Imagine MKE is a diverse coalition united to advance both a thriving arts and culture sector and the sector's contributions to the cultural, social, and economic vitality of Milwaukee.

Meet Imagine MKE

Imagine MKE was officially launched in 2019, after a 2-year planning process that brought together arts, neighborhood, and civic leaders around building a shared vision for the city that is led by arts and culture.

 Imagine MKE is the connector, convener, and amplifier of the arts and culture community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Its work is rooted in the belief that arts and culture have the power to transform Milwaukee and be the catalyst for social, economic, and civic vitality. Driven by this belief, we unite within our sector and across the city around work that sustains artists and arts organizations, positions creatives at key leadership tables, and partners with others to build a healthy, thriving, and inclusive city.

Get Involved With Imagine MKE

This is a city-wide movement, and you’re invited to join in! A few ways to get involved today:

Join a Work Group!

Our four Work Groups (Neighborhood Partnerships, Marketing and PR, Support for Artists, and Public Policy) are focused on working towards big goals collectively, across sectors.

Stand up for arts and culture in MKE!

Write to your representatives and ask them to continue prioritizing arts and culture in relief funding.

Listen to arts-centered stories!

Check out Imagine MKE’s podcasts (Imagine This Podcast, Black Imagination, and Arts Forward MKE)

Engage with the arts community!

Follow Imagine MKE’s social accounts @imagine_mke (Instagram and Twitter) and Imagine MKE on Facebook and LinkedIn.

Purchase an Imagine MKE Shine a Light Poster!

To help celebrate our Shine a Light nonprofits, we’re offering exclusive posters from Milwaukee artists. A new design will be released each month! This month’s artwork was designed by local artist Kelly Hamman. Click below to purchase this special Hoan Bridge collector’s item today!

A percentage of the proceeds will be given in support of Imagine MKE and the featured artist, Kelly Hammann.

Shine a Light February Poster, Imagine MKE