Community Center

Est. 2001


Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm  |  Saturday 8am - 2pm

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Events Calendar

The Diviner’s Eyes: A Visual Art Collection by Muneer Bahauddeen
Exhibition | Now – March 31

Muneer Bahauddeen’s artwork represents the Spiritual/Visual Relationship between the Yoruba People of Nigeria, the Norse Vikings of Sweden, the Akan People of Ghana and the Mayan Culture of Mexico. The Artist’s intention is to illustrate that the meanings of symbols have cross-culture similarities. This collection, consisting of ceramics, lithographs and mixed-media pieces, was inspired by symbols that speak of a higher conscience, spiritual breakthroughs, ancestral relationships, humankind, love, destiny and fulfillment. Muneer Bahauddeen, a nationally recognized Ceramicist, Muralist and Visual Artist, has been an active member of the Milwaukee art scene for more than 40 years.

Family Arts Day

Saturday, February 29 | 10am – 12:30pm | Café Open 8am – 2pm

Clay Creations with Lauren Ritzer

Explore what you can make with air-dry clay! Arts intern Lauren Ritzer will guide us through the process of making our own pendant for a necklace or a pinch pot to hold jewelry, plants, or pencils with the use of air dry clay. You are free to design, color, or paint it and take it home the same day.

All supplies provided and activities FREE!

Too Busy for YOU?

How to Prioritize Yourself for a Balanced, Mindful and Happy Life

Saturday, Feb 29 | 9am - 12pm

with Carol Ebert RN, MA, CHES, CWP

Wellness Specialist and Lifestyle Coach

Author of the new book Too Busy for YOU? on Amazon

 Wouldn’t it be great to take some time out for yourself to work on the questions you have been “too busy” to ask? This workshop will be introspective, reflective and inspiring so you can begin to create a more soulful and satisfying 2020 ever.  Hands-on activities and body-centered practices to manage stress will be highlighted.  You’ll leave refreshed, rejuvenated and in touch with the truth of who you are.  In addition, you will receive the self-coaching guide Too Busy for YOU? to support your efforts throughout the year.

Attend this workshop and discover:

- Why being TOO BUSY is not a sustainable way of life.

- How to tap into your inner wisdom for valuable answers about why you are TOO BUSY.

- Key self-care strategies for finding quality time for YOU to become the person you really want to be.

Registration Required.  $35 includes workshop and self-coaching guide. 

Reduced fee of $15 for teachers and artists


Family Arts Day
March 7 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

What effect would we get when combining tissue paper and water? Join Lauren Ritzer to learn a different way of "painting" with tissue paper. We’ll learn how to spray water on tissue paper or onto a canvas to create unique colors and designs to hang in our homes. All supplies provided and activities are FREE!

Adult Arts Workshop
Wet Felting with Jane Moore
March 11 and 18 | 6:00 - 8:00pm

Join Fiber Artist Jane Moore for a two-part workshop series to learn the magical process of Wet Felting! Jane will teach how to layer colorful fluffy wool fibers to create original 2-D and 3-D designs. $50 includes supplies, instruction and two workshops







Family Arts Day
March 14 | 10:00am - 12:30pm

Want to create your own 3D puffy paint wonderland? Emily Shaefers will lead families in making puffy paint using shaving cream, glue, and food coloring. We’ll create our own 3D paintings that can be hung in our homes. All supplies provided and activities are FREE!

Family Arts Day
March 14 | 1pm - 2pm

The Milwaukee Classical Guitar Society presents Flamenco Guitarist Grisha Goryachev in an afternoon concert in the A@L Gallery.  A native of St. Petersburg, Russia, Goryachev is renowned for his extraordinary musical sensitivity and technical virtuosity in both classical and flamenco styles.

Arts @ Large will give away 10 FREE tickets to Grisha’s evening concert the same day for the first 10 people who visit Family Arts Day and request a ticket.  The evening concert will be held at 5pm at Plymouth church, 2717 E Hampshire St, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Green Arts & Crafts - Jewelry Making
March 17 | 10:00am - Noon

Join Sheila Miller in creating your own dazzling jewelry.  Sheila is a visual artist, jewelry maker and a designer of one of a kind jewelry. You’ll learn new techniques and walk away with your own uniquely designed jewelry.  $35 includes supplies and instruction.


Music Under the Stars
March 20 | 7:00 - 9:00pm
Milwaukee Classical Guitar Orchestra

The Milwaukee Classical Guitar Orchestra presents an intimate concert for our March Music Under the Stars.  We are thrilled to welcome local guitar masters to our stage!  Café Open | Cash Bar | Concert FREE

Family Arts Day
March 21 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
Let's join Emily Shaefers in this Family Arts Day workshop to make paper mache bowls. With the use of balloons, Emily will teach us how to mold a bowl to decorate and take home. Then, stay to enjoy a workshop with our March featured performing artist. More details to come. All supplies provided and activities are FREE!

Green Arts & Crafts - Papercrafts
March 24 & 31 | 10:00am - Noon
This two-part workshop series is designed for people who love paper! What decorative paper adds that most paint doesn’t is design, texture and structure. We will explore creating artwork using decorative paper and glue, incorporating the paper’s design and texture to create art to keep or share. On the first of two mornings, we will explore color, texture, technique, subject ideas and begin to create our art project. On day two, we devote the time to finishing the piece.

$50 includes supplies, instruction and two workshops.


Protect Your Identity - Prevent Fraud – Let’s Drink to That!
March 25 | 4:45pm - 6:00pm
Identity theft is a huge concern, as more and more people become victims.  Join the Arts @ Large Team as we learn how to protect ourselves from global financial predators while we sample wines from around the world!  You’ll learn easy ways to protect yourself from identity theft and fraud, protect your important documents, and what to do should a scammer get your information.
$5 includes instruction, a wine flight and light hors d’oeuvres.
(Non-alcoholic options available.)




Family Arts Day
March 28 | 10:00am - 12:30pm
In this Family Arts Day workshop, join Lauren Ritzer to learn how to paint using bubbles. We will create a unique pattern onto paper or canvas to take home.

All supplies provided and activities are FREE!



Arts @ Large Café

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The Arts @ Large Café serves unique menu offerings, from baked french toast to crispy flatbreads. Our expert baristas custom make delicious hot and cold drinks.  We use the highest quality ingredients from local vendors and take pride in our tasty creations.

Check out this Shepherd Express review of the new A@L Café!


Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm  |  Saturday 8am - 2pm



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Event Rentals

Arts @ Large is located in the historic Walker’s Point Neighborhood of Milwaukee. With multiple spaces for rent, the Arts @ Large Community Center is the perfect location for your wedding, fundraiser, baby shower, corporate creative session, theater or music performance, birthday, anniversary or celebration of any kind!


In-house Catering, or Select Your Own Caterer  |  High-Tech Sound and Lighting, Baby Grand Piano  |  Stage, Gallery, Art Studio

The A@L Community Center is the perfect venue to WOW your guests!


Art Lending Library

FREE Art Lending Library


Arts @ Large has a diverse collection of art for you to check out and enjoy in your home, office, or classroom. 

You can view our collection at the A@L Community Center or View On-line Here.

Check out up to two pieces at a time and enjoy for up to three months.


Our traveling exhibits feature the best of Arts @ Large Gallery exhibitions, ready for display at your school or business. 


Check-out Guidelines   |   Donate Art to the Lending Library

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