Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
Press Release

InterNational Food & Art Walk Coming to Silver City

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors and ART Milwaukee are teaming up for an InterNational Food & Art Walk along National Avenue in Milwaukee’s Silver City neighborhood on Saturday, September 8th.

By - Aug 8th, 2012 05:57 am

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) and ART Milwaukee are teaming up for an InterNational Food & Art Walk along National Avenue in Milwaukee’s Silver City neighborhood on Saturday, September 8th. The event will begin at noon and will keep visitors and residents entertained with live art demonstrations and creation, live music, a break dance challenge, open mic competition, food trucks, and dining specials at the neighborhood’s international restaurants. The activities on the 8th will wrap up around 5 pm, but the event will be followed with set menu dining
specials from Silver City’s array of international restaurants through the following week from September 9th to 15th.

All of the activities will be taking place along National Avenue between south 34th and south 39th streets. The bands that will be performing on the sidewalks of National Avenue include Rondalla Lluvia de Cristal, Milwaukee Cuatro Orchestra, Noise Complement, Last Address, Alex Siy, and Balet Foklorico de los Hermanos Avila. ART Milwaukee and Epic will be hosting an open mic competition that will include musicians, spoken word, dance, and performance artists. A one on one all styles break dancing competition will showcase some of Milwaukee’s best local B-Boys and B-Girls.

For more information and to stay informed on event details as they are announced, see the event website at www.internationalfoodandartwalk.com. This event is taking place thanks to the generous support of Joy Global, LISC Milwaukee, and the many restaurants and businesses of the Silver City District.

The Urban Ecology Center will also be holding the Grand Opening for the new Menomonee Valley Branch from noon until 4 pm on Saturday, September 8th at 37th & Pierce streets, only one block north of the InterNational Food & Art Walk. For more information on this event please visit the Urban Ecology Center online at www.urbanecologycenter.org.

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors – LBWN is a nonprofit community development organization serving the Silver City, Burnham Park, and Layton Park neighborhoods on Milwaukee’s near south side. For more information visit LBWN online at www.lbwn.org or facebook.com/laytonboulevardwestneighbors.

ART Milwaukee – ART Milwaukee thrives to change the perception of Milwaukee, engage the youth movement and apply the arts as a social and economic driver for Milwaukee. They use the city as their canvas and paint an art experience for artists, businesses & organizations. For more information visit them online at www.artmilwaukee.com or facebook.com/art.milwaukee.

Contact:

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors, Natanael Martinez, Economic Development Manager, 414-383-9038, cell 414-380-4680, natanael@lbwn.org

ART Milwaukee, Jeremy Fojut, President, 414-732-0998, jeremy@artmilwaukee.com

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