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, lending itself to a transformative space fit to host a variety of innovative exhibitions, panel discussions, performances, events and more,” reads a press release.

The hub’s inaugural show, 2020 2.0: A Year In Translation, will feature “63 works from over 50 creatives touching on themes of personal ways of coping, daily rituals, social justice, COVID-19, quarantine, privilege, family, and propaganda.” Works from the virtual exhibit can be viewed (and purchased) until March 21. An accompanying live virtual event, hosted by Gallery Director Riley Niemack, is set for March 6.

“If what Gallery Director Riley Niemack has been able to accomplish during a global pandemic and construction is any indication of what MARN will be capable of,” says MARN President and CEO Mal Montoya in a press release, “Milwaukee creatives will be at the forefront of growth in a post COVID era.”

MARN was founded in 2002, and is 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 markets.”

Read the full article written by Matt Wild in the Milwaukee Record here.