Two colorful, original murals aimed at spurring community conversations will be created by Milwaukee artists on large blank building walls in the Near West Side and Walker’s Point neighborhoods, as a result of an 88Nine Radio Milwaukee (88.9 WYMS-FM) initiative announced Friday.
Artists Working in Education offers high school and college-age interns career opportunities in art, while sharing their passion with younger children.
Felipe “Flip” Martinez, owner of Flip N Styles Barbershop on West National Avenue, opened Motive8 clothing store next to his barbershop to create a hub for all things hip-hop.
Resident groups from Clarke Square, Walker’s Point and Walker Square gathered to socialize and share ideas in a new initiative to strengthen their neighborhoods.
Grade school children attended an art class at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts to paint flags honoring their loved ones and other veterans on Memorial Day.
A new 90-foot mural depicting the 50-year history of UMOS was unveiled on the South Side’s Butters-Fetting building.
Community members helped install a 7,000-gallon cistern at Paliafito Eco-Arts Park, which will serve as an “eco-arts” learning center where residents can participate in hands-on environmental and arts learning.
The Clarke Square Neighborhood Initiative celebrated Cesar E. Chavez Day on the first anniversary of the dedication of a statue commemorating his legacy.
The Milwaukee Christian Center, whose senior center is located near 14th Street and National Avenue, has created an atmosphere of support, encouragement and education that helps struggling individuals access opportunities.
Latinas Unidas II, a new United Community Center residential treatment facility in Walker’s Point, will house 15 women seeking help with substance abuse and addiction issues. The program also offers services for pregnant women and those with infants.