Become a Member

One of the simplest ways to show your love. Membership benefits include 10% off on book purchases and workshops, and the wonderful feeling of supporting your community. 


Give to Our Annual Fund

Every year, contributions large and small are the engine behind all of our programs and events. If you have been moved by your experiences at Woodland Pattern, please consider making a tax-deductible donation in support of our mission.


Attend or Sponsor a Fundraiser

Woodland Pattern holds two annual fundraisers—a “Brunchraiser" in September and our annual Poetry Marathon in January, and we invite you to join us for both! We are currently seeking sponsorships and auction items for our Brunchraiser, which will take place at the Cooperage on September 15, 2024 from 10 am to 2 pm. To learn more or to view sponsorship opportunities, please download our Brunchraiser sponsorship packet. (Tables and tickets will be available for purchase beginning July 15, 2024.) 


Support our Capital Campaign

Having purchased our Locust Street home in 2018, we have now entered the second phase of our campaign—planning for a renovated Woodland Pattern with the help of architectural firm HGA. Blueprints and mock-ups for an expanded and updated building are imminent! Take part in our vision for the future.


Make a Sustaining Gift

You can make a lasting impact on independent culture in Milwaukee through a gift to our endowment fund, a gift of stock or securities, or by establishing a charitable trust or bequest. Contact Executive Directors Jenny Gropp and Laura Solomon to learn more about contributing to Woodland Pattern in one or more of these ways.


Read Our Annual Report

Our 2022 annual report is now available. You can also download a PDF by clicking on the button below. Learn about our programming efforts, revenue sources, and how we spent our funds. 

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Click on the image above to open the interactive PDF viewer.

Woodland Pattern is made possible through support from 

Academy of American Poets (with funds from the Mellon Foundation), Bader Philanthropies, Brico Fund, Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, Gardner Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Greystone Foundation, Herzfeld Foundation, Camille A. Lonstorf Trust, Poetry Foundation, Meyer & Norma Ragir Foundation, Ruth Foundation, Lucy & Jack Rosenberg Fund, Christine A. Symchych & James P. McNulty Charitable Fund, Milwaukee Arts Board, Milwaukee County CAMPAC, Milwaukee City Community Development Block Grant, MPS Partnership for the Arts & Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Wisconsin Arts Board, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and gifts from many generous donors.


We acknowledge that in Milwaukee we live and work on traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk, and Menominee homelands along the southwest shores of Michigami, part of North America’s largest system of freshwater lakes, where the Milwaukee, Menominee, and Kinnickinnic rivers meet and the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida, and Mohican nations remain present. 

We further acknowledge the grave evil colonialism introduced to these lands ​through genocide as well as slavery, and also via racist and xenophobic ​beliefs, laws​, and practices that continue to inflict harm upon Black, brown, and Indigenous lives. We honor those who have lived—and do live, now—at these intersections of identity and experience, and are committed to the active dismantling of white supremacy.

Read our statement on racial justice

720 E. Locust Street
Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: 414 263 5001

Hours: Tues–Sun | 12-7 pm

Closed Mon

Building Accessibility: Despite the age of our physical location, and attendant limitations to access, Woodland Pattern is committed to making its programs and facilities available for as many as possible. Please call for more information.

Events Accessibility: Woodland Pattern is able to offer captioning services for its online events and with advanced notice can provide ASL interpretation for live events. Please contact us with accommodation requests and questions.

© Woodland Pattern 2024