The residential neighborhood known as Riverwest, located west of the Milwaukee River, is home to unique bars, cafes and shops as well as boasting a reputation for being a diverse community. Over recent years, it’s been growing as a neighborhood for college students to reside in. Riverwest has many festivals, including Locust Street Days and Center Street Daze. The neighborhood also features the Riverwest Art Walk, the state's largest walking tour of artists' homes and studios and neighborhood galleries.

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Black Lives Matter mural coming to Harambee

June 19, 2020 9:25 a.m.

The public is invited to help paint the mural during a Juneteenth community art event on Friday, June 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks will be provided and social distancing will be encouraged during the event.


Hostel living during COVID-19

June 4, 2020 7:16 p.m.

Like many small local businesses, Cream City Hostel is facing challenges during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.