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414 (New) Day

414 (New) Day

414 (New) DAY By Dasha Kelly Hamilton Anticipation Awakens the skin Vibrates the air with promise Like a distant song arching its encore above the trees, above rooftop patios Into our playgrounds alleyways and cafes Where summer festivals, hugs and handshakes Planted into memories like mustard seeds While our timelines sprouted memorials, movements, viral dance videos and pandemic disease 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 And again we bake Maybe into Mission Stir Elevation with Intuition Lean into the hiss of electrical currents coursing Inside our layered possibility Wonderment Prickles our excitement Like the radiant sunrise pouring its colors across the sky, splattering light against drugstore windows and busses into our kitchens and morning cups of tea We shine in natural light In distilled mantras and memory In fervent imagination and shared history 414 We have never been here all over again before Creating new days All over again We are 414 Our new day is coming ___ Video by Samer Ghani Music from The License Lab Created in partnership with Imagine MKE ( and Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21 ( Featuring, in order of appearance: Milwaukee Art Museum Silver City Studios Shelby Page Mauricio Ramirez Sunstone Studios Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra The New State Nile Klassik Sculpture Milwaukee Black is Beautiful Antoine Carter Jim Neuner MacArthur Antigua Chairwoman Marcelia Nicholson Supervisor Jason Haas David Lee Emma Daisy Gertel B~Free + Quinten Farr Dasha Kelly Hamilton Milwaukee Rep Pabst Theater Group Milwaukee Ballet Christopher Gilbert 414 Day Flag by Fred Gillich Light the Hoan

Past Events

Practical Magic

Practical Magic

Creative Mixer + Artist Panel with Hope Wang and Keith Kaziak. Join Imagine MKE at the Villa Terrace Art Museum for an evening of networking and art for artists.

October 20, 2023
Villa Terrace Art Museum

Creative Economy Forum

Creative Economy Forum

Imagine MKE, Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, VISIT Milwaukee, the United Performing Arts Fund, MKE Downtown BID, and MKE Tech Hub present the Greater Milwaukee Creative Economy Forum.

November 1, 2023


MKE Arts Nonprofit Leadership Association

Presented in partnership with Arts @ Large and Artists Working in Education, this initiative convenes Executive Directors and CEOs from arts nonprofit organizations throughout Milwaukee in order to raise awareness, inspire collaboration, share resources, and lift the entire ecosystem up.

January – April


Changing the narrative about the Milwaukee we know and love, to attract and retain creative talent.

May – November


Leveraging Milwaukee's creative assets to ensure that everyone votes.

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