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Black Arts MKE

Black Arts MKE
Black Arts MKE We’re committed to inspiring creativity in future generations by increasing the availability and quality of African American arts organizations in Milwaukee. Founding member Ko-Thi Dance Company (f. 1969) offers Ton Ko-Thi Children’s Performing Ensemble, an after school performing arts program for over 30 youth ages 7-18. Our annual signature event, Black Nativity by Langston Hughes, is a new holiday musical favorite in Milwaukee and is produced in collaboration with the Marcus Center. Black Arts MKE is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and a proud UPAF Affiliate and Resident Group at the Marcus Center.
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Upcoming Events


Wednesday, October 11, 9:30pm, Bradley Pavilion - Artist Meet & Greet Fundraiser Reception with Wynton Marsalis & Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra.

Saturday, October 28, 7:30pm, Uihlein Hall - Black Violin, Co-Presented by Black Arts MKE & Marcus Center.

Black Nativity 2016
Donation to Black Arts MKE can me made with your concert ticket purchase at the Marcus Center Box Office or online.

December 7 - December 17, Vogel Hall - Black Nativity by Langston Hughes. More information coming soon!

Ko-Thi Dance Company

Ko-Thi is the third oldest African Dance company in America.  Founded in Milwaukee in 1969, Ko-Thi has been presenting educational programs in schools since 1972. Students learn about culture, languages and traditions of ancient Africa through African dance and drumming.  




Black Arts MKE Founding Supporters:

Bronzeville Arts Ensemble

Founded in 2013, Bronzeville Arts Ensemble strives to illuminate the black experience in America by developing and creating theater while also providing artistic and educational programming opportunities, committed to collaborating with the local and national community, inspiring healing and positive social change.
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Contact Us

Black Arts MKE

929 North Water Street
Milwaukee, WI 53202
414.270.4494
info@blackartsmke.org

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