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Why Doesn’t Riverwest Have an Arts Complex?

Riverwest has always been home to artists and galleries. However, the disappearance of most of the affordable studio space in the neighborhood due to economic development is threatening the neighborhood’s viability as a place where artists can afford to live and work. One possible answer to this ongoing problem would be the development of a large arts complex somewhere in the neighborhood.

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Where is Riverwest?

What are the borders of your neighborhood? Unless you’re a newcomer, when you think about this question, definite answers probably come to mind right away. Where did you get those answers? How certain are you that they are right? Do they describe something that’s really out there or something that for some reason or another you need or want to believe in?

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On October 5 and 6, the Riverwest Artists Association (RAA) will host its annual signature event, Artwalk. The long history of this event has the usual ups and downs that often mark the efforts of organizations staffed solely by volunteers.

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Closet Classics

by Sonya Jongsma Knauss It’s hard to beat a good cup of coffee, but what if you could get a good cup of coffee and shop for funky clothes at the same place? Closet Classics Caffeine and Clothing on the corner of North and Weil offers both. Customers can grab a cuppa joe then wander […]