LGBTQ+ Mural Unveiling and Door Opening Celebration
The Napalese Lounge and Grille is excited to announce that on August 21st, we will be having A Weekend of Pride! This will include our LGBTQ+ Mural Unveiling and Door Opening Celebration block party on August 21st. This project has gotten generous support from the Canary Fund, Dave & Busters, Napalese, and other organizations. The mural, and front door, were made possible by the hard work and support of LGBTQ+ community members, local organizations and businesses, and the City of Green Bay!
On the same day of the mural unveiling, we will be opening a new front door at Napalese. In 2000, when Naps moved to its current location, some less than savory characters would kick open the front door and throw fireworks and trash into the bar. These fear tactics became so frequent that the front door was sealed. Since patrons have entered the bar through a side door in the parking lot.
But all that is changing now. Recently, Green Bay’s Redevelopment Authority approved a façade grant for our mural unveiling and door opening celebration. This grant will allow us to secure a new front door for Napalese.
Green Bay Mayor Eric Genrich will be joining us to unveil the new front door for Napalese. He will also be presenting us with a proclamation affirming the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we usher in a new day of LGBTQ+ visibility and acceptance in Green Bay.
August 21st Entertainment Lineup!
We are excited to announce the live entertainment for the August 21st block party! The party starts at 2:00 PM. You can learn more about Dani Maus here and check out her music here! You can learn more about Jeff and listen to some of his music here!
At 6:00 PM, we will be joined by Green Bay Mayor, Eric Genrich. He will help us unveil the new LGBTQ+ Mural and open our new front door!
The fabulous Wy Nonna will be Emceeing the drag show starting at 7 PM. The full lineup of drag superstars will be announced shortly!
All entertainment is family-friendly. We will have food, drinks, and more!
We are also having an opportunity for transgender and gender non-conforming youth, their families, adults, and allies. More information can be found at the bottom of this page!
Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories of Northeastern Wisconsin
Join us for the exciting launch of Our Voices: LGBTQ+ Stories of Northeastern Wisconsin. The exhibit will be available for viewing on Friday, August 20th, from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Saturday, August 21st, from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM, and Sunday, August 22nd, from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Join us at The Art Garage, 1400 Cedar St, Green Bay, to see this awesome exhibit!
This project will be presented by UW - Green Bay's Archives Department. We want to extend a huge thank you to The Art Garage for giving the UW - Green Bay Archives this space for their community launch! UW - Green Bay's LGBTQ+ archives are being brought to you thanks to the hard work of the services department, the LGBTQ+ community, and its allies.
Interested in becoming a donor?
We have had an overwhelmingly positive response to the LGBTQ+ Mural Unveiling and Door Opening Celebration! Many members of the community have indicated that they would like to make a donation to help support and elevate this project.
Any donation amount will be accepted. However, those who donate between $200 to $499 will be recognized as a Bronze Sponsor, and your name included on the mural’s plaque. For more information on sponsorship levels, click here!
Checks can be Made out to and sent to:
The Boys and Girls Club of Green Bay
ATTN: Stephanie Fischer
1451 University Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54302
In the memo line of your check note United Arts - Mural and Celebration
Donors should designate the contribution by noting it is for the LGBTQ Mural and Celebration in the Additional Comments box along with if they want their name included, and if so, what name they would like to use.
Don't miss a thing! Check out our Instagram or follow us on Facebook (@Napalese), for the most current updates about our celebration and unveiling!
Congratulations to the selected artist!
Loschue (Chue) Lo, is from Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He discovered his passion for art at an early age. Throughout years of schooling, he has explored and experimented with a wide variety of mediums, including photography, ceramics, woodworking, printmaking, drawing, and painting. Currently attending the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Chue is a Studio Artist focusing on oil painting. His main body of work expresses the complex relationship between racial and sexual identities as a Queer, Hmong person.
His current approach explores today’s social issues with conceptual designs of what painting could mean to himself as well as to his audience. A recent example of his painting, The Bride and Her Mother (pictured here), focuses on being a first-generation, Hmong-American bride. This painting also addresses the common struggle of gender roles/expectations while also capturing the intimacy of a Hmong wedding.
Lo is expected to graduate in December of 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and he plans on pursuing his Master of Fine Arts to further his knowledge and skills of painting. He hopes to continue exploring and experimenting with painting and other mediums as a means of addressing social and political topics.
Thank you to our sponsors!
These sponsors and collaborators have made this LGBTQ+ Mural Unveiling and Door Opening Celebration possible!
Opportunity for Trans Youth, Families and Allies: 3 PM – 5:00 PM on August 21st
As part of the Green Bay Weekend of Pride and LGBTQ+ Mural Unveiling and Door Opening Celebration, there will be a supportive, safe, meet and greet for transgender and gender non-conforming youth, their families, adults, and allies. This educational opportunity will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Green Bay, located at 1313 Main Street.
Jasmine Lammers, LPC, of Transformative Services LLC in Sheboygan, a gender and teen specialist will be facilitating this session with other community leaders and parents. We are excited to have representatives from both PFLAG of Door County and Manitowoc join us! Following the session participants will have an opportunity to speak with mental health professionals and an attorney who are transgender and have experience working with the trans/GNC community.
There is no fee and pre-registration is not required. However, a courtesy RSVP is appreciated. For more information, Contact Jasmine Lammers at firstname.lastname@example.org or Megan Marchant, VP of PFLAG Manitowoc County at email@example.com.
A big thanks to our sponsors for the this event, PFLAG of Door County, PFLAG of Manitowoc, Sherman Counseling, and Positive Voice!