• Creative MKE Mixer PSG + MARN
    In celebration of the exhibition Butterfly Queens, Portrait Society Gallery of Contemporary Art, Imagine MKE, and the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network invite Milwaukee creatives and art supporters to a reception mixer + artist talk from preeminent local artists Rosemary Ollison and Della Wells. The mixer will take place within the exhibition at the PSG starting at 5PM, followed by a talk hosted at the nearby […]
  • Christmas in the Ward at MARN
    Stop by and celebrate Christmas in the Ward on Friday, December 2nd from 5:30pm – 8:30pm at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway)! Picture this: you’re in the Third Ward, watching the annual Christmas tree lighting amid sounds of fireworks and the Bach Chamber Choir. It’s an event filled with holiday cheer and heartwarming displays of community. But the December Wisconsin air […]
  • Edessa Fashion Show Watch Party
    So you missed the show?  Well now is your chance to see what everyone is talking about!   MARN presents the Haute List – It Only Took 100 Years fashion production screening in its entirety on December 11, 2022 starting at 4:00pm here in the HUB (191 N. Broadway Suite 102 Milwaukee)!  Arrive early and tour the current exhibition, explore the offerings of the MARN MARKETPLACE, […]
  • Introducing MARN ART Market with CopyWrite Magazine
    Collaboration > competition. Forever and always. MARN’s mission, as you probably already know, is to support local artists. We do this in a number of ways, one of which is by selling our members’ handmade items in the HUB and passing a majority of proceeds directly back to the artist. So it should come as no surprise that when the chance to collaborate with CopyWrite […]
  • Give the Gift of Supporting Artists
    From now until 12/31/22, you can give the gift of a MARN membership to an artist in your life while also walking away with one-of-a-kind crafts handmade by our member artists. Our CREATIVE level memberships are designed with practicing artists in mind. Benefits include the access to selling works such as bowls, stickers, or other handmade items in our MARKETPLACE, applying for our annual member […]
  • NEW EXHIBITION: “The Further We Reach, The Closer We See”
    MARN is pleased to announce “The Further We Reach, The Closer We See”, a juried exhibition featuring the work of 30 CREATIVE level MARN members located in Southeast Wisconsin running November 19, 2022 to January 22, 2023 in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.  Juried in collaboration with Elio Garcia, each artwork selected individually responds to the following exhibition prompt: to visualize a greater understanding […]
  • Introducing MARN Artist Book Club – “Art & Fear”
    Introducing the MARN Artist Book Club led by MARNmember and local artist, Carley Knight, every first Wednesday of the month starting at 5:30PM at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI).  MARN Artist Book Club joins together like-minded creatives for a monthly conversation over texts to foster understanding of what it means to be an artist today.  Join us for our […]
  • PLAY: MARN artists speak on identity, partnership, and the future of Milwaukee art
    If you read the latest MARNedition, you know we’ve been busy interviewing artists over the summer about their craft and connection to MARN. In this playlist you’ll find interviews with artists talking about their art, their process, what inspires them and what Milwaukee connections keep them going. We hope you come away with a renewed appreciation for the dynamism of Milwaukee art and the artists […]
  • Panel Discussion & Closing Reception – Reflecting My Muslim Americanism
    MARN is pleased to invite the public to the “Reflecting My Muslim Americanism” exhibition’s Panel Discussion and Closing Reception, Saturday, November 5 at 5:30PM within the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N. Broadway).  This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is recommended but not required. Moderated by Fanana Banana co-founders, Amal Azzam and Nayfa Naji, panelists Nada Alzalloum (exhibiting artist), Rida […]
  • Immediate Opening for an Administrative Assistant
