or discounted admission to many special events. Memberships are available at the Arts Center, by visiting jmkac.org, and/or by calling 920-458-6144.

Arts Center Hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Arts Center is open at other times for special events