Fire Victims’ Resource Center @ Public House

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.

Suggested Donations
– non-perishable foods
– clothing
– toiletries (all)
– shoes
– loaner bicycle(s)
– art supplies (any and all)
– cameras
– kitchen supplies
– anything you think will help
– etc.

Steve Roche at has setup a facebook event to help gain more support from the community for the affected individuals. Facebook
Read Steve’s full post here:


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


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One Response to Fire Victims’ Resource Center @ Public House

  1. Not to go off topic, exactly, but it’s Center and Pierce. (You can even see the sign in the picture.) WTMJ is also reporting incorrectly.

    Anyway, help out the community and donate goods or cash, everyone!

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