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Giving Tuesday 2015


3 Reasons to Give

This holiday season, please show your support for Walker’s Point Center for the Arts and our mission by giving us a year-end contribution of $25, $50, $150, $500, or $5 a month. If you need some convincing, below are 3 reasons (out of dozens!) why WPCA matters.

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Reason 1: Because youth arts education matters.
We see growth in the students who’ve attended our arts education programs for many years. They show progress in their artwork but also improvements in confidence, problem solving and in their academic studies. Come meet some of our students, see their artwork and watch them dance at our youth arts showcase “Growing in the Arts” on Friday, December 11, 5–7 pm.

Reason 2: Because art strengthens community.
A strong local arts community means a better quality of life and innovation for everyone. Art helps us examine our emotions and provoke creativity. Whether it’s our annual Día de los Muertos Exhibition or the upcoming CoPA Juried Photography Exhibition, people come together to celebrate their love of art and exchange ideas that promote growth and improves the arts community as a whole.

Reason 3: Because Walker’s Point matters.
Closing in on our 29th year as an organization and community member in the most dynamic and culturally vibrant neighborhood in Milwaukee, we reflect daily on what this community has given us. We are honored to give to the community our commitment of free arts education for kids and advocate better civil services for ALL! Please help us support our community.

Thanks You!


9th annual CoPA Juried Photography Exhibition


December 4, 2015 – January 23, 2016

Opening reception: Friday, December 4, 5–9 pm.
Juror presentation and awards ceremony at 7:00 pm.
Closing Reception: Winter Gallery Night – Friday, January 22, 5–9 pm.

The Coalition of Photographic Arts (CoPA) and Walker’s Point Center for the Arts (WPCA) are pleased to present CoPA’s 9th annual Juried Photography Exhibition (previously Midwest Juried Exhibition). This highly competitive exhibit brings some of the most talented photographic artists together in one show.

The exhibition showcases the vast creativity and Read more →


Growing in the Arts youth arts showcase


Friday, December 11, 5–7 pm

You are cordially invited to an evening of youth visual and performing arts.  Join us in celebrating the accomplishments of our Hands-on youth arts program students, as they proudly present their artwork in mediums of printmaking, drawing, sculpture, movement, dance and more!

Come see the wonderful Read more →


CALL FOR ARTISTS: In-school Residencies


Walker’s Point Center For the Arts is seeking emerging artists to join our team of in-school artist-in-residents for the spring semester. Artists will lead students in 4–8 week projects in schools. Both visual and performing artists are accepted.

Artists will work closely with MPS schools and students to implement an visual or performing arts workshops Read more →


WORK IT OUT! Wednesdays is back, and better than ever!


Twice Monthly | FREE | For ages 6–15
Part of After School Art Classes
3:30–5:30 pm

Join us twice a month for a Wednesday afternoon of body movement, rhythm and dance! We are excited to have the magnificent dancer and choreographer Krislyn World as our WORK IT OUT! Wednesdays instructor. She will  bring her passion and talent to the classroom and get students engaged and MOVING! (Read more about Krislyn below).

Schedule | Program


November Afternoons with Art


November 23–25, 2015

The month of November is National Native American Heritage Month, and WPCA is honoring Native American culture & history in this three-day workshop. Read more →


A tribute to Mary Nohl…

Photo Oct 27, 3 22 40 PM

Each year, our arts educators lead students in creating an ofrenda to honor someone who has had an impact in the arts and art education. This year, Arts Education Coordinator MaiKue Vang and the students are honoring Milwaukee artist and philanthropist Mary Nohl.

WPCA’s arts education programming directly benefits from Mary’s legacy and would not exist without the funding from Greater Milwaukee Foundation Mary L. Nohl Fund. The funding helps us provide after school art classes Read more →


Dia Parade 2015


Join us for art making, face painting and community spirit at the 6th annual Día de los Muertos Parade on Saturday, October 31. Come say hi and walk with us around our wonderful neighborhood in the procession.

  • 11:00 am Face painting & art making  at Walker Square Park
  • 1:00 pm Vigil for Peace: Lead by All Peoples Church
  • 1:30 pm Procession Begins
  • 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm Pinatas, Tamarind belly dancers perform…



2015 Dia de los Muertos T-shirt, available now!


On sale now!


Purchase below or at our gallery (Mon–Sat, noon–5 pm) Read more →


2015 Dia de los Muertos Exhibition


23nd Annual Dia de los Muertos Exhibition

October 16 – November 21, 2015

Opening Reception: Fall Gallery Night, Friday, October 16, 5–9 pm.

Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a celebration honoring loved ones who have passed and a time to reflect on those who are still with us. Colorful ofrendas (offerings/altars) commemorate the dead and welcome their returning souls during the holiday. The exhibition not only presents a cultural and art experience, but also offers stories of those who, even in their absence, prove to be impactful and continue to inspire. Read more →

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