Events

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We invite you to get involved with MIAD through the many events we host each year. Your participation supports students and alumni and helps create a galvanized education and creative community, addressing universal needs through our thought, design and expression.

MIAD Creativity Series

MIAD CreativitySeriesLogo med rgb 2017 copyFounded in 2012, the MIAD Creativity Series annually brings in internationally preeminent artists, designers and creative scholars/educators to celebrate excellence in the arts, enrich the experiences of MIAD students and engage the community in new ways of thinking about and appreciating the visual arts and the world of design. Visiting creatives have an in-depth residency with MIAD students and present a public presentation. Learn about the 2017-18 MIAD Creativity Series events

MIAD Holiday Sale

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The annual MIAD Holiday Sale supports students and alumni in showcasing and selling their one-of-a-kind art and design work (at all price points) to community members and art enthusiasts. The event is held during the first weekend of December. Proceeds support the artists/designers and MIAD student scholarships. 

Creative Fusion

Milwaukee's signature FUNdraiser in the heart of MIAD's creative studios, Creative Fusion, is an annual benefit for MIAD scholarships. The night includes a cocktail hour and dinner, as well as a live auction of artworks donated by a variety of artists. Learn more about this year's Creative Fusion.

Senior Exhibition

MIAD's annual Senior Exhibition, Wisconsin's largest exhibition of its kind, features more than 100 artists and designers representing all of MIAD's Bachelor of Fine Arts majors and minors.

Gallery Exhibitions

MIAD features two gallery spaces that are free and open to the public: The Frederick Layton Gallery and Brooks Stevens Gallery of Industrial Design. The galleries are open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. View our current gallery exhibition schedule.Gallery tours are available.

Academic and Other Events

For other events, see our Academic Calendar and General Events Calendar.

Interested in sponsoring an event? View opportunities for sponsoring events and program at MIAD, or contact Vivian Rothschild at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 414-847-3239.

Need a location for your next event? If you would like to have your event hosted at MIAD, please contact Fran Serlin, Development Events Manager, at 414-847-3336 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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