• Address 720 East Locust Street | Milwaukee, WI 53212
  • Phone 414.263.5001
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm | Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Closed Mon
  • Hours Tue-Fri 11-8pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm, Closed Mon
Event Calendar
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readings & workshops
April 6 - Sep 28

Book Club: Readshops led by Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
July 3 - Sep 25

Dhamma MKE

exhibitions
August 1 - Sep 26

The Point Being: Works by Thomas Gaudynski

special events
September 21

¡Palante!: A Celebration of Puerto Rican Arts and Culture

readings & workshops
September 22 - Oct 13

Friction in Fiction: Developing Characters and Conflict

readings & workshops
September 26

Poetry Reading: Jake Skeets & Manny Loley

readings & workshops
September 26

Poem as Field – Understanding Energy in Poetry a craft talk with Jake Skeets

readings & workshops
October 2

Poetry Reading: Alan Bernheimer & Karl Gartung

readings & workshops
October 16

Poetry Reading: Timothy Donnelly & Bethany Price

performances
October 17

Formations Series for New & Improvised Music

readings & workshops
October 19

Language as a Playground

readings & workshops
October 20

Reading: Peter Markus

readings & workshops
October 22 - Dec 31

Welcome Home!: A Veterans Writing Group

readings & workshops
October 23

Reading and Book Launch: Kathie Giorgio

readings & workshops
October 24

Urban Echo Poets

readings & workshops
October 27

Submitathon

readings & workshops
November 1

Reading and Screening: Trisha Low, Stephanie Young, and Zachary Epcar

readings & workshops
November 10 - Dec 8

Shifty Subjects and Unexpected Endings

special events
November 16

39th Anniversary Gala

Archived performances
Dec 13 Thursday, December 13
7:00pm, Give What You Can

Please join us for a performance by Vanessa German!

The performance will start at 7 PM with a reception to follow.

Defiant Show of Unity in our gallery through January 31st.

About the artist:

Vanessa German is a visual and performance artist based in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood. She is the founder of Love Front Porch and the ARThouse, a community arts initiative for the children of Homewood. Her work has been exhibited widely, most recently at the Carl Hammer Gallery in Chicago and the Studio Museum in Harlem, and she has been featured on CBS Sunday Morning and NPR’s All Things Considered, and in the Huffington Post, O Magazine, and elsewhere. A nationally recognized spoken word artist who performs "Spoken Word Operas," German is the recipient of a 2015 Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Grant, the 2017 Jacob Lawrence Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and a 2018 United States Artist Grant. Her visual art is in private and public collections including Everson Museum of Art in Syracuse, NY; the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA; Flint Institute of Arts in Flint, MI, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in Atlanta, GA; the David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and the African Diasopora at the University of Maryland, College Park; and the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art in Harford, CT, among other places. She is represented by Pavel Zoubok Gallery in New York.


This performance has been funded by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation - Mary L. Nohl Fund