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.
Jamar Lockwood, a volunteer coach with the Neighborhood Children’s Sports League, gets involved in the lives of his players and their parents. He sees football as a tool for teaching structure and respect.
Jeremy Tardy, an actor in the Netflix show “Dear White People” and an alumnus of the First Stage theater program said First Stage offered him an escape from the rough realities of his childhood in Milwaukee.
Still Waters Collective gathered comments from “missing and overlooked voices” on topics such as privilege, gender and incarceration and then convened public conversations to share perspectives on those topics.
A stretch of Fourth Street between Capitol Drive and St. Paul Avenue is now Vel R. Phillips Avenue. Bronzeville Week included the dedication ceremony, food and entertainment events, and opportunities to support local business.
The inaugural Black Arts Fest MKE will feature visual, dance, literacy and other art forms focused on African-American and African heritage.
The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District enlisted the help of ArtWorks for Milwaukee to beautify flood basins along the 30th Street Corridor near the Garden Homes neighborhood.
Local artists and students from the Clarke Square neighborhood are teaming up to create a community art installation in an alley at 26th and Mineral streets.