Our premiere Career Development Program hosts paid student internships each year that challenge students to explore multiple career pathways.

  • Arts Administration
  • Youth Activism
  • Environmental Justice
  • Cafe and Business Leadership
  • Digital Arts
programs & resources
A student receives on-the-job training as part of a career development program
Students collaborate during a field trip activity at Arts @ Large
Photo of a mosaic assemblage piece
Working as an intern at Arts @ Large has been an amazing experience. Being here has opened my eyes to the way art can help a person in their struggles.
Anessia Johnson, Career Development Intern

Career Development

Arts @ Large engages Milwaukee’s high school students in a rigorous career development program that introduces them to “real life” work experience.  Our team collaborates with multiple community partners, teachers, artists and industry professionals to provide opportunities for students to experience the full scope of designing a path to a successful career.

Summer Camp

Arts @ Large SUMMER ARTS CAMP  is offered to 3rd – 8th grade students for 6 weeks, each summer. Campers have the opportunity to engage with multiple community artist educators and our partners, focusing on a different art form each week. Our themes for the summer of 2021 include MILWAUKEE, STORYTELLING, FRIENDSHIP, NATURE and SOLIDARITY. Through the program, campers will learn the importance of healthy communities and relationships.

High School students have the opportunity to apply for a paid Junior Counselor position, working with A@L staff and artist educators facilitating activities throughout the summer. At the end of each week, students will have the opportunity to share their work with their families directly in the A@L Gallery! 


arts4all is our way of saying “everyone deserves the opportunity to experience the arts!” On Saturdays, the A@L Community Center comes alive with art activities for the whole family. Local artists guide participants to explore their creativity in visual art, music, dance, theatre and the literary arts. Throughout the year, we host workshops that encourage life-long learning using a variety of art forms. arts4all experiences are free or low cost for participants – all made possible by generous contributions to Arts @ Large from Foundations, corporations and individuals.

Sacred Garden

Sacred Garden is a youth-focused open mic founded and hosted by artists Symone Leonard and Michaela Lacy. Our mission is to create a platform that amplifies the voices of artists in Milwaukee, specifically youth participants of color. Our space welcomes all ages and all art forms to share stories, pieces, and more. While adults are welcome to enter the space and grace our stages, the youth are centered and always heard first. We work to create a space where young folks can be authentically themselves without being policed and restricted by adultism. We do not condone racism, homophobia, transphobia, or any other hate speech on our stages. 

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October 2021

October 15 2021 - December 31 2021

Current Exhibition – Pulling at Strands by Melissa Dorn

Pulling at Strands History, Feminism, and the Everyday   Melissa Dorn works to create experiences both in her art and in her teaching, that...


December 2021

December 11 2021

Drum Circle with Mark Soriano

Session 1: 10AM-10:45, Session 2: 11AM-11:45AM Participants have the opportunity to play traditional African Drums, learn rhythms and how to communicate with each other:...


December 2021

December 10 2021

Music Under the Stars featuring Abraxes Acoustic Holiday

Music Under the Stars featuring Abraxes Acoustic Holiday Tickets $7 at the door – General Admission Local favorites, Abraxes presents, their very first acoustic...

Through Arts @ Large programs, my students become experts on our local environment and will be able to share their expertise with adults and other community members.
Kristen Steinbach, Educator