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Studio Space in Rivewest

by Mark Lawson In last month’s issue of the Riverwest Currents, this column outlined some of the original reasons that many artists decided to make Riverwest their home and studio location. Primarily, they were attracted by the abundance of storefronts and other relatively inexpensive spaces that were usable as studios and galleries. Originally these spaces […]

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Riverwest Poised to Soar?

by Mark Lawson Until recently, it has been unusual for the city of Milwaukee to receive national attention regarding its art scene. It is even more unusual for the neighborhood of Riverwest to receive such attention. In the current issue of Art in America, several art venues and artists from Milwaukee, including some from Riverwest, […]

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The Local Art Scene

by Mark Lawson Until recently, it has been unusual for the city of Milwaukee to receive national attention regarding its art scene. It is even more unusual for the neighborhood of Riverwest to receive such attention. In the current issue of Art in America, Milwaukee and Riverwest receive just such attention. In a broadly focused […]

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Where Art Lives

by Mark Lawson One characteristic of our neighborhood that keeps us moving forward is our strong sense of community. Over time, this has proven to be an enduring trait that has fostered a neighborhood character that is truly unique. This is all the more remarkable because of the fact that our neighborhood is actually comprised […]

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