About 150 Milwaukee Public Schools students performed their poetry in front of celebrity judges at a recent poetry slam.
Arts and Recreation
As founding president of Above the Clouds, Linda Wade inspires children from throughout the city to express themselves and follow their dreams through free dance, music and creative arts classes.
Sixteen female visual artists and poets in the From Here to Her artist collective partnered with women-led groups from Milwaukee and Madison to create art projects that will be given to the organizations.
A Milwaukee mother of two multiracial sons creates a book showing boys of color from many backgrounds.
Wisconsin Black Historical Society director Clayborn Benson asked artist George Gist to replace the building’s mural with one that illustrated black contributions to Wisconsin.
Poets of all ages recite poetry at an open mic presented by the local youth-led Sacred Garden group and the global organization 100 Thousand Poets for Change.
Seventeen teenage performers are learning the ins and outs of show business through monthly master classes at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater’s Professional Training Institute.
The daylong Sankofa MKE festival in Washington Park celebrated black lives, music and culture.
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.