Register for Arts Day on Thursday, March 9

Register today for Arts Day 2017!

Now, more than ever, we need the arts for community, creativity, compassion, and understanding.  That’s why you should register today to attend Arts Day, taking place on Thursday, March 9, 2017 in downtown Madison.

Arts Wisconsin is leading the way to establish Wisconsin Creates, a new community cultural development program, to be administered by the Wisconsin Arts Board.  During the important 2017-2019 state budget season, we’ll be advocating with the Wisconsin State Legislature to create this program as a 21st century strategy to invest in creative people, institutions, businesses, and communities throughout the state.  On Arts Day and over the next few months, we’ll help you tell your stories to decision-makers, to demonstrate the power, impact, and benefits of the arts and creative development throughout Wisconsin.

In addition to speaking up for Wisconsin Creates, Arts Day is a conference full of networking,friend-making, learning, and laughing.

You need to be at Arts Day on March 9, to be part of this important statewide visibility event, to make connections and be inspired, and to draw attention to Wisconsin’s amazing arts sector and arts opportunities.

Register today for Arts Day 2017 to help speak up for Wisconsin Creates and for the arts in your community and statewide. Arts Wisconsin’s annual legislative day for the arts takes place at the Overture Center for the Arts, just down State Street from the State Capitol.     It’s Wisconsin’s biggest day for the arts and you don’t want to miss it.   

It’s time for Wisconsin to invest in economic vitality, education for the 21st century, healthy, vibrant communities, and engaged residents.  The arts and creativity are the way forward.

Arts Day 2017 includes:

  • The annual Arts Day Breakfast at the Overture Center for the Arts
  • Discussions and workshops on economic, educational, leadership, and civic issues in the arts and creativity
  • The Idea Center at Overture, featuring sponsor exhibits, art-making with Wisconsin artists, and more
  • A poetry reading by the 2017-2019 Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Karla Huston
  • The Rabin Youth Arts Awards, presented by the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras
  • Constituent meetings with legislators and administration officials, throughout the day
  • Performances by Wisconsin performers (details TBA)
  • Pre-Arts Day Wisconsin Creative Summit on Wednesday, March 8, 1-5 pm, at the Overture Center – a mini-conference of networking, learning and idea-sharing.

Arts Day 2017 registration fees are $40 until February 28, 2017, and $45 thereafter, with discounts for additional registrations from the same organization or business and for students.    Arts Wisconsin will continue to provide up-to-date schedule and agenda information online and through social media outlets.

Arts Day 2017 is made possible with the support of generous sponsor organizations and businesses, currently including:





  • Robert E. Gard Wisconsin Idea Foundation
  • Theatre Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets

Sponsor Arts Day 2017 and reach statewide and global audiences interested in the arts, creativity and community. Sign on as a sponsor today!

Contact Anne Katz at Arts Wisconsin, 608 255 8316 |akatz@artswisconsin.orgfor more information about Arts Day 2017 and sponsorship opportunities.  Arts Day 2017 information and registration is at