    MARN is Hiring! Join the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB TEAM! We’re currently accepting applications for our new Administrative Assistant! Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to admin@marnarts.org Download the Job Description here:
  • Call for Art: MARNmembers Exhibition – “The further we reach, the closer we see”
    MARN is pleased to announce a Call for Art for “The further we reach, the closer we see”, a MARNmembers Exhibition running November 19 to January 8, 2023.  Applicants must be MARN CREATIVE STUDENT, CREATIVE or CREATIVE BUSINESS Members in good standing before the call closes to qualify. An extension of MARN’s Annual MARNmembers Exhibition, this exhibition strives to serve as a platform to showcase […]
  • October 2022 Gallery Night & Day at the HUB
    Join us Friday, October 21 (5-8pm) and Saturday, October 22 (10-4pm) at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway) for the Historic Third Ward’s 2022 October Gallery Night & Day. Grab a beverage from COFFEE + WINE by Interval, experience MARN’s current exhibition, “Reflecting My Muslim Americanism” (including audio interviews of exhibiting artists!), explore the offerings of MARN’s MARKETPLACE, and enjoy featured musicians […]
  • Lalese Stamps Artist Panel
    MARN and MIAD’s Black Leaders and Artist Coalition (MIAD BLAC) are pleased to host an artist panel with local artist Lalese Stamps of Lolly Lolly Ceramics Saturday, October 15 at 11AM at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway).  This event is free and open to the public.  Masks are recommended, seating is limited. The event will include a ceramics demonstration and artist […]
  • Shepherd Express, “Big Energy at MARN Coffee + Wine”
    In the Nā Pali Kona Forest Reserve, along the side of Mount Waialeale on the island of Kaua‘i, Susan and I emerged into an extraordinary energy. The rocky and muddy path up Waialeale led us into shrouds of clouds and bursts of rain. It was beautiful. It was challenging. The peak of Waialeale is on the southeast ridge of an extinct caldera—a large cauldron-like hollow […]
  • DESIGN EMERGENCY presented by AIGA
    Join MARN ART + CULTURE HUB and AIGA on September 29th 6:00 – 8:00 PM for “DESIGN EMERGENCY” a panel on “good design” in the 21st century. Grab a COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy a night at the HUB (191 N. Broadway). This event is free and open to the public! RSVP recommended, Limited Seating Available. RSVP HERE. Arrive early and […]
  • “Out of Reach: The Struggle for the American Dream” Test Screening
    Saturday, October 15th 5:00-8:00 PM,  join MARN ART + CULTURE HUB for a test screening of “Out of Reach: The Struggle for the American Dream”. This event is FREE and open to the public! RSVP Required, seats are limited! Visit the event listing to Learn More and RSVP. Grab a COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy a night at the HUB (191 […]
  • “On Hands” Screening
    On Saturday October 1st, at 6:00 PM join MARN ART + CULTURE HUB and Director/ Producer, Lajwanti (Laj) P. Waghray, for a screening of “On Hands”. Grab a COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy a night at the HUB (191 N. Broadway). $10 general admission and $8 for MARN Members. Arrive early and tour our current exhibition, Reflecting My Muslim Americanism, a […]
  • Doors Open 2022
    Join us from 10am to 5pm Saturday 9/24 and Sunday 9/25 for Doors Open Milwaukee at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway). Doors Open Milwaukee is an annual opportunity to tour over 100 buildings in Milwaukee and experience what Milwaukee is like behind the scenes. This year, the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB is participating, please  stop by! In the HUB right […]
  • FOX6 News Milwaukee, “10th Annual Third Ward Art Festival”
    Milwaukee’s Third Ward will be buzzing this Labor Day weekend during the 10th Annual Third Ward Art Festival. Brian Kramp is getting an early start on the fun with information on an event that will showcase the work of more than 130 artists from around the country. https://www.fox6now.com/news/10th-annual-third-ward-art-festival?anvt=2 Read the article written by FOX6 News Milwaukee from here.
