Arts Day 2019 Schedule (as of 3-8-19, subject to change)
Monday, March 11, 1-5 pm: Attend the pre-Arts Day Wisconsin Creative Summit, on the topic of creative placemaking. Register for the Creative Summit using the Arts Day 2019 registration form. Wisconsin Studio, Overture Center
Tuesday, March 12, 2019, 8 am – 3:30 pm
Overture Center for the Arts, 201 State Street, downtown Madison
Click here for a map of downtown Madison parking – closest parking ramps are the Overture Center garage and the State Street/Capitol garage
8 am Registration opens – greet old and new friends, grab a cup of coffee, and explore our sponsors’ exhibits
8:30 am Arts Day Breakfast
Program begins at 9 am
- Ann Huntoon, President, Arts Wisconsin
- Margaret Rozga, Wisconsin Poet Laureate
- George Tzougros, Director, Wisconsin Arts Board
- Sara Kain Meaney, Secretary-designate, Wisconsin Department of Tourism
Performance by Dodici, musical group from Madison East High School, directed by Luke Hrovat-Staedter
10 am – 1 pm Constituent visits with legislators
10 am – 2 pm Check out The Idea Center at Overture in the Main Lobby: here’s your chance to visit our Arts Day sponsors’ exhibits, make some art, purchase a Tshirt, book or card, and join your colleagues for roundtable discussions on arts education, creative placemaking, community engagement, downtown development, and more.
Roundtables will take place 10:30-11:30 am and 11:45 am-12:45 pm. Topics will include (others TBA):
- A conversation with members of Milwaukee Rep’s Teen Council – observations about arts involvement and engagement from the next generation.
- Talk to Us!: Arts Wisconsin needs ideas and opinions from its members and constituents. Arts Wisconsin board members will facilitate a discussion about the results of a constituent survey and how to serve the arts, creativity, and communities across Wisconsin.
- Visual artists discussion: Wisconsin’s visual arts scene is ever changing and vibrant. Visual artists are invited to talk about issues and ideas with colleagues from Wisconsin Visual Artists.
- Tables set up for spontaneous conversations with new and old friends.
Legislative hearings, Room 412 East, State Capitol
- 10:30 am – 12:30 pm: The Assembly Committee on Community Development, chaired by Rep. Scott Allen (R-Waukesha), will host its first 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
- 12:30 pm: Public hearing on Assembly Bill 66, to establish a creative economy development program.All Arts Day attendees are invited to observe the hearings and to register in support of Assembly Bill 66 (registration slips will be available in the hearing room).
1 pm Networking lunch
Relax and catch up with old and new friends.
2-4 pm Discussion at the Madison Central Library, 201 West Mifflin Street (one block from Overture), 3rd floor
- What’s happening in public art programs and downtown development around the state with Arts Wisconsin, Wisconsin Arts Board, and the Wisconsin Downtown Action Council
4 pm and after Happy hour (cash bar) with colleagues and friends
The Old Fashioned, 23 North Pinckney Street (east side of the Capitol Square)
Throughout the day:
- Enjoy the exhibit area with our generous Arts Day 2019 sponsors
- Art making: we’re thrilled to welcome DePere artist Faye Willems as Arts Day Artist-in-Residence, courtesy of VSA Wisconsin
- Community arts publications and Arts Wisconsin merchandise for sale
- Please post your photos, thoughts and ideas on social media! The Arts Day Twitter hashtags are #WIArtsDay, #investinarts and #WisconsinCreates.
Arts Day 2019 registration fees are $40 for individuals, $30 for each additional registration from the same organization or business, and $15 for students. Registration covers continental breakfast and box lunch and materials for Arts Day. Wisconsin Creative Summit registration fee is $20.