Black Cat Alley


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Stacey Williams-Ng is a street artist who imbues Milwaukee’s walls with color by supporting local talents. Read more


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Milwaukee Rep’s Frances White unveils the new Stackner Cabaret, Startup Milwaukee Week, an interview with Direct Hit's Nick Woods and more. Read more

Radio Shepherd Express

Black Cat Alley and the China Lights Festival offer contrasting outdoor visual events in Milwaukee. Read more

Visual Arts

Ruthie Keester gives advice to a reader and details several events taking place around Milwaukee of particular interest to the LGBTQ community. Read more

Dear Ruthie

Three new murals will be unveiled during a two-day Mural Festival at Black Cat Alley Sept. 22-23. Read more

Visual Arts

The Milwaukee Air & Water Show returns to shatter your nerves and your eardrums while the Vans Warped Tour takes a final bow. Read more

This Week in Milwaukee

The Villa Terrace Decorative Arts Museum’s “FOLD,” opening March 1, presents accordion-fold books from the extensive collection of artist publications assembled by Stephen Perkins. Read more

Visual Arts

The East Side Business Improvement District (BID) is putting out a call for artists to paint a new mural for the alley, which will be unveiled to the public on Friday, April 20. Read more

Visual Arts

The Wisconsin Artists Biennial opens with a party on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Museum of Wisconsin Art. Read more

Visual Arts

The event will feature artists Todd Mrozinski and Renee Bebeau painting images of flames on a four-foot wide slab of ice. Read more

Visual Arts

This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly culture chat with host Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record's Matt Wild and I, we discuss three fascinating stories about public art, including two success stories. Matt explains how Sculpture Milwaukee's am.. Read more

On Music

Milwaukee artist Stacey Williams-Ng is among the artists commissioned by 88Nine Radio Milwaukee to produce outdoor murals in the Near West Side and Walker’s Point neighborhoods. Read more

Off the Cuff

Collectively titled Street Canvas, a new set of murals in Bay View originated as a plan by the Kinnickinnic Avenue Business District as a means of adding more visual interest to the area. Read more

Visual Arts

Off the Cuff sits down with Jeff Winkowski, one of those faces that pops up across Milwaukee’s East Side and any other part of town where something grassroots and bohemian is happening. Winkowski’s latest venture is a guided walking tour of... Read more

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This week on The Disclaimer, WMSE's weekly half hour of opinionated conversation with Ryan Schleicher, Milwaukee Record co-founder Matt Wild and I, we're discussing two stories about commentary that may have come from the wrong messenger. The firs.. Read more

On Music

Milwaukee’s East Side is a crowded, dense place. Carving out a new corner can be challenging, and the newest location for art viewing is one of the most interesting in recent years. The Black Cat Alley is a semi-secret space where some fant... Read more

Visual Arts

It may surprise many fans that Arlo Guthrie, son of folk legend Woody and the writer of the ’60s counterculture epic “Alice’s Restaurant,” is now a proud libertarian who vocally endorsed Ron Paul in 2008. Guthrie’s evolved in Read more

Today in Milwaukee

After the highly successful “In Harmony: At Home With Biedermeier” series of concerts consisting of Classical and early Romantic chamber pieces, Ensemble Musical Offering’s Artistic Director Joan Parsley looked forward to a different kin Read more

Classical Music