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2014 Bronzeville Arts & Cultural Festival

Festival kicked off Bronzeville Week, a celebration that is also aimed at redeveloping the neighborhood.

By - Aug 4th, 2014 12:25 pm
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It was another festival packed weekend in Milwaukee. On Saturday, there was Center Street Daze, Villard Avenue Day Festival, State Fair, and a fairly new entry into Milwaukee’s festival scene, the Bronzeville Arts & Cultural Festival.

The street festival was just the start of Bronzeville Week.  The week-long celebration, on August 2-9, will host a variety of events that highlight the history and culture of the area. The Arts & Cultural Festival aimed to bring people out to enjoy the neighborhood, but also was created to play a role in the redevelopment of the neighborhood.

The festival was held on North Ave. between N. Dr. Martin Luther King Dr. and N. 7th St. It had three stages with live performances, a variety of venders, and acrobats.

As the festival was just getting underway the Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team took the opportunity to put on a great show. As house music filled the air they flew higher and higher.

Our photos capture the start of the festival and these amazing tumblers.

 

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Video of the Milwaukee Flyers Tumbling Team

Bronzeville Week Events

MONDAY, AUGUST 4
A Discussion: Bronzeville Past, Present & Future – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
BMO Harris Community Room
2745 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr. (lower level)
**A lively and insightful panel discussion of local historians, artists and residents about Bronzeville.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 5
Bronzeville Business Resource Seminar MKE Business Now– 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Urban League, 435 W. North Ave.
**Workshop series focused on small and new businesses interested in locating in Bronzeville.

Guided Trolley Tours of Bronzeville– 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
(Meets at 642 W. North Ave.)
**Guided tours of Bronzeville area.

Health Screenings – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Heritage Health Center, 2555 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
**Free information, blood pressure screenings, vision, hearing and stress tests.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6
A Night in Bronzeville –hosted by Kwabena Antoine Nixon 6:30 p.m.
2200 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
**A night of entertainment hosted by Kwabena Nixon. Will include renowned spoken word artists, live music, art and food.

Health Screenings – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Heritage Health Center –
2555 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
**Free information, blood pressure screenings, vision, hearing and stress tests.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 7
Paint –N-Sip – 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Best Friendz Klubhouse
2722 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
**Artistically social experience that incorporates paint, canvases, wine and people while creating artwork.
Led by local artists who provide tips while attendees create works of art.

Health Screenings – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Heritage Health Center
2555 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
**Free information, blood pressure screenings, vision, hearing and stress tests.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 8
Bronzeville Arts Ensemble Performance – 7:00 p.m.
King Drive Commons Gallery & Studio
2775 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
**An evening of poems, monologues, songs, and scenes inspired by the Bronzeville jazz era.

Health Screenings – 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Martin Luther King Heritage Health Center –
2555 N Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
**Free information, blood pressure screenings, vision, hearing and stress tests.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9
Bronzeville Art Walk 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive between Garfield & North Avenue
**Self-guided outdoor tour featuring art from local artists at various locations along N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.

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