Imagine MKE is Milwaukee’s coalition of arts, culture, and civic leaders focused on making our city one of America’s most vibrant and thriving cities. 

While many major American cities are utilizing an arts forward planning strategy to build a 21st century city, Milwaukee remains the largest American city without a cultural plan or a coordinating office for the arts, artists, and business sector. 

Imagine MKE fills this gap.



Milwaukee can become one of America’s most vibrant cities through the collective impact of our remarkable talent, rich diversity and inspiring culture. 
— Katie Heil, Chair of the Board