• MARN Lounge Sessions – Donna Re’Nee
    Introducing MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s “Lounge Sessions”, bringing you performances from across the city and state. A simple set, an intimate setting, superb performances. On Thursday, May 19th at 6:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Donna Re’nee. MARN Lounge Sessions are FREE and open to the public, grab a drink from COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Nathan Mayfield
    Introducing MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s “Lounge Sessions”, bringing you performances from across the city and state. A simple set, an intimate setting, superb performances. On Thursday, May 14th at 12:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Nathan Mayfield. MARN Lounge Sessions are FREE and open to the public, grab a drink from Coffee + Wine by Interval, sit back and enjoy […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Kaprice Maxwell
    Introducing MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s “Lounge Sessions”, bringing you performances from across the city and state. A simple set, an intimate setting, superb performances. On Thursday, May 12th at 6:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Kaprice Maxwell. MARN Lounge Sessions are FREE and open to the public, grab a drink from Coffee + Wine by Interval, sit back and enjoy […]
  • 2022 Call for Art: MARN MARKETPLACE, Cycle 2
    The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is pleased to announce a call for MARN CREATIVE STUDENTS, CREATIVE, and CREATIVE BUSINESS Members residing within Southeastern Wisconsin to sell small works on consignment in the MARN MARKETPLACE for the 2022 Cycle 2 running June 5 to October 6, 2022.  Current MARKETPLACE Artists are encouraged to apply again to this cycle. Memberships must be in good standing before […]
  • Daniel Fleming Live Painting Workshop
    Join us Saturday, May 14 from 1:30pm to 3:30pm in experiencing exhibiting artist Daniel Fleming paint live at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway).  During the event, Fleming will showcase his artistic process in developing his large scale acrylic paintings. The paintings developed during the live painting sessions May 14 and 28 are a continuation of the series of work on display […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Felix Ramsey
    Introducing MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s “Lounge Sessions”, bringing you performances from across the city and state. A simple set, an intimate setting, superb performances. On Thursday, May 5th at 6:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Felix Ramsey. MARN Lounge Sessions are FREE and open to the public, grab a drink from COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy […]
  • MARNmentorship program aims to bring Milwaukee’s artists out of their silos
    For the 18th consecutive year this July, the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s hallmark mentorship program returns, with a focus on intergenerational exchange On paper, a lot was going well for Colin Matthes’ career in 2009. He had an exhibition already lined up and his body of work around war, business and leisure was gaining momentum. Usually, this is not the type you’d expect to apply […]
  • Pufferfish Menu Collaboration with Interval
    Enjoy offerings from Interval’s collaboration with Pufferfish featuring tiki cocktails and a special appetizer menu, Friday, April 29th 2:00 – 8:00 PM at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202). Visitors are encouraged to also experience the new exhibition “Me and the Mountain” by Daniel Fleming, as well as explore the offerings of MARN’s MARKETPLACE. This event is free and […]
  • “Me and The Mountain”: MARN’s new exhibition creates calm within the storm
    When the COVID-19 pandemic hit Milwaukee in March, 2020, forcing much of the city indoors to escape the mysterious virus, Daniel Fleming turned to paint and canvas to make sense of it all. Two years later, his paintings, his meditations, and his unedited stream of consciousness during a time of widespread confusion is on display at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. The Milwaukee Artist […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Felix Ramsey
    Introducing MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s “Lounge Sessions”, bringing you performances from across the city and state. A simple set, an intimate setting, superb performances. On Thursday, May 5th at 6:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Felix Ramsey. MARN Lounge Sessions are FREE and open to the public, grab a drink from COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy […]
  • On 414 Day, InstaMeet presented by CopyWrite Magazine
