Brady Street Festival canceled again in 2021; Art Walk event, Sunday Fundays to make a return

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Brady Street Business Improvement District announced Monday, May 3, Brady Street Festival will once again be canceled in 2021 over COVID-19. However, the return of the annual Art Walk will go on this summer, July 10, and will be staged with safety in mind. Sunday Fundays will also return. 

According to a news release, a new partnership between the Brady Street Business Improvement District and Scout Gallery owners, Jeff Redmon and Dana Redmon, helped curate the return of the annual Art Walk event. In addition, Brady St BID announced its summertime event Sunday Fundays, also in partnership with Scout Gallery, will also return but the largest and most popular event, Brady Street Festival, will be cancelled for this year.

The news release says, Scout co-owner and local artist Jeff Redmon, is the co-founder and co-organizer of BVGN (Bay View Gallery Night) bringing large crowds to support and nourish the local art and business community for over a decade. He was also an organizer and founding member of Arte Para Todos, which brought hundreds of Milwaukee musicians and artists together to raise funds for school art and music programs.

"Scout Gallery is focused on local art and having fun, so this partnership is a perfect pairing. We love a good market as much as anyone, but we wanted to create something a little different by bringing a local Art Fair to the Brady Street Sunday Fundays. Milwaukee is loaded with talented artists and we are excited to exclusively feature Milwaukee art," said Jeff Redmon, Scout Gallery co-owner.

Art Walk is an annual tradition on Brady Street where people can expect to see and interact with talented local artists as they create art while both businesses and vendors offer specials. Sunday Fundays will feature an art flair with artists and artisans selling their work in the North Arlington Place area. Local musicians will provide a welcoming ambiance at each Sunday Funday.

“The Brady Street BID is excited to work with Jeff and Dana to host these events in a safe manner, and is looking forward to offering Brady Street Festival next year when it is hopefully safe again to host such a large scale event that is one of Milwaukee's popular street festivals,” said Rachel Taylor, Executive Director of the Brady Street BID.

The Art Walk will be held July 10 from 12 to 4 p.m. 

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