This past April saw the second Arte Para Todos music and art festival. The fundraiser took place over four days spanning four neighborhoods including over 90 local bands and a number of visual artists with 100% of proceeds supporting art programs in four Milwaukee schools.
The volunteer run festival received additional support from the community with venues waiving their house fees and talent offering their time at no cost.
Four partner schools in the Milwaukee area will receive the funds for arts programs. This year’s recipients are George Washington Carver Academy, Escuela Vieau School, Milwaukee Parkside School of the Arts and Frederick J. Gaenslen School.
In addition, Arte Para Todos produced a series of in-school music performances which included a Q&A with students with the goal of connecting the local music community with future musicians and music lovers.
Below, see the final tally and read about how the in-school performances affected the artists.
The total funds raised from Arte Para Todos was $17,906.88 which equals out to $4,476.72 for each partner school.
The fest included in-school performances and Q&As with local musicians. The private events included:
Queen Tut backed by no Name Noise at South Division High School
Rhythm Changes at Fredrick J. Gaenslen School
Soul Low / Lorde Fredd33 at Elm Creative Arts School
Field Report at Escuela Vieau School
Ruth B8R Ginsburg / Sista Strings at Milwaukee Parkside School of the Arts
Lex Allen backed by No Name Noise at Bay View High School
Local musician Lex Allen recently told Radio Milwaukee about his experience performing at his alma mater:
The goal is to inspire and motivate
Lex Allen: “The Arte Para Todos in-school experience was a dream come true. Being back at Bay View High School stirred up so many beautiful memories; it was where I learned to sing thanks to the amazing choir teacher Mrs. Kartz (who I made sure to shout-out as many times as I could) and it was where my mom first heard me really perform.
“When the chance to put on a show for the kids presented itself, the NAN brothers and myself knew we had to do it! The goal is to inspire and motivate; I’m hoping at least one if not all the young beauts left with the mindset that they are able to create freely, like we did on stage.”