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through the Arts 2013
Make-A-Parade Workshops: MPT Artivity Place, Shops of Grand Avenue, Plankinton Building, Wednesdays, 12-3, Thursdays, 5-8 pm, Saturdays, 11-2
Food for Thought
Workshops, Residencies and "Out to Lunch-the Fresh Food Variety Show"
Bay View Tragedy
Milwaukee Latino Carnaval
Summer of Peace/All City Parade
Neighborhood Night Out
Walnut Way Harvest Day
Dia de los Muertos
More to be announced
MPT's 2013 Cultivating Community through Public Art projects are partially funded by Milwaukee County CAMPAC, the United Performing Arts Fund, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, the Helen Bader Foundation, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, the Max Fund, ACLU of Wisconsin, MPS Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Arts@Large, Merrill Lynch, the Shepherd Express, andthe City of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and many individuals.
begin Thursday, June 27 and run through July 24
Wednesdays, 12 noon - 3 pm
Thursdays, 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturdays, 11 am - 2 pm
Join professional artists at MPTs Artivity Place in the Shops of Grand Avenue/Plankinton Building. Create parade elements in free, accessible workshops.
Your creations may be used in neighborhood celebrations and public parades such as:
July 2 Summerfest Kids Day with MPT’s “Out to Lunch”
July 4 Celebrations at Alcott Park, Gordon Park
July 26 Summer of Peace/All City Parade - Washington to Sherman Park
July 27 Milwaukee Latino Carnaval
August 6 National Nights Out at Kosciuszko & Hillside
October 5 Walnut Way Harvest Day - Lindsay Heights
November 1 Dia de los Muertos - Walker’s Square Park
or even at your own neighborhood’s festival or block club party!
Contact us at 414-347-1685 or by email.
MPT's Cultivating Community projects are supported in part by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary Nohl Fund, Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Trust, MPT Partnership for the Arts and Humanities, Arts@Large, Milwaukee County CAMPAC, the Helen Bader Foundation, the United Performing Arts Fund, and the City of Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and many other organizations and individuals.
Inspired by the Minneapolis May Day Parade, created by In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre.
For more information, call Milwaukee Public Theatre at 414-405-4309, or contact us by email.
2012 Parade: "Finding Your Voice"
Parade elements were created forSummer of Peace All City Parade and Peace Rally and All-City People's Parade with Laborfest.
The ACLU Public Art Student Alliance (PASA) youth created parade elements in programs at Alliance School, North Division High School, and COA Youth and Family Center. Youth enrolled at Westside Academy/Our Next Generation, Washington Park Urban Ecology Center, and the Mary Ryan Boys & Girls Club made additional parade elements. An additional arts workshop was conducted at Melvina Park by Faith Purvey. View her photos here.The 2012 Summer of Peace All City Parade and Peace Rally on July 27, 2012 started at Sherman Park and ended at the Peace Rally in Washington Park. Read more. Find links to photos and videos here.
Other Cultivating Community events in 2012:
MPT presented craft artists or entertainers at Hillside and Kosciuszko Park National Night Out observances.
October 6 Walnut Way Harvest Day: A youth arts residency with Evelyn Patricia Terry created banners that celebrate the Story of the Walnut Way Peach Trees. MPT artists also participated in the parade.
November 2, Dia de los Muertos Parade: This lively cultural celebration featured masks, puppets, headdresses and ofrendas created in public workshops.
2011 All-City People's Parade: "Metamorphosis"
The Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Samba Unit, a 100-member percussion troupe directed by Julio Pabon with Cecilio Negron and Bony Benavides-Plog accompanied the giant Samba puppets, dancers and members of Ballet Folklorico Nacional de Milwaukee and Omeyocan Dance Company.
Other 2011 Cultivating Community Art Projects included: Gordon Park Energy Independence Day, Summer of Peace, National Night Out, Community Art and Funk Festival, Present Music's "Water", All-City People's Parade, Lindsay Heights/Walnut Way Harvest Day and Dia de los Muertos parades. Quetzalcoatl puppet slideshow.
2010 All-City People's Parade: "Waking Up!"
2009 All-City People's Parade
2009 Parade video - our inaugural year