Why is WPCA raising capital?

As schools cut arts education and the state slashes funding to arts groups, more and more children and artists need alternative resources for creative development. Walker’s Point Center for the Arts provides vital artistic programming and cultural enrichment for children, artists, and the community.

WPCA’s 127-year old building serves as an important tool in arts education. It enhances learning and supports community use, while fostering the next generation of Milwaukee leaders who are able to think critically, act as agents of change, and become socially responsible citizens. When you help secure our building, you help secure our future and our mission. You can make a significant difference through a contribution, matching grant, in-kind support, and volunteer work.

You can make our first-ever capital campaign a success!

Our goal is to raise $500,000 over the next three years in order to:

  • Manage facility upgrades and renovation
  • Increase our endowment fund
  • Enhance and develop programs and capacity

Meet Our Leadership Team

  • Irissol Arce, Global Workforce Culture Communications Manager, ManpowerGroup; Spoken Word Artist; Arts Freelance Writer
  • Jane Brite, Founding Director, WPCA; Art Consultant, Brite-White Art Consultants
  • Virgi Driscoll, Artist; Art Education Consultant and Advocate; Part Owner, THE Fine Art Gallery
  • Lona Long Velasco, Family Support Provider, APC; Small Business Owner; WPCA Board President
  • Jamie Ward, CPA, Controller, Lubar & Co; WPCA Treasurer

Campaign Staff

Please contact Kate Bradley with any questions.