For more than 30 years, Walker’s Point Center for the Arts has been a cultural staple of the Walker’s Point neighborhood and a powerful advocate for underrepresented artists in Milwaukee and beyond. As one of the city’s oldest and most beloved community art spaces (founded in 1987), WPCA is renowned for providing high-caliber, accessible arts experiences for all.
From bold exhibitions to youth arts programs, our commitment to equity in the arts and in the world at large drives everything we do. Our three areas of focus and expertise are:
ART: Our gallery program has long been a champion of local, emerging and underrepresented artists, offering not only a platform for their work but also behind-the-scenes support. Our main gallery hosts 7-8 exhibitions a year, including in-house curated and collaborative shows with local, national and international art groups.
COMMUNITY: We’re a welcoming, inclusive gathering place for youth, artists and art lovers to be in community with one another. We often share our space or partner with other organizations and programs to promote the value of collaboration and intercultural exchange.
EDUCATION: Our free or affordable youth arts education programs help young people examine thoughts and feelings; strengthen problem-solving skills, autonomy and their sense of purpose; and gives them tools to preserve and celebrate their cultures.
Like the neighborhood around it, WPCA is now entering a new phase of growth — one in which we believe the arts play an essential role in shaping responsible redevelopment and a shared, equitable vision for the future.
Walker’s Point Center for the Arts is a nonprofit organization in support of visual and performing arts and youth arts education. The center fosters creativity in children through innovative, hands-on education and encourages audience development and artistic talent with a diverse blend of programming. We provide quality art experiences for all people, and prioritize BIPOC and LGBTQ voices in our work. Our exhibitions, which features both regional and national talent, encourages thoughtful social dialog and community engagement.