Twenty excited MPS students were given band and orchestra instruments by the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music in what conservatory and MPS representatives hope will be the first of many community-driven initiatives.
Washington Park Neighbors works to create a summer concert series that reflects the demographics of the neighborhood.
Margaret Rozga uses her creativity as a poet as another vehicle to engage in social justice. As the state’s new poet laureate, she serves as a champion for Wisconsin writers and all those who read them.
A group of boys participating in the Saving Our Sons Movement visited the Milwaukee Art Museum to view an exhibit on San Quentin Prison and discuss what they learned from it.
Rozalia Hernandez-Singh, daughter of muralist Reynaldo Hernandez, is in the process of painting new murals at the COA Riverwest Center, including one featuring local sports figures.
As part of the “Gathering Art, Stories and Place” initiative, artist Erick Ledesma celebrated the end of his residency at the Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, unveiled a permanent installation and passed the torch to the next artist-in-residence, Celeste Contreras.
Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee storytelling organization, partnered with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Elementary School to give fifth-grade students the opportunity to participate in storytelling workshops and a story slam.
The New State Theater project, an all-ages music venue and center for music education and training on the Near West Side, is expected to open in Fall 2020. While still awaiting approval from the Common Council and the mayor, developers are anxious to start swinging hammers.
George Gist, a longtime artist, came back to Milwaukee to refurbish his 25-year-old mural with former mentee Brad Bernard. They worked for more than two weeks to restore the mural at the House of Peace.
The “Talking Shop: Hip Hop,” event at Mitchell Street Library will revisit the days when breakdancing, hip-hop and the Cuteria barber shop were at the center of the neighborhood’s cultural shift.