The daylong Sankofa MKE festival in Washington Park celebrated black lives, music and culture.
Arts and Recreation
The annual Doors Open event allows the public to explore more than 150 locations throughout the city, including 12 sites in the spotlight neighborhoods of Sherman Park and Clarke Square. The event will be held Sept. 17 and 18.
A mural honoring the 50-year history of UMOS, one of the first organizations to provide social services for Latinos in Wisconsin, will be unveiled in the fall.
In the wake of violent protests in the Sherman Park neighborhood, two spoken-word poetry groups joined together to host an open-mic event there.
TRUE Skool interns showcased their final projects after a seven-week program that included using the arts to cope with stress.
Cine Sin Fronteras, a new program of Milwaukee Film, will feature six films that touch on topics including racism, classism, xenophobia and sexuality.
The African-based arts camp features traditional dance and drumming and contemporary and modern dance.
Historic Mitchell Street, Clarke Square and Muskego Way residents illustrate what their community means to them with the help of muralists Tia Richardson and Jeanette Martín.
Chacho Lopez, who got into trouble with graffiti as a teenager, has transformed that style of painting into creating community murals. Lopez has collaborated on nine free murals in the past two years, including one that was just completed in Walker’s Point.
The Arts @ Large student-created exhibit “We Speak” tells the stories of first-generation immigrants, influential women from around the world and local survivors of gender-based violence.