More than 20 working professionals recently began this year’s nine-month Future Milwaukee leadership program. Participants will complete arts-related projects to benefit the community and meet others who want to create positive change. Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service talked to them about what has been most interesting about the program so far.
Between the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s Beyond the Canvas exhibition on Friday night, Oct. 21, and the Día de los Muertos exhibitions at Walker’s Point Center for the Arts on Saturday, Oct. 22, Milwaukee residents had an opportunity to enjoy a wide variety of artwork by local artists.
The second annual Milwaukee Dia De Los Muertos parade, on Friday, Oct. 28, will feature colorful masks, costumes, dancing and music.
Free workshops to create masks for the second annual Dia De Los Muertos parade on Friday, Oct. 28, are being held on Saturdays at The Shops of Grand Avenue, 161 W. Wisconsin Ave.
Mitchell Park will be the focal point of Clarke Square on Saturday, Oct. 1, as “Cross the Domes,” a 300-person cyclocross race, and “Clarke Square Moving,” a community fundraising event, take place.
Silver City’s recent annual Asian Fest featured authentic Asian food, music and dance. Highlights included cooking demonstrations, a dance contest, basketball tournament, Chinese calligraphy and traditional acupuncture and massage.
Designed by Jeff Rainwater and Venice Williams, the new labyrinth in the southwest corner of Alice’s Garden is open for guided walks until fall.
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.