• 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]