Milwaukee Fringe Festival, a new, city-wide art festival, is a two-day performance and visual art event celebrating Milwaukeeâ€™s arts scene.
The non-profit event is open to emerging and experienced artists and will showcase local theater, music, dance, comedy and visual art. All of the events will be free or at a low cost.
Milwaukee Fringe Fest will take place Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28 at Pere Marquette Park, Marcus Centerâ€™s Wilson Theater at Vogal Hall, Todd Wehr Theater and surrounding venues.
In addition, Fringe Fest will feature food trucks and a beer garden provided by Old German Beer Hall.
Milwaukee Fringe Festival is presented by renowned television and film actor Willem Dafoe, John Schneider (Theatre Professor at Marquette University, Theater X), Eric Engelbart (Shepherd Express), Matt Kemple (Milwaukee Comedy Festival), Karen Raymond and Katie Rhyme (MKE Follies) and Brian Rott (Quazimondo Physical Theatre).
Those interested in sharing their work can apply here, beginning Monday, Feb. 15. The submission fee is $15 until March 1 and $20 through March 31.
"Fringe Fest is a collaborative, interactive, inter-generational, multidisciplinary performance exhibition meant to thank the people of Milwaukee for sustaining an environment in which the arts are genuinely valued and great work is possible," says Schneider.