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The Bronzeville Center for the Arts organization is recommended to buy a former Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources property in Milwaukee to build a campus for African American art with a performance hall, maker spaces and exhibition studios.

The project would further the nonprofit organizations’ mission of educating more people in the art and history of the African diaspora, and making Milwaukee a better place for minority artists. It also would add to ongoing efforts to revive the Bronzeville neighborhood along West North Avenue that historically was a cultural center of the city’s Black community. Programming there would include art projects intended to further education and entrepreneurship.

“We know that’s a common thing, to hear people of color, specifically Black people in Milwaukee, feel they need to leave Milwaukee in order to grow their career,” said Kristen Hardy, a Milwaukee attorney and president of the Bronzeville Center for the Arts board.

Read more on the Milwaukee Business Journal.