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Bisca Rae
    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, September 8th at 6:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Bisca Rae, Doors Open at 5:00 PM. MARN Lounge Sessions are $10 General Admission and $8 for MARN Members. Arrive early and tour our current […]
  • “Reflecting my Muslim Americanism” at the Third Ward Art Festival
    If you’re stopping by the Third Ward Art Festival this Labor Day weekend, come see our new exhibition “Reflecting my Muslim Americanism,” a collaboration between MARN and local art collective Fanana Banana. The exhibition features local Muslim artists reflecting on ways an identity within an identity can affect or alter mental health, racial equity and inequality, women’s body struggles and political views.  In addition to […]
  • Announcing “Reflecting My Muslim Americanism”
    MARN is pleased to announce “Reflecting My Muslim Americanism”, a collaborative exhibition with Fanana Banana running August 31 to October 23, 2022 in the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.  The exhibition features local Muslim artists reflecting on the perceptions and struggles of the American identity through the Muslim perspective, investigating the ways an identity within an identity can affect or alter mental health, racial equity […]
  • Public Art 101
    Join us Wednesday, August 31st 6:00-8:00 PM for a free Request for Qualifications (RFQ) Workshop at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway) co-sponsored by Public Art Services. In anticipation of the release of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Expansion Project Public Art Request for Qualifications (RFQ), Public Art Services will be offering a free Public Art 101 course for artists in the […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Spider Creek
    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, August 25th at 5:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features DJ Gid Money and Spider Creek. MARN Lounge Sessions are $10 General Admission and $8 for MARN Members. Grab a drink from COFFEE + WINE […]
  • October 2022 Gallery Night & Day
    MARN is pleased to announce its participation in the Historic Third Ward’s Fall 2022 Gallery Night and Day – Friday October 21 (5-8PM) and Saturday, October 22 (10-4PM) – at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.  This event is free and open to the public.  As mandated by the Milwaukee County Health Department, all individuals, regardless of vaccination status or past COVID-19 infection, should wear […]
  • “Forever In A Day” Happy Hour Closing Reception
    Join us Sunday, August 14 from 4-6PM for a Happy Hour Closing Reception for MARN’s current exhibition “Forever In A Day”. The public is invited to celebrate the exhibition with a light mixer with the exhibiting artist, Rakim Wil, and his network.    Forever In A Day is an exhibition running July 22 to August 14, 2022 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB chronicling local […]
  • In Thanks: Play Tom Voyce’s Artist Talk Back
    Thank you to everyone who joined us for the “In Transit” Tom Voyce Artist Talk June 19, 2022 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. MARN was pleased to host this event produced in coordination with the League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) and artist May Klisch. The evening commenced with an artist talk by internationally renowned artist Tom Voyce who shared his tools, process, and […]
  • Thanks for the Crypto Discussion!
    Thank you to everyone who joined us Friday, July 29 from 5:30-7:30PM for a Crypto Happy Hour at the HUB with key members of MARN’s Innovation and Digital Transformation Committee. The night included a panel discussion on Blockchain, NFT’s, DAO’s, and smart contract with panelists Christopher Perceptions, Jake Rohrer, Marcie Bomberg and Mal Montoya.  Crypto Happy Hour was co-sponsored by Wipfli. In preparation for other […]
  • “Forever In A Day” Panel Discussion with SIM + Rakim Wil
    Join us for a panel discussion with “Forever In A Day” exhibiting artist Rakim Wil and local artist, musician, and Rakim’s brother SIM Friday, August 5 from 5:30-7:30PM at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. During the panel discussion SIM and Rakim Wil will discuss how their creative practices intersect and how the “Forever In A Day” exhibition came to be. The conversation will be […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Ammorelle
    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, August 11th at 6:00PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features AMMORELLE. MARN Lounge Sessions are $10 general admission and $8 for MARN Members. Grab a drink from @intervalmke, sit back and enjoy a night of live […]
  • WISN, “Milwaukee Historic Third Ward voted No. 4 Best Arts District in US”
    MILWAUKEE — The Historic Third Ward has earned fourth place in the Best Arts District in the 2022 “USA Today” 10 Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The award recognizes inspiring art districts that enrich their cities with culture and impressive art. The Historic Third Ward was established in 1976 and is home to a wide variety of culture and art pieces that define Milwaukee. The district […]
  • Join Us for a Crypto Happy Hour!
