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MPS All-City Arts Festival

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Students and ArtsFeaturing music, dance, art, and theater performances by elementary, middle, and high school students

In collaboration with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., and the Summerfest Foundation, Inc., Milwaukee Public Schools presents the MPS All-City Arts Festival! 

This three-day event will take place at Henry Maier Festival Park located at 200 N. Harbor Drive, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on May 9–11, 2018.

Building on the success of the Biennial Music Festival, the MPS All-City Arts Festival is now expanding to showcase all art forms offered in city of Milwaukee schools. This event will involve students from all regions at the elementary, middle, and high school levels presenting music, dance, art, spoken word, and theater performances. This work is supported and enhanced by the number of partnerships among various public and private schools, artists, arts organizations, and the community.

In its 47th year, the MPS All-City Arts Festival will be the exciting finale to the Year of the Arts in Milwaukee Public Schools. All are welcome to cheer on our city's talented youth on its most famous stage.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 Lineups

Thursday, May 10, 2018 Lineups

Friday, May 11, 2018 Lineups

Art Gallery

Arts Activities

all city arts festival sponsor logos

Location, Parking Map, and Accessible Parking

Free parking is available in Lots P and H adjacent to the South Gate admission entrance. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Designated accessible parking spaces for Lots P and H are located at the front of Lot H. Vehicles must have appropriate plates or a permit to park in accessible spaces. All parking is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information and Services

An information center is located next to the South Gate admission entrance for this event.

Program volunteers will be stationed at the South Gate information center and throughout the festival grounds to provide support if needed. They are identifiable by their hang tag. In addition, security personnel are stationed at all gate areas and throughout the grounds, and they are available to answer questions and provide directions.

Accessibility and Service Animals

Summerfest is continuously making accessibility improvements to enhance the festival experience.

Summerfest gladly welcomes service animals and service animals-in-training.

  • If you are a service animal trainer, the animal must wear a harness or leash and special cape denoting that the animal is in training and not merely a pet.
  • If you require the use of the animal to enjoy the event, we strongly encourage that your animal wears an identifying vest, harness, cape, or leash so that other patrons do not attempt to pet or play with your service animal.

Upon arrival, Summerfest staff may ask you whether the animal is a service animal required because of a disability or the animal is being trained to be a service animal. If the animal is a service animal-in-training, please be prepared to produce certification or other credentials from a school for training animals that the animal is in training currently. Summerfest will NEVER ask for certification or other credentials of a disability.

Please note that Summerfest reserves the right to remove both animal and patron if the animal jeopardizes the safety of other patrons, staff, or volunteers. Summerfest will NEVER separate or attempt to separate you from your service animal or service animal-in-training.

Security Policies

Please keep the following security policies in mind as you plan your visit to Henry Maier Festival Park (Summerfest grounds):

  • Patrons/guests should be prepared to comply with metal detection and other security screening requirements before entering the Summerfest grounds.
  • All bags will be searched upon entering.
  • A patron may not enter or remain on the grounds while concealing or openly carrying any knife, firearm, or other weapon. Failure to comply with this notice will result in immediate ejection from the festival.
 
 
  • Alumni choir directed by Arlene Skwierawski, Kevin Williams & Judy Straus
  • Cadet Band directed by Sara Konkel and Marc Wannemacher
  • Cadet choir directed by Angela Dvorak and Jessica Marks
  • Drumlines directed by Ben Zabor
  • Festival orchestra directed by Ijoister Harris and Brittany Johnson
  • Honors band directed by Adam Murphy and Benjamin Zabor
  • Honors choir directed by Raymond Roberts
  • Honors show choir directed by Milena Walker
  • World Drumming directed by Bony Plog-Benavides

Join us!

Summerfest Grounds/Henry Maier Festival Park 
200 N. Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202 

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Thursday, May 10, 2018 
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. 

Friday, May 11, 2018 
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 

Free admission and parking! 

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Fine Arts in MPS

Contacts

Deb Jolitz, Fine Arts Manager

Email: westfad@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Phone: 414-475-8865


Anthony Soyak, Music Curriculum Specialist
Email: soyakaj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Phone: 414-475-8175


Sarah Zawadiwski, Instrument Specialist
Email: zawadisf@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Phone: 414-475-8177


Theresa Harmon, Secretary
Email: harmont1@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
Phone: 414-773-9887
Fax: 414-475-8277

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