Wisconsin arts, business, education, government, political, and civic leaders and supporters – people who care about Wisconsin’s future, spoke up for the arts and creativity throughout Wisconsin on Arts Day 2018 – Wednesday, March 21, in Madison.
The message for Arts Day was that investment in the arts and creativity is an investment in Wisconsin’s future. Arts Day 2018 celebrated the wide variety of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial arts and creative infrastructure, demonstrated the ways in which the arts support communities across the state, and shared those stories with representatives and decision-makers.
Arts Day and the pre-Arts Day Creative Summit participants came from Altoona, Appleton, Baraboo, Cottage Grove, DePere, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Green Bay, Green Lake, Kenosha, Lake Mills, Madison, Manitowoc, Mequon, Merrill, Middleton, Milwaukee, Mineral Point, Minocqua, Montello, Mt. Horeb, Oshkosh, Pepin, Platteville, Prairie du Chien, Prairie du Sac, Racine, Reedsburg, Rhinelander, Sheboygan, Sister Bay, Stevens Point, Spring Green, Sun Prairie, Superior, Sturgeon Bay, Three Lakes, Waunakee, Waupun, Wausau, Wauwatosa, West Bend, and Wisconsin Dells.
On Arts Day, leaders from across the state called for the establishment of Wisconsin Creates, an exciting public/private partnership to invest in Wisconsin’s creative economy at the local and regional level. Learn more about Wisconsin Creates here.
Arts Day was enlivened by a presentation on youth engagement through the arts with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Green Bay; art-making with Artist-in-Residence Gabrielle Javier-Cerulli of Madison; and spoken word performances by Fellows from Milwaukee’s Still Waters Collective.
Arts Day 2018 activities also included:
- Constituent meetings with representatives
- Arts showcases and exhibits at the Overture Center
- Presentations on economic and community development through the arts and creativity, arts education, and quality of life initiatives involving the arts.
Arts Day was made possible thanks to generous sponsors from across the state. Contact Arts Wisconsin at 608 255 8316 | firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the arts, arts education, creative economy and creative placemaking in Wisconsin.