    Join us this Friday, July 29 from 5:30-7:30PM for a Crypto Happy Hour at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N Broadway Suite 102 Milwaukee, WI 53202) co-sponsored by Wipfli. The public is invited to mix it up with us at the HUB with a panel discussion on Blockchain, NFT’s, DAO’s, and smart contracts. Panelists will be key members of MARN’s Innovation and Digital […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Clayton
    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, July 28th at 6:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Clayton. MARN Lounge Sessions are $10 general admission and $8 for MARN Members. Get your Tickets Here: http://vnh.8b9.myftpupload.com/events/#!event/register/2022/7/28/marn-lounge-session-ft-clayton Grab a drink from @intervalmke, sit back […]
  • “Forever In A Day” Gallery Day After Party
    Join us Saturday, July 22 from 5-7:30PM for the “Forever In A Day” After Party for the Historic Third Ward’s July 2022 Gallery Day. Led by exhibiting artist Rakim Wil, performers DESHUN, SIM, EARFFFMANN, Ra’miae, and Lik take the stage for a night of music in celebration of the opening of MARN’s newest exhibition at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.  This event is free […]
  • Introducing “Forever In A Day” by Rakim Wil
    MARN is pleased to present Forever In A Day, an exhibition running July 22 to August 14, 2022 at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB chronicling local artist Rakim Wil’s photography career, sharing a glimpse of what’s to come for the emerging creative. The exhibition showcases stunning portraits, often shot within the inner city, that preserve a moment in time through Wil’s lens. Wil selected […]
  • Gallery Night & Day presenting, “Forever In A Day”
    Join us Friday, July 22 (5-8pm) and Saturday, July 23 (10-4pm) at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB for the Historic Third Ward’s 2022 July Gallery Night & Day. This event coincides with the opening of MARN’s new exhibition, “Forever In A Day”, an exhibition chronicling local artist Rakim Wil’s photography career. The exhibition showcases stunning portraits, often shot within the inner city, that preserve […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Trinity Grace
    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 Friday, July 15th at 5:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Trinity Grace. MARN Lounge Sessions are $10 general admission. Get your tickets here. Grab a drink from COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and […]
  • “In Transit” Tom Voyce Artist Talk
    Join us Tuesday, July 19, 2022 from 6-7:45PM for an Artist Talk, Q&A moderated by May Klisch, and Meet and Greet with internationally renowned and UK-based painter Tom Voyce.  MARN is pleased to host this event produced in coordination with the League of Milwaukee Artists (LMA) and artist May Klisch.  Tom Voyce (b. 1989) is a British painter whose subject matter comprises of a variety […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Kyndal J.
    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, June 30th at 5:00 PM MARN ART + CULTURE HUB’s Lounge Sessions features Kyndal J.. MARN Lounge Sessions are FREE and open to the public, grab a drink from COFFEE + WINE by Interval, sit back and enjoy […]
  • OnMilwaukee, “5 reasons to stops by MARN’s “Milwaukee’s Big Gig” exhibit”
    Get an inside look at exclusive pieces of the Big Gig and various instruments signed by musicians over the years. Going all the way back to 1968, Summerfest has a long history full of major moments that have made the festival what it is today – and now you can experience more than 50 years of the world’s largest music festival with “Milwaukee’s Big Gig,” a new […]
  • CBS 58, “Explore Summerfest’s history at new showcase exhibit”
    A new exhibit was unveiled showcasing Summerfest mementos from over the years, including signed guitars and merchandise.  The exhibit, “Milwaukee Biggest Gig,” also pays tribute to Bob Babisch, who is stepping down as vice president of entertainment after 46 years.  You can visit the exhibit from now through July 16 at the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN), located at 191 N. Broadway in Milwaukee.  @cbs58news Check […]
  • Fox 6 Milwaukee, “Milwaukee’s Biggest Gig’ Summerfest exhibit at MARN”
    MILWAUKEE – Summerfest on Monday, June 20 invited the media for a walk through of the new exhibit “Milwaukee’s Biggest Gig – Summerfest” at MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network). It features Summerfest memorabilia — including signed guitars, microphones, and merchandise.  Additionally, the exhibit is honoring the 46-year career of Summerfest’s Vice President of Entertainment, Bob Babisch, with a retrospective on his tenure.  The exhibit is open to […]
  • WISN, “Milwaukee’s Biggest Gig’ exhibit celebrates Summerfest, Bob Babisch”
