Historic Garfield Apartments in Bronzeville host art house party October 26th

NOW: Historic Garfield Apartments in Bronzeville host art house party October 26th

They're celebrating the grand opening of the Historic Garfield Apartments with a special art centered themed party Thursday night.

City leaders have made Bronzeville redevelopment a priority.

The apartment building is part of new businesses that have brought new life to North Avenue with a nod to its artistic roots.

This 21st Century Bronzeville strives to revitalize an area of Milwaukee where African-American culture has been a mainstay.

Garfield to Center, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive to 7th Street - the District offers unique opportunities for locals and tourists to enjoy the best Milwaukee has to offer in entertainment, arts and culture.

"If you take arena one mile north to North Avenue, you run right into our redevelopment," Melissa Goins of Maures Development tells CBS 58 News. "It's about spurring possibility through bricks and mortar."

The Historic Garfield Apartments are located at 2215 North 4th street. The building takes up the entire city block with more than 70 apartments and eight thousand square feet of commercial space.

Plans also include bringing back the Black Holocaus Museum on the first floor of the building.

Christopher McIntyre OF CMP Perceptions is an artist and adviser for the Historic Garfield Apartments development. He says hosting an art exhibit just fit with the history of the neighborhood.

"It does Bronzeville great joy and pleausre to have it live up to legislative name which is an arts and cultural district."

Thursday event will feature the following:

1st Floor Annex: Community Painting by Lauren Gilbert Live Performances by Cedric Dale Hoard, Under5ive & C.M.P. Hosted by Christopher McIntyre Perceptions Artwork by Ammar Nsoroma

2nd floor school: Stanzas, Stories, and Spades Hosted by Dasha Kelly and Stillwater Collective Artwork by Jasmine Barmore

3rd floor school: Art Elevation with Live Painting and Music Hosted by Jazale’s Art Studio Artwork by Vedale Hill

4th floor school: Our Past, Present and Future hosted by America’s Black Holocaust Museum

All refreshments in the Garfield Gym on 4th Floor. 

The Garfield art house party is tomorrow 5-8 p.m. at 2215 North 4th street.

Apartments ready to move in November 1st.

You can call (414) 640-3453 for more information.

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