A cornerstone of Milwaukee's Riverwest neighborhood, Woodland Pattern is a nonprofit book center, gallery, and performance space. Since 1980, we have presented cultural events and educational programs that promote advanced literacy and creative expression in people of all ages while encouraging exchange across the performing, visual, and literary arts.
With your support, Woodland Pattern:
Hosts over 350 events annually—poetry readings, film screenings, musical performances, and art exhibitions
Provides after-school and summer literary arts education to over 300 students in the Riverwest/Harambee area
Offers workshops, master classes with visiting writers, and other adult education opportunities
Offers its space regularly to writing groups, book clubs, and numerous community events
Engages approximately 19,000 people each year from the greater Milwaukee area and beyond
Has presented and supported thousands of local, regional, and international authors and artists
For forty years, our doors have remained open to further a lifetime practice of reading and writing for all. Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, however, Woodland Pattern has been forced to close for the first time in four decades. Despite these circumstances, our mission remains unchanged: we are dedicated to the discovery, cultivation, and presentation of contemporary literature and the arts, and are finding alternative ways to continue facilitating programs and projects that serve our local and national communities during this crisis.
Your support has never been more needed than now and will be crucial to ensuring that Woodland Pattern re-emerges from this pandemic intact. Thank you for helping us weather this storm while continuing to advance the fundamental benefits associated with a life enriched by reading and writing.
If you have benefited from our programs in the past, or have been touched in any way by the work we do, please consider making a tax-deductible donation.
THOSE WHO DONATE $35 OR MORE RECEIVE A COMPLIMENTARY YEAR-LONG MEMBERSHIP.
(If you have trouble donating directly on our site, please visit www.woodlandpattern.kindful.com to make your gift)