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Third Ward

The Historic Third Ward, an Italian and produce district in years past, now has become the city’s fashion district. It also boasts the highest concentration of art galleries in the City, numerous restaurants, unique specialty stores, architects, advertising agencies, graphic designers, artists, the Milwaukee Public Market, the Broadway Theatre Center, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design as well as condominiums, office buildings, and industrial space.

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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 ...


Bugs on the Balcony

May 29, 2015 - Oct. 31, 2015
Betty Brinn Children's Museum - 929 E. Wisconsin Ave.

The bugs return to the Betty Brinn Children's Museum’s south...


Flora Langlois- Paintings

Sept. 11, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

Flora Langlois is a resident of Costa Rica whose first inspi...


Laura Dronzek- New Paintings

Sept. 11, 2015 - Oct. 10, 2015
Tory Folliard Gallery - 233 N. Milwaukee St.

Laura Dronzek‘s new collection of landscape and still-life p...

Articles about Third Ward


Third Ward dining guide

Oct. 1, 2015 1:16 p.m.

These days, dining options are as plentiful as fashion boutiques and galleries in the Historic Third Ward.


"Dear Elizabeth" is an intellectual win for Milwaukee Chamber Theatre

Sept. 27, 2015 5:08 p.m.

Many days and evenings of live theater ask for an audience to bring both heart and head to the theater in equal measure, ready for everything from tears to fears to gales of laughter. "Dear Elizabeth," the play by Sarah Rule that opened over the weekend at Chamber Theatre, is a bit of a rarity. While you may chuckle and certainly tear up at the end, the majority of your time is going to be spent with your mind being challenged and exercised.


Skylight's "Tosca" provides a brilliant evening of operatic storytelling

Sept. 26, 2015 11:02 a.m.

A poor painter in love with a beautiful, tempestuous woman. An evil cop and his equally evil henchmen. Jealousy. Betrayal. Invading armies. Escaped prisoners. Death and destruction. If it sounds like the latest and hottest movie or an afternoon soap opera, prepare to be surprised. It's "Tosca," the famed Puccini opera that opened the 2015-16 season for Skylight Music Theatre Friday night. And please, don't let the word "opera" scare you off.


Restoration Hardware moving into Rubin's space

Sept. 24, 2015 9:41 a.m.

After more than 20 years in business, Rubin's Furniture, 224 E. Chicago St., will close. Restoration Hardware, another home furnishings retail chain, will take over the space.


Green luminary: Summerfest

Sept. 22, 2015 9:06 a.m.

To help highlight MMSD Green Luminaries awards, we're focusing on the winners by asking about their practices and new environmental approaches. This month, it's Summerfest.


Historic schoolhouses inspire Milwaukee painter

Sept. 17, 2015 1:03 p.m.

When Milwaukee artist Ariana Huggett started to leak out images of the paintings for her upcoming show, "Old Schools" - on view Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20, in conjunction with Doors Open Milwaukee, at the Material Studios + Gallery in the Third Ward - a lot of folks took notice.