APT 2016

Thank you Milwaukee! APT 2016 was an amazing local art and music experience, and thanks to you we raised $17,906.88 for Milwaukee school art programs!

APT 2015 & 16

With the generous actions of Milwaukee musicians and artists and all of your help in the 2 years of APT we were able to raise $39,142.07! 100% of the proceeds were donated to the art programs of our partner schools.


All venues and bands listed are offering their venues and talents at no cost, so please support them anytime you can in their efforts creating the outstanding music scene we have in Milwaukee.


Arte Para Todos (art for everyone) was conceived as an answer to the defunding of art and music programming in schools, and is 100% volunteer run.


There are many ways for you to support the Arte Para Todos mission. See below for opportunities to help arts programs and students in Milwaukee. We have to do this together!

Thank You

We are happy to announce that APT 2016 raised $17,906.88 which will be split evenly among our partner schools!

Arte Para Todos 2016 took place over 4 days in April and offered a 4 neighborhood local art and music experiece. Over 90 bands in 25 venues with 100% of proceeds going to support art programs in Milwaukee schools.


Feel free to contact us if you'd like to donate or support the APT mission, we'd be happy to hear from you!

More Ways To Support

APT 2016 Compilation Album

Arte Para Todos has teamed up with Gloss Records to present the 2016 Festival Compilation cassette tape. It includes 23 original songs from a diverse cross-section of the festival performers, plus 6 interview clips with organizers Josh Evert, Johanna Rose, and Amelinda Burich, festival performers Q. The Sun and Christopher Porterfield, plus APT 2015 festival alum milo.

Includes unlimited streaming of 2016 FESTIVAL COMPILATION via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more. Check it out!

Our Partner Schools

For this year's Arte Para Todos we are honored to be working with and supporting 4 area scools: George Washington Carver Academy (Brewer's Hill), Escuela Vieau School (Walker's Point), Milwaukee Parkside School of the Arts (Bay View), and Frederick J. Gaenslen School (Riverwest). Each of these schools' art programs will receive an equal portion of 100% of the funds raised over the 4 days.

In addition to the 4-day fundraiser festival, Arte Para Todos is proud to produce a series of in-school music performances at several Milwaukee schools over the next few months. The performances will be followed by a Q&A with students. These events will be closed to the public and done as an effort to connect the local music community to the musicians and music lovers of future generations. WebsterX, The Fatty Acids, Field Report, Lorde Fredd33, Soul Low, Queen Tut, Ruth B8r Ginsburg, Mike Regal, Rhythm Changes, Lex Allen, and Sista Strings are among those playing an in-school performance as part of the APT mission to respond and react to the defunding of art programs in Milwaukee schools.

Our Mission

Arte Para Todos (art for everyone) was conceived as an answer to the defunding of art and music programming in schools, but it also serves as a replicable model of sustainable service to the community. We will always have the city we ask for, either explicitly or through apathy and inaction. Arte Para Todos is based on the idea that culture is an act of will, and that if we want a healthy, vibrant city where the arts can flourish then we have to act on that desire.


In addition to the support of the local music venues we would like to thank our sponsors for their outstanding support of the Arte Para Todos mission. If your organization would like to support APT this year please feel free to contact us!

Non-Profit Partner

Special thanks goes out to the East Side BID for helping us distribute 100% of all donations and ticket sales to our partner schools! We're proud to have the BID as our non-profit partner for a 2nd year, and APT and the BID are looking forward to seeing everyone out on the East Side for the Sunday events of Arte Para Todos 2016!



Contact Us

If you have questions, comments, and/or would like to get involved with the APT Movement please feel free to email us at aptmke@gmail.com