ZIP MKE
28 zip codes, 1 city.

ZIP Events


5 Miles of Art JUSTICE TRAIL
May
6
9:30 am09:30

5 Miles of Art JUSTICE TRAIL

ZIP MKE and The Generosity Project are co-sponsoring an urban hike as part of the annual Jane's Walk festival, an international event in honor of Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), an urbanist and activist whose writings championed a fresh, community-based approach to city building.

This 5-mile (approximately 5-hour) walking tour will highlight historic and contemporary public works of art commemorating key social justice leaders and events, as well as art that heightens our collective social and cultural consciousness.

Beginning at 9th & Vliet, the 5 Miles of Art Justice Trail will link the near north side (Halyard Park), downtown, Marquette University, the Menomonee River Valley, and the near south side (Clarke Square/Walker’s Point). 

Another focus of this walk will be participants documenting other sites of social, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual capital, and sharing neighborhood photos to the ZIP MKE website (www.zipmke.com).

FIND OUT ALL THE DETAILS AT:
http://janeswalk.org/united-states/milwaukee-wi/

TWO WAYS TO SIGN UP:

  1. Fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/aGy8EGBRqlyW4vtr1
  2. Attend the kick-off event on Wednesday, May 3, 5:30-8:30pm, at Turner Hall Ballroom (https://www.facebook.com/events/1461776717178841/)
Official Opening Celebration @ Atkinson Library
Apr
29
12:00 pm12:00

Official Opening Celebration @ Atkinson Library

Come celebrate the opening of ZIP MKE's photography exhibition at the Milwaukee Public Library's Atkinson branch! Almost 300 photos from our online gallery of over 1,300, representing the faces, places, and events of all 28 ZIP Codes.

Enjoy new photos from 53204, 53205, 53206, and 53209, and our feature photographer Laura Marshall (with a selection from the Sherman Park Easter Egg Hunt), plus conversation with your neighbors and light refreshments. 

Speakers to be announced soon!

And while we'd love for you to attend this event so you can mingle with people from around the city, the exhibit will be on display through May 30.

Official Opening Celebration @ Mill Road Library
Mar
25
11:00 am11:00

Official Opening Celebration @ Mill Road Library

Between October 2016 and February 2017, ZIP MKE has collected over 1,000 photographs, from over 100 photographers, of all 28 zip codes in the city of Milwaukee.

After two successful runs at the Milwaukee Public Library's Central and Tippecanoe branches, ZIP MKE's groundbreaking photography exhibition will travel--with a selection of new photos--to the Mill Road Branch on March 20.

On Saturday, March 25th, ZIP MKE will host a community celebration to kick-off the exhibit's stay at Mill Road until April 25th.

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis (District 9) will help kick off the festivities, and local coffee shop bard Kavon Cortez-Jones* and spoken word artist Ed Wingard will perform.

Anticipate a chance to hang out with your neighbors, meet new ones from around the city, and experience the broad diversity and beauty of Milwaukee's faces and places as seen through the lenses of your fellow residents.

Visit our website (www.zipmke.com) for information about ZIP MKE: our mission and vision, our online gallery, how to submit, and more--including when the exhibit may be in YOUR neck of the woods in 2017! 

* Find out more about Kavon on his Facebook page (www.facebook.com/KavonJonesPoetry/?pnref=story) and purchase his book CLUB NOIR here (www.relevantmilwaukee.com/kavon).

ZIP Walk & Talk: Tippecanoe to Bay View
Mar
18
10:30 am10:30

ZIP Walk & Talk: Tippecanoe to Bay View

Please join ZIP MKE for its first 2017 ZIP Walk & Talk!

Our Tippecanoe Library exhibit ends on March 20th (it moves to the Mill Road Library next), but before it does, we want to walk the neighborhoods of 53207, talk to and photograph residents, capture the unique character of the homes and scenery, then do what ZIP MKE is meant to do: engage with the community. That's YOU!

The Walk portion will begin at 10:30 am, when we'll meet at the Tippecanoe Library's Community Room to discuss walk protocol and goals. The exact route has yet to be determined, but we'll likely head north toward Humboldt Park and maybe even KK, then back through the neighborhood to the library. It will be approximately 3 miles and takebetween 60-90 minutes.

The Talk portion will include a light lunch and a serious but engaging conversation about Milwaukee, inspired by the photographs of course, led by Angela Van Dyke of Workshop Architects. We'll let you know the exact topic(s) as the date gets closer!

Invite your friends and family to what will prove to be a fun, inspiring, relaxing, informative, and relationship-building time. And don't forget your camera!

For questions, please contact Dominic Inouye at contact@zipmke.com.

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In the event of inclement weather (rain, snow, or freezing temps), we will skip the Walk and go straight to the Talk, which is just as important!

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Admission to the Walk & Talk is free, but donations are accepted at GoFundMe.com/ZIPMKE to help offset the costs of lunch, operating costs, future exhibits, and student incentives. 10% of all donations will go to the Milwaukee Public Library.

Feb
25
3:00 pm15:00

Official Opening Celebration @ Tippecanoe Library

  • Milwaukee Public Library Tippecanoe Branch

Between October 2016 and February 2017, ZIP MKE has collected over 1,000 photographs, from over 100 photographers, of all 28 zip codes in the city of Milwaukee.

After a successful opening and gallery run at the Milwaukee Public Library's Central Branch, ZIP MKE's groundbreaking, crowdsourced photography exhibition will travel--with a selection of new photos--to the Tippecanoe Branch the week of February 20th.

On Saturday, February 25th, ZIP MKE will host a community celebration to kick-off the exhibit's stay at Tippecanoe until March 20th.

County Supervisor Jason Haas and Connie Wilson, the Chairperson of the Garden District Neighborhood Association, will help kick off the festivities.

Guest exhibitors include Leroy Skalstad and John Koster.

Anticipate a chance to hang out with your neighbors, meet new ones from around the city, and experience the broad diversity and beauty of Milwaukee's faces and places as seen through the lenses of your fellow residents.

Come celebrate community with us before you head out on the town Saturday evening!