Evanescent: Immersive and bubbly public art installation arrives in downtown Milwaukee

Updated: 5:12 p.m. on July 19, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- There's some new art in downtown Milwaukee, but only for a short time!

Marcus Performing Arts Center and Milwaukee Downtown are partnering up for a new exhibit called Rainbow Summer: Highlight featuring Evanescent. 

The art installation features three sets of colorful, inflatable bubbles with a footprint of over 1,400 square yards. 

If you want to see it in person, head over to the Marcus Performing Arts Center on Water Street.

The exhibit ends Saturday, July 22.

Published: 10:59 a.m. on May 18, 2023

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A new immersive public art installation is coming to downtown Milwaukee. 

Marcus Performing Arts Center Outdoor Grounds will welcome the return of Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT featuring Evanescent. 

“Evanescent” by Atelier Sisu -- an Australian design studio -- is an inflatable, large-scale art display featuring three sets of four bubbles each, which will have a total footprint of over 1,400 square yards – encompassing the majority of the lawn on the MPAC Outdoor Grounds.

The larger-than-life "art-chitecture" (the intersection of art and architecture) and will be at the MPAC Outdoor Grounds for one week only, July 18 – 22, along with five nights of free public performances. 

According to a news release, as part of Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT featuring Evanescent, each night will feature a free public performance with live music from local and regional artists, vendor markets, food trucks, activities, and more. Performances are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. nightly, with a special Family Night planned for Saturday, July 22 that will begin at 6 p.m.

“We are elated to expand on our partnership with Milwaukee Downtown to bring this world-renowned installation to our community alongside a diverse selection of musical artists for Rainbow Summer: HIGHLIGHT featuring Evanescent,” said Jared Duymovic, MPAC Vice President of Programming & Engagement. “This is the first large-scale public activation of our newly renovated outdoor space, and we look forward to welcoming everyone to enjoy and experience this exciting summer event.”

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