Fire Destroys Riverwest Building
On July 17th, 2012 a 5 alarm fire ripped through a buidling at Center & Fratney. This building was the home to a number of galleries and artist studios. Many of whom have now loss much of their work and supplies.
See the images here
The Riverwest Public House is offering its stage as a drop-off point for food, clothing, artist resources, etc.
– non-perishable foods
– toiletries (all)
– loaner bicycle(s)
– art supplies (any and all)
– kitchen supplies
– anything you think will help
Steve Roche at mkebke.com has setup a facebook event to help gain more support from the community for the affected individuals. http://www.facebook.com/events/402598059797319
Read Steve’s full post here: http://mkebke.com/2012/07/17/support-for-the-individuals-affected-by-the-july-17th-riverwest-fire/
Additionally, MARN (Milwaukee Artist Resource Network) has set up an emergency fund to support these artists in this difficult time. You can make a tax deductable donation for these artists here or send a check to:
5407 W. Vliet St.
Milwaukee, WI 53208
Please indicate “Riverwest Artists” in the memo line