A Giant Immersive Bubble Art Installation Is Coming to Downtown

‘Evanescent’ will be in Downtown Milwaukee July 18-22.

Evanescent, an internationally touring public art installation made up of iridescent inflatable bubbles, is coming Downtown Milwaukee July 18-22.

Australian-based design studio Atelier Sisu, led by Peruvian sculptor and industrial designer Renzo B. Larriviere and spatial architect and artist Zara Pasfield, designed Evanescent.

The installation is a collection of inflatable spheres spanning over 1,400 square yards designed to enhance the visual identity of a space and promote community interaction. Illuminated by the sun’s changing light and nighttime spotlights, the piece moves like a dynamic rainbow for a new visual experience at every angle. Attendees are encouraged to take photographs and interact with the space.

Evanescent; Photo by Markus Ravik, courtesy of Milwaukee Downtown



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The piece will be installed at the newly renovated outdoor grounds of the Marcus Performing Arts Center, as part of its Rainbow Summer series

“The grassy area is all brand new and ready for us to play on,” says  Jared Duymovic, MPAC’s vice president of programming and engagement. “I think this is the very beginning of many new and cool things that will happen on our grounds.”

The public can experience the art alongside live performances each evening, along with market vendors, food trucks and other activities.

Evanescent; Photo by Zara Pasfield, courtesy of Milwaukee Downtown

“Each of those days will have its own performance component,” says Duymovic. “We’ve got so much diversity – there will be something for everyone.”

Nightly live performances featuring regional and local artists will be announced in the coming weeks, with a special family night planned for Saturday.