• Cafe at MARN Reopens April 14
    The Milwaukee Artist Resource Network (MARN) will reopen its cafe on Milwaukee Day, offering coffee, new food options and a full bar starting this Friday, April 14. The MARN Art + Culture Hub, located at 191 N. Broadway, in the Historic Third Ward, includes an art gallery, event space, and local handmade arts marketplace. The cafe reopening comes after […]
  • ‘HOOPS’ portrait project tells the stories of people’s connection to hoop earrings
    A local artist’s portrait project dedicated to hoop earrings is being adapted for the stage. The project, aptly titled HOOPS, originated from Milwaukee native Nicole Acosta in 2019. Acosta is a member of the Latinx art collective LUNA. The HOOPS Project began with photographs of the LUNA artists in their hoop earrings, along with stories about what […]
  • Successful in Spain, ‘Four Strangers’ Makes its Milwaukee Debut
    “It began in the pandemic,” says Gaetano Marangelli—and it led to critical acclaim, a successful run in Madrid and interest elsewhere around the world. The Milwaukee playwright’s one-person show, The Gardens, was performed outdoors in Milwaukee during the plague-ridden summer of 2020; it was accepted at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and received some 250 performances in […]
  • Genre Urban Arts “The HOOPS Project: An Evolution, A Becoming”
    We were born into them. They have become both a marker of our identities & cultures and symbols of home. For some, they became gifts celebrating a coming of age, and for others they evoke memories of self-revelation and much more. -About The HOOPS Portrait Project When I was in middle school, the best advice […]
  • Milwaukee Record, “Milwaukee Chamber Theatre presents the World Premiere of HOOPS”
    Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents the World Premiere of HOOPSAdapted by Eliana Pipes with Original Music by B~Free from The HOOPS Project by Nicole AcostaMarch 10 – April 2, 2023Studio Theatre, Broadway Theatre Center MILWAUKEE, WI, February 20, 2023: Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) announces the World Premiere of HOOPS adapted by Eliana Pipes with original music […]
  • Spectrum News 1, “Symbols of home: HOOPS Project sharing stories from across the country”
    MILWAUKEE — When Nicole Acosta puts on a pair of hoops, she said she feels empowered. For her, these hoops mean more than shiny gold jewelry. It’s a symbol of who she is as a first-generation Mexican artist and of her culture and identity.  “My love for hoops began when I was a teenager,” said Acosta. […]
  • Broadway World, “Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Presents the World Premiere of HOOPS This March”
    Milwaukee Chamber Theatre has announced the World Premiere of HOOPS adapted by Eliana Pipes with original music by B~Free from the HOOPS Project portrait series by Nicole Acosta. Directed by San Diego’s Patrice Amon, HOOPS features Milwaukee-based actors Paulina Lule and Ashley Oviedo, and Los Angeles-based Celia Mandela Rivera. All are making their Milwaukee Chamber Theatre debuts. MCT’s fourth […]
  • Milwaukee Magazine, “Inside the Third Ward’s Art Cafe”
    Read the article written by Alli Waters from Milwaukee Magazine here.
  • WUWM, “5 things to do in Milwaukee this February”
    Sam Woods shares five things to do in Milwaukee this February. Despite the cold weather people in Milwaukee are enjoying a plethora of events and activities this month. Every month, we’re joined by Lake Effect Contributor, Sam Woods from the Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service to check out some of the many events happening in the city. He shares five […]
  • Cream City Dreams, “Nicole Acosta of The Hoops Project”
    Listen to the Podcast by Meagan Schultz and Shelly Roder here.
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]