    This 414 Day (04/14) from 3:00PM – 6:00PM the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB, located at 191 N Broadway, is hosting this season’s InstaMeet presented by CopyWrite Magazine. Milwaukee area photographers, designers, models, stylists, and creatives are invited to grab a drink, network and create fresh Instagram content.   “Copywrite Instameet was created to provide a safe space for creatives to collaborate and connect with […]
  • Introducing Edessa, MARN’s most fashionable partner
    Nearly a half-century ago, Edessa Meek Dixon taught her young granddaughter how to sew.  Today, that young granddaughter, Lynne Dixon Speller, has established the Edessa School of Fashion in honor of her grandmother. Hosted in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Conference Center, the Edessa School of Fashion’s mission is to encourage a diverse body of motivated students to enhance their creative skills through the […]
  • We’re Hiring – MARN Administrative Assistant
    The MARN Administrative Assistant will assist with HUB visitor engagement; raising awareness for MARN’s mission, facilitating sales in the MARN MARKETPLACE, Gallery, and for coordinating events by managing logistics and ensuring MARN events run smoothly.  The MARN Administrative Assistant is accountable for championing MARN Membership and acting as an advocate for all artists. This position is required to be informed and knowledgeable of the daily […]
  • Gallery 2022 – Request for Art Exhibition Proposals
    REQUEST FOR EXHIBITION PROPOSALS Deadline Extended: March 18, at 5:00PM CST The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for an exhibition running April 16 to June 5, 2022 within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI). MARN is located in the Historic Third Ward of Milwaukee, WI, the traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland […]
  • Grilled Cheese Grant Applications Open
    Say cheese! With support from MARN and the Walker’s Point Center For the Arts, the Grilled Cheese Grant is excited to announce that applications for the Seventh Annual Grilled Cheese Grant are now open.  Eligible MIAD and UWM students are invited to submit applications now through March 1st for the opportunity to receive funding for senior exhibitions in the areas of fine art and/or design.  […]
  • What A Year @ MARN
    At this time last year, in the depths of the COVID-19 pandemic, all MARN programming was completed virtually with only five staff members, and what is now the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB, or the HUB, was still under construction and in the middle of a rebrand. In short, we were in the process of becoming. We knew the HUB could be a central location […]
  • COVID Update for Events
    The health and safety of staff and guests here in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB is our highest priority.  MARN continues to monitor and follow guidance and recommendations from the City of Milwaukee Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). We recognize that due to the current trajectory of cases of the Omicron variant, additional safety measures must be implemented.  For […]
  • MARN MARKETPLACE: Cycle 1 “Open Call”
    2022 CALL FOR ARTMARN MARKETPLACE: Cycle 1 The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is pleased to announce a call for MARN CREATIVE and CREATIVE BUSINESS Members to sell small works on consignment in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. Memberships must be in good standing before the call closes to qualify.  The MARN MARKETPLACE is a curated retail art market located within the MARN ART […]
  • Call for Art: “Catch the 22”, the 2022 Annual MARNmembers Exhibition
    MARN is pleased to announce a Call for Art for “Catch the 22”, the 2022 Annual MARNmembers Exhibition. Applicants must be MARN CREATIVE or CREATIVE BUSINESS Members in good standing before the call closes to qualify. The Annual MARNmembers Exhibition is a platform to showcase the thriving studio practices of our visual art members located in the Southeast Wisconsin region.  As we enter the new […]
  • Closed for National Day of Mourning
    The MARN ART + CULTURE HUB will be closed in observance of the National Day of Mourning this Thursday, November 25th.  We will be back to regular hours starting Friday. Join us for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday! Regular Hours: Sunday through Wednesday 8AM – 6PM / Thursday through Saturday 8AM – 8PM
  • Announcing “2020-2021 MARNmentors Exhibition”
    The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is pleased to invite the public to the “2020-2021 MARNmentors Exhibition” Opening Reception Friday, November 19th, from 5:30PM – 8:00PM at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202).  This event is free & open to the public* RSVPS Encouraged Here: https://marnarts.org/events/#!event/2021/11/19/marnmentors-exhibition Before attending, please read our COVID-19 Protocol and Guidelines at the end of […]