    Summerfest kicks off this week, and this year, there’s a new memorabilia exhibit dedicated to the Big Gig. The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, in the Third Ward, has memorabilia from different artists from over years, and a special tribute to Bob Babisch, who is stepping down as vice president of Milwaukee World “Oh, it’s great. It’s fantastic. It is fantastic. Can I take those mics home […]
  • Milwaukee’s Biggest Gig
    MARN is pleased to present Milwaukee’s Biggest Gig, an exhibition in celebration of Summerfest and their Vice President of Entertainment, Bob Babisch’s legacy. This collection of signed memorabilia and artifacts, photographs, t-shirts, and posters offer a glimpse into the long history of Summerfest and those involved.  Summerfest presented by American Family Insurance is Milwaukee’s cornerstone celebration of the summer, hosting musics’ biggest acts for an unforgettable […]
  • MARKETPLACE Launch Party
    MARN is excited to invite all MARN Members and the public to the MARN MARKETPLACE 2022 Cycle 2 Launch, Friday June 17th, 2022 from 5-7pm, for an evening of connection, support, and purchasing some amazing local art! RSVP Recommended + Covid-19 Procedures*MARN reserves the right to adjust safety procedures in order to maintain the health and safety of its staff and guests. What to expect:Guests […]
  • E.D.E.N.: Eventually Dreams End in Nightmares
    MARN is pleased to invite the public to a weekend of “E.D.E.N.: Eventually Dreams End in Nightmares”at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. The weekend of June 12th will include a pop up exhibition by Mahdi Atif “Freakishnerd” in MARN’s Gallery and a ticketed performance by Genesis Renji Sunday, June 12th from 5-8pm. PERFORMANCE DETAILS Genesis Renji revisits the garden where he found love, and […]
  • MARN Lounge Sessions – Wonderful Bluffer and Live Painting with Daniel Fleming
    Join MARN this Saturday, May 28 for an afternoon of events at the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB!  12:00pm to 1:00pm: MARN Lounge Sessions Ft. Wonderful Bluffer Introducing MARN Lounge Sessions, bringing you performances from across the city and state. A simple set, an intimate setting, superb performances. MARN Lounge Session (#7)  features local rock band Wonderful Bluffer with influences spanning across many genres, including […]
  • 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 […]
  • Journel Sentinel, “Eight Startups… Summerfest Tech”
    Summerfest Tech will be back in June, giving eight startups from around the world a chance to compete for $50,000.  Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. announced the 5th annual event will take place June 28-30 across the city, including at the Saint Kate – The Arts Hotel, the new BMO Tower, Milwaukee Artist Resource Network’s (MARN) new location in the Third Ward, and at Henry Maier Festival Park […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Shepherd Express, “Grilled Cheese Sandwiches and Cash Grants for Milwaukee Art Students”
    The Grilled Cheese Grant is an annual emerging artist exhibition program that fundraises for thesis projects of undergraduate seniors at UW-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). They have a kickoff event each year where attendees may donate $5 or more and receive a grilled cheese sandwich made with locally sourced cheese and bread. Finalists for the Grant are selected by a […]
  • 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 […]
  • Biz Times, “Summerfest Tech returning this year with expanded Pitch Competition”
    Summerfest Tech is returning this June with an expanded Pitch Competition. The event, which is being sponsored by Molson Coors in partnership with Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and Young Enterprising Society, will be held June 30 and include eight contestants competing for a portion of the $50,000 prize. Last year, six contestants competed for a portion of a $25,000 prize. “Molson Coors believes in building strong […]
  • UWM Post, “Milwaukee Artists You Should Know: Saige Lenzmeier”
    Milwaukee artist Saige Lenzmeier’s disturbingly sweet piece is available at the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network Gallery. Milwaukee artist Saige Lenzmeier, 19, overlooked the view from her eighth-floor Lower East Side apartment while crafting her vision into reality. Surrounded by vibrant furniture, checkered floors and recently completed work, her excitement to keep creating led her through the organized chaos.  Growing up in Chicago City, Minnesota, Lenzmeier drew […]
  • Shepherd Express, “MARN Closes ‘Catch The 22’ with Three Events”
    The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) has already utilized their recently opened space in the Third Ward well, with their first exhibition, “Catch The 22,” which will close on March 20. Before that, though, a trio of events will cap off the display, beginning Thursday night. “Catch The 22” is a collective display featuring work from 104 local artists. With a variety of different media […]
