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Big Arts in the Little Apple Community Exhibit comes to U.S. Venture


U.S. Venture’s Imagine Wall is one of the locations in the community-wide exhibit

APPLETON, WI (February 12, 2018) – The art exhibition in U.S. Venture’s lobby, the Imagine Wall—which invites local students to submit artwork that creatively communicates a topic or theme—is a stop on the “Big Arts in the Little Apple” community-wide exhibit.

Taking place across Appleton right now, “Big Arts in the Little Apple” is an annual collaborative program between The Building for Kids and the Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra, and encourages students to explore the connection between music and visual art.  More than 700 original pieces were created by Appleton Area School District third and fourth graders this past fall as part of the program.

Students were asked to listen to “Route 66” by American composer Michael Daugherty (a musical trip down the historic U.S. Route 66) and then create a piece that communicates how the music made them feel. The art pieces range from collage and acrylic to abstract and landscape, and capture the wide range of creativity and talent of the students. 

“There are few experiences more empowering than to see the product of your labor celebrated by the broader community,” says Oliver Zornow, community engagement manager at The Building for Kids. “Big Arts in the Little Apple provides elementary school children with opportunity to explore the intersection of music and the visual arts as they build stronger connections within the community, encourages them to continue to strive for excellence, and to test the limits of their creativity.”

This is the second year for Big Arts in the Little Apple, but the first time U.S. Venture has participated in the program. Ten pieces of artwork will be displayed on U.S. Venture’s Imagine Wall.

“Big Arts in the Little Apple” will be on display through early March. Want to see more? Visit
for an exhibit map!