Release Date: Thursday, March 22nd 2012

East Town Coffee Connections :: State of the ARTS in Milwaukee- March 29

East Town Coffee Connections

Thursday, March 29, 2012 • 7:30-9:00am
InterContinental Milwaukee Hotel
139 E. Kilbourn Ave.

Join East Town Association, InterContinental Milwaukee,  The Business Journal, OnMilwaukee.Com & 88Nine Radio Milwaukee for this FREE round-table morning speaker series. The 3rd installment of this season's Coffee Connections will feature a discussion on the State of the ARTS in Milwaukee.  Topics could include: what are some of the greatest challenges facing artists and arts organizations in Milwaukee today; public art and the debate over funding; what are some good things happening in Milwaukee's art scene and more!



Mary Louise Schumacher, Art and Architecture Critic, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel •


Dwellephant, Artist

Jeremy Fojut, President, Art Milwaukee

Dan Keegan, Director, Milwaukee Art Museum

Julia Taylor, President, Greater Milwaukee Committee

as they talk about the state of ARTS in Milwaukee.

Please rsvp to Peter Adams at by March 27, 2012.

A continental breakfast will be provided.

This event is free and open to the public

Make sure to support the folks that help make Coffee Connections happen!

Mark your calendars for these other Coffee Connections dates & topics: Details to follow

April 26- Milwaukee Music- guests TBA
May 24- What Made Milwaukee Famous...CRAFT BEER!- Special event hosted by Milwaukee Brewing Co. 5:30-7:30pm. Guests and details TBA


The East Town Association was officially incorporated in 1983, although it began in the early 1960’s.

The first Bastille Days took place July 17 & 18 in 1982 and we celebrate the 30th anniversary in 2011. 

East Town Market celebrates 15 years in 2011 and over 80 vendors participate annually.

Jazz in the Park started in 1991, 21 years later we have over 8,000 weekly attendees.

The Storm the Bastille started in 1985.  Today, over 5000 runners and walkers participate.

November through May, check out the East Town Market at Discovery World on the 2nd Saturdays from 10am to 2pm. 

The first Bastille Days was located on Jefferson Street directly in front of George Watts & Son, today Bastille Days has four stages and occupies eight city blocks.

Beginning in 2009, we no longer allow guests to carry in their own alcoholic beverages to any of our events, including Jazz in the Park. Support these free events and buy a glass of wine!

Over 200 businesses and 100 individuals are members of the East Town Association, see why!

Did you know you can get your knives sharpened at the East Town Market?

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