ARTS DAY 2019 CELEBRATED THE ARTS AND CREATIVITY
Investment in the arts and creativity is an investment in Wisconsin’s future. Arts Day 2019 on March 12, 2019 celebrated the diversity and variety of Wisconsin’s entrepreneurial arts and creative sector, demonstrated the ways in which creativity revitalizes communities across the state, and shared those stories with representatives and decision-makers.
- Click here for the 2019 Arts Wisconsin Legislative Agenda.
- Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed Tuesday, March 12, as Arts Day in Wisconsin. Read the proclamation here.
- Arts Day was made possible thanks to very generous sponsors from across the state.
Arts Day and pre-Arts Day Wisconsin Creative Summit participants came from nearly fifty Wisconsin communities: Appleton, Baileys Harbor, Baraboo, Beaver Dam, Brookfield, Darlington, DePere, Eau Claire, Egg Harbor, Fish Creek, Fitchburg, Glendale, Green Bay, Hartford, Kenosha, Kohler, La Crosse, Madison, Manitowoc, Merrimac, Merrill, Middleton, Milwaukee, Mineral Point, Monroe, Neenah, Oak Creek, Oneida, Platteville, Prairie du Sac, Reedsburg, Rhinelander, Sheboygan, Sinsinawa, Stevens Point, Spring Green, Sun Prairie, Superior, Sturgeon Bay, Tomahawk, Verona, Waukesha, Waunakee, Waupaca, Wausau, Wauwatosa, West Allis, Whitewater, and Wisconsin Dells. Click here for the participant list.
Two special legislative hearings happened on Arts Day, presented by the Assembly Committee on Community Development, chaired by Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha):
- Informational hearing on The Influence of the Arts on Community Development, with invited speakers from the worlds of creative, economic, community, downtown, and workforce development, including performances by Dustin J. Skenandore from the Oneida Nation Arts Program and Quinn Hendrickson and Rihani Zaiani from Milwaukee Repertory Theatre’s Teen Council.
- Public hearing on Assembly Bill 66, a proposal to create a creative economy development program.
Contact Arts Wisconsin at 608 255 8316 | firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and for more information about the arts, arts education, creative economy and creative placemaking in Wisconsin.