The United Performing Arts Fund is launching a new fundraising this August to promote arts education. The UPAF Rally for Arts Education has a goal to raise $200,000 to support over 80,000 children in southeastern Wisconsin. All money raised will go to support its UPAF Bright Minds grant program.
As we enter into the warmer summer month with limited COVID-19 protocols, the city seems to be healing. This weekend will bring major sporting events, concerts, galas and more.
The United Performing Arts Fund, or UPAF, held it's second event as part of their Ride For The Arts Series Sunday, June 13. Hundreds of people turned out to take part in Sunday's fundraiser in Brookfield.
While record-breaking seasons were abruptly brought to an end, fundraising events were canceled and in-person arts education programming was put on pause, we knew as a sector we had to adapt and persevere to ensure our lights did not dim.
The United Performing Arts Fund kicked off its Ride for the Arts at Veteran's Park on June 6. It was the first organized event in the park since 2020.
Milwaukee actor Andrew Varela speaks about how important fundraising is right now for the arts.
UPAF President and CEO Patrick Rath speaks about the importance of the annual event for the arts community
While the Ride for the Arts may look a little different this year, supporters of the United Performing Arts Fund are taking to Veterans Park on June 6.
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: UPAF Ride for the Arts Series which kick off at Veteran's Park in Milwaukee
View photos from week one of the UPAF Ride for the Arts Series, sponsored by Miller Lite.