FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

August 28, 2021
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts

Capital Improvement Project Underway
September 23rd, 2021
Open House: Thursday September 23rd, 11:00am-12:30pm

Please note: COVID protocols will be observed including number of attendees in building and mandatory mask wearing.


Milwaukee, WI – Walker’s Point Center for the Arts received a capital improvement grant of $100,000 from Greater Milwaukee Foundation in 2020 which was used to make improvements on our 136 year old facility. Through this initial investment, we installed new HVAC’s, and upgraded elements in our Blue Box Theater, Art Education classrooms, and our exterior. 

Additionally, in partnership with the Waukesha County Labor Council, AFL-CIO  and the Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO an additional investment of $35,475 has been made through in-kind donations from 9 unions. The improvements included: railing repair, cement upgrades, outer brick repair, new spray foamed ceiling, painting, new lighting indoor & out, along with ventilation upgrades. The unions and contractors that have contributed include: Ironworkers 8, Bricklayers 8 (Wally King Masonry), Painters 781 (PPG Industries, Oak Creek), Electrical Workers 494 (Pieper Electric), Sheetmetal Workers 18 (Butters Fetting Mechanical Contractors), Laborers 113, Insulators 19, Cement Masons 599, & Laborers 464 (C.M. Morris).

WPCA’s 136-year old historic building serves as an important tool in arts education. Our space not only enhances learning, it supports community use and fosters the next generation of Milwaukee leaders who are able to think critically, act as agents of change, and become socially responsible citizens. 

We will host an open house that is open to the public on Thursday September 23rd from 11:00am-12:00pm to share the progress that we have made through the support of community members.

 

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Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization in support of visual and performing arts and youth arts education. WPCA seeks to enhance the fellowship and vibrancy of Walker’s Point. We provide a welcoming, safe and diverse cultural environment for children, artists and the public in order to maintain an active community. The center fosters creativity in children through innovative teaching, in addition to encouraging public and community initiative through social development.

 

Waukesha County Labor Council, AFL-CIO is the people in the community that help out in the community!

 

Milwaukee Building & Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO is building communities and careers–you’re worth more in a union.

 

Contact Information
Xela Garcia
Executive Director
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts
414.672.2787
xela@wpca-milwaukee.org

 

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