Our new day is coming. 

We will emerge from under this shroud 
Each of us carrying forward a small corner  
A thread of a Life stretched less tightly across muscles and frame 
Where we’re going 
Isn’t where we’ve been 
Unease, foreign and familiar 
All over again

- Dasha Kelly Hamilton

This past year brought staggering loss to our city and our world. As we look to the days ahead, we know one thing for sure: we must use this moment to draw upon Milwaukee's strong, resilient, and creative spirit to build the more inclusive, united, and vibrant future we know is possible.

At this 414 Day turning point, we share this love letter for Milwaukee and our arts and culture community. As we look to the future, we ask you to join us in answering the question: How will you move Milwaukee forward?  

Today, share your answer via the form below, on social with #414WARD, or both! In the coming weeks, we will be announcing a project that pays artists to creatively respond to your answer to this question.  

Thanks to our partners on this project, Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21.