Big Arts in the Little Apple
Big Arts in the Little Apple

Big Arts in the Little Apple, an annual collaboration with The Building for Kids Children's Museum, Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra and Appleton Area School District, encourages students to explore the connections between music and visual art.

While listening to a chosen piece of music, students were encouraged to imagine the visual aspects in the music and how different elements in the music made them feel. It is through critically listening to the music that students are able to make the creative connections to inspire their pieces.

Over 800 students create art pieces that range from collage to acrylic, abstract to landscape, and capture the their wide range of creativity and talent. Check out the map below to view their works all throughout Appleton Downtown.

This year students from 20 elementary schools explored the intersection where art and music meet with the piece “Route 66” by Michael Daughtry. The piece musically imagines a trip down U.S. Route 66 through elements of jazz and orchestral writing. Students in the Appleton Area School District have been hard at work creating visual art pieces that are inspired by “Route 66”, and those pieces will be on display throughout the community in February 2018.

The community art exhibit will kick off with the Fox Valley Symphony concert on February 3, with best in show pieces available for viewing that evening at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. All of the nearly 800 pieces will be on display throughout the community from February 3 through March 4.

Participating Schools 
Appleton Bilingual School, Badger Elementary School, Berry Elementary, Classical School, Columbus Elementary, Edison Elementary, Ferber Elementary, Fox River Academy, Franklin Elementary, Highlands Elementary, Horizons Elementary, Houdini Elementary, Huntley Elementary, Jefferson Elementary, Johnston Elementary, Lincoln Elementary, McKinley Elementary, Odyssey/Magellan Magnet School, Richmond Elementary, and Stephen Foster Elementary Charter.

Check out the map to see where you can view these masterpieces!
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