Day 2 of Bronzeville week brings arts and culture to North Ave.

NOW: Day 2 of Bronzeville week brings arts and culture to North Ave.

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Bronzeville neighborhood has started their first Bronzeville week since before COVID-19, Sunday, Aug. 7, West North Avenue became the arts and culture festival.

With day two of Bronzeville Week, everyone in the community came out, including businesses, local artists and families.

"Bronzeville has a strong significance for Milwaukee's African American community and this week helps to showcase all we have to offer, art, commerce, and community," said 6th Ald. Milele Coggs.

Coggs says the festival shows off the best the historic Bronzeville district has to offer, and celebrates black culture in Milwaukee.

Artists like Steffon Brooklyn Lloyd Dixon showed their work at the festival on Sunday.

"[My art shows] depictions of culture that I'm reaching out to have people understand black culture a little more," said Dixon.

Dixon said being part of a festival like this helps boost visibility of his and other's art.

"To have something that's local and something that really fits the theme of my art," said Dixon.

Lisa and Devin Williams were there with their family slinging hot dogs at their 'That's My Dawg' booth.

"It's nice to come out and have something that's safe for the family, something we can all enjoy," said Lisa.

Their kids, Davi and Scarlett, had a blast being part of painting this huge Bronzeville sign.

"It was really fun," said Davi.

"It's fun here and it's like a thing to celebrate our culture and stuff," said Scarlett.

Their dad Devin says it's good to have things heading back to normal.

"I think it's great for them to see all the festivities, especially seeing that we're coming out of COVID, I know it hasn't been like this in a while so it's a great atmosphere, great day," said Devin.

Bronzeville week is of course ongoing, if you want to participate in more of the events later this week, you can check out more of the schedule here.

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