Cultivating Community through the Arts: Parades and Celebrations
2015 Bay View Tragedy
MPT, Milwaukee Mask and Puppet Theatre and Arcadia Productions present a new theatrical re-enactment of the Bay View Tragedy on Sunday, May 3, 2015, at the Bay View Rolling Mills Historical Marker in collaboration with the Wisconsin Labor History Society and the Bay View Historical Society. The event starts at 3 pm.
Artists appearing in the 2015 event include Flora Coker, Eric Engelbart, Jahmes Finlayson, Linda Freund, Chris Goode, Richard Gustin, Sarah Mellstrom, Selena Milewski, Jessi Miller, Andrew Parchman, Michael Pettit, Bill Quirmbach, Brian Rott, John Schneider, Cameron Smith, Joe Piccetti, Jenni Reinke, Amanda Sullivan, Julia Teeguarden, Kirk Thomsen, and Renato Umali.
Click here for 2012 Video by Wisconsin Labor History Society.
2013 Video: Cultivating Community (Summer of Peace, Latino Carnaval, more) by Dena Aronson
2012 Video: Cultivating Community MPT All-City/Summer of Peace Parade by Dena Aronson
All-City People's Parade videos
Youth Arts in the City covers our year-round and summer projects developed in collaboration with schools and Community Learning Centers. Programs engage children in arts activities that help them develop the creativity, resilience and communication skills to deal with challenging educational, social, and health issues.
View our Summer 2015 Schedule.
Juneteenth Day 2015
MPT is very excited to work with Juneteenth Day organizers, children and families to create parade elements to celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Juneteenth Day on June 19, 2015. Read more on our Summer Schedule.
4th of July Celebrations
MPT artists will participate in festivities at Alcott Park, Gordon Park, Jackson Park and Wilson Park. See our Calendar for details.
Latino Carnaval Grand Parade
July 25, 2015: MPT will be working with the third annual Milwaukee Latino Carnaval on floats that will celebrate five countries. MPT artists at
Studio G, youth at Bradley Tech High School, and seniors at United Community Center will be creating pieces during the month of July. Sponsors of MPT's workshops include BMO Harris.
This year's Carnaval will honor the African diaspora and the many ways Latin and African music and dance have influenced each other.
Keep up with the community project on the Facebook page.
View our Latino Parade 2014 photos.
MPT’s Youth Arts In the City programs are supported by UPAF, Milwaukee County/CAMPAC, the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Isabel & Alfred Bader Fund, A Bader Philanthropy.