Layton Boulevard West Neighbors
Press Release

Travel the World in One Milwaukee Neighborhood

Silver City International Food and Art Walk celebrates cultural diversity through the arts

By - Sep 3rd, 2013 01:17 pm

Layton Boulevard West Neighbors (LBWN) announces the 2nd Annual Silver City International Food and Art Walk to be held on Saturday, September 7th from 11:15am-5:00pm on West National Avenue between South 31st and South 39th Streets.

Now in its second year, the Silver City International Food and Art Walk will offer attendees the opportunity to “travel the world” in one of Milwaukee’s most diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. Artists will perform along National Avenue among the many fine ethnic restaurants that will offer lunch specials on cuisine from seven different countries.

“We invite people to travel the world in Silver City – all in one day,” remarked LBWN Economic Development Manager Natanael Martinez. “Attendees will have the opportunity to sample ceviche from Peru, spring rolls from Thailand, or mofongo from Puerto Rico. They will also enjoy traditional dance from Ireland and Laos, Mariachi music from Mexico and a breakdancing competition and much more!”

The event will commence with an Opening Ceremony at 11:15am at the Arlington Heights Park Bandshell (3429 W Pierce Street). At the Opening Ceremony, elected officials and community members will also join LBWN to unveil the new Arlington Heights Bandshell and a Youth Mural Project led by ArtWorks for Milwaukee. Under the guidance of lead artist Phil Atilano, eight Milwaukee teens created a mural that reflects the natural history of the Menomonee Valley and will be installed on a building on Pierce Street facing the new 24-acre Three Bridges Park.

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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, La Gran D, the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation and the City of Milwaukee Community Development Grants Administration. The Arlington Heights Bandshell was supported by grants from the /City of Milwaukee Neighborhood Improvement Development Corporation/, the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, and LISC Milwaukee. The ArtWorks for Milwaukee mural was made possible by the Joseph and Vera Zilber Family Foundation, MPS Arts Internship, Milwaukee Arts Board and the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin.

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. (

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