Hecho en Milwaukee, an art collaborative fundraiser sponsored by the Milwaukee Mijas, was held recently at Mitchell Park. The Milwaukee Mijas is a collective of women artists and performers who seek to encourage and support one another and other artists throughout the community, according to the group’s Facebook page. The event showcased local artists in the fields of paint, graffiti, dance and song. All proceeds from the fundraiser went towards the Milwaukee Mijas-Mariposa scholarship fund. The recipient of the first scholarship was Stephanie Melendrez Valdez of Milwaukee.
About Edgar Mendez
Edgar Mendez is a beat reporter for the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, covering Clarke Square, the neighborhood in which he lives. Prior to joining the team at NNS he was a feature writer for El Conquistador Newspaper in Milwaukee, and a web writer/reporter for Scene262.com in Racine.