The Milwaukee Observatory, a public art installation created by students at Bay View High School, came to Mitchell Park this summer for the first time.
Hundreds of walkers and runners set out from Miller Park on a recent Saturday morning to support the Hank Aaron State Trail. The 5K Run/Walk took participants through the Menomonee Valley along Canal Street, along the river and back to Miller Park.
When Charles Brown, director of youth programs for Journey House, started a youth football program six years ago, he envisioned an activity that would keep youth between the ages of 6 and 14 off the streets and teach them life and character development skills. A few weeks ago, the Journey House Packers took to the practice field as the reigning division champions.
Alliance School, an MPS charter school, is “a safe place for students regardless of sexuality, identity, appearance, ability or beliefs.” The school ended the academic year with a Peace Fair.
The Artists Working in Education (AWE) mobile art program is sending four vans stocked with projects and art supplies to neighborhood parks and playgrounds every day for one to two weeks. Children are invited to capture their creativity through painting, sculpture, fabric arts, recyclables, wearable art and more.
Brown Street Academy principal Ava Morris wanted her students to have a variety of experiences that they might not otherwise have access to. The school lost its part-time art teacher in 2009, so when Morris heard about Arts@Large from a colleague, she jumped at the opportunity. The organization pairs diverse visual, literary, performing and multimedia artist educators with students for a three-year period.
Michelle Crockett started volunteering as a child, and has been doing so ever since. The vice president of community affairs at Genesis Behavioral Health Services, Inc., Crockett has served on the board of directors of numerous nonprofit organizations in Milwaukee.
Hecho en Milwaukee, an art collaborative fundraiser sponsored by the Milwaukee Mijas, was held recently at Mitchell Park.
The Frank Lloyd Wright Wisconsin Heritage Tourism Program held its annual Wright and Like Tour this year in Milwaukee, highlighting 13 homes and drawing hundreds of visitors to Layton Boulevard West.
Third-graders from five schools located in Lindsay Heights competed in the first-ever Academic Olympics at Hopkins Street School on Saturday, June 4.