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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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Just the Facts

Jan. 11, 2017 10:00 a.m. - March 4, 2017, 5:00 p.m.
Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design - 273 E. Erie St.

Neutral, dispassionate, accurate—this is what visitors belie...


Welcome to Bronzeville

Jan. 13, 2017 - Feb. 5, 2017
Marcus Center for the Performing Arts - 929 N. Water St.

Welcome to Bronzeville. A world premiere by Sheri Williams P...

Articles about Third Ward


EsterEv changes reservation system to accommodate diners

Jan. 13, 2017 2:30 p.m.

Despite its obvious advantages to the restaurant, EsterEv - the chef's table restaurant inside dandan - will switch its reservation platform from Tock to OpenTable beginning this afternoon. And the changes were made specifically with the customer in mind.


ICC membership votes to sell 1.8-acre parcel to Milwaukee Ballet

Dec. 9, 2016 10:55 a.m.

On Thursday night, 86 percent of the membership in attendance at the Italian Community Center voted to sell a 1.8-acre parcel of the center's parking lots in the Third Ward, adjacent to Summerfest, to the Milwaukee Ballet for $2.4 million.


Summerfest announces Tom Petty to headline two days at the Marcus Amp

Dec. 9, 2016 10:26 a.m.

Summerfest has announced that Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers will headline two nights at the Marcus Amp for next year's Summerfest 50. The band will take the stage - along with special guest Chris Stapleton - on Wednesday, July 5 and Thursday, July 6.


Summerfest announces upgrades, including a new U.S. Cellular stage

Dec. 8, 2016 10:02 a.m.

U.S. Cellular and Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. officials today announced a new 10-year agreement that will demolish the existing U.S. Cellular Connection Stage and replace it with a new, larger stage and an enhanced guest experience for Summerfest 2018.


Summerfest and ReverbNation partner again on artist submission platform

Dec. 1, 2016 3:01 p.m.

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. and ReverbNation launch year three of a three-year agreement that provides up-and-coming artists the opportunity to take the stage and perform for an audience at Summerfest, "The World's Largest Music Festival" on a marquee year.


Honor and dishonor sneak into the picture in Chamber's "Lobby Hero"

Nov. 26, 2016 11:36 a.m.

One of the most interesting things about each of our lives is how we grow, shrink and change from one thing to another to another and another. It's on full display at a deep and moving production of "Lobby Hero" that opened at Milwaukee Chamber Theatre over the weekend.


Chamber's "Lobby Hero" shines a local spotlight on writer Lonergan

Nov. 22, 2016 6:56 p.m.

Kenneth Lonergan's movie "Manchester By the Sea" has been a part of Oscar talk ever since January, but before it hits town, audiences can get a taste of his work with the Chamber's "Lobby Hero." We learned more about the show and why Lonergan's material works so well.