  • Join us for ReVibe Vol. II
    The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) and WoLF Studios MKE are excited to present ReVibe Vol. II, a curated Dance, Poetry and Music Experience on Saturday, November 6th 5-8PM hosted within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Exhibition Hall (191 N Broadway). This year’s showcase is accompanied by a 4-day pop-up exhibition featuring Ashley M. Dallas and Adjua Nsoroma. The public is invited to reserve tickets […]
  • C is for Conversation: 2021 MARNsalons Final Exhibition – Opening Reception
    MARN is pleased to invite the public to the “C is for Conversation” 2021 MARNsalons Final Exhibition Opening Reception Friday, September 24 from 6-8PM at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202).  This event is free & open to the public* *limited space available, RSVP recommended, subject to change or cancellation.  Reserve your space HERE!  Before attending, please read our […]
  • We’re Hiring for the MARKETPLACE and MARN Events
    Want to join our MARN family? MARN is hiring to run our MARKETPLACE and Events at the MARN ART + Culture Hub in the Historic Third Ward. Please inquire with a general interest cover letter and resume emailed to admin@marnarts.org
  • MARNmentors Sculpture MKE Docent Walk
    The 2021 MARNmentors program hosted a docent led walk by Jonas Kervalis touring Sculpture Milwaukee on August 28th. The weather was hot but we learned so much about the artists and the pieces included both old and new that it was worth it! To see a list of our amazing MARN mentors, visit: https://marnarts.org/mentors/ This program could not happen without support of funders: Greater Milwaukee […]
  • Announcing 2021 MARNsalons Exhibition
    2021 MARNsalon Final Exhibition runs September 24 – Nov 2, 2021     All artists exhibiting are those who have had Studio/Workspace Visits throughout the season plus members of the Advisory Committee.Oct 14th we will also be hosting a panel discussion including exhibiting artists and a special guest moderator so watch for details on that soon! Thanks toNina Ghanbarzadeh, Program CoordinatorMichele St. Amour, Director of […]
  • 2021 MARNmentors Meet & Greet Event
    Since we couldn’t do it in January when the season began, MARNmentors held their Meet and Greet 7/28 at the home of Arts Appreciators Tim and Barb. After 6 months of working both virtually or together in pairs, it was SO great to get together and meet each other in person!  We ended the evening with group photos of the mentors & mentees present. Photo […]
  • Announcing “Pink Salt | MARN: Zine Sense Workshop”
    The Pink Salt | MARNThe “Pink Salt | MARN: Zine Sense Workshop” has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 18 (2-3:30PM) at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Conference Center! – MARN is pleased to host “Pink Salt | MARN: Zine Sense Workshop” Saturday, September 18 (2-3:30PM) within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Conference Center. This workshop coincides with MARN’s Partnership Exhibition, “AP3 at MARN: […]
  • Announcing “AP3 at MARN: Materiality and Transformation” an Exhibition
    MARN and Anchor Press, Paper & Print (AP3) are pleased to present “AP3 at MARN: Materiality and Transformation”, an exhibition running August 7 – September 7, 2021 in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. Curated by Marilyn Propp, the exhibition celebrates the many forms of printmaking and mark-making. Thirteen Southeast Wisconsin artists who push their medium through installation, materials, and videos showcase works that address […]
  • Call for Art: MARN MARKETPLACE
    CALL FOR ART: MARN MARKETPLACE SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 11:59PM August 13, 2021 DURATION: September 4, 2021 – January 30, 2022 MARN is pleased to announce a call for CREATIVE and CREATIVE BUSINESS Members to sell small works on consignment in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. For more information on how to renew, upgrade, or become a member, visit our Membership Page here: https://marnarts.org/membership/.  Applicants must […]
  • Request for Proposals: Partnership Exhibition
    RFP Deadline Friday, July 23 at 11:59:59PM. MARN is pleased to announce a Request for Proposals for an exhibition running August 7 to September 7, 2021 within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. The MARN Partnership Exhibition seeks to cultivate an exchange between MARN and community collaborators as well as serve as a platform for local initiatives.  Community collaborators, organizations, non-profits, and collectives based within […]
  • Seeking Project Photographer
