Thursday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
LOCATION: 1422 North 4th Street, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Mission: TO FOSTER EDUCATION AND ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN ARTISTS AND COMMUNITY TO CREATE POSITIVE SOCIAL CHANGE.
Vision: TO EMPOWER EVERY PERSON TO CREATE SOCIAL CHANGE THROUGH ART.
RedLine Milwaukee, a 501(c)(3), is an urban laboratory that seeks to nourish the individual practice of contemporary art and to stimulate the creative potential of the local community to which we are linked. Through residency, education, outreach, and challenging exhibition programs with a focus on socially relevant topics, RedLine inspires and impacts new generations of cultural and civic transformers.
What is RedLine?
RedLine Milwaukee was founded by local artists Lori Bauman and Steve Vande Zande in October, 2009. Goals of professional development, access, and social justice are met through RedLine’s Programs: Residency, Exhibition and Education. The three-story, 22,000-square-foot building includes exhibition space, artist studios, a community print shop and papermaking studio, a computer lab, and classrooms. Milwaukee’s only artist-in-residence program, RedLine houses ten emerging artists, five mentoring artists, a resource artist, six teen residents and several visiting artists annually. Additionally, RedLine connects artists with community organizations through workshops, classes, and outreach.
Frequently Asked Questions/Simple Answers
WHAT IS IT?
RedLine Milwaukee is a 501(c)(3) charitable art and education incubator with:
- artist studios
- socially relevant exhibitions
- education and outreach programs
- �� print shop, papermaking studio, and dye lab
WHAT HAPPENS AT REDLINE?
Exhibitions: We present at least 4 shows annually: a local, national, international, and RedLine show.
Professional training for artists: a competitive residency program for emerging artists that provides studio space and mentoring with established local, national, and international artists.
- art classes for local schools and organizations tailored to complement classroom studies
- mentoring for teens with RedLine artists
- access for all to unique arts programming: animation, photography, print and papermaking
- unpaid college internships for credit in graphic arts, art education, and print & paper studios
- unpaid college internships for credit in resource development and professional writing
WHAT TYPE OF ART?
The exhibitions and curriculum center around art that comments on social themes such as:
- urban agriculture
- race relations
- gender issues
- socioeconomic disparity
WHO RUNS IT?
RedLine Milwaukee was started by two local artists and art educators who met at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The print shop was started by two local graduates of the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. RedLine currently employs two paid part-time staff. Dozens of volunteers and interns donate their time as well.
WHERE IS IT?
Downtown, at the corner of North 4th Street and McKinley Avenue, in a beautifully renovated 1916 building of Cream City brick. The building is four blocks north of the Bradley Center.
WHEN IS IT OPEN?
Thursdays from 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with additional hours for Gallery Nights and special events.
WHAT’S THE FACILITY LIKE?
- three stories comprising 22,000 square feet of space
- studio space for 20 artists
- open community printmaking and papermaking studios, and a dye lab
- 2 darkrooms
- a 3,500-square-foot exhibition hall available for rental for weddings and other special events
- lodging for visiting artists-in-residence
- visiting residency programs