The Silver City community will celebrate the completion of the Silver City place-making project on Thursday, June 28th at 4pm at the southwest intersection of 37th and Pierce Streets. This project represents the collective vision of this diverse community of neighbors, youth, property and business owners, and other community members.
A ribbon cutting ceremony from 4-4:30 will be followed by a neighborhood party with optional tours and discussions around the installations from 4:30-5:30. All are welcome to attend.
Silver City-based artist Catherine Lottes created two mosaic portal sculptures, while Rosheen Styczinski of New Eden Landscape completed project management and landscaping designs at the two sites. Each layer of the portals reflects neighborhood amenities and the rich history and vibrant local cultures. The landscaping includes native plants and seating for people at the 35th and National bus stop.
This project was supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin and the National Endowment for the Arts. Additional support was provided by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, the Zilber Family Foundation, and the City of Milwaukee.
The Silver City Business District, located just minutes from the Menomonee Valley, I-94, and downtown Milwaukee, offers amenities such as the Hank Aaron State Trail, the Urban Ecology Center, Three Bridges Park, Miller Park, and the Mitchell Park Domes. Silver City is one of Milwaukee’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, blending historic architecture with exciting retail and ethnic dining opportunities. With its rich collection of international restaurants, one can travel the world without leaving the neighborhood. For more information visit www.lbwn.org/silvercity.
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors stabilizes and revitalizes the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods of Milwaukee through a variety of strategies including promoting small business development, job creation, and strengthening commercial corridors. For more information, visit www.lbwn.org.