This week’s featured community group is the Kenosha Art Association. Treasurer Pat Koesser provided the answers.

Q: What is the mission of your organization?

A: The Kenosha Art Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to art enrichment in the community, art education and to artists of all kinds.

Q: Who are the leaders of your organization?

A: President Jill Montgomery, Vice President Dorothy Thompson, Secretary Sandy Nowicki, Treasurer Pat Koesser, and board members Nick Cibrario, Nancy Strauss and Barb Farrell.

Q: How and when did it get its start?

A: The KAA was started in March 1950 by a group of people interested in art and promoting it in the Kenosha area.

Q: What kinds of support do you need from the community?

A: We welcome help in promoting events, volunteers and always new members.

Q: What’s your next event or effort?

A: Our next event is the Spring Art Event on May 11 from 12-3 p.m. This is an annual event with an open art show that is judged with prizes awarded. We also have a speaker and refreshments. On June 2, in Civic Center Park, is our 44th annual Good Old Summertime Art Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is our biggest event for the year with many artists, crafters, food, music and fun.

Q: How can people get in touch with you and get involved?

A: Contact us at or 262-654-0065.

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