TROVE ARTS and THE MILWAUKEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY proudly present:
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at The Milwaukee County
THIS SHOW IS CURRENTLY NOT RUNNING, BUT IS AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION AT YOUR VENUE OR HOME!
A WHO-DUNNIT, N.A. PAINT & SIP!
ART HEIST is an evening of exciting art history, immersive story telling, a fun art project, and a mysterious "who-dunnit" style puzzle that unfolds around you!
You are invited to an ART HEIST!
As a member of a secret society of thieves, you are called to a celebration of some of the most intriguing art heists in history at the beautiful and historic 2nd Ward Bank – now The Milwaukee County Historical Society.
This den of thieves will be led through a fun, guided art project inspired by high intrigue and clandestine missions of shadowy thievery as several famed stolen artworks are presented for adoration!
You begin applying paint to canvas.
A brush in one hand, and a tasty, non-alcoholic libation in the other.
This is to be a wonderful evening honoring fellow members of your covert community of criminals.
Until SUDDENLY an oversize video monitor crackles to life with a barrage of technical coding and scrolling symbols!
The lights sizzle and wink to darkness!
A shadowy figure appears on the screen that slowly turns to address the group… Could it be your most fearsome adversary?
It is! The Grand Larcenist!
He offers a challenge to your group to prove your claim of master thieves!
Succeed in solving his mysterious puzzles and cracking his masterful code, and you'll be handsomely rewarded with Milwaukee's long, lost gemstone, “The Imperial Star!”
Fail, and the group will almost certainly face... certain doom!
Join TROVE ARTS for a memorable evening in one of Milwaukee's most beautiful, historic spaces!
What can I expect at ART HEIST?
The doors open at 7:00pm and the show begins promptly at 7:30pm.
You will be greeted at the door where you will present your password for entry.
Your night will begin as a quiet, underground, and intriguing celebration of art thievery but will build into an exciting mystery to solve as you are guided through a fun art project!
Is this a “paint and sip?” Is this a “show?”
You will be creating a guided art project and there will be complimentary n.a. “mocktails.”
But Trove's art experiences lean a bit more towards the theatrical, with performance pieces that tell the tales of the art which inspires our project. Think “an exciting TED Talk with theatrical lighting*, surround sound, and effects given by your favorite grade school teacher who is also a wonderful artist who can't wait to guide you through a fun project.”
I don't ever make art. OR I am a very experienced artist...
Will I have fun?
Absolutely. Our art experiences are designed to be gentle and inviting baby steps into and through an art project for those a bit timid, with plenty of space to roam and stretch some artistic legs for those more experienced.
What is the “Who-dunnit” portion of the show? Will I have to act like a character or participate?
A mystery will be presented to solve and a famous gemstone will be on display to steal... But your level of involvement in accomplishing these tasks is entirely up to you.
Throughout the evening there will be hints and clues readily available and offered to the group during presentations, while other bits of the puzzle might have to be discovered with a bit of wandering and sleuthing.
There are many ways to participate, from quietly paying attention to clues during the show, to partaking in little “quests” (that might involve glow-in-the-dark messages and ultraviolet lights, coded locks to solve, and historic vaults to open) during the “art breaks.”
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*Theatrical lighting includes occasional flashing/strobing light effects.