  • 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 […]
  • Shepherd Express, “Mal Montoya, President & CEO of Milwaukee Artist Resource Network”
    The current Milwaukee arts and culture scene continues to redefine itself and Milwaukee. Historically, truth tellers (beyond journalists) have been the artist who have been compelled to bare his or her soul. Vivid stories of strife, pain, and inequities have always been found in the voices of artists who chose a pen, or a brush, as their weapon of choice.  Yet again, as Milwaukee collectively rebuilds […]
  • 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 […]
  • Milwaukee Magazine, “The Best Things to Do This Week, According to Our Editors: Dec. 13”
    1. Check Out the Density Variants at Good City Brewing CHRIS DROSNER, EXECUTIVE EDITOR Winter is imperial stout season, and many of which breweries release to great fanfare at their taprooms. Good City Brewing’s Density Day was Saturday, but really any day over the next few weeks can be Density Day. The brewery’s phenomenal bourbon barrel imperial stout – thick and boozy, robustly bitter despite the […]
  • 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
  • Shepherd Express, “MARN Opens Marketplace for Local Artists”
    Milwaukee-area residents will have another opportunity to support local artists and artisans this holiday season. The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) recently opened the MARN Marketplace, a retail shop, in its Art + Culture Hub, 191 N. Broadway St. MARN was founded in 2002, with an organizational mission to support diverse artists and artisans in the city. The organization offers programs to its members, including […]
  • 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 […]
  • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Third Ward Space Creates Opportunities for Artists”
    The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network was launched 20 years ago to provide its members with resources needed to create a local, sustainable art practice.Now, that nonprofit group is getting a much higher profile – thanks to a new development in the Historic Third Ward that features a gallery, exhibit hall, store and even a coffee and wine bar.Known as the MARN Art + Culture Hub, […]
  • 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 […]
  • Shepherd Express, “Art Hub (and Coffee!) Opens in the Third Ward”
    Wine and coffee, art and conversation, come together at the newest venue in the Historic Third Ward. It’s called MARN ART + CULTURE HUB (191 N. Broadway) and it’s actually multiple venues in one space, including an artist-run gallery, a marketplace stocked with work by local artists and a coffee and wine bar. The new project by MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network) aspires to be […]
  • 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) […]
  • Biz Times, “Nonprofit Spotlight: Milwaukee Artist Resource Network”
    Mission statement: The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network strengthens the capacities of our members including artists, other arts workers and arts participants engaging communities and markets within and beyond the Milwaukee region.  Primary focus of your nonprofit organization: We’re dedicated to providing artists from all social and economic backgrounds with the resources needed to cultivate a local, sustainable, art practice with the capacity to engage national and international […]
  • 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 […]
  • Milwaukee Business Journal, “Milwaukee Artist Resource Network will open exhibition hall in 3rd Ward”
    The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network will open the MARN Art + Culture Hub at its headquarters of 191 N. Broadway in Milwaukee’s 3rd Ward neighborhood in the near future. The Milwaukee 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization signed a 10-year lease at the Lofts on Broadway in October of 2019. The organization received a $3 million grant from the Anonymous Fund at the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, which helped […]
  • Milwaukee Record, “MARN Announces New Third Ward Arts and Culture Hub, Inaugural Show”
    Approximately a year and a half after moving into its new home at 191 N. Broadway in the city’s Historic Third Ward, the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) has announced the impending opening of its MARN ART + CULTURE HUB. Cool! “The 5,500 square foot facility features MARN’s own café, conference center, innovation studio and Gallery and Exhibition Hall, equipped with 10′ high modular walls, and high-tech lighting, […]
  • 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, […]