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2011 MIAD Halloween Party at Discovery World

Our annual Halloween party for MIAD students and faculty will go down Friday, October 28th from 6-11PM at Discovery World! Every year we expand things a bit more, and this year we’ve expanded things even more than a bit more.

For one the Collaborative Mural Project has gone modular. There will be a stack of cut and primed wood panels ready for color available on a first come first serve basis for anyone who would like to contribute. Over the course of the evening as these panels are completed they will be mounted on a wall in the main exhibit area (just outside the Print and Publishing lab). We will have various cans of paint and brushes available, however it is recommended that you bring your own supplies.

MIAD’s student government will once again generously put up $200 in prizes for a costume contest. The Kohl’s Design it! Lab at Discovery World will be holding an open costume design workshop with all sorts of materials and equipment to help make winners out of all of us. Whether you’re starting from scratch, in need of somewhere to build, or require some last minute repairs before the contest, the folks in the Kohl’s Design It! Lab will have glue guns, laser cutters, and vacuum formers on the ready.

Food! Pizza Shuttle will be delivering many pizzas, and Discovery World will provide cold soda and water in a cooler in the Print lab.

Dancing! A DJ will have loud jams for you to get down to.

Exhibits! The Techno Jungle, Les Paul House of Sound, Energy, Bucyrus Mining, and Milwaukee Muscle exhibits at Discovery World will be open for exploration.

There is more in the works including Performers!, but in the spirit of Halloween further things will be remain a surprise.

Getting here: Discovery World is located on Milwaukee’s Lake front between the Art Museum and Sumemrfest grounds. There will be shuttles from the dorms, free parking along Harbor Drive ($7 event parking in DW’s garage), and plenty of bike space if your costume is bike-friendly.

Admission: FREE admission for MIAD students and faculty with student/faculty ID. NO admission for general public. You may bring a guest or two as long as they are accompanied by a student or faculty member.

This is an event for MIAD to celebrate an excellent partnership with Discovery World. Please enjoy!

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Thank you

Many thanks to all who attended the Fall 2010 Collaborative Mural Design night / MIAD Halloween party. We’re working on a time-lapse of the mural’s creation so stay tuned!

Photos by Chris Winters

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Join us in Discovery World’s Innovation Theater for The Secret Labs Live Halloween Special

Exclusive Access to the Secret Labs. One Night Only.

From deep beneath the streets of Milwaukee comes a brand new story…

A young woman yearns to explore the universe. Her younger, odd-ball brother stumbles into something he was never meant to see. An intrepid, blindingly handsome scientist risks everything in order to save the world. Aliens, laser guns, hyper-dimensional welding, zombies. And the best part of this story is that it’s 100%, completely true. Astonishingly true.

Radio Theater

Tickets are $7, $5 for Discovery World members and college students.

The Secret Labs Live Halloween Special is presented by Discovery World Radio Theater and WMSE 91.7FM Frontier Radio.

Reservations are highly recommended. Be one of the lucky 100 people to experience the Secret Labs.

The Aliens. They’re real. They’re back. This time all they want is everything.

Call for tickets (414) 765-8625. This experience is for adults and teens.

Leave a comment on this post to be entered into a drawing for free tickets! The drawing will be held on Tuesday, at 3pm.

Special musical guest Uncle Larry will be performing on-air at 7 and after the broadcast for the studio audience.


Fall 2010 Collaborative Mural Design Night / MIAD Halloween Party

Friday, October 22nd 6 – 11pm at Discovery World

Collaborative Mural Design Night is back! Thanks to an excellent first event, we’re getting out the primer for another evening of creative celebration at Discovery World.

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Events Photos

Collaborative Mural Design Night photos

A hearty Thank You goes out to the students of MIAD for an injection of color and inspiration into our Print and Publishing Lab. The success of this event means there will definitely be more of such artistic gatherings at Discovery World in the near future. We have a few concepts in mind but would love to hear your suggestions! (


Collaborative Mural Event

We have a blank wall in our Print and Publishing lab at Discovery World. One day while surrounded by print medium of every kind we decided this was a crime, and thus was born a plan to paint, draw, print, spray, paste, glue, and utterly transform this blank space into a vehicle of open expression.

Friday, January 29th from 6-11pm we will open our doors to the good students of MIAD for an evening of art, music, food, and all the fun that comes with taking on a wall. Bring your designs and we’ll use the laser cutters to make stencils or burn screens for vertical screen printing. There are very few limitations to what can be done (no adhering things that were once alive, et cetera), and the more diverse a creation the better. This will be up for a while so lets make it good!

A student ID gets you and your guest(s) in. The entire technology building will be open for the evening which includes the Milwaukee Muscle, Techno Jungle, and Les Paul exhibit areas, so expect more than merely (muraly?) printing/painting/designing all night.

Send any questions/comments/suggestions to