Damn You COVID.
Dear Festival Community,
I am sorry to have to break this news, but today the Waukee City Council voted 3-2, and not in our favor. Our annual Waukee Arts Festival will not take place this summer. We did our best to find a way to make our event possible and safe, but in the end we could not overcome all of their concerns.
The board of directors met tonight to decide our next steps; we have decided that rescheduling our event for the fall might put us right back into the same position, with the same outcome. We have decided we will wait until we can hold an even bigger and better Waukee Arts Festival in the summer of 2021.
Tonight we started the process of unraveling a year’s worth of work with our partners, sponsors, vendors, artists, performers, and musicians. In the coming days we will be reaching out to everyone to discuss options you would prefer to exercise.
On behalf of the board, I would like to express our gratitude for all your support during this, and for your patience. We will miss seeing all of you this summer.
Cody Kilgore Pres., Board of Directors Waukee Area Arts Council