Friday, July 7, 2023, 5 –10 pm

Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, and entertainment as we celebrate the 61st Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff! Meet the exhibiting artists and mingle with others in the community to kick off this monumental event. Artist booths open Saturday morning at 9 am for Collectors’ Experience patrons, and at 10 am for general admission visitors.

Get your tickets here!

  • General Admission (guests age 13+): $5
  • Children Under 12: Free, registration required
  • Day-of tickets: Purchased at the entrance to the event under Rising Crossing Tides
  • KAC Members get in for free! Review your membership online here, or visit our front desk for more information


The Block Party has a full lineup in place for a thrilling evening to kick-off KAC’s Largest Fundraiser with a bang!

Enjoy music from the Samuel Nalangira Trio and Cosmic Knot!

The evening kicks off with the Samuel Nalangira Trio from 5 – 6:30 pm.

  A native of Uganda, East Africa; Samuel Nalangira is a folk/world musician, dancer and choreographer who has been performing since his childhood and teaching since the age of 15. He has toured across Europe, United States, Canada and Asia performing and leading workshops in schools, universities, festivals and community centers.

He is a multi-instrumentalist and a master at many traditional instruments including the Adungu from northern Uganda, Akogo from Eastern Uganda, Endingidi, Ndongo, Ngoni and percussion. He has also developed a unique approach and personal techniques on most of these instruments and, in combination with soaring voice; his music carries a true identity of the sub-Saharan skies.

Contributing to Samuel’s unique sound is Carolyn Koebel on percussion and Nathan Durham on bass.

Situka tuzine! Let’s get up and dance!

Headlining the Block Party is Cosmic Knot.

Since their beginning in 2015, Cosmic Knot have accomplished a great deal with their music.  Playing to crowds of thousands, winning awards, throwing their own festivals, inventing a new genre of music involving plants and hitting the charts with their debut album “Inner Space” are just a few highlights of the band’s success.

Their debut album Inner Space hit #7 on the Relix Radio Chart, and continued to maintain a top 30 position for an incredible 5 months also landing on national college radio’s top 500.  During that time the album hit the top 20 on multiple radio stations around the country, also reaching #1 on local favorite WYCE. Inner Space is currently in rotation on radio stations around the world with literally thousands of copies of the album hand distributed to eager recipients at shows around the country.

The Music Of Cosmic Knot Is Propelled By The Sounds Of Nature.

This synergistic relationship with nature and music led Tom Wall to discover a way of playing improvisational music with the accompaniment of plants through the aid of an electronic device…In other words plants can play music!  The new music genre of plants sitting in with the band has been called “FLORGANOLEPTIC MUSIC”

A genre of music describing the art of plants playing music with people, with the aid of an electronic device… -Urban Dictionary

The concept has won awards and has been discussed internationally for Garden Culture Magazine, Australian podcast – Plants Grow Here, The Ringing Cedars of Russia Conferences, Festival of the Plants in France, and more.

Bring your appetite

We have three food trucks planned for this year’s festivities!

The Brick House Food Truck will be serving their Classic Smashburger, two specialty burgers, chicken sandwich, chicken tenders, and cheese curds


All the way from Niles, MI, Taqueria Don Chepe will be serving authentic Mexican food including tacos with your choice of steak, chicken, ground beef, or al pastor served on corn or flour tortillas. Enjoy your tacos with a side of chips and salsa or guacamole.


Wrap up a meal with something sweet from Lost Coast Shaved Ice! Serving authentic Hawaiian-style shaved ice using handmade and premium quality syrups made with pure cane sugar and free from artificial colors, flavors, and sweeteners. Some sugar-free options are available as well!

Meet us for a drink

We love sharing a drink with friends – and what better friends than Round Barn Winery and The Livery Microbrewery! Beer and wine are $5 a glass. Pepsi products will be available for $3.

For the safety of all guests and artwork, pets are prohibited in Lake Bluff Park and at the Block Party. Service animals are always welcome.