Bringing Joy To Milwaukee One Awe-
Inspiring Art Experience At A Time.

Public Art For All

We invite the Milwaukee community to celebrate all forms of public art — from the ephemeral to enduring, to the quirky and surprising — and delight in the pleasures of artistic imagination.

Joy Engine Events

Our public art exhibits, programming, installations, and other projects are always welcoming, family-friendly, and free for everybody.

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Under One Moon

The moon is the first milestone on the road to stars.” In 2019, JOY ENGINE presented a 23-foot replica of the moon in Catalano Square Park, in the Historic Third Ward.

Out of the Box

To accompany the larger-than-life installation of “REbirth” by Cracking Art in June 2021, JOY ENGINE invited Milwaukeeans to savor summer with its Out of the Box event.

Jazz Rocks

Compose. Improvise. Perform. Joy Engine partnered with Arts@Large, a local organization committed to providing equitable access to educational experiences that include the arts, to bring to life Jazz Rocks – a live, educational performance series featuring original compositions and free-flowing jazz improvisation from MKE artists that was open to all.

Cracking Art

In Summer 2021, JOY ENGINE celebrated the return of gatherings with “Cracking Art” — a whimsical art installation on Milwaukee’s lakefront.

Community Challenge: Joy Engine Awards $50k in Artist Grants

The Joy Engine Community Challenge provides small grants to fuel creative expressions of joy within our diverse Milwaukee community.

Nitelight: An Immersive, 3D Light Experience

Light, art, dance, music, fashion and food will combine to create a visually dazzling, free, family-friendly sensory experience.

Joy Engine Presents: Nitelight

Light, art, dance, music, and fashion combined to create this visually-dazzling, free, family-friendly, immersive 3D experience.

1500 Bottles a Second

JOY ENGINE joined Historic Third Ward retailer, MOD GEN, to present a city tour of an eco-art sculpture #1500BottlesASecond

Past Experiences

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