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HomeWorks: Bronzeville, is a cultural development project initiated in 2016 and located in the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District in Milwaukee. We seek to cultivate North Avenue and the blocks that surround the main street from 4th to 6th from Meinecke Street to Garfield Avenue.   HomeWorks: Bronzeville and its leaders are actively engaged in the community and development of Bronzeville in relationship to North Avenue which is further stimulating new arts, culture and business investment. 
Through news links, videos and blog posts, COMMUNITY gathers information on HomeWorks: Bronzeville collaborative projects, as well as related neighborhood development and activities.

RISE and SHINE: Bronzeville
Art House Trap and Bronzeville Autumn
Iconic Bronzeville Mural Restored to Inspire Next Generation
Black Male Artists Bring ‘Fresh Perspectives’ to Bronzeville
New Black Holocaust Museum site Groundbreaking
Transforming Historic Garfield Avenue Elementary School
Big Ideas for Bronzeville?

RISE and SHINE: Bronzeville

A Bronzeville Autumn Collaborative Project

RISE and SHINE: Bronzeville Milwaukee is the first episode in our series of short documentary videos about the re-emergence of the Bronzeville Cultural and Entertainment District in Milwaukee. Through Bronzeville Autumn, we are bringing together culture, history, art, commerce, and community rooted in this rich urban tradition. This first episode is comprised of interviews with key stakeholders including Alderwoman Milele Coggs of the City of Milwaukee, Deshea Agee of the King Drive Business Improvement District and Melissa Goins of CUPED Corporation, along with a window into the neighborhood and programs connected to this current cultural development transformation.

Art House Trap and
Bronzeville Autumn

The 2016 Bronzeville Autumn series began with Art House Trap at Jazale’s Art Studio, featuring an evolving interactive art installation created by Homeworks: Bronzeville Co-directors Mikal Floyd-Pruitt and Vedale Hill, Manny Vibe$, Kevin Boatright, and other artists. The installation was comprised of physical and performative elements that explore connections to the cultural phenomenon of hip-hop. Artist Evelyn Patricia Terry offered her Raw Food for Radiant Health workshop and live music was offered by local artists. Local vendors shared their handmade arts and crafts including Della Wells, I Am Milwaukee, Outspoken Designs and Papyrus and Charms. The installation was publicly accessible for four Saturday open houses in November 2016.

More about Art House Trap

Iconic Bronzeville Mural Restored
to Inspire Next Generation
[Milwaukee Neighborhood
News Service]

An article on the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service website covers the recently restored “Celebrate the Arts” mural located at the corner of North Avenue and 7th Street and originally completed in 1984. The unveiling ceremony was attended by artists who worked on the mural more than 30 years ago, many of whom were students at the time. The event also featured an art exhibition by local artists, African drumming and commemoration speeches from Alderwoman Milele Coggs, Mayor Tom Barrett and Jayme Montgomery Baker from Friends of Bronzeville.

Read the whole article in the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, written by Adam Carr, published March 4, 2016 here.

Black Male Artists Bring ‘Fresh Perspectives’ to Bronzeville
[Milwaukee Neighborhood
News Service]

The Fresh Perspective series plans to give black men in Milwaukee a chance to stage art shows and sell their work.The first Fresh Perspective show was on Feb. 6 and 7 at 2200 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in the Bronzeville district.

Click here to see the full article written by Alhaji Camara, published in Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service, February 8, 2015.