Artists Working in Education (A.W.E) - This organization was founded in 1998 by local art educators, museum curators, and artists concerned about decreases in funding for arts in education both locally and at the state level. A.W.E.’s mission is to provide youth in the Milwaukee area with arts enrichment programs to enhance human potential, advance learning and cultivate community. Its two main initiatives are the Truck Studio and School Studio. As of the fall of 2012, they have a new location at 4315 W. Vliet Street.
Bublr Bikes - is Greater Milwaukee's nonprofit bikeshare with 700 bikes and over 80 stations in Milwaukee, West Allis & Wauwatosa. Bikes can be checked out by the minute or get a membership that includes 60-minute rides! Visit BublrBikes.org for station location and to learn more.
Harley Davidson - A great community partner located in the neighborhood, works with neighbors on a number of great projects. One of the most recent was an Energy Fair to help neighbors save money in their homes. Participants received door prizes and 12 compact florescent light bulbs.
Miller Brewing Company Tour– Nothing beats a free tour of the Miller Brewery, the crown jewel of Brew City. Visitors of all ages are treated to a video, a tour the bottling center, a climb up to the brew house and a stroll through the historic Miller caves before sampling the beverage that made Milwaukee famous. Kids are treated to an alternative beverage – root beer.
Pete’s Pops – 3909 W Vliet - Pet’s Pops started with pushcarts pedaling luscious pops to events,
markets and fairs in the Milwaukee area and graduated to a production facility and storefront on
Vliet. Look for the shiny blue tiled storefront with the giant yellow popsicle sign. Flavors change
weekly and seasonally. All flavors are sure to be favorites.
PWD Computers, 3800 W Vliet St – PWD is your place for all things computers…computer
sales, repairs, upgrades, networking, and installation of high-quality HD surveillance cameras
for businesses and home use. PWD also provides graphic design and help with business
branding. A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Rosebud and Times Cinema- Feature vintage movies as well as the newest releases.
Triciclo Peru MKE – 3801 W Vliet - Their mission is to be a noble ambassador of Peru, a country
where food means love. Triciclo started as a food trailer that had overwhelming success. This brick-
and-mortar restaurant opened a few months before covid. The mainstay of the menu is a delicious
assortment of empanadas which are prepared for dine in or take and bake. There are now plans to
expand into another building on 36 th and Vliet for production space for their frozen take and bake
empanada line, Pachamama. This will employ even more local people.
Urban Ecology Center – Located on the edge of the Washington Park Lagoon, the Urban Ecology Center uses its “outdoor laboratory” to teach members of the community about the environment in an urban atmosphere. The center is open 6 days a week and offers activities like a guided tree trek, canoeing, fishing, snowshoeing and ice-skating.
Vliet Street Commons – a public art project and gathering place designed by artist Jill Sebastian.
Vliet Street Oasis Market, 3743 W Vliet St – A small parklet with two produce stands for local
farmers to sell several days a week in summer. Colorful seating is for customers of the market,
Triciclo Peru MKE and Pete’s Pops. Future programming will include music and other unique
events including a Fall Pumpkin Patch event.
Washington Park – Washington Park is one of three parks in Milwaukee that are part of “The Grand Necklace of Parks” envisioned and designed by the famed landscape architect Fredrick Olmstead at the turn of the 19th century. The former site of the Milwaukee County Zoo, Washington Park is home to an Urban Ecology Center, a public pool, an enormous bandshell, a senior center and a large lagoon teeming with wildlife. Washington Park also hosted a number of events like Washington Bark Dog Day!
Washington Park Library– This beautiful library is largest and newest of city libraries. The library is peaceful, quiet, delightfully refreshing. A wall of windows offers a park view and natural light to wash the pages of books and magazines as you preview them. The library is home to a collection of over 80,000 materials, which include current dvds, feature films, popular music on cd, audiobooks and dc roms. Patrons can request materials from any other public libraries in the city or Milwaukee suburbs.
Washington Park Senior Center – The senior center, managed by Interfaith Older Adult Programs and funded the Milwaukee County Department on Aging, is a terrific resource for adults “50 or better”. The center provides special facilities and programs such as a woodshop, a fitness center, computer classes, yoga lessons and art instruction, all provided for free or a for a nominal fee.
Wednesdays At the Shell– Wednesday Night Concert Series– Milwaukee County Parks sponsors a weekly concert series at the Blatz Temple of Music Bandshell in Washington Park all from June to August. The beautiful amphitheater is known for deco splendor, spacious seating, fine acoustics and idyllic setting next to the idyllic lagoon.
Westside Artwalk - A biannual event held in April and September is supportive of the arts and economy by offering exposure of local artists’ works while creating interest and vibrancy of our local businesses. Visit Vliet Street, from 60th to 43rd, the Village, and other Wauwatosa locations. Over 35 locations will feature art, entertainment and special events.
Westview Mural Tour/Multicultural Mural Project – Keep watching for a series of murals
being installed by Wisconsin artists including Martin Drive resident, Brad Anthony Bernard. The
project hopes to stimulate the creative economy making Vliet Street a destination location that
can host bus, bike and walking tours.
Wick Field – One of the largest outdoor sport centers in Milwaukee County, Wick Field is outfitted with a number of tennis courts, baseball diamonds, football and soccer fields. Wick field is home to a number of intramural sports leagues, from kickball to flag football.
SHOPPING AND ATTRACTIONS
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Shopping and Attractions