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During the extended intermission, our community found safe ways to be inspired through the arts. We watched the arts come to life in our community though virtual events and special projects! 

Special events were offered to educators through the virtual Amcor Education Series and to our Annual Partners. You can learn more about becoming an Annual Partner at foxcitiespac.com/donate.

 

The Show Must Go On Show
The Show Must Go On Show was a digital series featuring guests from the arts industry, local arts supporters, community partners and more. As the intermission became extended, the goal of The Show Must Go On Show did too, featuring performances, critical conversations, and speaking with community leaders about social justice issues, special events and how the arts give us hope. In more than 50 episodes, Fox Cities P.A.C. President Maria Van Laanen guided audiences through engaging conversations, interactive activities and sharing memorable moments. Watch episodes here.

 


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Make Music Day
Make Music Day was June 21 and was a free, worldwide celebration that encourages people of all ages and backgrounds to experience the joy of making music in their community. We’re proud to have been one of more than 1,000 cities participating in Make Music Day with these Community First Community Engagement Series interactive activities.


hmongheritage.png Hmong Heritage Month

In May, we were proud to celebrate Hmong Heritage Month at your Fox Cities P.A.C., using art to highlight how Hmong culture and storytelling adds to the vibrancy of our community. Visit foxcitiespac.com/hmongheritage to learn more.


Fox Cities P.A.C. Mural Project

In August, The Center welcomed community members downtown to enjoy a unique art display. The Center unveiled a custom mural located on its pillars along College Avenue painted by talented mural artist Irineo Medina. The mural was commissioned to represent the feeling of togetherness and sense of belonging the arts provide. Medina created seven of the eight pieces inspired by and based on feedback from local students. For the eighth painting, Medina painted a live reaction piece to a playlist of songs based on community and belonging.

View the mural pieces here.

John Lewis Good Trouble Community Conversation

The Center participated in a national and local panel related to the John Lewis documentary “Good Trouble.” This timely documentary was made available to Fox Cities patrons and featured a national panel focused on the legacy of the freedom rider and United States Representative. The Center hosted an online discussion about the film, local social justice issues and making Good Trouble. 

Watch the local panel discussion here.


The State of the Arts in Wisconsin

In February, leaders from your Fox Cities P.A.C., Milwaukee’s Marcus Center and Madison’s Overture Center joined together to discuss the state of the touring arts industry and how they are working together to help welcome touring shows and audiences back to the theater.

Watch the Overture Forum here.


Third Coast Percussion: Think Outside the Drum

In one family show and three education performances, the Grammy Award-winning group Third Coast Percussion impacted more than 5,000 people, including 4,000 students, during their weeklong residency with the Fox Cities P.A.C. The show was a fun, interactive virtual journey through the building blocks of music and indulged our senses, helping us to perceive the world around us and celebrate the power music has to unite us all. 

Check out our episode of The Show Must Go On Show talking about the program.

Kevin James

Kevin James

September 16

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