Riverwest FemFest is an community music and arts festival celebrating the powerful and positive impact women can have on each other and the community around us. Founded in 2015, FemFest celebrates the empowerment that comes with surrounding yourself with people who push you to push yourself. FemFest celebrates through music, visual arts, poetry, and comedy. FemFest not only celebrates the feminine impact within our own community, it aims to celebrate, empower, and provide platforms for those who have been historically left out of creative spaces.
FemFest is also a fundraiser! All proceeds from FemFest go toward organizations within the City of Milwaukee that aim to help and protect women and families. 2018 festival beneficiaries are Courage MKE, Casa Maria, and The Milwaukee Women's Center, a division of Community Advocates that houses and supports men, women, and children dealing with domestic violence, mental health issues, and substance abuse.