Partnerships + Projects

As an arts organization in the heart of Appleton, we value the wide range of voices, projects, and initiatives that come together in our city, and inside our walls. We are committed to engaging with local community and arts organizations, businesses, and local government.

The Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra coordinates an annual community collaboration that explores the intersection of music and the visual arts. This year, in partnership with the Trout Museum of Art and the Appleton Area School District, we will introduce elementary students (grades 2-6) to a selected piece of symphonic music, Firebird Suite by Igor Stravinsky. Participating students will listen and learn about the music, then respond through the creation of their own visual artwork.

This artwork is juried, displayed, and celebrated throughout the community. Juried pieces are featured at the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra concert and student artists are invited to hear the Symphony perform the featured piece live at the Fox Cities Performing Art Center. All submitted artwork is included in the celebration exhibition at a wide variety of locations across the community. A concluding reception and educator awards will be held at the Trout Museum of Art.

The mission of the Fox Arts Network is to create a cultural community in the Fox Cities by engaging member organizations that present, perform, and education in the visual and performing arts.

Free Community-wide Events

Visit us throughout the summer months as we host free make-and-take art projects at local, outdoor community-wide events! You’ll see us every year supporting as many as we can, including: