Public art as a resource and an investment in people and communities is blossoming throughout Wisconsin. From Kenosha to Superior, public art is all about resilient, vibrant and welcoming communities, bringing people together, providing awareness of creative sector and resources, enhancing economic and civic entrepreneurship and development. Art in public spaces - from community murals and sculptures to integrated environmental work to memorials - is at the heart of 21st century vitality, energy, and action throughout the state.
Who should participate? Artists and administrators, economic development professionals, tourism and promotion leaders, elected officials - really, everyone who cares about their community’s and Wisconsin’s future should attend to find common ground, learn from each other, make connections, and be inspired by creativity and artistry happening in your community and throughout the state.
What's it all about?
The Summit is all about gaining knowledge, connecting with new and old friends, sharing your successes and challenges, and becoming inspired for the work ahead.
Featured during the Summit: research and data, stories of community-based and community-focused public art projects that are changing the narrative about the built environment and quality of life throughout the state and around the country, and plenty of time for discussion and idea-sharing.
Summit Schedule (subject to change):
9:30 am Coffee, conversation, and registration
10 am Welcome and introductions (small group exercise)
11 am Presentation #1: investment, placemaking and engagement models from across Wisconsin (TBA)
12 noon Networking lunch
12:45 pm Advocacy update: discussion with Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin, about the 2020 elections and advocacy
1 pm Presentation #2: investment, placemaking and engagement models from across Wisconsin
1:30 – 2:30 pm World Café discussion #1 on public art and economic vitality, community engagement, health, and
quality of life.
2:30 pm Presentation #3: investment, placemaking and engagement models from across Wisconsin
3 pm Break
3:30 pm World Café discussion #2
4:30 pm Report out and wrap up discussion
5 pm Adjourn
Your $30 registration fee covers morning coffee, lunch, snacks, and materials. Contact Arts Wisconsin at 608 255 8316 | firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. See you at the Summit!
Special thanks to:
CREATE Portage County for hosting and to the Wisconsin Arts Board, League of Wisconsin Municipalities, Wisconsin Counties Association, and the Herbert H. Kohl Charities for their generous support.
- Victor Yepez: Challenge and Azabache, tevens Point Sculpture Park
- Adam Meurer, Mequon, “Colored Mast.” Egg Harbor
- Kenosha mural
- Marinette Lighthouse Art Project
Stevens Point, WI 54481
|Summit registration fee||$ 30.00|