Art Vs. Food

A fundraising event presented by the Brewers Community Foundation to support the mission of Arts @ Large.

5/30/2024 at Arts @ Large

Art Vs. Food is a unique and exciting event where Milwaukee artists collaborate with local chefs to create a feast for all five senses. Guests will have the opportunity to experience art and food in new and innovative ways, making this event a one-of-a-kind experience in our city.

All Proceeds benefit Arts @ Large’s Free Art Education programs for Milwaukee County youth.


  • Signature cocktail collaborations between chef and local artist (open bar)

  • Unique Art Appetizers

  • Participatory Art Experiences

  • All General Admission ticket items


  • Unique dinner pairing with a local chef and an artist

  • Cash bar

  • Silent auction

  • Raffle

  • Food and art demonstration


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Dinner Artist: Letasha Smith

Milwaukee Painter Letasha Smith

Letasha Smith is a dynamic interdisciplinary visual artist-educator renowned for her ability to inspire artists of all ages to embrace their creativity. Through school residencies, workshops, and community events, she fosters spaces where individuals can confidently explore their voices and identities through painting and drawing. Letasha’s unique gift lies in her ability to cultivate environments where vulnerability and self-expression flourish, leaving a lasting impact on the artists she inspires.

Letasha’s Arts @ Large career includes school residencies with Washington High School, Jeremiah Curtin Academy, and Victory School; workshops with PEAK Initiative, the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition, and the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music;  and Arts @ Large Community center workshops such as peace-banner painting, sound bowls canvas painting, and face painting at the Arts @ Large Block Party.

Dinner Chefs: Nicolas Ramos + Citlali Mendiea-Ramos

Nicolas Ramos and Citlali Mendiea-Ramos

Rooted in their Mexican heritage but embracing the diverse flavors of Latin cuisine, Nicolas Ramos and Citlali Mendiea-Ramos founded Antigua Latin Inspired Kitchen in 2006. With a menu showcasing traditional favorites alongside inventive creations, Antigua delights diners with a vibrant array of tapas, soups, salads, and entrees.

Nicolas Ramos is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in the restaurant industry. As the head chef and owner, Nicolas ensures each dish reflects his commitment to excellence.

Citlali Mendiea-Ramos is a trailblazing force, dedicating herself to various leadership roles within the Wisconsin Restaurant Association and The Hispanic Collaborative. In 2019 Citlali joined The Milwaukee Area Technical College Board of Directors, where she represents employers with 15 or more employees, shaping the future of culinary education and industry standards.

Presenting Sponsor

Conductor Level Sponsor:

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Sous Chef Level Sponsor:

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Underwriting Support:

Curator Level Sponsor:

Johnson Financial Group

PNC Bank

Lisa Laskowski