The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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Lakefront Festival of Art

June 21, 2019 10:00 a.m. - June 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Art Museum - 700 N. Art Museum Dr.

For over fifty years, the Lakefront Festival of Art has been...

Articles about Downtown


A roof with a view: Your first look at the Milwaukee Brewing Co. rooftop patio

June 14, 2019 4:40 p.m.

The rooftop patio at Milwaukee Brewing Company -- located two floors above Glass + Griddle-- officially opened tonight at 4 p.m. But we paid a visit this afternoon as crews were prepping for the patio's first guests to give you a firsthand look at what you can expect from the newest rooftop in the city.


Milwaukee Art Museum opens first-ever Nares retrospective this week

June 13, 2019 12:02 p.m.

On Friday, Milwaukee Art Museum opens what is, rather astonishingly, the first retrospective show of works by British-born, New York-based artist Jamie Names. "Nares: Moves" is an in-depth look at a varied oeuvre and is rich in works in a wide variety of media, from film and video to works on paper, sculpture, painting and photography.


Remembering Downtown's Gabel News newsstand

June 12, 2019 12:58 p.m.

I guess you have to be "of a certain age" to remember the Gabel Newsstand on the corner of 3rd and Wisconsin, which closed in the 1990s. Yesterday, those memories came flooding back for many thanks to a post in the Old Milwaukee Facebook group by Mark Hickey, who worked at the stand in the '70s


NEWaukee Night Market 2019

June 11, 2019 2:16 p.m.

One Wednesday evening during each summer month, the NEWaukee Night Market brings the best of the city together for a free, fun, open-air event that offers a variety of experiences for people of all ages and backgrounds to enjoy.