Local fashion designer and Milwaukee native Kelvin Haydon celebrated winning the first business plan competition sponsored by the North Avenue Fond Du Lac Marketplace BID 32 with neighborhood residents and supporters.
Arts and Recreation
Local artists created murals depicting the struggle for fair housing for a new park in the Harambee neighborhood, created through a public-private partnership.
The Alma Center won a national award and $10,000 for its pioneering program to heal abusive men and stop the cycle of violence.
Local artist Jasmine West created the “Milwaukee Superheroes” mural by sketching portraits of Milwaukee cultural leaders with colored pencils.
Pinatas and the Day of the Dead don’t ordinarily go together, but they did this weekend. A group of volunteers created piñatas for the Dia de los Muertos holiday as part of a community-building effort.
A local middle school student pursues rap music as a way to positively influence his peers and build community.
A new mural at the corner of Lisbon Avenue and 31st Street draws inspiration from the zoo once located in Washington Park and the park’s designer who believed natural beauty can improve human nature.
Artisan furniture maker Matt Bohlmann, who purchased and is renovating the building that housed the Finney Library for 50 years, has recruited artist Reginald Baylor to move his studio to the new arts incubator.
Clarke Square residents worked together to turn an alley into a public art space. Organizers hope that “Art in the Alleys” will expand to other blocks in the neighborhood.
For 57 years, the Neighborhood Children’s Sports League has used football to impart lessons in commitment and leadership to boys from the central city. Today, with a roster of about 700 players, the league is helping shape more lives than ever.