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:​

May 28 - Door County - 4:00 - 5:30pm, hosted by the ​Peninsula Arts and Humanities Alliance at Write On, Door County (4210 Juddville Road, Fish Creek WI)

​​Light snacks and cake will be provided.

​Please RSVP by May 21st:​​

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
  • February 8 – La Crosse – hosted by Viterbo University
  • March 7 – Madison – hosted by Dane Arts and the Madison Arts Commission​ 
  • ​March 10-12 – Lake Geneva – Hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Tourism at the Governor's Conference on Tourism (WIGCOT) 
  • April 9 – Wausau – ​Hosted by the Grand Theater