Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
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Artists Sought for Silver City International Food and Art Walk

2nd annual event celebrates cultural diversity through the arts

By - Aug 19th, 2013 12:01 pm

Today, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) and Satellite Gallery Project announced a “Call for Artists” for the 2nd Annual Silver City International Food and Art Walk.  The event – to be held on Saturday, September 7th from 12:00pm-5:00pm – celebrates the rich cultural diversity of the Silver City neighborhood.

Now in its second year, the Silver City International Food and Art Walk will offer attendees the opportunity to “travel the world” along National Avenue between South 31st and 39th Streets as they sample ethnic cuisine from countries spanning the globe while also enjoying live art performances and displays. In 2012, over 500 people attended the inaugural event.

“This is a unique opportunity for local artists to showcase their work in the heart of Silver City – one of Milwaukee’s most vibrant and diverse neighborhoods,” remarked LBWN Economic Development Manager Natanael Martinez. “Whether your specialty is visual art, dance, music, or some other medium, we encourage you to apply.  Our goal is to showcase a wide variety of artistic expressions at the International Food and Art Walk.  Interested artists should visit www.silvercitydistrict.org for details on the process for submitting an application, which is due on Friday, August 23rd.”

This event is supported in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin as well as LISC Milwaukee, Landmark Credit Union, 91.7 WMSE, the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation and the City of Milwaukee Community Development Grants Administration.

Founded in 1995 by the School Sisters of St. Francis, Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) is a non-profit community development corporation dedicated to stabilizing and revitalizing the Silver City, Burnham Park and Layton Park neighborhoods. (www.lbwn.org)

The Satellite Gallery Project is a dynamic collaboration of regional artists, property owners, local initiatives, and neighborhood groups in the Milwaukee Metro Area. Our events temporarily re-inhabit vacant spaces and provide opportunities for artists to share their unique visions, identities, and ambitions. (http://satellitegalleryproject.wordpress.com/)

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