Starting with the Wisconsin Shakespeare Festival and continuing through 15 seasons of the Heartland Festival, University of Wisconsin-Platteville has always had a rich and vibrant summer arts program.

After a successful inaugural summer, the Department of Performing and Visual Arts is proud to present the second annual Platteville Summer Arts Festival. From June through August, students, faculty, staff, and community members participate in theatre, music, and art events.

In support of the mission of the UW-Platteville, the Platteville Summer Arts Festival fosters an environment in which artists, educators, students, audience members and the greater tri-state community collaboratively create and celebrate the arts. 

This re-imagined summer festival is an excellent event for a community of our size, and the fact that a summer arts program has existed in Platteville for the better part of almost 50 years is proof that it’s vital to this community.

Highlights from the Platteville Summer Arts Festival

  • Free summer concert series (both indoors at the Center for the Arts and outdoors in conjunction with Platteville’s Music in the Park), including the Basin Street Boys, the Wundos, Panchromatic Steel Band, Kassia, Ensemble Nouveau, and An Evening with Corey Mackey and Keith Lienert
  • Production of Love Letters, featuring David Schuler and Mittie Den Herder
  • Community production of the musical Big Fish (CFA Theatre)
  • Faculty and alumni art shows in the Nohr Gallery