Diversity Discovery Free Day - May 6, 9 am - 5 pm

Big Arts in the Little Apple

This past fall, 3rd and 4th grade students listened to a piece of music and created art inspired by the music. The musical work was an orchestral tone poem, “Ein Heldenleben (A Hero’s Life), TrV 190, Op. 40” by Richard Strauss, that musically tells a story about a hero in a historical context. Students were encouraged to imagine the visual aspects in the music as they listen and how different elements in the song make them feel. Then use that to create their art pieces.


Save the Dates – Big Arts in the Little Apple Art Exhibit:

April 5 – May 15

May 19 – Art on the Town

Art Walking Tour on May 19

All of the almost 700 pieces will be on display in downtown Appleton for a Big Arts in the Little Apple Walking Tour! The following organizations will be hosting the art:

ACOCA Coffee

Angels Forever – Windows of Light

Beatnik Betty’s

BMO Harris Bank

Chase Bank

Johnson Bank

Radisson Paper Valley Hotel

Skyline Technologies

Sonnet’s Garden Blooms

The Building for Kids

The Trout Museum of Art

Tina Marie’s Unique Boutique


We are proud to announce the almost 700 art pieces will be on display around the Appleton community from April 5 – May 15. On May 19, for Art on the Town, all the pieces will be in Appleton downtown with the majority being displayed here at the Museum.

 Map for Big Arts in the Little Apple Exhibit 2017


Check out the complete map!


Big Arts in the Little Apple is a community collaboration between:

2016 New Brand Logo              The Building for Kids Children's Museum





with support from:



Mielke Family Foundation


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