Greater Milwaukee is home to many world-class performing arts groups.
According to the Growing Prosperity report, developed by the City of Milwaukee, “The cultural scene in Milwaukee is particularly impressive for a city its size. More than 150 arts and cultural organizations call the Milwaukee region home: American Style consistently ranks the Milwaukee area as one of the top 25 arts destinations in the U.S., and in 2013 ArtPlace ranked Milwaukee’s East Town (and a portion of the Lower East Side) as one of the top 12 art places in America.”
With such world-class talent in our midst, residents do not need to travel to larger metropolitan areas to see exceptional music, dance and theater. In addition, with a myriad of performance opportunities, our talented musicians, actors and dancers stay in our community and enjoy a great quality of life.
“UPAF makes my career possible and those of my fellow artists. UPAF allows Member Groups to do more work and at a higher level, and that trickles down to artists. I would have far fewer opportunities if UPAF did not exist.” — Molly Rhode, actor, teacher, director and choreographer
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