By OnMilwaukee Staff Writers   Published Oct 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Marcus Hotels & Resorts has expanded The Pfister Hotel's successful artist-in-residence program to two additional U.S. hotels.

The Marcus-owned Hotel Phillips in Kansas City, Mo., and Skirvin Hilton in Oklahoma City, Okla., will also host artist-in-residence programs inspired by The Pfister's residency.

The artist-in-residence program was launched in 2009 at The Pfister to support the work of talented local artists and generate awareness of the arts community in Milwaukee. It has hosted a number of community artists, including Reginald Baylor, Shelby Keefe and Katie Musolff.