Newaukee
Newaukeean of the Week

Keith Hayes

He moved here for a girl. Now he's leading a campaign to create an artistically rendered trail through Riverwest.

By - Nov 26th, 2012 12:46 pm
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Keith Hayes

Keith Hayes

How long have you lived in Milwaukee and why did you choose to live here?
I’ve lived here for almost 1,200 days.  I’m from Cleveland originally.  Like many, I chose to move here for a girl.

What about Milwaukee makes it a place you want to work and play?
The energy.  This city is glowing with unique people who work and play hard.

What is your favorite Milwaukee event?
The Riverwest 24.

What is one thing you’d like to see change about Milwaukee? 
I’d love to see Milwaukee redirect its resources towards its economic and ethnic disparities.

What do you do?
I make [art] do [work].

Note: Hayes’ KickStarter campaign for “matireal, a ‘creational trail” just passed its goal of raising $10,000. The campaign was led by an organization Hayes started called beintween. Hayes is currently pursuing a master’s degree in architecture at UWM.

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    Kickstart my heart to Harley Davidson Fest... Seeing all of Milwaukee turn into a sea of leather fringe and bedazzled back pocket jeans warms any fashion girl’s heart.

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  • Jonathan Brostoff

    Without a doubt, some big investors are betting on Milwaukee's future, and as a resident of this city, I naturally think they're very wise to do so and would encourage more to follow suit. This sort of growth can have very positive effects on our community, so long as we’re planning in a way that enhances the city as a whole.

    "Without a doubt, some big investors are betting on Milwaukee’s future..."

  • Matt Dorner

    I have lived in Milwaukee for nearly a decade. Since the first time I visited the city with my parents for a Brewers game at County Stadium, I felt a connection to the urban setting. I always felt at some point Milwaukee would be my home.

    "Milwaukee is truly a city on the rise..."

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    "I truly do love the whole small city with a big city feel."

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    "If we continue to leave a large portion of our city behind, we will never be able to realize Milwaukee’s full potential."

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    "When I look at the potential of Milwaukee, I would like to see the collective spirit of disruption and social responsibility take over Milwaukee..."

One thought on “Newaukeean of the Week: Keith Hayes”

  1. BeerLine Jeff says:

    great energy and ideas – lucky for MKE!

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