Outbreak Wisconsin chronicles people’s journeys through the coronavirus crisis, exposes failing systems and explores solutions. Milwaukee County moved into “Phase 4” of its COVID-19 orders on July 1. That means businesses such as Adija Greer-Smith’s Confectionately Yours, housed inside the Sherman Phoenix, can now operate at 50% capacity. While some restaurants and shops offered curb-side options […]
Artists around Milwaukee are finding new ways to virtually connect their art to the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The now-virtual museum, which is making progress toward a brick-and-mortar reopening at the corner of Vel R. Phillips and North avenues in Bronzeville, secures a major work of art and more than $1 million in funding through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation.
Milwaukee is home to many heroes and sheroes. Meet Isabel Castro and Mary Ferwerda, two women making a difference in the community.
When Amal Azzam could not find a gallery to showcase her art, she became frustrated. So she and a friend Nayfa Naji created a forum to showcase the works of Muslim creatives in the Milwaukee community.
For more than 50 years, Mary Davis lit up stages across the country and in Milwaukee. She died on Black Friday at age 73.
Dasha Kelly Hamilton has a way with words, and the City of Milwaukee is honoring her for that gift as the poet laureate for the Milwaukee Public Library. Kelly Hamilton has a history of using her writing as a springboard to help others express themselves.
For me, the days that we honor the dead is a ritual that keeps me directly connected to my indigenous roots and land and is also critical to the act of self-preservation and political resistance.
The managing director of Latino Arts, Inc. reflects on how his gallery’s long-running traditions during Día de los Muertos brings together community members to both learn and create ofrendas — altars for loved ones who have passed.
The founder of Milwaukee’s Day of the Dead Parade reflects on the importance of importance of Días de Muertos in her personal life and in the community.