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Latest Milwaukee Artist Press Releases

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Press + Media Kit

Thank you for your interest in the Milwaukee Artist Resource Network! We trust that you will find the information and images listed helpful in becoming acquainted with MARN and the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.

Latest News

Latest Milwaukee Artist Resource Network News

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 […]

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, […]

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, […]

Frequently Asked Questions

What is MARN?

The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network, or MARN, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping local artists get seen and get paid. MARN does this through hosting workshops led by experienced local artists, paying local artists to display their work in our gallery, and through our creative center, the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB.


The MARN ART + CULTURE HUB is a creative center, where local artists congregate and create in the field of visual arts, performing arts, fashion, coffee, or whatever else Milwaukee artists are creating. Inside, the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB is a gallery and exhibition hall, space for speaking events and performing arts, a conference room and innovation studio available for rent, and COFFEE + WINE by Interval. It is located in the Historic Third Ward at 191 N. Broadway, on the traditional Potawatomi, Ho-Chunk and Menominee homeland where the people of Wisconsin’s sovereign Anishinaabe, Ho-Chunk, Menominee, Oneida and Mohican nations remain present

How long has MARN been serving Milwaukee?

MARN has been serving the Greater Milwaukee area since it secured its nonprofit status in 2002, after a three-year assessment of local artists’ needs by the Wisconsin Arts Board and Urban Artist’s Initiative.  Since then, MARN has been dedicated to supporting creatives in the Southeast Wisconsin region. MARN’s primary focus has been to provide local artists with the resources needed to cultivate a local, sustainable art practice with the capacity to engage national and international markets. MARN’s programming combines adult education with career-building opportunities for critical dialogue, business development and public engagement.

What kind of art/artist does MARN serve?

MARN strives to support local artists, from emerging to established. The main focus of the non-profit is to create a platform for exchange between artists through networking, workshops, exhibitions, and more. MARN believes in being a platform for artists of all backgrounds and experiences to get the exposure and resources necessary to take their practice to the next level.

How can someone get involved with MARN?

The best way to get involved with MARN is to become a member! Members of MARN enjoy benefits ranging from eligibility for members-only exhibitions to discounts on facility rental, with multiple levels and price points depending on what services you are interested in. However, if you are not a member, you are always welcome to visit the MARN ART + CULTURE HUB to meet local creatives and see what Milwaukee’s creative scene is all about.

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