Milwaukee National Portfolio Day
Please join us for the 2023 Milwaukee National Portfolio Day hosted by the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design on Saturday, October 14, 2023 from 10am to 2pm. The event will be held at MIAD located at 273 East Erie Street, Milwaukee, WI 53202. This event is free and open to the public.
This is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. High school students, parents, teachers, school counselors, and college transfer students are encouraged to attend. Pre-registration is required.
The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) uses VisitDays for event registration. Register now via the button below to receive your QR code for event admission. Milwaukee National Portfolio Day is free and open to the public.
PARKING ON NATIONAL PORTFOLIO DAY
Please note: There is no free parking on National Portfolio Day. Metered parking is available on all Milwaukee streets. Time limits at street meters are strictly enforced. Download the MKE Park app to conveniently pay for meter parking. Parking structures are located on the east side of Milwaukee Street between Chicago and Buffalo Streets, and on the corner of Water and Chicago Streets. There is also a surface paid parking lot on the corner of Erie and Young Streets.
MIAD alum Brandon Minga ‘04 (llustration), principal artist and founder of the House of Rad (hrad), was excited to host the 20th anniversary of the Feed Your Soul benefit for Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin on November 3, 2023. This was the second consecutive time hrad has hosted the event.
Three MIAD Communication Design students received 60th anniversary American Graphic Design Awards from Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) magazine. The students were selected from over 8,000 entries, and judged alongside professional design work. Fewer than 10% of entrants received an award.
Interior Architecture and Design (IAD) seniors from MIAD were taken to new heights on November 13 when they toured the construction site of The Couture, a 44-story skyscraper under construction that will be Milwaukee’s tallest residential and mixed-use building. The tour was part of a series of tours their senior thesis “Building Systems” class is taking with instructor Dan Kalkman, AIA.
The Milwaukee Art Museum (MAM) selected the design of MIAD alum Debbie Sajnani ’16 (Communication Design) for its 2023 annual ornament. The ornaments are recreated each year by artisans using a reserve painting technique, according to MAM.
For decades, Milwaukee has hosted an annual Holiday Lights Festival. To commemorate the festival’s 25th anniversary, Milwaukee Downtown will also host the new Ornament Trail this year. Five Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alumni and one instructor, who teamed up with both students and alumni, produced giant ornaments for the event.