The free digital event, part of the virtual Doors Open, which runs through Oct. 11, will feature five-minute “lightning round” presentations from eight community projects, using multimedia and storytelling to share their backstory.
In the lead up, we are publishing mini-features on the projects. Today, we feature Triciclo Péru and the newly completed trio of murals on West Forest Home Avenue.
Located in a newly redeveloped building in the Martin Drive neighborhood on West Vliet Street, Triciclo Péru is a restaurant with a mission to bring Peruvian culture and food to Milwaukee. After two years working out of a food cart, the restaurant opened its doors in late 2019, specializing in empanadas, pisco cocktails and other Peruvian staples.
The Triciclo Péru presentation will be given by co-owner Amy Narr.
West Forest Home Avenue murals
Over the course of three years, hundreds of Muskego Way residents and 25 youth in Milwaukee Christian Center’s Youth Artists United program worked with muralist Tia Richardson to create three murals stretching over 200 feet on the 1300 block of West Forest Home Avenue. The murals depict both the challenges faced by the neighborhood as well as the strengths and aspirations of community members.
Completed this summer, the sections of the mural are titled “Growing gateways to unity,” “Nurturing the roots of life within the community” and “Together as one heart.”
Richardson will give the presentation.