The Wisconsin Arts Board hits the road for its 50th Anniversary Celebration statewide tour!

​​​​​​​​​​Fifty years of public investment in the arts – including the arts in your region – is a great reason to celebrate all year long, so we are. And we're heading your way.  From January through June, Arts Board staff and board members will visit 7 communities throughout the state to share information and exchange ideas.

Whether you're entirely new to the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) and its work or you've known us for years, please joins us at one of these celebrations and​ bring your voice and share:

  • your perspective on what's happening with the arts and creativity in your region - including the story of your own work there;
  • your knowledge of the regional resources that are available now, or those you want to see in the future to strengthen your own creative work and region; and
  • your thoughts on how the WAB's work might intersect with and strengthen yours over the next 5, 10, or even 50 years.

WAB staff and board will share:

  • a quick retrospective of the WAB's partnership work with Wisconsin's arts groups, artists, educators and community leaders over the past 50 years;
  • an update on what's happening around the state right now, including the current economic impact of the not-for-profit arts in Wisconsin;
  • WAB's future plans.

Upcoming Regional Celebrations:

   February 8 - La Crosse 11:30am, hosted by Viterbo University

Please join us as we bring the party to La Crosse on Thursday, February 8th from 11:30am-1pm at the Viterbo University Fine Arts Center (FSPA Lobby, 900 Viterbo Dr, La Crosse, WI 54601).

Please RSVP by February 2nd:​​

   March - Madison & Lake Geneva

​March 7​​ - Madison - 12:45pm, hosted by Dane Arts and the Madison Arts Commission​
Join WAB staff and board members as we bring the party to Madison on Thursday, March 7th! We'll convene from 12:45pm - 2:30pm at Arts + Literature Laboratory (111 S Livingston St #100, Madison, WI 53703), following Day 1 of the 2024 Dane Arts Business of Art Conference
BYOBL - Bring Your Own Bag Lunch! Light snacks and cake provided.
Please RSVP by February 29th: Link coming soon! 
​March 10-12 - Lake Geneva Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism at the Governor's Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT) - details to come! 

April 9Wausau - 11:30am, hosted by the Grand Theater (401 N 4th St, Wausau, WI 54403​)

BYOBL - Bring Your Own Bag Lunch! Light snacks and cake provided.

Please RSVP by April 2nd: Link coming soon!

May 28 - Door County - details to come!

June 11 - Eau Claire​ - Hosted by the Pablo Center (128 Graham Ave, Eau Claire, WI 54701 - Clearwater Recital Hall)

BYOBL - Bring Your Own Bag Lunch! Light snacks and cake provided.

Please RSVP by June 4th: Link coming soon!

Past Regional Celebrations: 

  • November 28 – Racine, hosted by the Black Arts Council and Racine Arts Council at The Branch
  • December 15 – Milwaukee, hosted by the Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
  • January 29 – Rhinelander – hosted by ArtStart; Washburn – hosted by the Chequamegon Bay Arts Council