8,000+ MPS students to perform in first-ever ‘All-City Arts Festival’ at Henry Maier Festival Park

April 26, 2018

The artistic talent of Milwaukee’s kids will be on full display, bigger and better than ever on the city’s lakefront, during the first-ever All-City Arts Festival, which will be held May 9-11, 2018 on the south end of Henry Maier Festival Park. The event will feature more than 180 performances from 125 Milwaukee Public Schools, alumni and partner groups. Students have been rehearsing vocal and instrumental music, culinary, dance, theater and spoken-word performances all year in anticipation of this event.

The All-City Arts Festival is FREE and open to the public:

• Wednesday, May 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m
• Thursday, May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Friday, May 11, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

FREE parking is also available for attendees in designated Summerfest parking lots. Festival entrance will be at the Summerfest South Gate.

The All-City Arts Festival builds on the success of the MPS Biennial Music Festival which existed for almost 50 years. The MPS All-City Arts Festival is expanding this year to showcase all art forms offered in Milwaukee Public Schools. This event will involve students from all regions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels presenting music, culinary, dance, art, and theater performances. Through the partership with Milwaukee World Fetival, Inc., and the Summerfest Foundation, students will perform on stages that host world-renowned artists – the Briggs & Stratton Big Backyard, the BMO Harris Pavilion, and the South Pavilion, a truly unique opportunity for all the participants.

The All-City Arts Festival will also include an art gallery showcasing student artwork from more than 40 schools. This artwork is supported and enhanced by a number of partnerships among various public and private schools, artists, arts organizations, and the community.

The All-City Arts Festival is presented by MPS and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., and is sponsored by MPS Foundation and the Summerfest Foundation, Inc.

More information is available on the All-City Arts Festival website.