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Recently opened 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios featured in Art City

December, 2018


The newly opened 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios is featured in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinal’s Art City section, in which artist Della Wells talks about the importance of having a gathering space for black artists. Artist Fatima Laster has converted the former Johnson-Goolsby Funeral Home, into the 5 Points Art Gallery & Studios, a two-story, mixed-use development that includes a large main gallery, a boutique, nine artist studios, a commercial kitchen and two apartments. The conversion was supported by the city’s ARCH program (Art and Resource Community Hub). Laster wants to increase the representation of artists of color and those who are marginalized in other ways, as well. She also wants 5 Points to be a platform from which local artists become known in other markets. When she talks about the place, she uses words like "mecca", "hub" and "Renaissance."

Fatima Laster converted the former Johnson-Goolsby Funeral Home, located at 3514 N. Port Washington Road, into art spaces. Laster is an artist who also operates her own interior design firm.

Photos: Angela Peterson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Read the whole article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Art City, published December 2, 2018 here.