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The beating heart of southeastern Wisconsin, Downtown Milwaukee has reclaimed its place as the entertainment and dining hub of Milwaukee. More than just a place to work and play, Downtown has again become a place to live, too, with more than 15,000 residents.

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UWM Museum Studies Student Exhibition

May 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. - March 31, 2016
Milwaukee Public Museum - 800 W. Wells St. Third Floor

Hue Knew? An Exploration of Color is the culmination of the ...


Japanese Design Today 100 Exhibition

Oct. 30, 2015 6:00 p.m. - Feb. 6, 2016
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

Generously sponsored by the Japan Foundation and the Japanes...


Of Mice and Men

Jan. 19, 2016 - Feb. 21, 2016
Milwaukee Repertory Theater - 108 E. Wells St.

One of the most celebrated works in American literature, Of ...

Articles about Downtown


New Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame emerges from its troubled past

Feb. 4, 2016 8:36 p.m.

The Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame was, for decades, among the state's most esteemed sports institutions. But an extended period of uncertainty and instability, for the second time, left it dormant, until recently. Now, under new ownership, it's got big plans for the future.


Joey Buona's closes, plans to reopen

Feb. 3, 2016 5:09 p.m.

Today it was announced that, after 14 years, Joey Buona's closed its doors, but there are plans for it to reopen in the future.


Milwaukee Fringe Festival premieres this summer

Feb. 1, 2016 11:07 a.m.

Milwaukee Fringe Festival, a new, city-wide art fest, is a two-day performance and visual art event celebrating Milwaukee's arts scene. It will take place Downtown from Aug. 27-28.