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More than 8,000 students perform in first-ever All City Arts Festival

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Milwaukee Public School kids have taken their artistic talents to the lakefront.

They’re learning skills like “turntable scratching” at the first-ever “All City Arts Festival” at the Summerfest grounds.

The event started Wednesday and involves about 8,000 students from more than 120 schools. Students’ visual art is also on display in addition to music and dance performances and cooking demonstrations.

“Everyone knows there’s a lot of transformative components of the arts. Supports their learning. And really, they learn those life skills they’ll take with them for the rest of their life,” said MPS Music Curriculum Specialist Anthony Soyak.

The festival runs through Friday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Maier Festival Park.

 Admission and parking are free.

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