Local artists, musicians and small-business owners attended the first-ever Vliet Street Gallery over a two-day period last weekend.
Hosted by Near West Side Partners (NWP), the Vliet Street Gallery was funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, along with a grant from Reason for Hope MKE.
“We created this event to bring residents to this area to show them the potential. Once business owners and residents see all that Vliet Street has to offer, we hope that Vliet will come alive,” said Darrian Davis, an NWP community outreach specialist.
The gallery featured live bands such as “Nite and Day,” food from Jamaican Kitchen & Grill and Buck’s Burger Dogs & BBQ, as well as visual art and vendors.
According to Davis, Near West Side Partners hopes to bring attention to and revitalize Vliet Street.
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