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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, City of Milwaukee NIDC, 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 individuals.
July 26 Summer of Peace/All City Parade - Washington to Sherman Park (see below)
July 27 Milwaukee Latino Carnaval - 11th & National to riverfront (1 mile) (see below)
August 6 National Night Out at Kosciuszko Park
October 5 Walnut Way Harvest Day - Lindsay Heights
November 1 Dia de los Muertos - Walker’s Square Park
Print MPT's summer schedule, which includes all Food for Thought activities as well.
Families and community organizations from all parts of the city will come together for a unique event showcasing and celebrating their collective work to prevent violence: the Summer of Peace Parade and Peace Rally.
At 10:00 a.m., the colorful Summer of Peace All City Parade starts the day in Washington Park, on the corner of Lisbon, Lloyd and Sherman Boulevard, and proceeds north on Sherman Boulevard into Sherman Park. Additional Parade info here.
From 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. the Summer of Peace Rally will take place in Sherman Park.
Milwaukee Public Theatre has been conducting parade-making workshops at nine area Boys and Girls Clubs this summer, led by Tami Zwicke and the Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre, in preparation for the July 27 Parade. Additional public workshops will be held during the "Taste of Carnaval" event at Journey House on Tuesday, July 23, from 4 to 6 pm.
MPT also worked with Journey House/Longfellow on the Parade, and partnered with Arts@Large on arts residencies with seniors at UCC and with children and youth at Grandview and Vieau Schools. Masks will be exhibited at UCC Senior Center, 730 W. Washington Street on Wednesday, July 24 and at Arts@Large on Friday, July 26.
Join us Saturday, July 27 for the first Milwaukee Latino Carnaval Grand Parade, with over 1,000 participants wearing colorful costumes and representing 14 Latino-American countries. Enjoy the spectacle and tradition of Carnaval with floats, giant puppets, diverse music the Queen of the Carnaval, free "paletas" and much more.
This family-oriented event starts at the corner of S. 11th Street and National Avenue, and travels east to 818 S. Water Street, at The Wherehouse. There you will find music by Nabori, Bachata 4K-Torce, Milwaukee Conservatory of Music Samba Unit, DJ Final Competition, Schools of Salsa Contest, Dance, Prizes and much more. Transportation will be provided back to the original parade staging area on 11th Street.
Sponsors include WE Energies, Chase, Milwaukee Public Theatre, Boys and Girls Clubs Greater Milwaukee, Helen Bader Foundation, Boucher, Wherehouse, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Harley Davidson, Demetrio Tequila, La Casa Vieja, Casa de Cultura Omeyocan, Amatitlan Grocery, Landmark Credit Union, Journey House, Clarke Square, INTEC LLC, Abrazo LLC, MATC Local 212 and additional community partners.
Info: Juan Carlos Ruiz, 758-0600
Other Milwaukee Latino Carnaval events run the entire week of July 22-27. READ ALL THE DETAILS HERE
Contact MPT about any of these events at 414-347-1685 or by email.
MPT's 2013 Cultivating Community projects are supported in part by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation's Mary Nohl Fund, Donald and Barbara Abert Fund and Gerda A. Debelak Fund, the Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trust, NIDC, MPS 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