    MARN is excited to open up a paid opportunity for an emerging or mid career photographer to document several events in the next few months. First event is coming soon so apply now! Responsibilities: Shooting candid images of program participants to be used on MARN’s digital and print channels Compensation: $400 total, 4 events, 1 hour each Submission Requirements: contact information, link to portfolio or […]
  • Announcing “postp(own)ed” Exhibition
    Exhibition & Programming: June 11th – July 17th The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is pleased to announce “postp(own)ed,” an exhibition running June 11 – July  17, 2021 of over 30 works and programming by Greater Milwaukee area artists whose works were not able to be completed and/or presented to the intended degree due to complications from COVID-19.  Visitors are greeted by “Atomic Rainbow Generator”, […]
  • Open Call: postp(own)ed RFP
    RFP Deadline: May 28, 2021 / Exhibition & Programming: June 11 – July 13, 2021 The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) is pleased to announce postp(own)ed, a Request for Proposals for exhibition and programming, running June 11 to July 13, 2021 within the soon to open MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. postp(own)ed is a platform for artists to reinvent, adapt, and present an exhibition and […]
  • Announcing MARNbulletinboard
    Announcing, #MARNbulletinboard, an opportunity for MARN CREATIVE and CREATIVE BUSINESS Members to have their announcements highlighted on MARN social media platforms! Members can submit requests for their social media posts to be reshared on our feed and on our stories for Instagram and Facebook. Requests are reviewed by MARN’s Communications Manager to ensure they align with MARN’s Vision, Mission, and Values before posting. All requests must be already published […]
  • Mourning Duante Wright #BlackLivesMatter
    MARN mourns the death of Daunte Wright, another unarmed Black man whose life was taken at the hands of police violence. Daunte was a caring young man with so much life ahead of him, including watching his 2 year old son grow. “His mother described her son as “an amazing, loving kid” who “had a big heart,” “bright” smile and “loved basketball.” (source: ABC News) […]
  • MARN is a Proud Sponsor of the 2021 Grilled Cheese Grant
    MARN is proud to be a sponsor of this year’s Grilled Cheese Grant, an annual community fundraising event and emerging artist grant that provides financial support for undergraduate seniors at The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) and The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee who are working towards completing their senior thesis projects in the areas of Fine Arts and/or Design.  Due to the circumstances surrounding […]
  • AAPI Solidarity at MARN
    MARN stands in solidarity with our Asian American and Pacific Islander community members. We mourn together in the face of another violent act of white supremacy and call on our whole community to join us in supporting our AAPI neighbors and friends. There is no place for the racism, xenophobia, and misogyny that has been continuously targeted at AAPI. Here are few local AAPI organizations […]
  • Call for Community Voices
    MARN would like to hear from you! We are seeking community members to advise MARN on our equity, inclusion, and accessibility roadmap and how the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB can be an asset to your community. What role do you want an arts organization to play in your city? What are the opportunities? What are the potential threats and concerns? Each feedback session will […]
  • Welcome to your MARN ART + CULTURE HUB
    Mal Montoya, President & CEO -Milwaukee Artist Resource Network The intent of our new MARN ART + CULTURE HUB can best be summed up by reading the aforementioned definition: hub | noun1- The spokes radiate from the hub of the wheel: PIVOT, axis, fulcrum, center, center point.2- The kitchen was the hub of family life: CENTER, center of activity, core, heart, focus, focal point, middle, […]
  • Introducing MARN’s Gallery
    As part of the new ART + CULTURE HUB, MARN is pleased to publicly announce its very own Gallery and Exhibition Hall – a highly anticipated development for the organization. The state-of-the-art facility is equipped with a 135 inch projection screen, dedicated sound system, 10’ high modular walls, and high-tech lighting, lending itself to a transformative space fit to host a variety of innovative exhibitions, […]
  • Office of Cultural Transformation
    After undergoing a pivotal and self-critical evaluation, the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network is proud to announce our newly developed Office of Cultural Transformation as a vital component of our growth and impact as an organization. The Office of Cultural Transformation will activate MARN’s Strategic Plan within the framework of equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI), leading a vision of MARN’s future where accessibility and community engagement […]